Sunrise Over Jefferson Cherry Blossoms

Guide to Washington DC Cherry Blossoms 2017

One of the best times to visit Washington DC is during the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival to view the peak bloom of cherry blossom trees on the Tidal Basin. With amazing bursts of pink and white the cherry blossom trees create a huge burst of color in the nation’s capital. This year’s Cherry Blossom Festival is March 20 thru April 16, 2017.Guide to the Washington DC Cherry Blossoms

It’s difficult to plan a trip around peak bloom since the most accurate predictions are about 10 days before they bloom. I’ve seen many friends come to town and miss the peak bloom by a few days. Read More

How to Find Places to Work Remotely

Find Places To Work RemotelySince I work remotely it’s always important for me to have a place with great wifi to work from.

It may sound like a dream to work from home but it’s easy to get distracted by TV or even the fridge. Just being around people in public can get your creative juices flowing.

Here are some of my tips to find a place to work remotely. From coffee shops to coworking spaces there are plenty of options anywhere you are. Read More

Acadia National Park Jessup Trail

Fall Photos from Acadia National Park and Beyond

Over the course of a month I drove across the US through Chicago, Canada, Upstate New York, and Maine. If you’re interested in my road trip you can see bits of it on my vlog.

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.

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Haunted White House Tour

Haunted White House Tour

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

Chicago Instagram Spots

10 Instagram Spots in Chicago to Photograph

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

National Museum Of African American History And Culture

Preview of the African American History and Culture Museum

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

Washington Dc Instagram Spots

The 16 Best Places to Take Pictures in Washington DC

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. The Best Washington DC Instagram Spots // ihitthebutton.com

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 fastest way to get around DC is to use the Metro. You can walk to most of the spots listed by heading to the Smithsonian metro stop on the mall. To get around on the mall you can use the Capital Bikeshare but I recommend riding the metro to go to more urban areas.

The Washington Monument

View of the Washington Monument from the Tidal Basin

The Washington Monument from the Tidal Basin

The most iconic and recognizable building in all of DC is hard not to photograph since it’s DC’s tallest building. From the Tidal Basin, steps of the Lincoln Memorial or standing right next to it, the Washington Monument looks great at all angles.
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Nyc Instagram Spots Top Of The Rock Sunset

10 Must See Instagram Spots in New York City to Photograph

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 Take Pictures in NYC

Top of the Rock

Empire State Building from Top of The Rock

Empire State Building Lit Up Blue for Autism Awareness Day

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.

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