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Photographic Friends

Posted October 27, 2010

How many of you like photography? Do you enjoy taking nature images? Earlier this week we featured some exquisite NC waterfall photographs by Kevin Adams of High Point.

Kevin has agreed to answer a few of your questions about nature photography. Maybe you want to know the best way to give rushing water that cool smoky look. What is the best time of day to shoot outside? What kind of camera should I buy if I really want to take great pictures and what kind of tripod? Whatever is on your mind please let us know and we will get an answer for you.

If you haven’t already seen the short musical waterfall essay I did with Kevin – please check it out: Cascade Johnny.


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  • nightcreature84 Nov 2, 2010

    Ok, I finally came up with a question.

    Mr Adams, i personally visit the Cape Lookout National Seashore at least 3-4 times a year. I always love to take pictures on the island of plants, wildlife, and the lighthouse. I have taken many the photos of the lighthouse in different lighting situations and have been very successful. But there is one 'dream shot" that has evaded me the past three times I have visited the island. In low-light conditions, my eyes can clearly see the two light beams coming off the top of the lighthouse. I have tried to capture these light beams and have failed. I have gotten many wonderful low-light shots but none with the light beams I have hoped for. I have tried many different exposure times and have made shots from sunset to nightfall. What do you think? I must be overlooking an obvious solution to help me get what I personally call my "dream shot." Thanks for your time!

  • imsosorry Oct 29, 2010

    I love photography and I have a Nikon D90, but find it difficult to use it to its full potential as it has soooo many features. Any suggestions?

  • bleslie Oct 28, 2010

    What about the best camera for stills and video? I hear the Canon 5D Mark II is superb.

  • LMRA Oct 28, 2010

    I love photography but have had a really hard time adapting to my digital camera. It isn't the best (although if Santa is listening I'd like a nice new whiz bang Canon!) but I'd like to use it to it's potential. Help!

  • oldrebel Oct 28, 2010

    From what did your love of photography grow? What was you first camera? Your favorite camera? Which camera do you prefer now?

  • nightcreature84 Oct 27, 2010

    Very exciting to have a Q&A with Kevin Adams on you blog Mr. Leslie. Bravo!

    I have interested in photography since 1997, when my father gave me his old camera. Ever since then, I have become a well-rounded photographer that knows most of the tricks of the trade and has a much bigger collection of equipment.

    I will think of a good question for this Blog entry. I am sure there is something I have come across in the field that I wasn't 100% sure how to solve.

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