Monthly Archives: May 2011

Rural Ruins

Update: published on Consumerist.com on June 2, 2011. This past weekend I came across an under-construction mansion that has been abandoned for more than a year. I poked around a bit, trying to capture that failed American Dream in all … Continue reading

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Bonfire

Shutter: 1/250, Aperture: f/2.8, ISO: 400, Flash It’s tough shooting fire… if your shutter speed is too slow, the fire looks like orange fur, if your shutter is too fast, you don’t get enough light in. For this shot, I … Continue reading

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Caught in the moment

Update: These photos were picked up by the DCist.com I was on one of the MARC commuter trains that was stuck behind a broken freight train for three hours this afternoon. (Way to kick off the three day weekend) I … Continue reading

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Volley for curb

I love finding abandoned toys. Did they get lost, or were they tossed aside. Typically toys are beloved, and then they’re mourned when lost. I spotted this one walking to a playground with my son. Instagram for iPhone

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First wedding as a Second shooter

I have been working with a mentor in the area, and this past weekend I accompanied him as second shooter on a wedding. It was my job to keep shooting while he was tackling the required shots, such as the … Continue reading

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Sixth & Rye Food Truck!

The very first kosher food truck in Washington DC premiered today, and I was at the Media event. Here are my photos. DCist.com picked them up. Check out the coverage here.

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Last Pictures ever?

Reuters photographer Pak Bea was on a flight from Singapore to Jakarta with his family when one of the engines blew. With his camera already around his neck, he proceeded to take photos that he thought may be his last. … Continue reading

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Playing with Fstop in Manual

Shutter: 1/800 -f/5.6- ISO: 100 Doing some more work with manual settings. Today I really wanted to get down adjusting my depth of field on the spot. Plus it turns out I was in auto ISO mode, regardless of shooting … Continue reading

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Playing with manual settings (Good bye Auto)

Lots to talk about since last week. I’ve been looking for a mentor, and I started working with a pro photographer one on one to try and improve my skills. Mainly, I want to work on my technical know-how. I … Continue reading

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137/365 Vuvu Azellas

Consumerist used this pic! Check it out here Check out my other 365 Project photos.

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My gig photos – new website

I would love to go to more live shows for the purpose of shooting. I have covered several events in the past within my capacity of a blogger. I created this quick portfolio of my live event shooting experience (includes … Continue reading

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Bring Your Monster To Work Day

This morning at 6 am my son woke me and asked me to take his alien to work and show it to all of his friends. Click below to see the other pics I took of his adventure today.

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Diptychs

After years of shopping for frames in craft stores, and seeing all the precut matte layouts, I was turned away from diptychs (and triptychs). I thought they were kind of gimmicky. But recently I was perusing the wedding portfolio of … Continue reading

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Jason Travis’ Persona Series

I was playing around with a diptych last week, and was not happy with the result. This weekend I saw Jason Travis’ Persona series on Flickr where he takes a portrait of a person, and whatevers in their bag at … Continue reading

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Happy Cinco de Mayo

My son placed his caterpillar riiiight near my tequila. I set up this shot after he went to bed. 50mm nifty fifty, ext flash pointed at the ceiling. Shutter (1/60) Aperture f/4.0 ISO Speed 400 This is today’s entry in … Continue reading

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Biggest photo of the night sky… ever

28-year-old amateur astrophotographer Nick Risinger trekked all over the world taking thousands of pictures of the night sky. When they were put together, he created the largest photo of the night sky ever made. Not only is it huge and … Continue reading

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123/365 Hang Down

Another pic I snapped on my way out of the Metro today. Just feet from the dusty camera I shot last week. As I was exiting the escalator, the hanging receiver caught my eye. As I crouched down to get … Continue reading

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Being there…

There was a lot of action this weekend, and this is the photo that is sticking in my mind. Oh to be the staff photographer that was there to get the reaction of the President first receiving the news. I … Continue reading

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After the shoot

This past weekend I shot a family friend’s 5 day old baby girl. I have lots of experience shooting my own son (3.5 years old) in all kinds of situations. But shooting a baby girl, that was also not my … Continue reading

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