35mm Prime Time

Photographed a public meeting to consider name changes for JEB Stuart High School in Falls Church, VA this weekend. JEB Stuart was a confederate general in the Civil War. Confederate names and symbols have become the center of a very useful discussion about civil rights, historical interpretation and how we value diversity. The audience had a wide range of suggestions, some of which were directly opposite one another and all of which were sincerely held. All photos were made with my handy-dandy little 35mm Prime Lens. Clearly its a limitation, but for some reason I love this lens anyway. It just has a certain look and very seldom lets me down.

First Impressions

Why do you need a professional head shot? Because:

" There is no first impressions anymore. They'll google you before the first meeting. "
- Patrick Stump -

Words and Pictures

Does anybody remember that movie called Words and Pictures with Juliette Binoche? Well, here's my take on it:

Words are good, numbers are important but words AND pictures deliver! 

 Microphne on Blue Background

ASMP Visits Library of Congress

ASMP DC Chapter visits the Photo Reading Room at Library of Congress

Kennedy Center Tour

Bill Turner was kind enough to host UUCA Members on a tour of the Kennedy Center. A few photos from here and there –

Today's Take

Our friend Carolyn Thomas came over for a short photo session. We set up in our professional portrait photography studio in Falls Church, Va. We had a lot of fun, ate a deviled egg or two, sampled some hummus and in general just played around. The first challenge was to only use one light with large photo umbrella on seamless white background. The second – and more difficult – challenge was to keep the background even and white. How did we do?