Tag: photography

On Taking Pictures DC Meetup

I spent most of today in DC, at a meetup with the hosts of the On Taking Pictures podcast, as well as a good-sized group of listeners. We started out at the Smithsonian American Art Museum to see the Irving Penn exhibit, and then broke out to walk around the area shooting for a while, and finished off the day…

By GerenM November 15, 2015 0

Where Does Photography Happen?

I was reading an article on a site called Streetpxl this morning about candid street portraiture (Streetpxl is a site dedicated to street photography). The first article led to another, an interview with Swiss street photographer Thomas Leuthard. Leuthard’s closing comment was perhaps the most important in the whole piece, as far as I’m concerned: Street photography happens on…

By GerenM August 19, 2014 0

At The Zoo…

They tell me it’s all happening at the zoo,I do believe it, I do believe it’s true… On Sunday, we went to join an iPhone meetup group for a photo walk at the National Zoo in Washington. While  I did shoot with the iPhone, I also shot a lot with the Fujifilm X-E1. Here are…

By GerenM August 11, 2014 0

Common Ground Roots Music Festival 2014

Our weekend was spent at the Common Ground Roots Music Festival listening to lots of great music and visiting with some of the people Donna met during her Common Ground classes a couple weeks ago. It was a great weekend. For me, the musical highlights were Professor Louie & the Crowmatix, New Riders of the Purple Sage and Réveillons!,…

By GerenM July 13, 2014 0

The End Of November…

A few shots from today’s visit to Chincoteague National Seashore and Chincoteague, VA. Images shot with a Fujifilm X10 or Sony Alpha SLT-A35. All processing in Photoshop Lightroom 5.2. I went back-and-forth between the Sony and Fuji cameras today. I kept finding the Sony to be frustrating — almost to the point of distraction. In…

By GerenM November 30, 2013 0

1935 Time Capsule

In yesterday’s mail, I received a book that I ordered on eBay, a copy of William Mortensen’s Pictorial Lighting. The book was published in 1935. My copy is from the 3rd printing (July of 1936) of that first edition.  As I was reading through the introduction, I was struck by a particular theme: Simplification. Even in…

By GerenM November 15, 2013 0