Photographing the Great American Eclipse of 2017

My girlfriend and I took a once in a lifetime trip of viewing the full totality of the eclipse on Monday August 21st, 2017.

We rented a cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Our cabin was in the direct path of full totality which offered a little over 2 minutes worth of totality.

The cabin had a fantastic view of the mountain range which we could see the moon cast a giant shadow over once totality hit.

Great Smoky Mountain Range Sunrise

Great Smoky Mountain Range Sunrise

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Places to Photograph in Point Reyes

During my road trip to the west coast I’ve seen some incredible National Parks. Point Reyes National Seashore is no exception, from an iconic abandoned boat to foggy cypress trees Reyes’ has plenty of unique things to photograph.

Here is my list of places to shoot at Point Reyes National Seashore:

Point Reyes Shipwreck

Point Reyes Shipwreck

Point Reyes Abandoned Shipwreck

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Exploring Monument Valley

Ever since starting a long road trip to California from DC I couldn’t wait to drive around the midwest. Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado are just the most magical places to explore. Read More

Canon 5D Mark IV Review: Upgrading From a 6D

Canon 5d Mark Iv ReviewI have used dozens of cameras, from Sony to Olympus. Collectively, my friends have just about every popular camera on the market.

Like most people, when I saw the Canon 5D Mark IV specs, I was very disappointed and skeptical.

And I know those new, tiny, mirrorless cameras that shoot 40+ megapixels, 60fps 4k with focus peaking might sound appealing–but the 5D Mark IV is by far the best camera I’ve ever used. Read More

Yayoi Kusama Hirshhorn Infinite Mirrors

Preview of the Yayoi Kusama Exhibit at the Hirshhorn

One of the biggest art exhibits of the year has landed in Washington DC.

Starting today to May 14th, 2017 you’ll be able to enjoy Kusama’s infinity mirrors at the Hirshhorn museum.

Note: this exhibit is now closed at the Hirshhorn

The exhibit consists of 6 infinity rooms. All of which put you in a room lined with mirrors for a truly unique feeling.Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors at the Hirshhorn in Washington DC // ihitthebutton.com Read More

How to Post Photos on Instagram from PC or Mac

How to Post Photos on Instagram from PC or MacInstagram is primarily meant to be a mobile app and, if you can, you should use the Instagram app to upload photos.

Some users love to do everything on their computer or laptop, so here is a list of workarounds on how to post on Instagram from PC or Mac. Instagram doesn’t approve of using third party apps for upload so don’t be surprised if a solution stops working. I will try to keep this list up to date with only working apps.

If you don’t have an Instagram account you can signup on their website.

If you’re just having an issue getting photos to your iPhone or Android phone I recommend using Dropbox, AirDroid, or AirDrop to accomplish this task. Every photo I edit in Lightroom is exported to a Dropbox folder so I can easily post to Instagram with my phone. Read More

Sunrise Over Jefferson Cherry Blossoms

Guide to Washington DC Cherry Blossoms

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 15 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.

If you’re looking for remote jobs view this section of the article.
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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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