The Shutdown Stories Project

The federal shutdown affects the entire region Washington, DC region, hurting our neighbors, friends, and families. Without our federal workforce, local services suffer, national air travel becomes difficult, and our Smithsonian museums and national parks close. Federal workers have become unwilling pawns. Perhaps most dehumanizing the media and certain politicians relegate these great individuals as …

Focusing on the Your Shot Community in 2019

The Internet offers photographers many options, perhaps too many options, to share their works. With so many choices, I participate in the networks I focus on networks that deliver value, whether from a marketing or a creative development perspective. I find myself posting more frequently in National Geographic’s Your Shot Community, and plan to continue …

A Holiday Buying Guide for that Special Photographer

With the holidays right around the corner, many loved ones want to know what their photographers want for Christmas, Hanukkah, or another holiday they might celebrate. I have my desires but decided to ask my colleagues in the DC Focused Facebook community what they want for the holidays. Find below a list of potential gifts for …