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.

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.

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

11 Things That Can (WILL) Go Wrong On a Night Shoot

Night view of Queensboro Bridge in New York City.

I think I do a pretty good job of paying attention to detail. I consider every little possibility and I don’t push the shutter button until I’m positive that everything is set up properly. Some might even say I’m obsessive about it. (My wife uses another word.) But try as I might, I haven’t been Read more... you know you want to.

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Confessions of a Tripod Addict (Part Two of Two)

Photo of Feisol tripod

Please read Part One first, so you know what being a Triprostitute is all about. Until recently, my workhorse tripod and travel tripod were Gitzos, same as with many of you. Mine are the old kind, with legs that rotate so you have to extend and retract them in the right order. I never did get Read more... you know you want to.

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Confessions of a Tripod Addict (Part One of Two)

Kevin Adams with collection of tripods

I have a confession to make. I’m a Triprostitute. There, I said it. In my years as a photographer, my camera has mounted just about everything around that has three legs. Big ones, little ones, and everything in between. Some made me very happy; some disappointed me greatly. But for some reason, I had to Read more... you know you want to.

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Choosing a Night Photography Camera and the Nikon D4 Hysteria

Nikon D4 digital camera

I hope I’m not the only one shaking their head at all the hype and hysteria surrounding the Nikon D4 since it was announced a few weeks ago. I told you I’d learn as much as I could about it as a night-photography camera, but I have to tell you, seems like the main thing 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.

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Serving Breakfast On Your Lens

Jasmine rice cap used to protect slim polarizing filter

My friends make fun of me. They call me names. “Anal” is their favorite. I don’t really mind because, well, they’re nuts. They’ve totally lost their gourd and I don’t want to make their lives any more miserable by getting upset with them over petty little things. So I let them have their little fun Read more... you know you want to.