Monday, April 12, 2010

Our Fourth Anniversary

The Night Photography Blog has published over 350 posts about night photography since April 12, 2006. I started this blog as a means to share the what-we-did and where-we-went news among a small group of Bay Area night photographers, most who traced their start back to workshops and presentation by The Nocturnes. Back then, some of the most interesting news revolved around which digital cameras can take a worthwhile night photograph, and who is part of this exclusive "club". Today, there are many digital cameras capable of shooting ten-minute exposures, and night photography "meet-ups" regularly attract dozens of participants. At this point in time, I don't think it's even worth posting long exposure tests of new cameras. Most DSLR's will do a great job in the "golden window" of two to four minutes.

So what's worth reporting these days when it's easy to find many great photographers with blogs (start with Joe Reifer's blog) and hundreds of night photography FlickrStreams (start with Troy Paiva's site or Mike Howes' site if you're new to this)? At this point, I think the most important prospects are to identify who is doing the work that is "fresh" (to use Robert Adams' term) and interesting.

This is how I was shooting when I started this blog in 2006. Back then, I thought this was pretty cool.

This is how I was shooting a few years later. I think all that blog writing paid off :-)

If you have any suggestions for photographers who should be spotlighted in this blog, please drop an email or leave a comment in this section.


Anonymous Joe said...

Congrats on 4 years of spreading the word about night photography!

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about david sommars , got some interesting stuff that really strikes you?

4:18 PM  

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