It seems these days that anyone with a solid tripod, wide angle lens and just a little caffeine is taking pictures of the stars and especially the Milky Way. The only secrets to getting good shots are knowing the proper exposure using a high ISO and getting a decent foreground. Okay, I wanted to do something slightly different and so I took a model out to Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree National Park and posed her in the pitch black for a few shots before she got too cold. It was a little complicated. I had to first expose for the stars at ISO 6400 and then dial the ISO down for Joan the model (we've worked together ever since college and she's great) to light paint her with my headlamp. Somehow, it resulted in some nice, unique shots.