Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Waning Gibbous Moon

June 14, 2022--Washington, DC--Received a notice about a meetup to photograph the full moon days before.  Couldn't decide if I wanted to go or not.  About forty-five minutes before the moonrise, the decision was made to go.  Rushing to get my equipment packed and rushing to the tidal basin, arrived about 10 minutes before the moon appeared.  Positioned opposite the Jefferson's entrance across the tidal basin, realized my spot was facing too far south to catch the moon over the dome.  As the warm glow started to appear, realized the need to move.  Running the opposite end of the tidal basin, to face a more eastern direction, found an open spot among the many other photographers.  After finally securing the camera to the tripod and manipulating the exposure, made a series of images.  Stayed about 20 minutes and of course one of the first images was the best.  Lesson learned, go do the event if you think you will make a nice image.

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Shot with a Nikon Z6 and Nikkor 200-500mm lens. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

HIGH Quality Photography Makes a Difference

Screen shot from NBC Newscast photo by Laurence L Levin

June 20--Washington, DC--Photos from your event have many uses.  Not only for your website and social media, but for other media outlets.  Other media sources who contact you for your story, often need images.  


For example, at a recent award ceremony photographed for Refugees International, one of their awardees was featured in a story by NBC News with Lester Holt.  One of the images provided appeared in the newscast and another image appeared on the NBC News website.

Screen shot NBC News Website Photo by Laurence L Levin 

These outside media outlets demand high quality images, made with professional equipment, technically excellent as well as an interesting situation/moment are.  These images attract attention and most importantly help to tell your story.  


Sometimes it might take several shots, sometimes it takes the understanding of the technical aspects of situation to get that shot, Experienced photographers work each situation to get those storytelling images.  


When it’s time to determine your photography or video needs, find a photographer who understands your needs and has the skills to achieve what you need. Sometimes that is easier said than done. All photographers are not equal. Ask colleagues for recommendations, check their portfolio--do they do the type of photos you want, and ask questions--do you feel comfortable with their work style, personality and business style?  

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