Judge: Paul Nguyen
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Night Photography photographs should be taken between dusk and dawn. The photos should be taken at full dark, generally in between an hour after sunset and an hour before sunrise.
Photos can include any subject matter. Natural and artificial lighting can be present as long as they neither create nor eliminate the experience of nighttime. Photos can be indoors or outdoors as long as it is clearly nighttime.
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Judge: Paul Nguyen
Professional Photographer Paul Nguyen is a native of Massachusetts with over 28 years of experience in film and digital photography. He currently specializes in digital photography of natural landscapes and wildlife from New England and around the world. In April 2017, he served in the prestigious National Parks Artist in Residence program, at Petrified Forest, AZ. His work also includes an exclusive assignment as the photographer for the Gallery on the Charles River at the Museum of Science, Boston. His images have been licensed by organizations such as the Nature Conservancy, Tamron USA, Amazing New England Artworks, and numerous local and international publications. His outstanding image-making and teaching have gained him an equipment sponsorship from Tamron USA.
As an independent photographer, his travels have taken him as far as New Zealand, Asia, Iceland, Hawaii, the Caribbean, and coast to coast within North America. He turns his captured images into fine art pieces that will beautify any living or work space. He employs many advanced techniques to create his art, including extreme long exposures, low-light and night photography, and “light painting."
Paul lives and works out of Hanson, MA. He can be seen promoting and selling his work at art shows and fairs in New England throughout the year. Paul is a favorite lecturer & judge of local camera clubs. The Boston Camera Club awarded him Judge of the Year honors for 2015-2016. He offers local and destination photography workshops through his business, BlueHour Photo Ventures, as well as private one-on-one instruction.