- PortraitMeetDC will be gathering in Georgetown Sunday from 3-6 p.m.
- The 5th Annual Leica Women Foto Project Award is accepting entries through November 7 with a focus on themes of reclamation, resilience, and rebirth. Four winners will receive $10,000 and a Leica SL2-S camera set.
- Exposed alum Jeffrey Morris organized a multi-media show with Art All Night and Shaw Main Streets that will be held September 30 from 7:00p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
- The 12th annual WPOW Seminar + Portfolio Review will be held in person at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University on October 21, 2023. Get tickets for the whole day ($175 for general admission or $100 for students) or just the closing party ($35).
- The beauty and mysteries of the universe unfold through the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in the UK.
- A cabinet full of Kodachrome slides was discovered lying on the sidewalk in a San Francisco neighborhood; the 920 slides within show the city undergoing changes in the 1960s and beyond.
- Leica Store DC is celebrating 11 years with an anniversary event on October 26 featuring amazing photographers some of which have ties to Exposed!
- Rock’s “accidental photographer” Henry Diltz received a lifetime achievement prize, the Icon award at the Abbey Road Music Photography Awards.
- Atsuyuki Ohshima photographed a monkey enjoying a free ride on the back of a deer in a Japanese forest.
Have you checked out the MVT Photo Walk yet? The second exhibit launched earlier this month. If you’d like to be a part of a future exhibit, we’re excited to announce an open call for entries. Find our more and submit here by November 1.
- Register now to join artist Wang Qingsong in conversation with Hirshhorn curator Betsy Johnson on September 28 as they discuss the creation of his heavily staged photographs and the use of photography as a tool to comment on culture and society.
- Yelp is seeking its first-ever official food photographer to serve a two-month term and receive $10,000.
- Exposed alum Julian Thomas is hosting a hands-on photography workshop on mastering the essentials of artificial lighting on September 23 from 12:00-4:00 p.m., $250.
- Fine art photographer David Teran is running a Kickstarter campaign for a book featuring 100+ ballerinas photographed on black and white film with a Hasselblad.
- The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) will reopen to the public on October 21 with free admission and festivities for opening weekend. Tickets are available now for NMWA members and on September 19 for non-members. Exhibits on display will include early works by pioneering photographers Yevonde and Berenice Abbott.
- SanDisk presents the winners of The Mono Awards, a celebration of the best black and white photography that is now in its fifth year.
- StreetMeet is heading on a retreat! Reserve your spot for a 3-night getaway in Shenandoah, VA from October 15-18, $450.
- Photo Artfolio launched its inaugural online exhibit, “Lightvisions,” with more exhibits and open calls on the horizon.
Photography tools are much easier to come by these days than ever before, but sifting through
them to find the perfect one for your budget and skill level can be time-consuming. The good
news is, there are several cost-efficient options on the market, including Adobe Express. This
budget-friendly alternative to Photoshop offers a wide range of features that can help you
enhance your amateur photos or create stunning visuals for your photography business, and with
an array of tutorials available, you don’t have to spend hours learning how to use them. In this
blog post courtesy of Exposed DC, we’ll take a look at a few reasons why using Adobe Express
is a great idea for photographers of all levels.
Save Time and Money
Unlike Photoshop, Adobe Express offers a wide selection of tools for all budgets, with many of
them even being free. Its user-friendly templates make any project a snap, whether you’re doing
basic edits or creating an online portfolio. Not only that, but you’ll have access to several
tutorials that can help you navigate each resource quickly and efficiently, meaning you’ll save
Boost Your Social Media Presence
Adobe Express even makes it easy to create eye-catching social media posts. You can use the
thousands of stock photos, templates, icons, and fonts available to create stunning visuals for
your photography business, or to share your work with friends and followers. With templates
available for Facebook ads, Instagram stories, and YouTube banners, you can enhance your
social media presence and grow your following.
Make The Most Of Both Photos and Videos
Adobe Express also makes it easy to edit both photos and videos, so you won’t be limited in your
creative output. You can use the editing tools to enhance your photos and videos, making them
look professional and polished, or to make small changes such as trimming video footage. Plus,
you can easily add text, graphics, and other elements to your content to make it stand out no
matter where it’s shared.
Create a Beautiful Portfolio
Adobe Express makes it easy to create a beautiful portfolio, too. Whether you want to create a
stunning web page or print out edited pieces for a physical book, Adobe makes it easy to pull it
together in a professional way. You can add custom touches, as well, making it perfect for both
novice photographers and professionals.
Create Print Marketing Materials for Your Photography Business
If you’re ready to monetize your skills, you can create print marketing materials for your
photography business using Adobe’s templates. These are perfect for flyers, business cards, and
posters, so you can choose the best fit for your needs. Here are a few of the things you can make
with Adobe Express:
- Want to change the speed of your video? You can slow it down to give it a cinematic feel
before sharing it online. As always, talk to your videographer and get permission before
- Create a stunning online portfolio. This is a great way to highlight your best work, and
you never have to worry about running out of room. Get creative with the process and
show off your personality.
- Have an Instagram shop? Make an attention-grabbing post with a great image and clear text.
You can customize your post using brand colors or your logo so that followers know
immediately that it’s you.
- Create an eye-catching business card that shows off your personality. This is perfect for
networking, as it will help potential clients remember you. Use the free Adobe Express
app to build your card in no time.
No matter what your goals are, finding the right editing software is crucial. Adobe Express has a
lot to offer, from marketing materials that will boost your business to portfolio tools that will
allow you to share your work with the world. The best part? Many of these tools are free to use,
or you can level up to a premium plan that still won’t break the bank.
This blog post is provided by Adobe.
- PortraitMeetDC is collaborating with a vintage pop-up market at Union Market throughout the weekend.
- Jaan Roose battled high winds at the Katara Towers in Doha, Qatar to take a slackline world record as Volodya Voronin captured it all in photos.
- The New Yorker explores the hunt for visual evidence of unidentified flying objects over the decades.
- Maryland PPA added a beginner digital painting class to their upcoming program. Sessions will be held online on August 29 (instruction and practice) and September 19 (Q&A after using techniques independently), free for MDPPA members and $29 for all others.
- The 2023 World Sports Photography awards showcase sports of all sorts.
- A new USPS collection enlarges the world’s tiniest lifeforms to the size of a postage stamp.
- A rare fire tornado, or fire whirl, was filmed by a member of the British Colombia Wildfire Service in Canada last week.
- Join PortraitMeetDC tomorrow from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Union Market.
- Grumpy cat loses Comedy Pet Photo Awards to sneak-attack kitten.
- Also on the animal front but less cute: wildlife photographer Tim Smith captured a picture of an alligator launching itself out of water.
- A collection of aerial photographs taken during the Second World War have been opened to the public for the first time.
- Exposed alum Robb Hill is teaching a 6-week narrative landscape course with Photoworks starting September 7 with a total cost of $400. Lots of other classes are starting up soon, so be sure to check the full schedule.
- A glowing, prismatic nervous system of a sea star won the Global Image of the Year Scientific Light Microscopy Award.
- A major Chinese photo agency is demanding an astrophotographer pay $12,000 to use his own photos after he posted his work to social media platform Weibo.
- Roland L. Freeman, a resident of the District and photographer who documented Black life and culture for more than 50 years, died at 87.