2.4.17

Today is February 19th, 2017.

I went to D.C. for the first time in over a decade, and it was great. It’s never been a city on my radar, but I fell in love with all it had to offer. The architecture, the history, the fashion sense, the food; It was great.

A few of my high school buddies joined me for the trip, our friend Mike acting as our tour guide. He’s lived in and around the D.C. area for a shade under a decade now. It was a weekend trip, so I’m thinking of uploading a few more later.

I didn’t have a particularly productive outing as far as shooting is concerned. When I tried to get a shot of the Washington monument close up, the complete image couldn’t fit in the frame due to my macro lens. The building architecture in its historical likeness and epic rendition proved to be difficult as well. So, long story short I used my disposables sparingly. I’m on the Craiglist hunt now for both a 35mm and telephoto lens.

D.C. has made me think more about the positioning of the sun and overcast. I was completely unprepared for the difference in lighting and some of my favorite shots are too dark. The negatives can be developed up a stop when I make 4×6 prints, so we’ll see how these and few others come out down the road.


On Feb.4, a protest on the immigration ban in was held in D.C. Unfortunately the perimeter fence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. was blocked off by temporary anti-protest fencing.

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Film, Photography, Charlotte, North Carolina, Snow Day, 2017

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After getting some advice on color saturation, I watched a few tutorials and tested out what I learned. I didn’t realize I’ve been using saturation techniques already, but I’d only been affecting all the color levels. The tutorials helped me understand what colors are prominent in my images and where.  From there, it’s made easier to adjust the color play to my focal point. Thanks, Derek.


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Atlanta, GA, film, photography, NFC Divisional Round, Falcons,

1.14.17

These were taken during the NFC Divisional Round Playoff match up between the Falcons and Seahawks. This is the last season the Falcons will take the field in Georgia Dome, and that Sunday was the potential last game. It wasn’t.

My framing is getting better, but now I have to learn to edit my photos. Specifically in terms of playing with desaturation effects and learning to draw to an image focal point using color.

The image of the young boy looking into the fountain is my favorite photo of 2017. I can’t imagine the height of his curiosity at this point in my life, but I’m sure I’ve shared a similar moment.

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