In this image, the photographer John Goucher distorts the scene at Union Station with his Rokinon 8mm f/2 fisheye lens. This type of lens can be extremely useful in taking shots that incorporate even more of the scene than could even be captured with the most extreme wide-angle lens. Aesthetically, the fisheye effect can create some pretty interesting compositions and a means of expanding your creativity. Thanks for sharing, John!
Join us on Wednesday, July 24 from 6-8 p.m. for our monthly happy hour at Blackfinn DC! Escape the heat and grab a drink while chatting about all things photography and beyond.
- Winners of the Women Photograph grants have been selected from over 1,300 entrants.
- Focus on the Story and Lost Origins Gallery are presenting a free screening of Lucian Perkins’ documentary, “The Messengers,” on July 30 at 7 p.m.; reserve your spot now.
- Don’t forget to check out the 50th anniversary celebration of Apollo 11 at the Washington Monument tonight and tomorrow. You can also take a look at the role photography played in the moon missions.
- Niki Boon’s black and white photography offers a glimpse into her family’s life on 10 acres in rural New Zealand and a lifestyle that many might consider unconventional.
- The second annual Latin American Foto festival features a range of photographers from the Caribbean and Latin America.
- Forget the man cave, Brett Stanley has an underwater studio at his house that he’s turned into surreal dreamscapes with themes ranging from Beetlejuice to baroque.
- View the famous canals of Venice, Italy, in the quiet of the night in French photographer Thibaud Poirier’s beautiful photos showing a different side of the city.
- Amazon accidentally sold camera gear worth over $13,000 for just $100 on Prime Day.
- Instagram is testing hiding the number of likes on images (only in Australia initially) in an attempt to “reduce pressure” on users.
- The National Air and Space Museum is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by projecting an image of the Saturn V rocket onto the Washington Monument, July 16-18.
- Learn how to tell a story with images with Emmy-award winning photographer and anthropologist Joshua Cogan at Apple Store’s Photo Lab at Carnegie Library this Sunday, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
- Photographer Antonia Tricarico talks about the role of women in D.C.’s punk scene and photographing local arts and music movements on The Kojo Nnamdi Show.
- Join Stop Motion DC at the LINE Hotel DC on Tuesday night for a slideshow featuring the best work from volumes 1-6.
- In case you missed it, Exposed DC Executive Director Noe Todorovich was on Geoff Livingston’s Show Me Podcast where guests discuss iconic photos and more.
- The Leica Store DC is hosting a photo critique on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. RSVP and provide your images to take part in the session.
- Join PortraitMeet DC for a sunset themed event at the Georgetown Waterfront on Saturday, 5-8 p.m.
- Photographer Waleed Shah recently began sharing a series titled, “Rock Your Ugly,” which captures the source of each subject’s biggest insecurity.
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!