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Changing locations.

5 years, 10 months 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 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 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.

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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.

Crosspost: Pachyderms On Parade

6 years, 1 month ago blogging, photography, the arts 0

Originally posted on the Intern Edition blog for NPR.

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Every year, right around the end of March, rumblings of the elephant walk start to surface.

Yes, that’s right. The Elephant Walk.

In advance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus opening at the Verizon Center this week, the streets of DC turn into a pre-circus parade of elephants, clowns and other entertaining animals. It’s really a clever way to generate interest in the event while masking it’s true intent – moving the massive pachyderms from the circus train’s station in Southeast, up past the Capitol for a photo op, and on to the final venue in Chinatown.

Since I’ve lived in the city, I’ve tried to get to the elephant walk to see the spectacle. And every year, I’ve missed it. This year was a close call – those elephants walk fast! I followed @DCElephantWalk on Twitter to keep updated with their location, and still I barely made it to the Verizon center to see the parade. Thankfully, the clowns were out and about afterward to meet with the crowd.

Some love the elephant walk. Others decry it as animal cruelty. I opt to put aside my adult brain and indulge my inner 10-year old.

I love elephants. And I love a good photo op.

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