Diane Ramthun

Diane Ramthun

Through photography, I like to explore our connection to the night sky. This image shares the visual and emotional experience of a truly dark night sky. Here, my husband and friends are standing on a remote island in the marine wilderness of northern Lake Superior. I chose to include people in the photo so that a viewer can relate to their perspective. And I chose to leave in the light trails from the planes and satellites criss-crossing the Milky Way as this reality of human activity is inescapable even in the darkest of places.

This photograph was years in the making. Ordinarily, my husband and I sail alone on Lake Superior. This year, however, friends on another sailboat joined us for a few days. And even more special, spent a night with us to see the Milky Way. This at last gave me a chance to explore people relating to both the night sky and each other.

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Brad goes above and beyond to make sure that everyone is comfortable and getting the help they need, both out in the field and in post-processing. He is always there to answer any questions and he does so with kindness and patience. The small class size is perfect, and because he does not bring his own camera to the workshops, it allows him to spend quality time with each participant. – Jenny

Brad bleeds excellence in everything photography-related. He is kind, intelligent, quick-witted, knowledgeable, but most of all, caring. At no additional cost, Brad offered to lead during extra nights when weather threatened planned photoshoot evenings.  He purposefully left behind his camera to ensure focus on helping students.– Roger

I just attended my third Goldpaint Photography 5 day workshop in beautiful Mt. Shasta. That alone should tell you a lot about Brad’s workshops. I love Brad’s work professionally and love that he teaches his own processes to his students. He is the only instructor of workshops I have attended who does NOT bring his own camera. His full attention is on his students.– Patricia

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