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.

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Waterfalls at Night

Waterfall at night

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.

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.

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Nightly Night Photo – PARI Star Trails

Star trails at PARI radio telescope

Star trails are cool, but they don’t work well by themselves. Don’t believe me? Try showing a half-dozen photos of only star trails to an audience. The first one will get you some wows, but by the sixth one, you’ll get nothing but been-there-done-that looks. You need something else to go with the star trails to 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.