Tag: fotoweek

Photos Beyond the Monuments: Ten Years of Exposed

Congrats to Exposed DC, which recently marked ten years of celebrating photography in Washington, DC. They do so with an annual photo contest that highlights a city that most tourists never get to see – the DC beyond the monuments. I was fortunate to be in the very first show back in 2006 with my…




Friday Photo: FotoNOMA Edition

I have a confession. I live in DC, take photos in DC, know lots of DC photographers, even won a FotoWeekDC contest but I cannot make heads or tails of the FotoWeekDC web site. There’s an overwhelming number of events – gallery openings, workshops (mostly paid), talks, lectures, training and other activities – but without…




iPhone Photo Wins Honorable Mention in 2013 Cherry Blossom Photo Contest

Digital has taken the guesswork out of photography. After all, you can check the screen of your camera to see if the photo came out. No more wondering if everything is in focus and properly exposed. Even with these advancements, you still don’t know if the photo really works. I biked to the Tidal Basin…




Art, Food and Protest: My Year in Photos

A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for. – John A. Shedd 2011 was the year I decided that a camera in a bag was a dead camera. Our photographic tools (DSLRs, point-and-shoots, iPhones) are designed to be used. That’s where they’re built for. I’m also fortunate/cursed…




First Place in the Fotoweek Mobile Phone Image Contest

I recently won first place in the Fotoweek Mobile Phone Image Contest. Here’s how I came up with the winning photo. The theme of the competition was “Fotoweek Through the Mobile Lens”: Mobile devices allow you to get up close to capture intimate moments, abstract macros, candid street photos, night projects, and what FotoWeek DC…




FotoWeek DC 2010: “To Publish or to Self-Publish?”

Only three years old, FotoWeek DC has blossomed into a city-wide event encompassing gallery shows, competitions, lectures, workshops, portfolio reviews and parties. There’s a lot of great free stuff to attend. In addition to gallery shows, there are some interesting lectures and workshops going on this week. One of them was “To Publish or to…




FotoWeek Seminar: The Nature of Transition

Last night, I braved the cold to attend a seminar entitled The Nature of Transition by photographer Steve Uzzell. It was part of FotoWeek, the seven day celebration of photography in Washington. The theme of the seminar was on transition in our lives, how it is something to be embraced rather than feared. After all,…