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.
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.
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.
Here are a couple waterfall shots I took recently. I’m just about to wrap up my new eBook about photographing waterfalls at night and this will be one of the book’s examples. If you look closely, you’ll notice that the sky looks the same in both shots. That’s because the sky is the same in both Read more... you know you want to.
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. Waterfall illuminated by the full moon
Okay, I promise this will be the last snow or ice night photo I’ll show you until next winter. Spring has sprung and it’s time for warmer thoughts from now on. Personally, I’m already getting excited about shooting fireflies in a month or so.
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.
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.
Here’s another shot of the waterfall that Doug Gardner and I photographed at night for an upcoming Wild Photo Adventures TV show. How does it look to you? Does it look real? Whether or not you think it looks real, do you like it? In the online night photograph class that Donna Eaton and I teach each month for Read more... you know you want to.
Okay, one more waterfall and I’ll see if I can find something different for tomorrow’s nightly image. You know the drill by now, right? This is a static star image, so I shot it at f/4, 25 seconds, and ISO 1600. I light painted the waterfall with, you guessed it, an LED flashlight with a Read more... you know you want to.