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.

Friday, December 19th, 2014

How To Carry Gel Filters For Quick Selection And Access

Digital After Dark Flash Pack

Q: What does every piece of photo gear you own have in common? A: You gotta carry it in SOMETHING. (Yes, I know. This is a 2,300-word article about how to carry little colored pieces of plastic. At least I have accepted that I have a problem. Maybe now I can get some help. Anyone want to 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, October 19th, 2013

Update On Flashlights For Photographers—Two New Lights That Will Light Up Your World!

Click here for an updated flashlight comparison chart and priority-buying list. Back in February, I came out of the closet regarding my addiction to quality flashlights. It’s a constant struggle for me, and although I have it mostly under control, sometimes I just can’t help myself. If manufacturers would just stop making new models, it would Read more... you know you want to.

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Choosing LED Flashlights For Light Painting Photography – Part Three

Light-painted waterfall

Note: This is an updated version of the Buyers Guide I posted in March, 2013. I’ve removed the Coast HP14, HP17, and PX45 from that recommendation and added the HP7R and HP314. In Part One, I talked about all the features a photographer should look for in a flashlight. If you haven’t read it, please do so Read more... you know you want to.

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Choosing LED Flashlights For Light Painting Photography – Part Two

Light-painted waterfall

In Part One, I talked about all the features a photographer should look for in a flashlight. If you haven’t read it, please do so before reading this one. It contains important stuff you need to know. Here, I’m going to name names and make specific recommendations. First, full disclosure. Yes, I offer all the flashlights discussed Read more... you know you want to.

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Going to Extremes with Light Painting

Frozen waterfall light painting

I’m working on my upcoming review of light painting flashlights and thought I’d post this shot as an example of what you can do with a flashlight and gel filter. The blue front lighting is from an LED flashlight with a light blue gel filter attached using a GelGrip™. The background side lighting is another Read more... you know you want to.

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Choosing LED Flashlights For Light Painting Photography – Part One

Light painted tree at night.

Um, hello. My name is Kevin Adams and I’m a flashaholic. I don’t remember the first time that I admitted to myself that I was addicted to flashlights. I know I need help, but everywhere I go I see temptation. New and exciting lights of all kinds are coming out all the time, and I Read more... you know you want to.