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, January 17th, 2013

Photo for Tonight – Winter Twilight

Twilight on winter landscape in the southern Appalachian Mountains

The southern Appalachians may be in store for a decent snowfall later this evening. Some folks might wish for a return to the 70-degree temps that we had this past weekend, but not me. I want snow! And ice! And everything else that goes with nasty winter weather! The forecast is also calling for clear skies Read more... you know you want to.

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Nightly Night Photo – Outer Banks Fishing Pier

Outer Banks Fishing Pier

I love photographing from beneath ocean piers, but it’s hard finding a good one. You need one where the beach has a long gentle slope to the water. If the slope is too steep, it’s just about impossible to shoot long exposures without getting pounded by the waves, even at low tide. Plus, with a Read more... you know you want to.

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Nightly Night Photo – Weddings

Night wedding photo

When you’re as passionate about night photography as I am, you look for ways to incorporate night shooting into everything you do. Back in October, some close friends of mine were married and I had the misery honor of photographing their wedding. When you shoot a wedding, the only thing that matters is giving the couple Read more... you know you want to.

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

A Night on Top of a Mountain

Dining room for LeLonte Lodge in the Smokies

Harvey Broome, a Knoxville attorney who helped found The Wilderness Society, once said, “I have never wanted to leave the top of a mountain.” I was thinking of Broome’s comment last week while on Mount LeConte in the Smokies. Of all the mountains I've been on the top of, LeConte is unique. Like any mountain Read more... you know you want to.

Monday, January 30th, 2012

The Best Wide-Angle Lens for Night Photography and Kyle Arrington’s Worst Nightmare

Milky Way

In the last post, I stated that at present the Nikon D3S is the best camera available for night photography. I’m not one to throw out absolutes casually, so when I say something like that without a qualifier such as “among” or “one of the”, you can darn well bet that I’ve done my homework. Well, Read more... you know you want to.

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Saying Goodbye to Old Friends

I recently had to part ways with a few old friends. It’s never easy, you know, having to say goodbye to friends who’ve been with you through thick and thin, good and bad. A couple of my friends had been with me for nearly 20 years. I felt bad letting them go, especially since they Read more... you know you want to.