In Frame: April 23, 2014

We are going with a slightly unconventional, yet highly adorable version of In Frame today. Brian Allen has been taking and posting photos of D.C.’s cutest tourist attraction, and we couldn’t resist posting several shots of our favorite baby panda. Bao Bao has been very busy doing some fun panda things like eating a stick, rolling in a ball, climbing a tree, and cuddling with mom. Thankfully Allen has been there to capture it all.

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New Local Rental Gear Resource: F8 Rentals

Running for Mom by Rob Cannon

Running for Mom by Rob Cannon

When Calumet Photo filed bankruptcy and closed their stores across the nation last month, the largest local camera rental department in the area disappeared with it. Hardly missing a beat, Jerry Smith, the former manager of the Calumet’s rental department in Tyson’s Corner has opened his own business, F8 Rentals, to help fill that void.

Transferring a small portion of a previously existing business to a new endeavor is not new for those in the former Penn Camera and Calumet family. The former head of the Penn Camera Workshops, Marie Joabar, broke out on her own after Penn went bankrupt in early 2012 and founded the Capital Photography Center. Now Smith is trying to follow a similar path. We asked him a few questions about F8 Rentals.

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In Frame: April 21, 2014

Happy Easter by Betsy Law

Happy Easter by Betsy Law

Creepy is in the eye of the beholder, as the old saying goes. Betsy Law has framed an Easter scene that will bring delight to some and nightmares to others.

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Friday Links

Plenty of links to love this week: A new photo blog by an Exposed DC photographer, the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners, and the VP joins Instagram. Enjoy!

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In Frame: April 16, 2014

Photographer ep_jhu has a penchant for catching moments that seem to require funny captions. This time the lucky subjects are visitors driving by the tidal basin trying to snap the compulsory shot of the cherry blossoms. The family dynamic captured here is pure gold.

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