Tag: Photography

The Rich Are Different Than You and Me

It was a very wet snow, typical for DC, one of those storms lingering on the edge of the rain/snow line. A damp, cold and miserable day. But I went out anyway, not being one to sit inside, no matter the weather. Perhaps that’s why I love photography so much – it gives me an…




Practical Advice for Protesters

More than 200,000 people are expected at Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington. I’ve lived in DC for two decades and have witnessed countless protests, from the aimless grifters of OccupyDC to the thundering anti-war protests of the George Bush era. I love taking photos of protesters. It’s real drama on the streets of DC. And while I’m not one to rise…




Canon G9 X Update: Love This Little Camera

Sometimes, you don’t want to shoulder the DSLR. But you want something that’s better than the iPhone. The Canon G9 X is ideal for this kind of everyday shooting. Saturday was a day that began in ice but ended with dry roads and blue skies. Once the melting began, I hopped on Capital Bikeshare and headed for…




The Future is the (Photography) Collective!

How do photographers make their voice heard in a era saturated with millions of images? By forming a photo collective, a group of photographers with a common vision or subject matter. Photographers pool their talents and expertise to make a larger impact. The idea is an old one. Magnum Photos set the tone for post-war photography, creating iconic…




The Fate of Polaroid: A Warning for Apple

A charismatic and iconoclastic figure creates a world-changing product. He insists upon doing things his way, the market be damned. His motto: Don’t do anything that someone else can do. Don’t undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible. He makes products for artists, by artists – many of his new hires…




Photo Gallery: Mayor Bowser Signs Bill Helping Local Cyclists

Photos from the Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA) happy hour at Mission, where Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Motor Vehicle Collision Recovery Act of 2016. This new law makes it easier for cyclists and pedestrians to sue motorists who hit them. I happened to be standing next to the Mayor as she waited to be introduced….




Happy Birthday, Capital Bikeshare!

Launched six years ago today, Capital Bikeshare changed the way DC gets around. These ubiquitous red bike bikes revolutionized biking in this city, bringing cycling to the masses. Biking is no longer just the provence of fearless young males. With thousands of Capital Bikeshare bikes on the streets, it’s now something that everyone does –…




The Maritime Republic of Eastport

Island life makes people a little crazy. Key West has the Conch Republic and a little neighborhood in Annapolis has the Maritime Republic of Eastport? While technically not an island, Eastport feels that way, located across a drawbridge from highfalutin historic Annapolis, MD. But you won’t find cobblestone streets and signers of the Declaration of…




Canon G9 X: First Impressions

My first digital camera was a Canon and since then I’ve been wedded to the brand. It was a Canon Digital ELPH S110, I believe, a compact 2.1 megapixel shooter that I paid close to $400 in 2001. Back then, anything digital was impressive. But I also really liked the design – square and metal,…




Del Ray Ramble: Going Back for Biscuits

Record heat is predicted this weekend. But last weekend was plenty hot for me, so I got my biking in early Sunday morning. I was up at 7 and out the door not too long after. Sunday morning is the best time to bike in DC, with very little traffic in the city and before…