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2011 [My] Photo of the Year

It may seem unusual to put a wedding photo as my picture of the year, but this photo has so much below the surface which is what makes it an important one for me. The photo is of my cousin who got married New Year’s Day 2011. They had one photographer for the day and […]

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2011 in One Photo

This is easily my favorite photo of 2011. The morning newspaper had a section on the top photos of 2011, and although there were plenty of memorable and tragic moments captured throughout the world, this one of Scott Jones and Alexandra Thomas was one of the viral photos of the year. The context is that […]

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Photography Cost Breakdown

There are many assumptions I’m making for this post, drawing mostly from my experience. There are likely some holes and something I did not take into consideration, but the take home message is this: Photography almost always seems overpriced for a 1/125th second frozen in time, but you have to remember all the hours of […]

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Then and Now

Two years. It’s been a little over two years since I photographed my first wedding. I will never forget being so simultaneously nervous and excited to be the one taking photos for my friends’ special day. I can’t thank them enough for believing in me and trusting me with this great event. The weather forecast […]

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Conan and Astrid

I was lucky enough to be asked to photograph the wedding of Conan and Astrid, two wonderful people who were really easy to work with. They had a small ceremony at Gadsby’s Tavern in Old Town Alexandria on October 29th, 2011. Best wishes to the happy couple!

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A Proper Gig Bag

As much as I’d like to maintain my laid-back and carefree attitude towards photography, there comes a time where I think I need to be more professional, specifically when working with actual professionals. as much as I love using my Crumpler Bag for carrying my gear comfortably, it’s bright orange top flap doesn’t exactly scream […]

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Olive Garden for Life?

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Cherry Blossoms

one thing we have an abundance of in DC is cherry blossoms. 3020 to be exact. we have a cherry blossom festival that commemorates the donation from Japan. once a year, you can join the thousands of people that come see the cherry blossoms in peak bloom. this year, due to impending rain, the peak […]

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Review: Spider Holster System

UPDATE 2: Due to complaints and concerns about the holster clip wearing down with high use, Shai Eynav and company designed a new high-wear clip, which was offered for a nominal fee to all its spider holster users. It’s nice to see companies that still keep their customers in mind and not only the bottom […]

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50 50 50 – Abandoned Houses

Since the weddings and engagement surprise this year, I have been reading about ways to help improve my photography skills. one exercise I read about was a 50-50-50 project. the idea is you shoot at 50mm, walk around taking photos every 50 feet (15-20 steps), and take 50 photos. the idea is to force yourself […]

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