Scott Stringham is a Landscape photographer specializing in storm chasing, light painting and landscape photography of the Great Salt Lake. Stringham discusses The Lost Sky: “I saw the storm going off west of Dugway, so I met it at the middle of Skull Valley but retreated north as it got closer. It was crossing the Stansbury Mountains, so I headed to Stansbury Island and set up next to my truck. I started at a 144 second f5.6 exposure, but went longer as the storm cut my sky light down. A couple trucks from the salt collection operations nearby rolled past on the bumpy road, causing the light trails seen on this exposure.”
Stringham ignited his passion in photography while in the US Navy in 1998, and went on to study photography and graphic design at the Salt Lake Community College. But his deep love for the Great Salt Lake predates his photography. He accompanies his father on hundred of trips to the area, and now, in a similar tradition, Stringham often takes his daughter there to take photos. He spends countless hours traveling around the shores of the lake and islands shooting the changing sky, shifting sands, and colorful waters. His unique perspective and eye for detail offers people variety and beauty in the seemingly desolate landscape.
Stringham created the Friday Night Fotogs group on Facebook to share his passion. The group, which meets nearly every month has grown to about a dozen in attendance each week. To join Stringham, check out the Friday Night Fotogs Facebook Page.
The 13% SALT post “Light Painting at the Great Saltair” couldn’t have been done without the help from Stringham.