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Seattle at dusk.

6 years ago blogging, photography, travels 1

I found myself out and about much later tonight than any other night so far. I’ve now been here a week. Crazy, it feels like it’s been so long, yet it hasn’t been at all. This city is incredibly beautiful.

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Alki beach

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From the King County Water Taxi fishing pier

Changing locations.

6 years ago blogging, photography, travels 0

A week ago Thursday morning, I left for my summer internship at The Seattle Times. It was not an easy morning. But Seattle is beautiful. And three days in, the internship is off to a good start. So all is well. But I still miss home. And Scott.

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Project365: Light.

6 years, 1 month ago blogging, photography, projects 0

Another themed collection of Project365 photos. I really liked the last set, so I thought I’d try it again. What’s funny is that I don’t really think about themes like this when shooting. I just see them as I’m posting and editing. I guess my sub-conscious is always looking for a theme.

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Two amazing things.

6 years, 1 month ago grad school, photography, travels 2

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1. I met the President and First Lady. There’s video here of my friends and I getting honored at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.

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2. I walked in graduation. I am steps (well, words) away from my master’s degree from the University of Missouri.

Backlog: Excuses

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This is why I’m so far behind on posting my project365 photos.* And all the other photos I’ve taken lately. I have very bad habits about memory cards. I seem to think of them like film – if I clear them, I’m worried the photos will disappear forever. (Yes, I back them up on both my computer and our RAID system. I still get nervous.)

* There really are a number of reasons, but this is definitely one of the more frequent offenders.

NPR’s photo lede = 1A above the fold.

6 years, 1 month ago grad school, photography 0

During the last week of my internship with NPR, I got to photograph a story with Larry Abramson, NPR’s education correspondent. We spent the day with Fairfax County eighth graders participating in Junior Achievement’s Finance Park program as part of a series on financial literacy and young people. This was the first real story I got to cover for NPR, and it was an awesome experience.

My favorite photograph from the day made it into the story page, and to my surprise (and delight), on the homepage for a few hours. For those of you familiar with the impact of running a photograph above the fold on 1A in a print edition, having a photograph appear in the photo lede spot on NPR’s homepage holds the same weight. Coburn Dukehart, one of my coworkers at NPR, alerted me to the story’s position on the site and sent me this screenshot, which was good since my internet hadn’t been working all day.

And yes, I forwarded this directly to my mom. She was excited, to say the least.

Backlog: Everything.

6 years, 2 months ago blogging, food, photography, projects 1

I am so far behind on all the awesome things I want to blog. But priorities are with finishing my Master’s project report (and thus my degree), my internship at NPR, and trying to secure as many things as possible with the wedding. Okay, that last one is a little frivalous. But only a little.

In the meantime, enjoy a few photos from my Project 365. The theme is obvious.

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The Washington Revels: Maritime Voices

6 years, 2 months ago blogging, photography, the arts 0

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Just a preview from my last-minute shoot with The Washington Revels on Saturday. Stage photography has always been a favorite niche of mine, somehow a cross between sports and studio work. The lighting was not ideal – direct down lights – and the men were all wearing hats, but I think I managed to get some really nice frames.

This one made me laugh out loud, so I deemed it “Picture of the Day.”

Happy Anniversary.

6 years, 2 months ago family, photography 0

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Thirty-three years ago, my parents got married. I wonder if the future they imagined on that day looked anything like it is now. They’re so happy, so perfectly strange and silly, so full of love.

I’ve got the best role models.

Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad.

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Catching up on 365.

6 years, 2 months ago blogging, food, photography 0

Just a few of the newest bunch that I like.

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I think I’m on a dark kick.

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Letting the light show the details instead of the dark.

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Funny, I remember saying that ten years ago when I first started in photography.