Holiday Lights Photo Tour


I tried night photography for the first time on a Holiday Lights Tour last Sunday. My hands were numb, even with gloves on, so I can’t say that I put a lot of effort into it, but I did take away a few tips.

I learned that I don’t need to shoot strictly in manual mode. National Geographic photographers shoot in aperture- or shutter-priority mode; if they didn’t, they’d miss the shot. It’s a relief to know that it doesn’t have to be so complicated.

I also created light trails for the first time, with the use of a tripod (see the left side of the image below). The lights are created by the King Street Trolley passing by.


I’m excited to try more when the weather warms up.


A New Home for The Photo Habit

The Photo Habit has a new home!

The blog is getting a refresh for the New Year. I’ve moved to a WordPress-hosted site, which will be easier to manage than the self-hosted site I’d previously used. Unfortunately, due to some technical difficulties, I lost the content that I’d created since I began The Photo Habit in March.

Before we move on to the new, here are some of my favorite photos from 2016: