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Panel Discussion: How Special Projects Can Fuel Our Growth as Night Photographers (CC)

A Talk by Troy Paiva , Kevin Adams , Erik Kuna and Autumn Schrock

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About this Talk

Part of the fun of night photography comes from variety—variety of subjects, variety of locations, variety of conditions. But enormous benefits can come from focusing at least some of our work on a specific project.

A special project could be a collection of images created with the same technique, or with a similar look, or in the same location, or within a certain timeframe, etc. Whatever the confines of the concept, developing and honing a special project forces us to stretch our creative boundaries. With that comes new growth and new vision.

Join this panel of established night photographers as they discuss the special projects they’ve cultivated for years of their careers—projects that range from light painting Americana to photographing rocket launches to chasing waterfalls and beyond. They’ll discuss how pursuing their ideas over time has helped them hone their artistry and create new opportunities. Moreover, they’ll offer advice on how you can do the same.

February 13, 2021, 10:45 PM

10:45 PM - 11:45 PM

About The Speakers

Troy Paiva

Troy Paiva

Artist, Lost America

Artist, weirdo. aka Lost America: Night Photography and Light Painting innovator at abandoned sites and junkyards, since 1989.


Kevin Adams

Kevin Adams

Photographer, Kevin Adams Photography

Photographer, author, lecturer, photo tour leader, waterfaller, hiker, photo gear inventor, red wine drinker, night photography specialist.


Erik Kuna

Erik Kuna

Photographer, KelbyOne

Rocket and aerospace photojournalist for NASA and Supercluster. Milky Way landscape photographer. KelbyOne teacher. Miops ambassador.


Autumn Schrock

Autumn Schrock

Photographer, Autumn Schrock Photography + Design

Photographer, designer, RYT 200 yogi, Sony Alpha Ambassador.