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 a blind number, “800,000 federal […]

This video shows my workflow that produced the above landscape image using Lightroom.

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 there through 2019. A 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 shutterbugs, from the most cost-effective […]

These four portraits of my daughter Soleil, feature her dressed up as Cleopatra, Egyptian Goddess. Soleil asked me to take the photos of her dressed as Cleopatra last winter, so we went and purchased two costumes, and booked some studio time at Union 206 Studio. Jessie Campbell did the makeup. Unfortunately, I had some significant life events that interrupted the effort. […]

Friends often ask me what kind of camera they should get. Usually, it’s because someone wants a new travel camera, their first real camera, or they want a device capable of more functionality than their smartphone. It’s a bit of a difficult question, as the camera industry is in transition with mirrorless cameras almost outselling DSLRs now. But there are […]

Last week, I went out on a limb and pre-ordered the 24 megapixel Nikon Z6, which should ship on November 30. It is a bit of a flyer, but assuming my instincts are correct, the camera will replace my second body, my D750. Currently, I have two cameras, one a D810 and the other a D750. They are my first […]

The above photograph was taken on the Indian River Jetty in Dewey Beach this past week. It is literally my first photo of the week. Every week I will send interested parties with my highest ranked photo posted on the 500px community. The emailed image will include a link to a downloadable version of the picture on Flickr. Photo of […]