Fine Art Photography?

”Night Owl, doing fine art photography?  Really?”

Well, I’m starting to at least.  I’m not really sure it qualifies as fine art, but that’s where everyone else classifies things that don’t fit any other mold, so I’ll play along too.  Anyway, here is an image from the gallery.  Click the image to follow it to the whole gallery.  Right now I’d call the gallery the “Industry” gallery I think.  I dunno?  Tell me what you think of the gallery.  Is it fine art?  Do you like the images?  To much photoshoping?  Does the photoshoping enhance the images, or degrade them?

I’ve also uploaded a few new sunsets.  Hope you like them.  This one I captured while stalking a sunset on the way from one family gathering to another on the weekend after Thanksgiving.  I just spent a good half hour removing those power lines from the image, and then when I looked at it full size again, I didn’t like it with the power lines removed.  D’oh!  I don’t know why, but I really like this sunset.  Maybe because it’s so different with the silhouette of the railroad gate?  Anyway, click through the image to go to the full gallery.


American Art Glass Showroom

Today I made my first really substantial sale of a nature/wildlife print.  It was a bald eagle photograph.  I’ve had nature/wildlife prints in a couple of retail locations for some time, and today, at the American Art Glass Showroom in Naperville, IL, I sold the image below for $200.  My largest single sale to date!  The print was a 20×30 print, double matted and nicely framed in a simple oak frame at 24×36.  Special thanks to the American Art Glass Showroom for their efforts in making this sale happen.  To see more of Night Owl Photography’s work, visit them at 605 E. Odgen Avenue #2, Naperville, IL  60563



Garfield Farm – Homespun Holidays Craft Show & Sale

Richard Nagle of Night Owl Photography is a nature, wildlife, portrait, and event photographer in the Fox Valley area of the western suburbs. Richard grew up in his godfather’s darkroom learning the fundamentals of photography. 5 years ago, Richard started Night Owl Photography, where he attempts to preserve natures perfect moments in time, in photographs. He specializes in photographing the American Bald Eagle, and all of his photography is done right here, in our own back yard. All of his photographs are taken locally in the Midwest.

For more information about Night Owl Photography, please visit his website at:

Richard is one of the wonderful local artists who will be sharing his work at the Garfield Farm & Inn Museum’s Homespun Holidays Craft Show & Sale on December 4-5, 2010.


 Garfield Farm Museum
Homespun Holidays Craft Show & Sale

December 4th & 5th from Noon – 7PM both days
(Click for Map)

 American Bald Eagle

Night Owl Photography Art Show Was A Success!

Well, my art show today was a success!  We actually had guests nearly all day long! Only 1 break of about a half an hour with no one there.  Since I’m a nature photographer, I chose to set the tone with some music from native american music artists like Robert Mirabal, Johnny Whitehorse, and Mark Thunderwolf.  I’d like to thank Kindred Spirits Intuative Arts Center, The Fox River Academy of Music and Art, and everyone who came to the show.  For those of you who wanted to be there, but were instead home sick, or with sick kids, I’m so sorry that you’re dealing with illness and hope you feel better soon. 
I had a good selection of the many aspects of my nature photography on display.  I discovered that the most popular were: 
I did a lot of mingling, catching up with people I haven’t seen in ages, met some new people who were quite literally walk ins, and had a really great time.  I also discovered from a fellow local area artist that you can get free advertising for an art show in this area!  Now to start preparing for my next art show. 
Thanks again to everyone who stopped by.

Night Owl Photography Art Exhibit

Press Release!

For Immediate Release:
Night Owl Photography Art Exhibit
The Nature Photography of Richard Nagle

Suburban Chicago, IL – 31 Dec 2009 – Midwest area photographer Richard Nagle of Night Owl Photography announces the first Night Owl Photography public art exhibit at the Kindred Spirits Intuative Arts Center, and in conjunction with the Fox River Academy of Music & Art’s public art exhibit.

Mr. Nagle travels the midwest photographing the nature and wildlife we have right in our own back yards. All of the photography featured in the exhibit has been captured within a few hours of the Chicagoland area. Mr. Nagle endeavors to capture the decisive moments in nature, that ensnare the heart and soul of those who view his work.

Kathy Stinson says “Rich is a fantastic photographer. I bought some of his eagle photos for my father’s birthday and he just loved them. He has a such great eye for detail. You will not be disappointed.”

Mr. Nagle’s photography varies in subject matter from American Bald Eagles on the hunt, to majestic fire sunsets, to dramatically gleamed plants and flora, to backyard birds and wildlife. His photographic eye was gifted to him through his parents and grandparents. Everyone in his family has the gift of art in some way. He learned photography on a completely manual 35mm SLR, and grew up in the darkroom with his father and 2 godfathers. They harnessed his gift, developed it, and then released him into the world, armed with a camera. It wasn’t until his mid 30’s, when he discovered the digital SLR that he rediscovered his gift and created Night Owl Photography.

The Night Owl Photography Art Exhibit will be held from 12PM – 6PM on Sunday January 17th, 2010 at Kindred Spirits Intuative Arts Center / 4025A Route 34, Oswego, IL 60543.

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Richard Nagle is sole proprietor and owner of Night Owl Photography. Night Owl Photography is based in the far western suburbs of Chicagoland. Much of my photography is based on nature and wildlife in the midwest, however I also do portrait and event photography. I specialize in photographing the American Bald Eagle. Night Owl Photography can be located online at

Kindred Spirits Intuative Arts Center is a self discovery center developed to assist you in finding your truth, which is already within you. Through classes workshops or individual sessions, you can develop your skills and abilities and expand your understanding of who you are. Kindred Spirits can be found online at

American Art Glass Showroom

American Art Glass Showroom is located at 605 East Ogden Avenue in Naperville, IL.  Why am I blogging about this?  Because Night Owl Photography has been asked by the American Art Glass Showroom to display my photographs in their showroom, along with other local artists!  I have a single large print of an eagle at 24 x 36 displayed, as well as a variety of smaller 11 x 14’s.  About 6 to 8 photos I think?  There’s also feather and jewelry art from “The Naked Parrot” on display, and a couple of other artists too.  Soon, I’ll be displaying even more photographs in yet another retail location.  The Kindred Spirits Intuitive Arts Center in Oswego will have a few of my prints to display in their large log cabin meeting room soon.  And in January, I’ll be a featured artist for the Fox River Academy of Music and Arts art show.  (More info to come on these last two topics.)

American Art Glass is a business that creates custom window art for your home.  Here is an example of some of their work.  They also sell stained glass art in their retail showroom, and offer stained glass classes there in the evenings.  It’s a neat little store with lots of stuff to see.  You should go check it out!  Tell them Night Owl sent you! 

American Art Glass Showroom