Just about a month ago I was at the Haunted White House Tour so I was pleasantly surprised when I was invited back for a Holiday themed tour.
It was a pleasure to capture fall on the North Eastern coast. In areas I mostly haven’t discovered before it was truly a unique experience for me.
I had the honor of returning to the White House for a second time, this time for a Haunted Tour! (See photos from my first tour)
It was incredible, they had each room in the East Wing filled with someone dressed as a past president or historical figure. All of them told haunted and mysterious White House tales. Read More
I finally made it to Chicago Illinois, aka, the Windy City! To my luck a couple of my friends from Instagram were also in town so we got to explore some epic sights together. I also made a few videos from my trip.
I’ve followed many photographers from Chicago throughout the years so it was awesome to finally see the city in person rather than just from their work (which continues to inspire). Most of my time was spent in “The Loop” where many of these locations are. Here’s how I managed to fill three days: Read More
Thanks to Instagram and IGDC I had the honor of visiting The National Museum of African American History and Culture a week early. There was tons of construction still happening but it was an amazing experience.
Located right next to the Washington Monument on the mall the African American History and Culture Museum is a new highlight of DC’s skyline.
The massive 300,000+ square footage building’s unique shape draws you directly in. It’s mind blowing how many pieces from African American history the museum has collected, plus the building goes deep underground. Read More
I’ve spent years filling my Instagram account with beautiful photos of Washington DC. Including well known spots like the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and the Tidal Basin to less known spots in the city.
Therefore I want to share some of the best places to photograph in DC! I’ve also included some of the best times to visit specific spots.
The Washington Monument
The most iconic and recognizable building in all of DC it’s hard not to photograph DC’s tallest building. From the Tidal Basin, steps of the Lincoln Memorial or standing right next to it, almost every angle looks great. Read More
I spent the past weekend in New York City, a place I’ve oddly spent little time in. With so much to see my good friend Phil Martin (@phil.martin) and I (@someguy) hit up some of the most iconic photo spots in the city. Since both of us love using Instagram we had to visit these top New York City Instagram spots. If you haven’t taken a trip to this incredible city be sure to stop at all of these epic sights, it is full of photo ops!
Best Places to Shoot in NYC
Top of the Rock
Top of the Rock has to be one of the best skyline views of New York. The only downside is that tickets are $26 and often require a wait. We rushed to get there before sunset but sadly the first available tickets were 2 hours later, so I recommend buying tickets online.
Over the past week I’ve spend two sunrises and one day at the DC cherry blossom festival capturing some amazing photos. It just took a ton of coffee and metro credit but here are my beautiful results.
DC got a few inches of snow on Presidents’ Day and luckily for me I was staying at the W hotel next to the White House. It came as quite the surprise to me since I had no idea DC would get this amount of snow.
The Washington Monument looked fantastic in the snow and you might recognize this angle from my fall photos. The white space around the monument in photos always bothers me so it’s fun to find trees to frame it.