Photography is all about light so creating images in the dark is one of the art's most rewarding & challenging styles. Long exposure photography offers an unrivalled opportunity to express oneself creatively and provides an ideal platform to develop one's manual camera skills: once the sun's gone down, there's no hiding behind a camera's "Auto" modes.
As such, many photographers dabble with long exposures and light painting as they look to expand their techniques and find a niche.
Me? I never moved on.
With the darkness of night as a backdrop I create original photographs using innovative equipment, pioneering techniques & tools and the oldest resource of all: time.
Removing the split-second constraints of daytime photography gives me the freedom to work with a range of styles on location- from creating abstract light art to capturing the majesty of the night sky.
I've been privileged to share my passion first hand at events from small workshops & local camera club nights to consumer events & national conferences. My images and technique insights have appeared widely in media ranging from the daily press to specialist photography titles.
Mostly I let my images do the talking but sometimes kind words come from the people I've worked with:
"Andrew Whyte is a low light maestro, the perfect man to pass on need-to-know tips"
DigitalSLR User magazine
"...an experimental light painter with more ideas for pictures than you've had hot dinners"
Advanced Photographer magazine
"Light painting genius"
Away from the challenges of long exposure photography, I'm the guy behind Legography- a daily, over-the-shoulder look at life as a camera-toting minifigure. As an exploration of technical possibility, the series is shot, processed & shared exclusively from my iPhone.
Whatever your project, I'm available for commercial commissions across the UK and beyond. I'm also keen to explore partnerships with other creative practitioners.