What a great image taken by Jeffrey Morris of a fire performance held in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The clarity of the flames and the glow of light illuminating the figure create a moody effect that is truly enticing. In order to capture such an image, the photographer used a shutter speed of 1/320 with the aperture at f/2.8. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your shutter speed and f-stop combination when taking images of fire. Thanks for sharing your photo, Jeffrey!
This image, taken by Mark Andre, provides not only a captivating perspective of new buildings in DC (Midtown Center) but also demonstrates the artistry that goes into architectural design. The photograph’s symmetry, which is created by the positioning of the camera and skillful lighting, shows the geometry of the architecture amazingly. The photographer is also using a narrower aperture (f/8.0) to keep the details of the building in focus. Thanks for sharing your unique perspective, Mark!
In our local and national news, we so often see images of conflict, and that is why it is so important to share moments of our communities coming together. In this image taken by Kevin Wolf, we see a member of the Arlington Police Department playing basketball with local youth at an event called National Night Out. The event, which started in 1984, occurs on the first Tuesday of August and is meant to increase awareness about police programs and anti-crime efforts in communities.
John Sonderman does a fantastic job of capturing the soft glow of these floating lanterns. Looking at the image, we see the water as still as glass reflecting the shape of the lanterns and their glow, an interesting parallel. The photograph leaves the viewer with a calm and contemplative feeling, which is what I enjoy most about the piece. Thanks for sharing, John!
- Seven D.C. metro area street photographers are exhibiting their work at Willow Street Gallery (at DC Arts Studios) from Aug. 11 to Sep. 9.
- Focus on the Story’s photo book “Chasing the Great American Eclipse” is now available. Look for lots of familiar names inside, along with a foreword by our very own Heather Goss.
- Tyler Mitchell became the first ever black photographer to shoot the cover of Vogue with his images of Beyonce for the September issue. He joins the ranks of Irving Penn and David Bailey as one of the youngest photographers to shoot the cover for Vogue, as well.
- The Miraculous in the Mundane exhibit at Glen Echo Photoworks closes this weekend. Then, LISTEN UP!, their 2018 Juried Youth Photography Exhibition, opens on Thursday, August 16.
- Spanish photographer Javier Arcenillas’s new book documents UFO culture and sighting locations in the American West.
- Owners of a sunflower farm in Canada were overwhelmed by thousands of visitors after pictures of the farm went viral on Instagram.
- I spy with my little eye, Exposed alum Victoria Pickering in the background of a photo being used for coverage of the Manafort trial.
- Getty Images compiled a selection of the best photos from around the world of the recent Blood Moon.
- The Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend. NASA has provided some photography tips, and you can also find general night sky photography advice in this post of ours.
- A phone was used to capture this photo of the Milky Way.
- Three summer interns at the New York Times share their experience and how they made the front page.