Regardless of branch of service, with every military promotion comes greater responsibility and an immense sense of pride for not only the military member, but their family as well. I am always honored when other families (fellow veterans) contact me for various events, and a promotion ceremony is no exception. Unlike many military bases and installations, Washington D.C. is fills with countless different famous monuments and museums to hold a memorable promotion or retirement ceremony. One of the most popular locations is The National Archives.
It's been so beautiful this week here in D.C. I had to go out a photograph some of the Nation's monuments. It's been averaging at least 70 degrees or higher; so I had to take advantage of their unusual weather. The first on my list was the Air Force Memorial - well of course it's the first; since I'm an Air Force Veteran. Not only is it marvelously grand in person, it is also a wonderfully photogenic structure. At wide angles, one can capture the great expanse to the sky and can create interesting shapes with the different angles of the Memorial’s dramatically curved spires. The sheen steel also brilliantly illuminates with sunlight, creating some exciting shape and color.
Welcome back to my “What’s In Your Bag?” series where I talk about my equipment! In my previous post, I discussed an overall view of my equipment and today I’ll be focusing on one of my favorite lens: the Canon 50mm 1.4. When I purchased this lens two years ago I fell in love with it right away! Even though it’s a prime lens, it’s really versatile. I’ll be showing a few photographs to illustrate why I love and enjoy using this lens as a family photographer.
Even if you have an amazing DSLR, you’d definitely agree with me when I say that carrying that big beauty around with you everywhere can be a somewhat of a hassle sometimes.
You find yourself facing a dilemma:
What's In Your Bag?
This post will introduce you to my equipment and subsequent posts will spotlight individual pieces of my equipment arsenal. Maybe you’re into photography, or maybe you’re just curious about what I photograph with.
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