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In honor of our American veterans, a small photo collection about coming home. As I often say in my workshops, sometimes...
11/11/2019
On Veterans Day, 8 unforgettable photos of Americans returning from war

In honor of our American veterans, a small photo collection about coming home. As I often say in my workshops, sometimes photography is less about about technical quality and much more about capturing moments, moments never to be captured again.

In these images, men and women who served in World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam are filled with pride and joy at coming home

11/09/2019

Please join me for my new photography workshop, "Picturing the Family," at the Ashburn Library on Sunday, November 10 at 2:00pm. Just in time for the holiday season, we'll look at ways to pose people together (even when they might not want to).

2019.11.07 Cross Country: VHSL Region 4C Championships
11/08/2019
2019.11.07 Cross Country: VHSL Region 4C Championships

2019.11.07 Cross Country: VHSL Region 4C Championships

Winchester, VA (November 11, 2019) - Overcast skies and mild temperatures made perfect conditions for over 120 runners who ran the Kernstown Battlefield cross country course to decide the VHSL Region 4C championships.

2019.11.06 Cross Country: Region 5C Championships
11/07/2019
2019.11.06 Cross Country: Region 5C Championships

2019.11.06 Cross Country: Region 5C Championships

Leesburg, VA (September 14, 2019) - A spectacular fall afternoon greeted over 120 runners who ran the Woodgrove High School cross country course to decide the VHSL Region 5C championships.

2019.11.04 Volleyball: Tuscarora @ Dominion
11/06/2019
2019.11.04 Volleyball: Tuscarora @ Dominion

2019.11.04 Volleyball: Tuscarora @ Dominion

Sterling, VA (November 4, 2019) - The first round of the Dulles District volleyball is always an exciting time. Some teams advance and build momentum for possible championships and regional play while others end their seasons and say "thank you" to their seniors.

2019.10.02 Cross Country: Quad Meet @ Franklin Park
10/05/2019
2019.10.02 Cross Country: Quad Meet @ Franklin Park

2019.10.02 Cross Country: Quad Meet @ Franklin Park

Purcellville, VA (Ocxtrober 2, 2019) - Just another crisp, cool early Autumn day for run on a beautiful course under excellent conditions... Well, not so much.

2019.09.28 Football: Urbana @ Broad Run
09/30/2019
2019.09.28 Football: Urbana @ Broad Run

2019.09.28 Football: Urbana @ Broad Run

Ashburn, VA (September 28, 2019) - Friday Night Lights are an American tradition, but Saturday Afternoon football isn't too bad either. On a hot late-September day, the Urbana Hawks visited the Broad Run Spartans for a rare, but welcome daytime matchup.

2019.09.26 Volleyball: Broad Run @ Dominion
09/30/2019
2019.09.26 Volleyball: Broad Run @ Dominion

2019.09.26 Volleyball: Broad Run @ Dominion

Sterling, VA (September 26, 2019) - Dominion High School has a long tradition of "special night" during the volleyball season. This time it was military appreciation and--through the combined efforts of the team, the players, the school, and other volunteers--the pre-game activities highlighted the....

It's a little late in coming, but here's my perspective on the 2019 Oatlands Invitational. Lots of great photos from eve...
09/26/2019
2019.09.14 Cross Country: Oatlands Invitational

It's a little late in coming, but here's my perspective on the 2019 Oatlands Invitational. Lots of great photos from every race.

Leesburg, VA (September 14, 2019) - For some, overcast skies and somewhat cool and damp conditions would not be welcome. For cross country runners, that kind of weather is nearly perfect. And that's the way it broke for the huge field of competitors on the outstanding Oatlands course.

2019.08.31 Cross Country: Great Meadow Invitational
09/02/2019
2019.08.31 Cross Country: Great Meadow Invitational

2019.08.31 Cross Country: Great Meadow Invitational

The Plains, VA (August 31, 2019) - On an unusually spectacular end-of-August day, hundreds of runners and teams ran two laps over the interior Great Meadow course in six featured races. A relatively cool breeze replaced the usual stifling heat and gave the runners their first true test of the season...

My small group Introduction to Photography course starts on Monday, September 9, in Ashburn, VA. There are still a few s...
09/02/2019
2019.09 Coffee & Camera - Photography Fundamentals

My small group Introduction to Photography course starts on Monday, September 9, in Ashburn, VA. There are still a few spots left, and now is the time to begin making great images. Get more information and signup online.

Do you have a camera that you want to learn how to use better? Do you want to understand key aspects of your camera so that you can more easily capture beautiful images of your family and your world? If so, and just in time for the holiday season, I have an opportunity for you. Join me for a uniqu...

2019.08.29 Football: Skyline @ Independence
08/31/2019
2019.08.29 Football: Skyline @ Independence

2019.08.29 Football: Skyline @ Independence

Brambleton, VA (August 29, 2019) - A spectacular late August night was the setting for the first ever home football game for the Independence Tigers. Conditions were perfect and everything in the stadium pulsed with excitement including the visiting Skyline Hawks. The home bleachers were literally p...

2019.08.28 Field Hockey: Freedom @ John Champe
08/29/2019
2019.08.28 Field Hockey: Freedom @ John Champe

2019.08.28 Field Hockey: Freedom @ John Champe

Ashburn, VA (August 28, 2019) - One of the best things about field hockey in Loudoun County is that they play a lot of double-headers. This gives fans (and photographers) a good chance to see a full 25% of the LCPS high schools in a single evening. On this night, the Freedom Eagles would play the Jo...

2019.08.28 Field Hockey: Loudoun Valley @ Stone Bridge
08/29/2019
2019.08.28 Field Hockey: Loudoun Valley @ Stone Bridge

2019.08.28 Field Hockey: Loudoun Valley @ Stone Bridge

Ashburn, VA (August 28, 2019) - The season is not yet old enough to tell where any teams will end up two months from now. Every program is trying to find their way, apply their strengths, and develop their weaknesses. When the Loudoun Valley Vikings travelled to Stone Bridge, each team had only play...

Join me for the sixth iteration of my Photography Fundamentals workshop beginning Monday, September 9, 2019, and continu...
08/26/2019
2019.09 Coffee & Camera - Photography Fundamentals

Join me for the sixth iteration of my Photography Fundamentals workshop beginning Monday, September 9, 2019, and continuing for six sessions. The workshop is limited to six participants so sign up soon at the link below.

Do you have a camera that you want to learn how to use better? Do you want to understand key aspects of your camera so that you can more easily capture beautiful images of your family and your world? If so, and just in time for the holiday season, I have an opportunity for you. Join me for a uniqu...

Weegee said, “f/8 and be there.” Sounds like good advice.
08/15/2019
How to (Almost) Never Miss a Shot

Weegee said, “f/8 and be there.” Sounds like good advice.

Missing a shot is something that happens to every photographer, but there are ways to make it happen less to you. Here’s how to almost never miss a photo.

07/09/2019

Join me Wednesday, July 10, 7:00pm, at the Sterling @LoudounLibrary for an introduction to digital SLR photography. You'll learn about the exposure triangle and other fundamentals, and the summer is the perfect time to practice your camera skills. See you there!

Even on a cloudy day, lots of great photo opportunities during the summer. The carnival at One Loudoun continues through...
06/21/2019

Even on a cloudy day, lots of great photo opportunities during the summer. The carnival at One Loudoun continues through June 23, 2019. Get there about thirty minutes before sunset and capture the lights against the darkening (but not yet dark) sky.

2019.06.04 Girls Lacrosse: Patrick Henry @ Freedom
06/05/2019
2019.06.04 Girls Lacrosse: Patrick Henry @ Freedom

2019.06.04 Girls Lacrosse: Patrick Henry @ Freedom

Aldie, VA (June 4, 2019) - When teams play their regular season schedules as far apart as the Patrick Henry Patriots (Roanoke) and the Freedom Eagles (South Riding), it's really hard to tell how they compare. The level of competition each team faces can be vastly different, and even when you meet in...

2019.05.31 Girls Soccer: Briar Woods @ Stone Bridge
06/01/2019
2019.05.31 Girls Soccer: Briar Woods @ Stone Bridge

2019.05.31 Girls Soccer: Briar Woods @ Stone Bridge

Ashburn, VA (May 31, 2019) - The Stone Bridge Bulldogs and Briar Woods Falcons had already met three times this year in girls soccer. Exactly two total goals separated the teams, but the Bulldogs had the advantage, winning twice and tying once including a big win in the Potomac District tournament c...

2019.05.29 Boys Soccer: Lee @ Briar Woods
05/30/2019
2019.05.29 Boys Soccer: Lee @ Briar Woods

2019.05.29 Boys Soccer: Lee @ Briar Woods

Ashburn, VA (May 29, 2019) - The Lee Lancers' season started off slowly. Losing four of their first five games the outlook for success looked bleak, but they turned it around and finished the regular season on a five-game winning streak. Although they lost in the National District tournament semifin...

2019.05.24 Girls Soccer: Stone Bridge @ Briar Woods
05/25/2019
2019.05.24 Girls Soccer: Stone Bridge @ Briar Woods

2019.05.24 Girls Soccer: Stone Bridge @ Briar Woods

Ashburn, VA (May 24, 2019) - The Briar Woods Falcons had lost just once in the regular season, but that loss came at the hands of the Stone Bridge Bulldogs, their opponent in the Potomac District tournament championship game.

I'm  fascinated/terrified by this photo on many levels. From one perspective I wonder how this image was made and in wha...
05/24/2019

I'm fascinated/terrified by this photo on many levels. From one perspective I wonder how this image was made and in what precarious position the photographer was in. More importantly, I wonder how much danger all of those people are in. Reportedly, some waited in that line as long as two hours to attempt the summit. I've read "Into Thin Air" twice, and I know that the weather there can change from glorious to treacherous in seconds. That doesn't even count the effects of oxygen deprivation.

Note: This photo was taken May 22, 2019, and released by climber Nirmal Purja's Project Possible expedition to show mountain climbers lining up to stand at the summit of Mount Everest.

2019.05.23 Boys Lacrosse: Riverside @ Dominion
05/24/2019
2019.05.23 Boys Lacrosse: Riverside @ Dominion

2019.05.23 Boys Lacrosse: Riverside @ Dominion

Sterling, VA (May 23, 2019) - About three weeks ago, the Riverside Rams travelled to meet the Dominion Titans for a regular seaso tilt with playoff implications at stake. The winner of that match would take over the top spot in the Potomac District and the top seed in the Region 4C playoffs. Those h...

2019.05.22 Boys Soccer: Loudoun Valley @ Park View
05/23/2019
2019.05.22 Boys Soccer: Loudoun Valley @ Park View

2019.05.22 Boys Soccer: Loudoun Valley @ Park View

Sterling, VA (May 22, 2019) - As the two teams warmed up for the Dulles District tournament championship, there wasn't much separating the Loudoun Valley Vikings and the Park View Patriots. They had split their regular season matchups with the Vikings winning in April and and the Patriots getting a....

2019.05.20 Boys Soccer: Dominion @ Park View
05/21/2019
2019.05.20 Boys Soccer: Dominion @ Park View

2019.05.20 Boys Soccer: Dominion @ Park View

Sterling, VA (May 20, 2019) - The Dominion Titans had earned their spot in the Dulles District semifinals with a convincing win over Woodgrove. But waiting for them were the Park View Patriots, riding an eleven-game winning streak and hungry to move on into regional play.

2019.05.10 Boys Lacrosse: John Champe @ Freedom
05/11/2019
2019.05.10 Boys Lacrosse: John Champe @ Freedom

2019.05.10 Boys Lacrosse: John Champe @ Freedom

South Riding, VA (May 10, 2019) - Storms that threatened to affect the start of this season-ending match failed to materialize, and Senior Night for the Freedom Eagles turned out to be gloriously perfect for a rivalry game with the visiting John Champe Knights.

2019.05.07 Boys Lacrosse: Park View @ Dominion
05/08/2019
2019.05.07 Boys Lacrosse: Park View @ Dominion

2019.05.07 Boys Lacrosse: Park View @ Dominion

Sterling, VA (May 7, 2019) - Coming off a season-defining win over Riverside, the Dominion Titans hosted the Park View Patriots for a late-season matchup. The home team was alone at the top of the Dulles District while the visitors were end of the standings. The Titans hadn't lost in District play a...

2019.05.07 Girls Lacrosse: Park View @ Dominion
05/08/2019
2019.05.07 Girls Lacrosse: Park View @ Dominion

2019.05.07 Girls Lacrosse: Park View @ Dominion

Sterling, VA (May 7, 2019) - Although they had not won a game in the Dulles District, the Park View Patriots were having a winning season overall. Their 6-5 record was a real accomplishment for a program that had not seen a great deal of success over time.

2019.05.06 Girls Soccer: Briar Woods @ Potomac Falls
05/07/2019
2019.05.06 Girls Soccer: Briar Woods @ Potomac Falls

2019.05.06 Girls Soccer: Briar Woods @ Potomac Falls

Potomac Falls, VA (May 6, 2019) - The Potomac Falls Panthers were reeling a bit. Their season had been one of streaks, and they were on a recent losing skid--and all three games were decided by one goal.

2019.05.03 Girls Lacrosse: Dominion @ Riverside
05/04/2019
2019.05.03 Girls Lacrosse: Dominion @ Riverside

2019.05.03 Girls Lacrosse: Dominion @ Riverside

When the Dominion Titans arrived at the home stadium of the Riverside Rams, they were on a twelve game winning streak and 5-0 in the Dulles District. Formidable, right? Well, not if you consider that the Rams were on an eleven game streak and 4-0 in the district. In other words, the only thing separ...

2019.05.02 Boys Soccer: Loudoun Valley @ Park View
05/03/2019
2019.05.02 Boys Soccer: Loudoun Valley @ Park View

2019.05.02 Boys Soccer: Loudoun Valley @ Park View

As opposed to the opening game of this double-header, the nightcap featured teams from the same schools but with markedly different aspirations for the postseason. The visiting Loudoun Valley Vikings had lost just once so far overall and their Dulles District record of 4-1-2 had them in second place...

2019.04.30 Boys Lacrosse: John Champe @ Briar Woods
05/01/2019
2019.04.30 Boys Lacrosse: John Champe @ Briar Woods

2019.04.30 Boys Lacrosse: John Champe @ Briar Woods

Brambleton, VA (April 30, 2019) - When choosing a game to photograph this late in the season, this writer checks the standings and looks for key matchups. Good games are usually between teams with similar records and/or top places in the standings.

2019.03.28 Girls Soccer: Tuscarora @ John Champe
03/29/2019
2019.03.28 Girls Soccer: Tuscarora @ John Champe

2019.03.28 Girls Soccer: Tuscarora @ John Champe

Aldi, VA (March 28, 2019) - Early season matches are a chance for teams to get organized and prepare for the grind of the new season. With just two or three games completed for each team, this matchup between the John Champe Knights and the Tuscarora Huskies would measure where each team is now whil...

2019.02.22 Girls Basketball: Millbrook @ Loudoun Valley
02/23/2019
2019.02.22 Girls Basketball: Millbrook @ Loudoun Valley

2019.02.22 Girls Basketball: Millbrook @ Loudoun Valley

Purcellville, VA (February 22, 2019) - When you get to the regional championship it's often hard to gauge the matchup. Common opponents had been dispatched by both teams so that wasn't much of an indicator. And each team had a stellar regular season, cruised through the district tournament, and fair...

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