Category Archives: Place

A post about a web site (or location or event)

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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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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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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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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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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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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2014 Preakness

Shutter: 1/250; Aperture: ƒ/7.1, ISO: 100, Lens: 70-200mm Last year I shot Preakness as a runner for USAToday. This year I wanted a more forward role, so I applied to shoot for DC101. My primary goal was to cover the … Continue reading

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Playing “Journalist” on the Red Carpet

Shutter: 1/320, Aperture: f/1.8, Lens: 18-35mm, ISO: 640 (no flash) I’ve shot several celebrity news events before, like Miss America and various press conferences, but this was my first A List Celebrity Red Carpet job. Hollywood came to DC this … Continue reading

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Photo Challenge: Shoot from the Hip

Shutter: 1/80, Aperture: f/6.3, Lens: 15mm, ISO: 100 Our latest photo challenge in my local Lens Group was to nab a great photo, shooting from the hip. To take it further, we instituted a “no chimping” rule. Meaning you can’t … Continue reading

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National Zoo with a 100-400mm f/5.6

Shutter: 1/160, Aperture: f/5.6, Lens: 100-400mm, ISO: 6400 I rented the Canon 100-400mm f/5.6 for some wildlife photography this weekend. My travels took me to the National Zoo in Washington DC. This is my favorite shot from the day. The … Continue reading

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Abandoned National Capital Trap and Skeet Club

Shutter: 1/30, Aperture: f/1.8, Lens: 18-35mm, ISO: 6400 I, ahem, had some unscheduled time off from work back in October, so I set out to do some exploring during the day. In my research online I heard about the National … Continue reading

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80s Photo Shoot

Shutter: 1/100, Aperture: f/7.1, Lens: 18-35mm, ISO: 1000 White Flint Mall, just outside of Washington DC is on its way to becoming abandoned. Right now there are only two or three stores left in the entire mall, but a scheduled … 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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Motorcycle Show at the Convention Center

Shutter: 1/50, Aperture: f/1.8, Lens: 18-35mm, ISO: 320 I took my son to the DC Motorcycle Show. Much like the auto show, all the major bike manufacturers show off all the new models, but there was also an impressive showing … 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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