Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

An Impassioned Plea For Art’s Sake

Venus and car light streaks

Hello, my name is Kevin Adams, and I’m addicted to layers. There, I said it. Yes, I use Photoshop. And Photoshop layers. I even—gasp—shoot and stack multiple exposures for some of my images. Now that I’ve admitted committing such a crime, I don’t expect anyone to look at my images ever again without suspicion. How could Read more... you know you want to.

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

No, Cumberland Falls And Victoria Falls Are Not The Only Waterfalls Where You Can See Moonbows!

Night Photo of Moonbow at Rainbow Falls on Horsepasture River

Just saw this article from Newser. Got it from a link on USA Today. Don’t know anything about Newser, but I have to say I’m disappointed in USDA Today for linking to garbage. Are there no fact checkers left? So, the article claims that moonbows are reliably visible at only two places in the world: Cumberland Read more... you know you want to.

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

11 Myths About Professional Nature Photographers

I’m not a fan of the “professional” designation when referring to photographers. I know so many terrific photographers who don’t try to earn money from their work and some of them are much better than those whose income comes only from photography. So for the purpose of this discussion, I’m using professional to define those Read more... you know you want to.

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Apps, Charts, Websites & Other Resources For Night Photographers—Plus A Little Time On The Soapbox

It’s official. The question I get most often is no longer, “What camera should I buy?” Now it’s, “What app should I use?” I’m not sure which of these questions I enjoy answering less. Yes, I am sure. Talking about cameras is easy compared to software. The biggest challenge is addressing the difference between need and Read more... you know you want to.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Please Read This! Night Photography Is In Jeopardy!

Folks, I am LIVID! I’m so mad that I’m going break one of my cardinal rules and bring politics into a blog post. But this isn’t any ordinary post. It‘s a call to arms. If you value your personal freedom and/or you enjoy night photography, you need to listen closely and take action. As many of Read more... you know you want to.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Taking Night Photography Seriously

Red wine

Listen up, folks. Photography is a serious pursuit that you should always approach in a formal manner. With night photography, especially, there is no room for whimsy. Okay, if there’s anybody reading this who agrees with that statement, I need you to do me a favor. First, put down your camera. Second, go see if you Read more... you know you want to.

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

11 Quotes About Night Photography

I’ve often stated that I’m no fan of photographers (or anyone, for that matter) using quotes from others. Tell me what YOU have to say and I’ll listen. I can look up a quote from someone else just as good as you can. Yes, the last time I talked about quotes here on the blog, I followed Read more... you know you want to.

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Night (And Day) Photography Exposure—Taking A Meter Reading

Pentax Spotmeter V

Warning: This is a Soapbox post. Proceed with caution. This is the first of a three-part article on exposure for night photography, as well as most other types of photography. In Part Two we’ll talk about choosing aperture, shutter speed, and ISO based on the scene. Part Three will look at how to evaluate the histogram Read more... you know you want to.

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

New Nikon AFS 80-400 f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR Lens – A Great Lens That I will Never Own

Nikon 80-400mm lens

Today Nikon announces a replacement to the old and less-than-stellar 80-400f/4.5-5.6 VR lens. You may recall me giving Nikon a hard time back in January for announcing an 800 f/5.6 lens, which cost as much as a new car, instead of addressing the pleas from the Nikon faithful for something in the 100-400mm range. Well, Nikon, Read more... you know you want to.

Monday, February 25th, 2013

11 Common (and Stupid) Questions I Hear on a Photo Shoot

Fishing boats at twilight

We hear it all the time. The questions and comments from strangers that make us wonder about the collective intelligence of our society. Are people really that stupid? Yes, they are, but we should keep it in perspective and remember that each of us has no doubt asked questions just as dumb of people we Read more... you know you want to.