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September 24, 2013

Excited to be heading up North for Inspire 2014 ! I’ll be speaking with my good friend and fellow Washington DC photographer Ralph Alswang.  Inspire Photo Retreats 2014 is Feb 10-12th in Sturbridge , MA. If you are going to Inspire but not going to listen to us, please go see Kelly Segré ‘s talk and record it for me since we’re talking at the same time!  Follow the Inspire page for more information and updates!

– Chris

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June 10, 2013

I left out the “e” in Monochrome on purpose this week since this image was created using the Leica Monochrom M rangefinder camera on loan from Leica during the Leica Akademie Monochrom workshop last week at the Leica Store DC. Yes that’s a lot of Leica in one sentence! Tom A. Smith of Leica and photographer Quinton Gordon lead the workshop.

I’m usually a 35mm or 50mm lens user so I challenged myself by using a 75mm lens on the Monochrom for the day. Focusing through a smaller viewfinder window is a challenge in itself not to mention photographing at a wide open aperture with a telephoto lens. I came across this guitar player performing downtown and experimented with different focusing points from his hands,face and guitar strings.

Enjoy. – Chris

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June 3, 2013

This is the second year I had the opportunity to photograph La Vuelta cycling peloton in Puerto Rico. Probably one of the most physical shoots I’ve ever experienced. I’m riding on the back of a motorcycle for 3 days covering 375 miles while photographing cyclists just a few feet away that can exceed 35 miles per hour.

The event tests your photography skills for sure, knowing your craft is a must. The day starts in darkness and will turn into extreme bright sun within just a couple hours. Each day consists of : Get on the bike, photograph the cyclists as your motorcycle whizzes by, get ahead of the riders and scout a location to shoot, get off the bike quickly, get in position, check your gear, check the light, shoot the cyclists, run back to bike, get back on bike, adjust gear, go go go! Great team we had again this year Chris Pike, Kip Pierson and myself. Thanks to Kip and the La Vuelta team for bringing me back.

Enjoy. – Chris

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May 28, 2013

The bridesmaid wanted a photo of the garter, laughter ensued.

Enjoy. – Chrisbride and bridesmaids new orleans wedding photography

May 20, 2013

 A brief stop at Valley Forge National Park before heading to a photography session in NYC. This is the National Memorial Arch at Valley Forge. Trying out a 21mm 1.8 lens on the Leica and thought the Arch’s lines would be a great subject to test distortion.

Enjoy. – Chris

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May 13, 2013

One of my favorite moments from last week’s wedding.

Enjoy. – Chris

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May 7, 2013

It’s no secret I love aircraft. US Airways CRJ200 and sunset.

Enjoy. – Chris

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May 1, 2013

Days leading up to this wedding had the weather as being real bad the day of the wedding. Luckily Southern weather is constantly changing as the bad weather stayed away until the very end of the day. The Burrus House is just a great location for a wedding. The Bride & Groom drove away in this car at the end of the night. More later!

Enjoy. – Chris

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May 1, 2013

Wonderful wedding at the Elms Mansion on St Charles Ave in New Orleans. Love their expressions as they walked back up the aisle. More soon!

Enjoy. – Chris

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April 30, 2013

Lucky enough to get the chance to photograph a crop duster in Belzoni, Mississippi while heading to the Jackson MS Airport. The weather was not looking good so I was surprised to see some out. I just love the sound of their engines, the high pitch hum right before they come into view above the tree tops.

Enjoy. – Chris

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