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Luna Fete by Arts Council New Orleans

Luna Fete is an annual week-long event where the New Orleans Arts Council makes the city’s gorgeous architecture glow with projected art installations. This year I attended the event with New Orleans photographer Zack Smith for a workshop on long-exposure photography. The event itself was stunning. The art installations were captivating and very well designed for each building. Accompanying the projected art was music that set each scene and made sure everyone was having a good time. We had a blast exploring the art and experimenting with long exposures.

You can see the ghostly image of me in one of the photos, almost blending in with the projected art. For this photo, I set the shutter to stay open for 30 seconds and ran into frame for a portion of that time. My favorite long exposure from the night is the last photo of the warehouse looking building. This is a long-exposure HDR! Combining the two photographic techniques made for an especially interesting image. I am looking forward to coming back to Luna Fete again next year to enjoy the spectacular installations as well as play around with more photographic techniques.

To see more photographs where I have used the HDR technique, visit my HDR category page. I have gone to many visually stunning places and captured the scenery using HDR. Thank you for viewing my photography, I hope you enjoy exploring my site as much as I have enjoyed making it.

About The Author

Christopher Ryan is an international photographer specializing in conceptual portraits in unique environments, such as abandoned buildings and picturesque landscapes. His work breaks the barriers of race, age, and geographic location, capturing the energy and exuberance of the human form. He was influenced by his unusual upbringing in the American South. He seeks to retain the virtues of Southern Charm while abandoning pre-conceived notions of prejudice.