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Category: Photography in general

Anything and everything that is not covered in one of the other categories about photography.

Being aware of your surroundings.

This morning as I was driving to Fredericksburg to have some regular maintenance done on one of our cars. I drove through some moderate rain showers and I became aware, once again, of how many people don’t pay much attention to what is going on around them, until the last minute. As photographers we should be aware of everything that is going on around us, not only when we are making images but also when we are looking for things to photograph. I’m sure you have seen images on the… Read more Being aware of your surroundings.

Finding Inspiration

How do you find the inspiration that helps you create the images you really love? Finding inspiration at the best of times can be very frustrating. If you have a deadline and need to send ideas to someone for a project you can multiply that panic. When ideas are not coming and you are getting close to the deadline true panic can set in and shut you down. Deadlines can cause panic with a very paralyzing effect. Being open to all the possibilities and all the possible creative influences is… Read more Finding Inspiration

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Starts Tomorrow

Last Saturday as I walked from the Smithsonian Metro Station to the Washington Monument, I walked past tents and exhibits being prepared for this year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The festival starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday, June 27th and then again next week, Wednesday through Sunday, July 4th through July 8th. Each year, National Mall between the Capitol and the Washington Monument is transformed into three small villages for the festival.  There is a small cabin with a garden, large tents for concerts, live shows and food. There were large… Read more Smithsonian Folklife Festival Starts Tomorrow

Fredericksburg Photography Show

Fredericksburg Photography Show If you are interested in looking at photographs, as photographers we all should be, then this weekend will be a treat for you. You can take a look at other photographers’ work at the 30th annual Fredericksburg Photography Show sponsored by the Fredericksburg Department of Parks and Recreation. The show opened Thursday and runs through Sunday, at the Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal Street in Fredericksburg. The show is free and open to the public. This year there are three divisions that photographers could participate in,… Read more Fredericksburg Photography Show