Night Photography is the theme for the Competition
The night presents an interesting set of photographic opportunities. Places active with human activity, such as city streets, country fairs, fireworks, and etc., come alive at night. But even quiet and lonely places – cemeteries, back alleys, and moon-lit shorelines – can surprise you with what they have to offer. The absence of daylight at night will force us to ensure that we capture sufficient light by increasing the length of our exposures, by adding light (flash or light painting), or by increasing the sensitivity (ISO) of our sensors. However, be careful to maintain the feeling of darkness in the image, i.e., don’t let a too-long exposure turn your scene into the daytime. Wherever you may be headed, grab your tripod, a wireless or cabled shutter release, and a friend (for assistance, company, and safety), and have fun shooting in the dark.
The definition of night photography is after sunset, until before sunrise. This would include dusk, and/or twilight, which is after sunset. The after sunset/before sunrise is already in the definition.
Roy Sewall Bio
From Roy’s interest in photography evolved from travel in six continents, yet he found his own community to be one of the most photogenic locations in the world.
From 2001 to 2009 Roy concentrated on capturing scenes of the Potomac River and the adjacent Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal. He then developed diverse bodies of work that include foreign and domestic destinations, architecture and design, people, nature, old places and things, and abstracts. But since 2012 his foremost passion is his ongoing project called “Mysterra” – illusions that convey fantasy, whimsy, and spirits.
Roy has done extensive work for private and commercial clients, as well as Potomac River and C&O Canal-related government and non-profit organizations.
Roy’s considers the ultimate destination for a photograph to be a large fine art print, 12″ x 18″ or larger. He has exhibited in numerous DC-area group and one-person shows, as well as in his own studio.