Saturday, January 21st, 2017

A Different Way To Photograph A Gate

Entrance gate at night

For a commercial assignment I recently worked on, the client asked for a specific shot of the gate at the entrance to their estate. I had already submitted several shots of the gate, but it was open in all of them. The client asked for a shot with the gate closed, so it would show 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.

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.

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Viewing & Photographing The 2014 Geminid Meteor Shower

It’s time for the Geminids! The Geminid Meteor Shower ranks among the best meteors showers of the year, producing around 120 meteors per hour in ideal viewing conditions. This year, the peak occurs over two nights for North American viewers—tomorrow evening through Sunday morning and Sunday evening through Monday morning. The third-quarter Moon interferes somewhat this year, Read more... you know you want to.

Monday, November 24th, 2014

The Wonderful World Of Camera Flash, Flashlights, And Gel Filters

Light painted waterfall

You’re going to have to humor me with this one, folks. I tend to get a little carried away with gel filters. There’s something about all those colors that makes me all tingly inside. For those of you who just want the CliffsNotes version, here you go (Drew Eschbacher, this is for you): Gel filter make photo Read more... you know you want to.

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

A Night At A Waterfall

When you get a good night at a photo subject, it makes sense to shoot it in as many ways as possible. That’s especially true for some of the waterfalls that I hike to. When the subject is miles away from the nearest road, it’s not like I can just pop over any time I 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.

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.

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Night Photography Tips–Rain Gear For Your Camera Pack

You’re probably not going to do much night photography in the rain, at least not where you set your pack out in it for extended periods. However, you still need to have adequate protection from dew, which can be just as harmful as rain. Anytime you set your pack on the ground for more than Read more... you know you want to.