Thursday, July 14, 2016

Kirk Pullen Photography - Cape Hatteras Star Trail Video Goes Viral On Facebook

I am in a bit of shock that the lighthouse star trail video I posted on my Facebook business page has been viewed by 25,000 + people! Kirk Pullen Photography - Facebook Business Page I have also posted the video in yesterday's blog post. This is my first viral video! I've had a few requests for prints, so I've set up an online store and here is the link if you are interested:STORE LINK

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

As The World Turns-Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Star Trails

Every summer I get to visit Cape Hatteras where I grew up. I have been taking star trail photos of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse for almost 10 years now. If you don't know what "star trails" are then let me explain it. A camera can take pictures that last as long as you can expose it properly. That can be hours long if necessary. Anyway, this picture is about an hour long. Since the world is turning, the stars travel across the sky from the beginning of the photo until the end of the photo. If you look at the left side of the photo you can see where a meteorite is intersecting the star trails.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Capturing Star Trails at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Every year while visiting my parent's house, I take long exposures of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. It can be difficult not to lose the details in the top section of the lighthouse, while photographing it. I recently figured out a technique to help remedy that situation. This is almost an hour long exposure. While the world rotates, the stars travel across the sky and the end result has stars leaving a trail. If you look closely on the left side of the photo, you can see a meteorite trail that intersects the star trails. I missed a few spots with my bug spray and the mosquitoes feasted on my ankles while I stood there taking the shot. I used to get a little worried standing alone in the dark, but I've done it so much that I rarely get spooked anymore. I am working on getting a gallery up if anyone is interested in buying a print of this photo.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

New Kirk Pullen Photography Website!

Kirk Pullen Photography has a new website! To celebrate, I am giving away a FREE photo session valued at $150!!! Enter to win by visiting and looking around to find your favorite image. Then, make a comment on my Instagram or Facebook business pages telling me which photo you like best and why. You can enter once per day with a different favorite pic. The contest will run through Wednesday July 6th and we will announce the winner on July 7th. The winner has until Oct 7th to book their session.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Fine Art Dance Photography

I created a fine art image from my photo session with Karli this weekend. It can take several layers and painting on the image in Photoshop to get a custom fine art image of this quality. If anyone is interested in owning an image like this for yourself, please call me at 910-590-7761. I can have your image on a large canvas wrap hanging on your walls very soon.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Studio Dance Photography

Parents spend a small fortune on costumes for their kids dance recitals, however it comes in handy for photographers who want to expand their portfolio. After four years working with Kirk Pullen Photography for dance photos, Karli is becoming a pro! ‪#‎dancephotography‬ ‪#‎dance‬

Monday, May 23, 2016

Senior Portrait Time

I had a chance to work with a Senior from East Duplin High School a few weeks ago. She wanted some graduation and senior portraits in a studio and outdoor setting. As you can see, we had several different looks in the studio and then finished with some outdoor scenery located near Warsaw, NC.