I've been shooting the Cherry Blossoms in DC now for quite a few years. I never get tired of it but it can be challenging to produce images that are not just a repeat of previous years. Typically I go down pre-dawn and shoot as mentioned in this Popular Photography Article. This year I decided to make my way through the mass humanity and go down in the afternoon - it was great and I was certainly successful - but I still like the early morning hours better. Of all I shot that day this might be one of my favorite images - and it's not even of the Cherry Blossoms. I just got a Canon 8-15mm f/4L and this is one example of what it does
I am truly fortunate to have the opportunity to license images from my collection of Washington DC Photography for such a wide variety of print and electronic media. I recently licensed 12 images to Harlequin Books as Book Covers for The Fatal Series by New York Times Best Selling Author Marie Force - with more to come. One advantage in providing a wide variety of DC Images is that whether it's an Art Buyer or Architectural Design Firm seeking images for a Corporate / Hospitality Decor Project - or in this case a Book Publisher requiring a series of diverse DC Images - I am typically able to fulfill their entire project needs as opposed to them having to source imagery from multiple artists. This saves the Art Director or Art Buyer time and effort, makes their job easier, and is a big plus for me in acquiring ( and expanding ) projects and licensing images of Washington DC
I am truly fortunate to have the opportunity to license images from my collection of Washington DC Photography for such a wide variety of print and electronic media. What's Cool about this image is that is was actually included in my archive of DC Photography as an afterthought - plucked from my Washington DC Cherry Blossoms Gallery by an obviously talented and extremely savvy art director for use in the DC Cool Ad Campaign - to be reproduced as full page ads in various print publications including Food + Wine, Condé Nast Traveler, Essence, Smithsonian,The New Yorker, and city magazines in major feeder markets like New York, Philadelphia and Boston, as well as 9' displays around DC. What's especially Cool for me is this was shot fiddling around with a LensBaby I had just bought and trying to figure out how to use. If you're not familiar - a LensBaby is an inexpensive plastic lens that offers the ability for some pretty interesting blur effects. I was a bit concerned at first with this image going 9' but it looked fantastic.
Went to my Cousin Stevie's wedding this past Saturday / Reception held at the Key Bridge Marriott with wonderful views of DC and Georgetown. Here's a nice view of Georgetown at Sunset taken with my Sweet Little Sony RX100 II - shot through a dirty smoky glass window - but that seemed to just enhance the mood of the image
I have been a Professional Photographer in Washington DC since I was 19 years old. Through the years I have worked constantly to improve my skills; creatively, technically and in business. My passion lies in creating images of what I see, Here and Now, As I Walk This Earth - and to hopefully share this vision. I have always felt a heightened sense of awareness of the world around me and am obsessively driven to express myself creatively. I feel this is the most exciting time ever to be a photographer, artist, or creative professional and am truly fortunate to live in an age where my creative energy can be positively focused to maintain a livelihood and support my family.
I am truly fortunate to have the opportunity to license images from my collection of Washington DC Photography for such a wide variety o...
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