Nature Visions Photo Expo 2014 –- Hylton Center Manassas, VA -- Nov 14 - 16, 2014 http://naturevisions.org The Premiere Nature Photography Expo in the Mid-Atlantic States Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:26:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Night Photography Tips–Instant Campfires http://naturevisions.org/archives/8941?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=night-photography-tips-instant-campfires http://naturevisions.org/archives/8941#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:48:35 +0000 http://naturevisions.org/archives/8941 By Kevin Adams I love photographing camp scenes at night, but rarely do I stumble upon a good one for photography. Most of my camp scenes are setups. For the campfires, I use fire logs, like the ones you get at the grocery store. Pile a few sticks on them and they look …read more

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11 Things All Night Photographers Need http://naturevisions.org/archives/8940?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=11-things-all-night-photographers-need http://naturevisions.org/archives/8940#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:48:35 +0000 http://naturevisions.org/archives/8940 By Kevin Adams Yeah, I know. “Must-have” lists are a dime a dozen. Most of them are designed to sell you something or they are little more than superficial fluff. Of course, you are now expecting me to say something like, “But this one’s different.” Okay, this one’s different! Seriously, I’m not trying …read more

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Night Photography Tips–Spacing Out http://naturevisions.org/archives/8939?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=night-photography-tips-spacing-out http://naturevisions.org/archives/8939#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:48:35 +0000 http://naturevisions.org/archives/8939 By Kevin Adams I spend many nights away from home and car while out photographing. As long as I’m on the move, all is well. However, even during summer, it can get chilly while I’m waiting for an hours-long star-trail sequences to complete and I can’t always pack enough warm clothing. One thing …read more

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This Week’s (And Month’s) Sky At A Glance http://naturevisions.org/archives/8938?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=this-weeks-and-months-sky-at-a-glance http://naturevisions.org/archives/8938#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:48:35 +0000 http://naturevisions.org/archives/8938 By Kevin Adams A great way for night photographers to stay informed about what’s going on in the night sky is by subscribing to my free Night Photography News eNewsletter. Subscribers receive a monthly calendar listing night-sky events that are suitable for photography. Another great resource is This Week’s Sky At A Glance …read more

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Shoot Cityscapes In Winter http://naturevisions.org/archives/8937?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=shoot-cityscapes-in-winter http://naturevisions.org/archives/8937#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:48:35 +0000 http://naturevisions.org/archives/8937 By Kevin Adams Cityscapes that don’t have illuminated buildings can look good, especially silhouetted structures with graphic lines, but typically you want to have a lot of lights on in a city landscape. Since you’re likely to shoot most cityscapes during twilight for the “blue hour” light, the best time for the lights …read more

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Shoot Street Scenes In Summer http://naturevisions.org/archives/8936?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=shoot-street-scenes-in-summer http://naturevisions.org/archives/8936#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:48:35 +0000 http://naturevisions.org/archives/8936 By Kevin Adams Yesterday’s tip suggested that you shoot cityscapes in winter because more lights are on during evening twilight. For general city landscapes, that is good advice. However, intimate street scenes are sometimes better shot during warm weather, when more people are out on the streets. This is the only time you’ll …read more

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Who Does This Scene Need? http://naturevisions.org/archives/8935?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=who-does-this-scene-need http://naturevisions.org/archives/8935#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:48:35 +0000 http://naturevisions.org/archives/8935 By Kevin Adams Yesterday’s tip suggested shooting street scenes in summer because more people are outside. You wouldn’t want to shoot an outdoor café scene that didn’t have diners, would you? Think about how this applies to other subjects as well. If cafés need diners… Hiking trails need hikers Jogging paths need joggers …read more

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Rain Pants On Clear Nights http://naturevisions.org/archives/8934?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rain-pants-on-clear-nights http://naturevisions.org/archives/8934#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:48:35 +0000 http://naturevisions.org/archives/8934 By Kevin Adams You’re probably not going to do a lot of night photography when it’s raining, but if you’re out in nature on dewy night, you’ll feel like you have been. Slip on a pair of lightweight rain pants before you start wading through the vegetation and kneeling on the ground. …read more

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Go With The Flow When Light Painting http://naturevisions.org/archives/8933?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=go-with-the-flow-when-light-painting http://naturevisions.org/archives/8933#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:48:35 +0000 http://naturevisions.org/archives/8933 By Kevin Adams If the siding on your house were vertical, would you paint it using horizontal strokes? No, of course not. You would follow the flow of whatever you were painting, or else you’d end up with a blotchy mess. It works the same with light painting when using a flashlight. Think …read more

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Hillsides For Light Painting http://naturevisions.org/archives/8931?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hillsides-for-light-painting http://naturevisions.org/archives/8931#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:48:35 +0000 http://naturevisions.org/archives/8931 By Kevin Adams
Light painting along switchback trail

Shining lights into the lens to create shapes or spell out words is a great way to create dramatic images. And it’s fun! However, you need to pick your shooting locations carefully and design your light paintings based on them. For example, if you’re shooting on level ground, it will …read more

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