This image by photographer John Young was taken in the village of Bushmills in Northern Ireland. The artist’s manipulation of the image by applying an extensive amount of contrast has resulted in a unique image focusing on the subjects’ silhouettes as opposed to the details of the landscape. This gives the image a painterly feel, with the only form of color coming from the starkly blue umbrella, which works to draw the viewer’s eye. Thanks for showing us your unique perspective, John!
It is not an easy task to capture a crisp photograph of motion. However, in this image, Miki Jourdan has successfully captured the vibrancy of the Soka Tribe, a dance group at this year’s DC Funk Parade. The photographer’s chosen angle has further empowered this image by creating a dominating presence of the figures being shown. Can’t wait to see and share more of your work, Miki!
With the summer season approaching and warm weather finally in our grasp, it is a great time to participate in local events happening around the DMV. For example, Olaf Zerbock photographed the Lights of Freedom Ceremony at Walter Pierce Park. Lighting over 2,000 candles, the event honors thousands of African Americans who were buried in what is now Adams Morgan after they gained their freedom during the U.S. Civil War. This photo is contemplative, powerful, and a reminder to get out in our community and participate!
Spring is here, and with the cold weather finally on its way out of DC it is a perfect time to get outside and take some photos! This beautiful image of magnolias was captured by Bekah Richards in Rawlins Park. By taking the photo with an upward angle the solid blue sky remains a consistent backdrop, eliminating any distractions that would take away from the flower’s vibrancy. So, when you are taking photos of nature make sure to try different points of view to make the viewer want to stop and smell the roses or, in this case, magnolias.
This image by @manylaughs just goes to show that we can add a bit of drama to even the most ordinary of subjects in photography. Producing the photo in black and white heightens the contrast between the lighter and darker portions of the image. Photographers are able to experiment with dramatic shadow-play by underexposing images. In this