For anyone of you interested in learning or taking your portrait photography to next level, my friend Will Sterling will be the first of a series of workshops aimed at sharing his vision, workflow and style of photography. You can sign up for the workshop at Sterling Photography Workshops.
With the snowfall in DC on Tuesday, I decided to get out and take a few pictures. My main goal was to get a shot of the National Bank of Washington. I pass this building everyday on my way to and from work and have always thought that it it would make an interesting subject to photograph. However, I could not find a composition that I liked the until the last snowfall. As luck would have it, I did not have my camera on hand to to capture the image. The building was built in 1889 and served as the headquarters of the National Bank of Washington from 1889 to 1954. It was designated as a National Historic site in 1965 and also designated as D.C. Historic Landmark.
This weekend I photographed something that's a little different for me. A friend of mine wanted me to take some pictures of Louie, her ten week old Pomeranian puppy. We went out to Oronoco Bay Park in Alexandria, VA. Although I have rode my bicycle by the park many time, it was the first time I actually spent any time actually in the park or the series of connecting parks.
While out photographing the ice at Scott's Run in January, I found myself starting at the Potomac River and the ripples in the water. There was a picture to be taken but I could not figure out how to capture it. After a few minutes, I saw this rock in the water and decided to use it as my subject with the ripples of the Potomac River in the background.
A couple of weeks ago, I attended a walking tour of Waterford, Virginia with Roadrunner Photography Tours and the Loudoun County Photo Club. Before the tour, I had not heard of Waterford but decided to go on the tour in large part because I had photographed anything in a couple of months. Plus, it was an opportunity to hang out with some friends.