Posts Tagged ‘washington DC’

My Camera Maker, Phase One, Loves Me (Birthday Edition)!


Over the weekend, I turned another year older. Hard to imagine, but despite my antics, I have survived to live another year. Coincidentally, the Phase One worldwide team was in town here in Washington DC as well as the US distributor and retailer of digital format systems, Digital Transitions (they sold me my Phase One […]

It’s A Wrap! Was A Great Lighting Workshop In DC This Weekend!


Great intro to studio lighting class today in the Washington DC area! Thanks to everyone that came out and collaborated. We discussed the fundamentals of portrait lighting, light modifiers, shaping light, and telling a story with light. I will be doing more classes in a city near you in the future!

Visiting DC Schools With My Rescued Pitbull, Emma


Emma, my rescued Pitbull mix, and I got to visit a 4th grade class at Hendley Elementary in SE Washington DC to teach the kids about dog rescue and that Pitbulls deserve love and care (and not meant to be fighters). I was so proud of Emma. She was a perfect lady and the kids […]

What My Last Two Weeks Have Been Like (Hint: zoom, vroom, brrrr, whoosh)


First of all, apologies for the few blog posts the past month. It has been a wild and diverse 2013 so far! In the past two weeks alone I shot a magazine cover in pittsburgh, taught photography to 250 people in DC (taught over 600 folks in the month of January), filmed a TV ad […]

My New Intro To DSLR Photography Class Is Now Being Offered


My special photography class that living social approached me to do at their new 918 F St building once again is now available! Check out the video & class info at the following link. Ill be doing classes during the weekends in January 2013:  

My Next Studio / Flash Lighting Workshop Is Coming To DC This Saturday


Shoot a lot of natural light photos but want to know how to effectively shoot with off-camera flashes like the big dogs without breaking the bank? I’ll show you that you do not need a lot of expensive gear to create some of the most dynamic photos you have ever captured. Learn more CLICK HERE

Monday Moment Of Zen – Watch A Leica M9-P Being Made By Hand

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[Thanks to Vincent LaForet for the tip on his blog!]

So The Space Shuttle Discovery Just Flew Over My Building… [Photos]


So the space shuttle Discovery flew over my building in Arlington, VA… right over. Shot this with a Canon 5D Mark 2 with the Canon 100-400 4.5-5.6 L IS lens. Got lots of sweet photos! So glad I caught it. Just noticed all of the dust on my camera sensor. ARG! Just ran out the […]

“Little White Doves” By Dirty Vegas – My New Music Video Release


I shot this music video with the new Red Epic camera with my 8112 Studios co-founder, Nicholas Cambata right in Washington DC. It debuted a week ago and has over 100k views on youtube alone. Aiming for 1 million views

Crash Boom Bang VIP – My New Music Video Project


I’ll be honest. We did this with practically no budget. We spent every penny we had for this project and called in all sorts of favors to get it done. The guys of Crash Boom Bang are old friends of us boys at 8112 Studios (my video production company with my co-founder Nicholas Cambata) and […]

Dates Added to My Living Social Intro To DSLR Photography Class

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Due to high demand, a few more seats were added to my class schedule of the next month. In DC and want to learn how to make the most out of your digital SLR camera? Just head over to this link:

Creating Exclusive Automotive Advertising Content For A Dealership Client


If you’re ever in Sebring, Florida visit Alan Jay Automotive’s Chevy/GMC/Cadillac dealer. You can see an installation of about 14 six to eight foot long canvas prints of exclusive automotive photography that I shot right in Sebring for the client. The client wanted unique automotive adverting content shot exclusively around their home base. I originally […]

Catch One Of My Classes At The Next Photoshop World – March 2012 Washington DC


Make sure to catch one of my classes at the next Photoshop World, March 2012 in DC. They just officially added me to the instructor list on the site Will be announcing my classes soon! This is all in addition to my upcoming video going up on the site in the next few weeks. […]

NBA Player Rudy Gay Photoshoot For Dime Magazine – November 2011

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My second photoshoot with basketball player Rudy Gay is hot of the presses (you can see my first shoot with him here) in the new issue of Dime Magazine. I took these at the basketball courts he played on while growing up in the Baltimore, Maryland area. Most images were taking with a large softbox as […]

Left My Status Update On Facebook’s New DC Headquarters Wall

Photo of Winston Churchill the Boxer

A few months ago I did a photoshoot with some of the senior executives over at Facebook’s Washington DC office merely days after they moved into their new DC HQ. There is an actual “Facebook Wall” in the office where visitors can write a statement or sign their names with a sharpie. As you can […]

It Is Now Easier To Navigate Through Older Posts On My Blog

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As you may notice, I am slowly making some changes to my blog to make your visiting experience more enjoyable. Thank you to my lovely and generous friend Yvette Castro, who took time out of her busy schedule to do some tricky coding, you now may go through my older blog posts in order. You […]

What Topics Would You Like Me To Cover In My First Kelby Training Online Photo Workshop?

Learn online with the pros

I’m touching up my script/topics for my first online photo workshop through Scott Kelby’s “Kelby Training“. They are flying my primary retoucher, Justin, and I down to Florida tomorrow to be filmed for an online class essentially on how to put together a conceptual advertising photoshoot. Should be great. We will touch on pre-production, the […]

Did A Promo Photoshoot With The Band Hollywood Undead

iPhone snapshot of the crowd from over the stage

Had a great photoshoot with the band Hollywood Undead in Baltimore, Maryland yesterday, a group that is quickly climbing the top 40 charts right now. I can’t post the pictures, yet, but I will say they are groundbreaking if you happen to be a fan of the band! I stayed for their packed concert at […]

My Discovery Channel Advertising Campaign Photoshoot “Anyone Can Be A Hero” – Behind The Scenes

Alfonso and Mary review the images on the big monitor

I was recently hired by the amazing Maryland-based Discovery Creative – the in-house advertising agency for Discovery Communications – to shoot a new brand campaign for Discovery Channel Romania. I was to photograph an actor wearing a custom-made superhero costume in-studio and drop in the background. The entire theme behind the shoot was, much like […]

Monday Moment of Zen – Tucker The Dog Plays Piano

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Behold! Not dogs playing poker, but dog playing piano and singing along. My dog even likes to sing along to this video. It has been an exciting morning in the office, let me tell you. Look out for some great blog posts this week! This was a crazy weekend. Friday, watched my music client, Mark […]

A Great Film From The Washington D.C. 48 Hour Film Festival

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My buddy and sometimes co-producer on various video jobs, Zach Jopling, worked on this film, which was made during a 48 hour film festival? What is that you may ask? Teams are asked to write, produce, film, and edit a short film in 48 hours or less to compete for various prizes and honors. My […]

Snow Day – iPhone Panographic Images

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If you are on the east coast of the United States today, you know there is some snow CHAOS! I thankfully got home after my photoshoot yesterday just as the sleet and snow started. It took my assistants nearly 10 hours to get to their homes, what normally would take around an hour. The traffic […]

Catch The Article About My Photography And Video Work In The Washington Post Today


If you look in today’s Washington Post, you will catch an article about what my co-producer, Nicholas Cambata, and our production company, 8112 Studios, is accomplishing in the Washington D.C. area. I included a portion of the article below. It’s unbelievable the press we have been getting recently. Thanks to our supporters! [More after the break]

Bathroom Portrait With Lighting Diagram – Photoshoot Over The Weekend

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Had a photoshoot over the weekend. Here is one of the images I really liked from the shoot. Took this in a bathroom later in the day when the sun was low, but the sky was cloudy. The sunlight coming in through the window was nice and glowing and the white surfaces in the bathroom […]