Category Archives: Writing

Birthday Bald Eagles

Shutter: 1/800, Aperture: ƒ/6.3, ISO: 800, Lens: 600mm On my birthday in November I took my son and my Sigma 150-600mm zoom to Conowingo Dam to try and get some bald eagle photos. We had a blast, and I got … Continue reading

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Guerrilla Model Shoot at the Autoshow Revisted

Shutter: 1/200, Aperture: ƒ/5.6, ISO: 100, Lens: 28-135mm. Two speedlights This past week I visited the Washington Auto Show at the DC Convention Center. In the last few years, the overall goal was to get a nice looking studio-style photo … Continue reading

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Fall Editorial Fashion Shoot with Chelsea

Shutter:1/1000, Aperture: f/2.8, ISO: 100, Lens: 70-200mm I’ll write a bit more about this shoot, but for now click below for the full gallery

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The 2017 Miss America Pageant

Shutter: 1/160, Aperture: ƒ/6.3, ISO: 2500, Lens: 150-600 I got to travel to Atlantic City last weekend and cover the 2017 Miss America pageant for the fifth time. As expected, it was an amazing experience. I had my trusty Sigma … Continue reading

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Guerrilla Model Shoot in DC

Shutter: 1/100, Aperture: ƒ/1.4, ISO: 1250, Lens: 50mm I had a concept where I wanted to get a series of editorial/fashion shoot photos in the shortest amount of time, with minimal gear, but look like it could have taken place … Continue reading

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Snow hawk

Shutter: 1/320, Aperture: ƒ/8.0, ISO: 500, Lens: 70-200mm I was driving around in the snow this past weekend and I spotted my hawk. I’ve seen him frequently, so I claim ownership, but I rarely have my lens with me, and … Continue reading

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Fall portraits all weekend

Shutter: 1/2500, Aperture: ƒ/1.4 ISO: 100 Lens: 500mm Between Friday and Sunday evening, I did four portrait sessions. My “bread and butter” is covering events (primarily concerts) in a journalistic capacity. I’ve been doing casual portraits for friends for years, … Continue reading

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600mm at Miss America

Shutter: 1/125, Aperture: ƒ/6.3, ISO: 2500, Lens: 600mm For the fourth year in a row I had the extreme pleasure of shooting the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City. Celebrating its 95th year, this is one of my favorite events, … Continue reading

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Mumford & Sons (again)

Shutter: 1/200, Aperture: ƒ/2.8, ISO: 2500, Lens: 70-200mm Three years ago, I was able to finagle my way into getting a press pass to shoot Mumford & Sons. Not only was it an incredible concert, but that was the first … Continue reading

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Gymnastics Photo Essay

Shutter: 1/1000, Aperture: ƒ/1.6, ISO: 2000, Lens: 50mm To skip straight to the final Photo essay. The following is a blog post about some of the photos I chose, and the experience. Many of you may know that my biggest … Continue reading

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Mary Catherine in the Studio

Shutter: 1/125, Aperture: ƒ/5.6, ISO: 100, Lens: 24-70mm You may recognize Mary Catherine from my Auto Show guerilla shoot, or the nighttime city shoot in DC. Now we wanted to get some proper headshots in a studio. Plus, I have … Continue reading

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Come with me now – Kongos at 9:30 Club

Shutter: 1/500, Aperture: ƒ/1.4, ISO: 1600, Lens: 50mm It’s been just over a month since 2015 kicked off and I’m finally getting back into the pit. Kongos performed at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC this week, and I had … Continue reading

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Cold War Model Shoot in the Missile Silo

Shutter: 1/160, Aperture ƒ/2.8, ISO: 640, Lens: 18-35mm, Remote flash As I mourn the demolition of my beloved abandoned missile silo, I realized I never finished the blog post about the time we took a model down there, and she … Continue reading

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Guerrilla Model Shoot at the Auto Show

Shutter: 1.500, Aperture: ƒ/3.5, ISO: 1000, Lens: 24-70mm, remote activated flash I’ve been trying to pull off this shot off for a couple of years now. I love visiting the Washington Auto Show each year and taking photos of the … Continue reading

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GWAR in Baltimore

Shutter: 1/500, Aperture: ƒ/1.8, ISO: 2500, Lens: 18-35mm, Lots of plastic wrap Hooray I got to shoot GWAR again. I’m not a huge fan of their music, but it’s an incredible show live, and if you have the opportunity, you … Continue reading

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My Pic of 2015 Miss America in Today’s Washington Post…

Shutter: 1/320, Aperture: ƒ/2.8, ISO: 100, Lens: 24-70mm, Flash As you know, I am a big fan of the Miss America Organization. For months now I’ve been trying to get “in” with the organization to be “their main dude” to … Continue reading

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Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens

Shutter: 1/30, Aperture: ƒ/3.2, ISO: 1600, Lens: 15mm Late last year I was asked to shoot pics of all the Christmas decorations at Busch Gardens Williamsburg for the company that outfits the park with all the seasonal large-scale decorations. That … Continue reading

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Abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike

Shutter: 1/400, Aperture: ƒ/2.8, ISO: 100, Lens: 70-200mm Since it’s almost Halloween, I wanted to share this creepy abandoned section of the PA Turnpike. My buddy Joe called me up and said there was a derelict tunnel and section of … Continue reading

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Street Fashion with Mary Catherine

Shutter: 1/200, Aperture: ƒ/1.4, ISO: 320 Lens: 50mm 1/200 I recently had the pleasure of shooting some fashion/editorial shots with Mary Catherine. You may remember her as the Miss DC contestant looking in the mirror in my Miss DC write-up. … Continue reading

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I want to get better – Shooting Bleachers

Shutter: 1/400, Aperture: ƒ/1.4, Lens: 50.0 mm, ISO: 1600 I got to test out my new Canon 6D at the Bleachers show. The entire day was a rollercoaster of emotions. Let’s start in the morning. I’ve been enjoying the Bleachers’ … Continue reading

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