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Lessons from Photographer's Block

At one point or another, we’ve all gotten into a creative rut. Sometimes it just feels like you’ve run out of things to photograph. Sometimes you just don’t feel like taking pictures anymore. 497 more words


ISO: What? Why? ...what?

Film speed is the way to measure the light sensitivity of film or digital imaging systems. This is measured using a numerical scale. The common modern scale is the ISO (International Organization for Standardization – I have no idea why it isn’t IOS, but I don’t make the rules). 347 more words


Clouded Leopard

This morning was spent with several budding bird photographers in my first Getting Started in Bird Photography class with Capital Photography Center. Walking the paths of the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, they had the opportunity to develop their technical skills to capture beautiful bird images. 507 more words


A Little Chipmunk

A visit to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington D.C. on Wednesday brought wonderful sights and sounds of the wildlife. Not just the wildlife in the exhibits, but the wildlife that call the National Zoo their home. 351 more words


Smartphone Food Photography

I’m sure you’ve seen those people. You know who I’m talking about. Those people who seem to have an errant need to photograph every waking moment of every single day with their smartphones. 645 more words


Softly Floating

Softly floating along the water, something left behind.

Gentle like the wind, warming like the sun.

A memory that brushes across, ever fleeting.


Spending a little time on the dock this afternoon, the air was fairly quiet with birds. 90 more words


Around Town: New Beginnings

Just before I turned 13, my family moved to Washington D.C. because of my dad’s job. Initially, I was afraid. I was moving to a new and large place, I had no friends, and I was going into 8th grade – one of the most awkward periods in my life thus far.  295 more words