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Blog Post Links

The Blog page on the website contains a wealth of information on many photography related topics. Below are links to Blog articles containing information on some of the most asked about “how to shoot” situations, requested equipment or camera setting questions.

SNOW -- Tips for Capturing Better Snow Scenes

MOON -- How to Shoot the Moon

WATERFALLS -- Tips for Photographing Waterfalls

FIREWORKS -- 6 Tips for Photographing Fireworks

HISTOGRAM -- The Handy Histogram (And Why We Should Use It)

METERING -- Metering Modes for Better Exposures

WHITE BALANCE -- The Color Of Light And White Balance Settings

TRIPODS -- Tips for Choosing a Tripod

WAYS TO GROW AS A PHOTOGRAPHER

The Benefits Of Image Reviews and Critiques
6 Tips To Improve Your Photography In 2019
Improve Your Skills With 52Frames Weekly Photo Challenge
8 Tips for Backing Up  Your Photos
Image reviews and Critiques


Photography Stores and Services

LOCAL CAMERA STORES

DC

Leica Store
977 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004
202.787.5900
https://www.leicacamerausa.com/

District Camera and Imaging
1225 I St NW #110
Washington, DC 20005
202.483.0090
https://www.districtcamera.com


Virginia

District Camera and Imaging
6025-G Burke Centre Pkwy
Burke, VA 22015
703.250.5555
https://www.districtcamera.com

Ace Photo
44710 Cape Ct Suite 122
Ashburn, VA 20147
703.430.3333
https://acephoto.net

Dominion Camera
112 West Broad St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
703.532.6700
https://dominioncamera.com

McClanahan Camera
306 Lee Hwy, Warrenton, VA 20186
540.347.2533
https://www.mccamera.com


Maryland

Service Photo Supply, Inc.
3838 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
410.235.6200
https://servicephoto.com


Online Camera Stores

B&H Photo Video
420 9th Ave
New York, NY 10001
Customer service: 800.221.5743
Sales: 800.606.6969
https://www.bhphotovideo.com

Adorama
42 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011
Customer service: 800.815.0702
https://www.adorama.com


Camera Repair

Pro Photo
2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006
202.223.1292
http://www.prophotodc.com

Dominion Camera
112 West Broad St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
703.532.6700
https://dominioncamera.com

Service Photo Supply, Inc.
3838 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
410.235.6200
https://servicephoto.com

KEH Camera
4900 Highlands Pkwy SE
Smyrna, GA 30082
800.342.5534
https://www.keh.com


Camera Lens/Rental

Pro Photo
2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006
202.223.1292
http://www.prophotodc.com

District Camera and Imaging
1225 I St NW #110
Washington, DC 20005
202.483.0090
https://www.districtcamera.com

District Camera and Imaging
6025-G Burke Centre Pkwy
Burke, VA 22015
703.250.5555
https://www.districtcamera.com

Ace Photo
44710 Cape Ct Suite 122
Ashburn, VA 20147
703.430.3333
https://acephoto.net

Dominion Camera
112 West Broad St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
703.532.6700
https://dominioncamera.com

DC-Camera
2810 Merrilee Dr
Fairfax, VA 22031
703.527.3311
https://www.dc-camera.com

Photo 60
2602 Morse Ln
Woodbridge, VA 22192
571.572.3026
https://photo60studio.com

Service Photo Supply, Inc.
3838 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
410.235.6200
https://servicephoto.com

f8 Rentals
11703 Bowman Green Dr.
Reston, VA 20190
703.382.9000
https://f8rentals.com

f8DC Rentals
National Press Building
529 14th St NW
Washington DC
202-797-7000
https://f8rentals.com

BorrowLenses
Photo Department
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
844.853.6767 ext 2
https://www.borrowlenses.com


Used Gear Buy/Sell

District Camera and Imaging
1225 I St NW #110
Washington, DC 20005
202.483.0090
https://www.districtcamera.com

Ace Photo
44710 Cape Ct Suite 122
Ashburn, VA 20147
703.430.3333
https://acephoto.net

Dominion Camera
112 West Broad St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
703.532.6700
https://dominioncamera.com

Photo 60
2602 Morse Ln
Woodbridge, VA 22192
571.572.3026

https://photo60studio.com

McClanahan Camera
306 Lee Hwy, Warrenton, VA 20186
540.347.2533https://www.mccamera.com
https://www.mccamera.com

Service Photo Supply, Inc.
3838 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
410.235.6200
https://servicephoto.com

Used Photo Pro
220 E St Clair St #2
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317.917.7055
https://www.usedphotopro.com

B&H Photo Video
420 9th Ave
New York, NY 10001
Customer service: 800.221.5743
Sales: 800.606.6969
https://www.bhphotovideo.com

Adorama
42 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011
Customer service: 800.815.0702
https://www.adorama.com

KEH Camera
4900 Highlands Pkwy SE
Smyrna, GA 30082
800.342.5534
https://www.keh.com


Film Processing

Pro Photo
2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006
202.223.1292
http://www.prophotodc.com

Merrifield One Hour Photo
2833 Gallows Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042
703.560.3845
http://merrifield1hrphoto.com

Dominion Camera
112 West Broad St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
703.532.6700
https://dominioncamera.com

Photo 60
2602 Morse Ln
Woodbridge, VA 22192
571.572.3026
https://photo60studio.com

McClanahan Camera
306 Lee Hwy, Warrenton, VA 20186
540.347.2533
https://www.mccamera.com

Moto Photo
5249 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20816
301.656.4433
http://motophotobethesda.com


Photography Exhibits

Represent: Hip-Hop Photography

Through May 5, 2019

Inspired by the four elements of hip-hop—DJ’s, MCs, breakdancers and graffiti—Represent showcases photographs from the Eyejammie Hip Hop Photography Collection that illustrate the early days of hip-hop and its rapid expansion to a cultural phenomenon in the mid-to-late 1990s.

National Museum of African American History and Culture
1400 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20560
2nd Floor, Center for African American Media Arts gallery
https://www.si.edu/exhibitions/represent-hip-hop-photography-event-exhib-6322

Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting

Through June 2, 2019

The 2018 installation of the Daguerreian Gallery celebrates the National Portrait Gallery’s golden anniversary by highlighting fifty years of daguerreotype collecting by the museum.

National Portrait Gallery
8th St NW & F St NW - first floor
Washington, DC 20001
https://www.si.edu/exhibitions/daguerreotypes-five-decades-collecting-event-exhib-6261

23rd Annual Nature's Best Photography: Windland Smith Rice International Awards

Through September 2019

See the world’s natural wonders through a whole new lens. Sixty stunning images have been selected to showcase the extraordinary work of photographers from around the world. United by their creativity and technical skill with a camera, these artists of all ages and experience levels share their visions of nature to inspire future photographers and conservationists alike.

National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW - 2nd floor
Washington, DC 20560
https://www.si.edu/exhibitions/23rd-annual-natures-best-photography-windland-smith-rice-international-awards-event-exhib-6384

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse

Through April 28, 2019

 A Mexican Canadian artist known for straddling the line between art, technology, and design, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer fills the Museum’s entire Second Level with immersive environments that use heart-rate sensors to create kinetic and audiovisual experiences from visitors’ own biometric data. Over the course of six months, Pulse will animate the vital signs of hundreds of thousands of participants.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Independence Ave and 7th St
Washington, DC 20560
https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/rafael-lozano-hemmer-pulse/

Women of Progress: Early Camera Portraits

June 14, 2019 - May 31, 2020

In mid-nineteenth-century America, the growing presence of women in public life coincided with the rise of portrait photography. This exhibition of daguerreotypes and ambrotypes from the 1840s and 1850s features portraits of early feminist icons, women’s rights advocates Margaret Fuller and Lucy Stone, abolitionist Lucretia Mott and best-selling author Harriet Beecher Stowe. 

National Portrait Gallery
8th St NW & F St NW
Washington, DC 20001
https://www.si.edu/exhibitions/women-progress-early-camera-portraits-event-exhib-6351

Explore DC’s Green Spaces, Parks, and Gardens with Free Online Guide

The Landscape Architect’s Guide to Washington, D.C. is a free, mobile-friendly website that helps visitors and locals discover more than 75 historic, modern and contemporary landscapes in Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Virginia.

https://www.asla.org/guide/

World Press Photo Exhibition


Photography Expos

ClickDC

June 1, 2019 - June 30, 2019

Click DC is a month-long celebration of photography in the nation’s capital. For the month of June, photography organizations, clubs and collectives, along with galleries across the city will join together to share their love of photography. They will host talks, workshops, photo walks, exhibits and other events that show the power of photography to entertain, enlighten and inspire us.

Various venues and times
Washingtion, DC
https://clickdc.org

PhotoExpo, NY

October 24 - 26, 2019

Javits Convention Center
655 W 34th St
New York, NY 10001
https://www.photoplusexpo.com

Nature Visions Photography Expo

November 1 - 3, 2019

Hylton Performing Arts Center
10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20110
http://naturevisions.org

ImagingUSA

January 16-21, 2020

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
https://imagingusa.org

Interesting Places to Photograph