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.
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.