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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    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

    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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    Nyc Instagram Spots Top Of The Rock Sunset

    11 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! The Best New York City Instagram Spots // ihitthebutton.com

    Here is my list of the 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.

    In addition to the view of the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center you can get a great view of Central Park from the north side of the building.

    Top of the Rock on Google Maps

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    Snowy White House

    Presidents’ Day Snowstorm in DC

    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.

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    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.
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