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Sweet Week!

Shutter: 1/640, Aperture: ƒ/6.3, ISO: 640, Lens: 150-600mm My week was completely packed with awesome photo opportunities. Let me give you a run down. Earlier last week I received my Sigma 150-600mm. I rented it to use at the 2016 … 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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Ink Drops in Water, with the Grim Reaper!

Shutter: 1/125, Aperture: ƒ/10.0, ISO: 640, Lens: 18-35mm I’ve always wanted to try photographing ink drops in a tank, and a recent photography club challenge seemed to be a good motivator. We were challenged with the single word “black,” and … Continue reading

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DC Landmark Photography Challenge

Shutter: 1/60, Aperture: f/2.8, Lens: 15mm, ISO: 6400 My local lens group had an assignment this week; take a photo of any well-known DC landmark that’s been photographed a million times, and produce an image that is completely new and … Continue reading

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DIY lighting set up for food

Shutter: 1/125, Aperture: f/1.8, Lens: 50mm, ISO: 400 I am putting together a layout featuring employee recipes for my office’s internal magazine. I needed to take a quick photo of this poundcake, but I didn’t bring my flash, remote triggers, … Continue reading

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It was a– nice day for a– white wedding

Shutter: 1/100, Aperture: f/5.6, Lens: 70-200 mm, ISO: 100 Typically I don’t do weddings. I love being a rock and roll/ monster truck, type of shooter; but a very good friend of mine was getting married, and I really wanted … Continue reading

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Atlas Genius

Shutter: 1/800, Aperture: f/1.8, Lens: 18-35mm, ISO: 1600 I had one of those rockstar experiences on Sunday, it came up completely out of the blue, and kept compounding its awesomeness as the day progressed. I am currently a furloughed Fed. … Continue reading

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Washington Kastles

Shutter: 1/640), Aperture: f/2.8, Lens: 160mm, ISO: 200 I shot another Washington Kastles (pro tennis) match the other week. This shot, while very, very lucky, came out as my favorite. Check out the fuzz flying off the ball as Bobby … Continue reading

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All Day I Dream About Shooting Korn

Shutter: 1/80, Aperture: f/2.8, Lens: 15mm, ISO: 1600 On Saturday I shot Preakness, Tuesday I shot Korn, and tonight I’m shooting Third Eye Blind. This is a rare situation, I got to shoot this concert in the pit with my … Continue reading

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Night Blossom

Shutter: 13 seconds, Aperture: f/5.0, Lens: 15mm, ISO: 400 Hoping to get a unique shot of the new cherry blossoms, I snuck out in the middle of the night for some long exposures. I got this shot with a Yongnuo … Continue reading

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Photos included in interview with Edward Sharpe

If you watch carefully you can see two of my photos in this ABCNews Audiofile interview with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes. Spoiler alert, they’re at the 1:30 and 4:30 mark. My name, Andy Jones, will appear on screen … Continue reading

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Mumford & Sons in Concert

Shutter: 1/1600, Aperture: f/1.8, Lens: 50mm, ISO: 1600 Getting in to shoot Mumford & Sons has been the most nailbiting experience I’ve had shooting a concert, and it ended up being my top overall concert as well. They had just … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Miss America

Watch in 720 HD. Video is safe for work, but contains lots of bikinis. Ok, I’ve officially completed my 2013 Miss America coverage. I have two blog posts; one about shooting the hallway portraits with custom bokeh, and another about … Continue reading

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There she is, My big Miss America post

Shutter: 1/200, Aperture: f/2.8, Lens: 70-200mm, ISO: 1250 I recently got back from Las Vegas covering the 2013 Miss America pageant at the Planet Hollywood. I’m a little bit proud of getting myself credentials, but mainly I’m relieved I didn’t … Continue reading

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Miss America contestant portraits

Shutter: 1/200, Aperture: f/2.8, Lens: 50mm, ISO: 320, Remote Flash, Gary Fong Lightsphere Last week I was in Las Vegas covering the 2013 Miss America pageant on behalf of WV Magic. On Friday I could get some one-on-one time with … Continue reading

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I’m going Bald.

Shutter: 1/640, Aperture: f/5.6, Lens: 70-200mm (with 2x extender =400mm), ISO:100 You know I love shooting American bald eagles (not you too… fine. I love shooting photos of American bald eagles. Seriously, it’s getting old.) So Paul Frederiksen took me … Continue reading

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300mm vs 200mm (L): The Harvest Moon

Shutter: 1/160, Aperture: f/2.8, Lens: 70-200mm, ISO: 400 We got lucky and caught the blue moon (second full moon in a given month) when it was a harvest moon (bright orange). Today is August 31st, the day of Neil Armstrong’s … Continue reading

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On Assignment: Montgomery County Fair

Shutter: 1/80, Aperture: f/2.8, Lens: 15mm, ISO: 800. ©2012 Patch.com A year ago I sold my first picture to MontgomeryVillage.Patch.com, a local hub in a nationwide network of blogs. Ever since, all I’ve wanted was an assignment (and credentials) to … Continue reading

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Shooting a band in a (recording) studio

Shutter: 1/50, Aperture: f/2.8, Lens: 70-200mm, ISO: 1600 I’ve shot DC area band South Rail a few times now, and recently they asked me to join them in the recording studio. It was a cool opportunity to try shooting them … Continue reading

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311 in Concert

Shutter: 1/320, Aperture: f/2.8, Lens: 70-200mm, ISO : 1600 I got to shoot 311 at Jiffy Lube Live this past weekend. This is the biggest concert I’ve shot so far, and it’s a great story of how I got to … Continue reading

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