• Arts,  Events,  Meetups

    Paint Jam Comes to Rhode Island Ave.

      “We are Hip-Hop in all its forms,” says Words Beats & Life, a non-profit arts and educational organization. Last weekend, the Hip-Hop form on display was the mural. Since its founding in 2000, artists working with Word Beats & Life have created thousands of feet of public art around the District, including major installations in Storey Park and Edgewood.  On Saturday, the Fine Lines Paint Jam came to Rhode Island Avenue NE, with dozens of artists leaving their marks on a 900 foot concrete canvas just off the 500 and 600 blocks. With art unfolding before one’s eyes, it was the perfect time for a photo meetup. Several DC…

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  • Weather

    The District Strikes back!

      We survived the Great Blizzard of 2016. Now, it’s time to dig out and get back to work. Okay, maybe work can wait another day or two, but our intrepid DC Focused photographers never rest. Here’s our final installment of Snowzilla vs. the DMV. [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””] [divider…

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  • Events,  Featured,  Meetups

    Día de los Muertos: A time to remember

      The DC Focused Meetup group had a pretty simple assignment on Sunday — tell the story of the Día de Muertos Festival in Mount Pleasant. Simple enough, except with a couple conditions: Each person could use only a 50mm fixed focal length lens. No zooms allowed. And to make things a little more difficult, they had to turn in photos that were uncropped. They needed to show the world what they saw through their viewfinders when they snapped the shutter. The idea behind the challenge was to force the group members to be deliberate as they approached their shots. No zoom meant, in many cases, that they needed to move…

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