Such a lovely photograph taken by Olaf Zerbock in the large, urban Rock Creek Park in Northwest D.C. This image was shot with a low ISO of just 50 and a higher aperture of f/16, thus keeping the shutter open for a longer period of time to create the smooth appearance of the water. A common challenge with daytime long exposure images is that the scene you want to capture is too bright. In order to address this, photographers will often use a neutral density (ND) filter, which reduces the amount of light entering the lens without affecting the color of the image.
Really vibing with this photograph of the D.C.-based punk band Priests, taken by Brett Davis. In this intimate venue, the photographer is able to capture a distinctive moment of the lead vocalist that is both crisp and enticing using a Leica camera with a Summicron-M 35mm lens. It’s part of the Leica M-System, and the “M” stands for the German term Messsucher, which describes the combined rangefinder/viewfinder that lets you see action that is happening outside of the existing frame. Pretty neat! Thanks for sharing, Brett!
Don’t forget to submit to our annual contest for a chance to be part of our 2019 exhibit! The deadline is tomorrow at midnight.
In this photograph, Eric Merideth has ventured into the unpredictability of street photography in the rain. While many are dissuaded by clouds looming in the sky, this photographer has found the magic it can create. This photo taken at night time puts emphasis on the dramatic weather as the rain is backlit by the street lamp above. The light’s intensity makes the rain glimmer against the backdrop of the evening light. Thanks for sharing, Eric!
Don’t forget to share your unique perspective of Washington, D.C. by submitting to our annual photography contest! Entries accepted through January 9, 2019.
Thank you, Mike Maguire, for sharing this sunset photo of the Tacoma neighborhood of northeast D.C. The faint red, yellow, and orange emanating from the sunset softens the darkness of the rooftops and shadows of the image giving it a nostalgic feeling. This image was taken with a mirrorless camera, which means the image sensor is continually exposed to light directly, giving you a preview of what your image will actually look like on your electronic viewfinder or LCD screen.
In case you missed the exciting news, our annual photography contest opened yesterday! Get all the details and enter the contest by January 9, 2019 for a chance to be part of our 2019 exhibit.
In this photograph, Kevin Wolf captures so much drama within a London bookstore with no post-processing involved. AMAZING. The photographer has deliberately underexposed the shot to obtain this dramatic effect. Manipulating the exposure of your photographs requires knowledge of your camera and the willingness to experiment with your aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Ultimately, it is your creative choice of how you want to expose your image, and in some cases there may not be enough light to create a well-exposed photo. If underexposing your image, shooting in RAW may give you more flexibility with the files in post-production as more data is stored in the files.