Casey 3 Photo

Urban Landscape/Photo Journalist/Fine Art Photographer

Tag Archives: night photography

Keeping Records

Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited andstimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You’ll learn from them – if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry.
The Catcher in the Rye


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Night Photography

Last night while I was out for a stroll, I took some photos using a high ISO and a very low shutter speed — mainly because I was handheld. Tonight I went out for another walk but this time I brought along a tripod and attempted some long exposure urban photos around my neighborhood. I’m not the first and only photographer to do this, in fact I was inspired by Oakland based photographer Todd Hido who specializes in some amazing night photography. He uses a Pentax 6×7 and shoots using Kodak Portra 400NC and his exposures usually range anywhere from 4 to 10 minutes! (I e-mailed him a couple of years ago inquiring). I was armed with a Nikon D1X, shooting digital and my exposures lasted 30 seconds.

At Night

On my way to the corner store to pick up a Coke Zero I did some photos. ISO 3200, f/2.8 and f/5.6, around 1/20th and 1/4th of a sec. It helps to hold your breath.

Sheds at Night

The title pretty much says it all. I’ve been testing my skills with long exposures. Most of these are 30 second exposures ranging anywhere between f/5.6 and f/16.

Night Photos –>

Since I’ve been living back in Williams Lake, I’ve found a new hobby/interest/project — documenting the city itself. It started with just practicing composition and just trying to be creative because I don’t really know of anyone to photograph. This is certainly going to be ongoing and I’m definitely inspired by other photographers who turn their cameras to their own backyards and capture how they see it. Tonight I wanted to do some night shooting and took my Nikon D1X and a tri-pod (not the sturdiest) and ventured around my neighborhood. I’m pretty happy with the results.