Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Adventures of a Master Nature Photographer


Author’s note: I began my photography career in the mid-1980s. At that time, John Shaw and Galen Rowell were like gods to beginning nature photographers. John is still going strong, but Galen, very sadly, died in a plane crash in 2002, along with his wife, Barbara. More than any other photographer, Galen Rowell inspired me Read more... you know you want to.

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.

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.

Friday, March 13th, 2015

More Wild Photo Night Adventures!

As I mentioned in a recent post, I’m honored to have been a guest photographer on six episodes of Doug Gardner’s wildly popular Wild Photo Adventures TV show over the past five years. One of the shows, which is about night photography, is in the current season and hasn't been available to view online until now. Watch Read more... you know you want to.

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Wild Photo Night Adventures!

I’m honored to have been a guest photographer on six episodes of Doug Gardner’s wildly popular Wild Photo Adventures TV show over the past five years. Two of those episodes include night photography. You can watch one of them below. The second one is part of the current season and won’t be available to watch Read more... you know you want to.

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Online Night Photography Course

New York City Skyline

You want to be a night photographer? You want to learn how take pictures of everything from street lights to streaking meteors? But you want to do it at your own pace, to fit within your busy schedule? I have the perfect solution for you! My brand new Digital After Dark online night-photography course is designed for 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, June 3rd, 2014

Chart For Viewing And Photographing The Milky Way

Milky Way in Night Sky

Among the questions I get most often is, “How can I find the Milky Way?” The smart aleck in me wants to just say, “Open your eyes,” but I understand the why this is a valid question. The sad truth is that most people have never seen the Milky Way with their own eyes. Light Read more... you know you want to.

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Firefly Timelapse

I'm getting into serious firefly anticipation mode. The critters should be in full force in my yard in a week or so. I have lots of new ideas to try out that I've been planning since last year. Found this really cool firefly timelapse from Vincent Brady that has given me some ideas as well.

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Hillsides For Light Painting

Light painting along switchback trail

Shining lights into the lens to create shapes or spell out words is a great way to create dramatic images. And it’s fun! However, you need to pick your shooting locations carefully and design your light paintings based on them. For example, if you’re shooting on level ground, it will be difficult to do light paintings Read more... you know you want to.