In Frame: July 28, 2014

Rodeo by Pablo Benavente

Rodeo by Pablo Benavente

You may be as surprised as I was to learn that photographing a rodeo could be done within an hour’s drive from downtown D.C.! Pablo Benavente made this perfectly timed and well-lit capture at the Loudon County Fair in Leesburg, Virginia.

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Featured Instagrammer: Michela Baxter

Photo by Michela Baxter

Today, courtesy of the newly acquired talent of InstantDC, we start our new section featuring local Instagram accounts worth checking out. To kick it off, we present Michela Baxter, aka @batteredsuitcase on Instagram.

Through her travels in and around Washington D.C., Michela is honing a unique, colorful style that is constantly improving as she continues to experiment and share her photos on Instagram. She does a great job of working within the square format to make interesting compositions. See some of her work below.

If you’d like your Instagram feed to be considered for this weekly InstantDC-curated feature, please tag your Instagram photos #exposeddc or #instantdc. We can’t wait to discover your work!

Photo by Michela Baxter

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Friday Links

Let 'Em Fly! by Jano Silva

Let ‘Em Fly! by Jano Silva

Happy Friday y’all! Ready for links? Here goes: Frank Underwood as photographer, BuzzFeed reinvents the photographer’s rights wheel, controversy over photoshoot of poor people, and granting prisoners a photographic wish.

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In Frame: July 23, 2014

Portrait of Alex Franka by Robb Hohmann

Portrait of Alex Franka by Robb Hohmann

It’s been a while since we featured a straight-up portrait, so when this nicely lit, light-hearted shot from Robb Hohmann showed up in the pool, it was a shoo-in for today’s selection.

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Exposed Interview: Victoria Pickering

Fountains by Victoria Pickering

If you frequent downtown, take public transportation, participate in cultural events, or just go about your everyday life in D.C., you might find yourself in one of Victoria Pickering’s photographs.

Victoria’s work has been featured in the Exposed DC Photography Show twice (2013 and 2014), with work that provides a unique perspective of the urban environment and how people fill the city and its spaces.

Because she posts her images online under a creative commons license, Victoria’s work has been featured on numerous websites, which has subsequently led to commercial work that she wouldn’t have gotten otherwise. We asked Victoria a few questions about her love for photography.

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