Goldpaint Photography Alumni

Below you will find inspiring images from our students after taking one of our night photography workshops. We encourage you to click on their images and visit their website to see more of their work.

Brad Goldpaint
“An evening spent capturing a starry night creates an unmistakable bond. This connection could be formed by the shear brilliance and magnitude of gazing into the endless universe or maybe the realization of how infinitesimal we feel in that moment. These connections have remained with me throughout my years of teaching. Each person, a unique experience, a distinct approach, and a single, apparent commonality: to reconnect with the beauty of the night.

It has been an honor to witness the evolution of these artists and the development of their works.”

  • Lynda Sanders
    Lynda Sanders
    The absolute magic of the aurora, at Charlie Dome, Alaska. The ancients believed this was the gods coming fr ...
  • Ian Jones
    Ian Jones
    This image was shot from the deck of the wooden sailing schooner Hildur. Bear Islands, East Greenland Septem ...
  • Chris Marler
    Chris Marler
    This is a composite shot taken in November at Skogafoss Falls in Iceland. It’s my favorite of 2019 because ...
  • David Beckemeier
    David Beckemeier
    Best photo of 2019, Raven's nest Maine. Foreground in the blue hour; sky is a stack of 10 exposures 20 secon ...
  • Greg Liengswangwong
    Greg Liengswangwong
    This shot of the Milky Way at Two Jack Lake in Alberta, Canada is one of my favorite shots from 2018. I was ...
  • Rob Hazzard
    Rob Hazzard
    This scene was captured not far from my hometown in southwest Colorado. I live in Ohio now and don’t get ba ...
  • Steve Niemczyk
    Steve Niemczyk
    Lynda and I spent the evening overloing the Golden Gate Bridge while the camera's clicked away and we watche ...
  • Doug DeVoto
    Doug DeVoto
    Some weekends stand out a little than others. I enjoyed the marriage of two amazing friends, beheld mountai ...
  • Thomas Piekunka
    Thomas Piekunka
    Here is my favorite image from 2019. It is titled, "Death and Life".
  • Esther Fleming
    Esther Fleming
    This is my favorite night photo because of being able to hike up to the location and enjoy the beauty and qu ...
  • Yoshiki Nakamura
    Yoshiki Nakamura
    This is from Mt. Rainier when the moon began shedding light on the mountain top.
  • Lynn Clauer
    Lynn Clauer
    With clouds mostly lifting, I to my brother who was visiting from North Carolina to check out Vermont's nigh ...
  • John Watkins
    John Watkins
    This image was taken in late summer at Yellowstone National Park. It was really dark that night with the Mil ...
  • Carol Gaupp
    Carol Gaupp
    This doesn't match the nighttime photography theme, but is the shot of the year for me. While canoeing in t ...
  • Bill Mickle
    Bill Mickle
    This is a shot of another surreal landscape, similar to Bisti, yet unique. It makes me feel like I am rela ...
  • Rob Hazzard
    Rob Hazzard
    This is not only my favorite for 2018 but my favorite picture, period. I visited near my hometown in SW Colo ...
  • Carol Zychowski
    Carol Zychowski
    It was such a surprise to climb down the hill and find these beautiful flowers in bloom. On top of that a me ...
  • Keith Lisk
    Keith Lisk
    This image was recorded in the Great Smy Mountains National Park, at one of the historic cabins in the Cades ...
  • Sanjiv Modi
    Sanjiv Modi
    This is my favorite night photograph of 2018. I had planned to take Milky Way picture in Ontario for last co ...
  • Kevin Railsback
    Kevin Railsback
    The challenge of combining multiple techniques in both shooting and editing this image makes it the most com ...
  • Kathleen Kingma
    Kathleen Kingma
    I captured the Persieds in 2018 using a fisheye on the Canon 6D and the iOptron SkyGuider Pro tracking mount ...
  • Diane Ramthun
    Diane Ramthun
    Last August, we were sailing in Northern Lake Superior in a Canadian wilderness marine sanctuary. We anchore ...
  • Helen Frances
    Helen Frances
    This image of the Milk Way gliding over Crater Lake has been a two-year challenge! That’s why it’s my favori ...
  • Keith Lisk
    Keith Lisk
    This image was taken on March 31, 2019, along a stretch of the Dalton Highway north of Fairbanks, Alaska, ni ...
  • Jeffrey Lovelace
    Jeffrey Lovelace
    This may not be my best image of 2019, but it is my favorite. This was the first shoot in which I to full ad ...
  • Kelly Davenport
    Kelly Davenport
    This is my favorite night image I shot in 2018. I live in Kentucky in an area where there is a lot of light ...
  • Bob Kelley
    Bob Kelley
    Here's my favorite image of 2018 taken on the morning of March 23rd outside my B&B cabin in ta Junction, Ala ...
  • Michael Duncan
    Michael Duncan
    This is my favorite picture from 2019 because it represents a new level of capability for me. It was taken ...
  • Richard Taft
    Richard Taft
    Emerald Lake was the first location we stopped at during the August 2019 Lassen Volcanic National Park Night ...
  • Kevin Railsback
    Kevin Railsback
    Earlier in the day, this was the spot in Yellowstone National Park where I was married. I told my wife I wan ...
  • Pat Maccariella
    Pat Maccariella
    This is my favorite photo for 2018, taken during the Mono Lake alumni workshop in May, 2018. This is my fir ...
  • Diane Ramthun
    Diane Ramthun
    Sailing in the Canadian wilderness of Northern Lake Superior, we sought refuge from a storm on a remote isla ...
  • Terri Barry
    Terri Barry
    This is the Mongla Stupa in the Khumbu Region of Nepal. This is my 2019 favorite because I to it while my hu ...
  • Christine Whitten
    Christine Whitten
    This is a composite panorama shot at Yosemite national Park October 2019 at about 11 pm. The rest of the pho ...
  • Nancy Forman
    Nancy Forman
    Sonoran Desert Tucson
  • David Wilson
    David Wilson
    This is a picture take on a tour in Armenia to the Garni Temple at night. The Garni temple was built in the ...
  • Ian Jones
    Ian Jones
    The aurora borealis over the Great Slave Lake. Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. This image was taken duri ...
  • Sashikanth Chintla‎
    Sashikanth Chintla‎
    “There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it ...
  • Gloria Cropper
    Gloria Cropper
    I grew up in Kansas where storms were common and came with assertiveness. Living in Seattle now for twenty y ...
  • Michael Duncan
    Michael Duncan
    I like this image because of the lighting techniques I used (thanks, Brad!) and because the Alabama Hills ar ...
  • Tim Herring
    Tim Herring
    The dark skies of SE Oregon were my go to location in 2019, with four visits during the year. Several of th ...
  • Christine Rudkin
    Christine Rudkin
    I chose this picture because even though this lighthouse in the Outer Banks has been shot many times I reall ...
  • Evie Urbina
    Evie Urbina
    My personal favorite from this season as well as one of the most memorable nights shooting. Chilly night pr ...
  • Yoshiki Nakamura
    Yoshiki Nakamura
    Mt. Rainier reflected on Reflection Lake, WA. It was fortunate that the rising moon started shedding the are ...
  • Lynn Clauer
    Lynn Clauer
    Lynn Clauer See of Lynn’s work by visiting her sites: Homepage | Page  
  • Howard Goldman
    Howard Goldman
    Grace Island anchors the west end of Isle Royale in northern Lake Superior. This image, my favorite of the y ...
  • John Watkins
    John Watkins
    If I had to choose one from 2018, this photo of Palouse Falls in Washington would be the one. It is a specta ...
  • Tim Herring
    Tim Herring
    This was a challenging year - Not as much flexibility in getting away to shoot, acquired some ancient slow g ...
  • Susy Stephens
    Susy Stephens
    Here is my photo for Best of 2018, not because of its quality, but because of the experience for Kendall, th ...
  • Stuart Fabe
    Stuart Fabe
    I to this image of the Milky Way over Willow Bend in late autumn. There was a bright light positioned on an ...
  • Esther Fleming
    Esther Fleming
    I to this in Arizona during monsoon season. I liked the starry sky with the thunderstorm below. After a lo ...
  • Terri Barry
    Terri Barry
    I to this image the night after the conclusion of the Mt Shasta 5 Day Alumni Workshop. Staying an extra day ...
  • Sergio Garcia Rill
    Sergio Garcia Rill
    I chose this as my favorite because it represents my favorite trip of the year (to the Canary Island of La P ...
  • Thomas Piekunka
    Thomas Piekunka
    This image is my favorite because of the challenges involved in getting to this location, but also the fun a ...
  • Evie Urbina
    Evie Urbina
    This image was taken at 13,000ft at my favorite run out and shoot spot because I have clear skies (mostly). ...
  • Howard Goldman
    Howard Goldman
    Sony Ar7ii late at night after dinner at the tip of the Sibley Peninsula, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, On ...
  • Jonathan Adams
    Jonathan Adams
    This image isn’t as beautiful as some of the great Milky Way astroscapes, but it’s my favourite because of t ...
  • Kirsten Tucker
    Kirsten Tucker
    Kalahari Plains in Botswana
  • Nancy Forman
    Nancy Forman
    Nancy Forman See of Nancy’s work by visiting her website.  
  • Kristin Arlett
    Kristin Arlett
    Kristin Arlett See of Kristin’s work by visiting her Homepage & Instagram  
  • Kelly Davenport
    Kelly Davenport
    This star trail is a composite of 75 individual images I shot at Deam Lake State Recreation area in Borden, ...

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