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.

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Night Photos-Planets

Venus and Pink Beds in Fog-Blue Ridge Parkway-North Carolina

The images on the “Night Photos” pages are selected from blog posts, but these pages include only a sampling of the relevant images. If you want to see all of the content for a certain topic, use the blog’s “Search” feature.

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

The Photographer’s Planet

Venus in the dawn twilight

I love Venus. The “morning star.” The brightest of the stars and planets. The fact that it often shines low on the horizon during twilight, and is bright enough to record easily in photos. Venus is a photographer’s planet. But my favorite thing about Venus? That’s where all the women are from!

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Today’s Night Photo – Venus Over Venice

Night photo of Grand Canal in Venice

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Nocturnal Image of the Day – Venus and the Crescent Moon

Venus and crescent moon in twilight sky

New moon is a night photographer’s best friend. It’s the time to photograph the night sky and capture the stars and Milky Way in all their glory. And in the few days just before and just after the new moon, you have the bonus of a thin crescent moon in the twilight sky. In the days Read more... you know you want to.

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Nightly Night Photo – James Buchanan Duke Statue at Twilight

James B. Duke statue at twilight

I find that college campuses make great locations for night photography. Many universities have interesting architectural elements, both in the buildings and common areas. There’s always some piece of artwork, statue, or historical structure to shoot. The most famous spot at Duke University other than Coach K Court is Duke University Chapel, a Gothic masterpiece constructed Read more... you know you want to.

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Nightly Night Photo – Car Light Streaks

Car light streaks on divided highway

These kinds of photos are crazy easy to shoot. Just find an overpass over a divided highway and use a wide-angle lens to accentuate the convergence effect. The key is finding the right overpass and photographing at the right time. You want something interesting on the horizon, like mountains, a city skyline, or most anything that Read more... you know you want to.

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend!

A Leonid meteor streaks in the night sky in the constellation Orion

It’s time for one of the best meteors showers of the year. The annual Perseids typically produce rates up to one meteor per minute, but the rates could be even higher at times. The projected peak period is the early morning of this coming Sunday, August 12. However, the Perseids occur over several days and Read more... you know you want to.

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Photographing the Transit of Venus

Sunstar over New River in West Virginia

By now, most of you have heard about the transit of Venus that will occur on Tuesday or Wednesday. (If you haven’t, I’d like to come and visit you sometime. I enjoy spelunking!) Venus transits are among the rarest of celestial events, occurring in pairs eight years apart, but with the pairs separated by over Read more... you know you want to.

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Nightly Night Photography Notes–Where all the Women are From

Jupiter and Venus in the twilight sky

Post Update: I am no longer making Nightly Night Photography Notes posts on this blog. Instead, I am providing regular night photography news updates through the Night Photography News eNewsletter. Signing up is free and easy. Simply click the link, enter your email address, and choose Night Photography News from the list choices. The two brightest Read more... you know you want to.