Monday, December 11, 2006

Farewell for now...

Well friends, we've come to the end of another semester, only this time that also means that the group as we know it has come to an end. =/ It only seems appropriate to close it out with one last blog post.

I can't speak for everybody, but I can say that the group has been a tremendous inspiration to me. Going out every week to take pictures alongside you all is nothing short of a privilege. I have been blessed over and over again by your photographs, attitudes, willingness to learn, and commitment to follow some dude who doesn't know what he's doing half the time =) I consider it an honor that you would look to me to teach you anything about photography when I am consistently blown away and learning new things as each of you show me how you view the world. You all have inspired me, challenged me, and blessed me more than you know.

If you were a part of the group (if even for only one week) please "sign" your name as a comment below. I would encourage you to share a memory or something, but at very least sign your name. It's a simple a way of recognizing everybody who contributed to the group.

Also, I know there are some distant followers who have kept an eye on the group but never joined the fun. You too are invited to share your thoughts below. Many of you have told me how much you enjoy viewing our pictures online, and I think the rest of the group would like to hear it too!

From day one, my hope for this group is that it would serve as a catalyst for other opportunities in the Visual Arts. I would love to see this group take on a new life and soar to even greater heights, and I eagerly wait to see what comes from it.

Lastly, thank you all for giving your time, talent, and energy to this crazy guy with a crazy idea. I have been blessed so much. I can only hope the same is true of you.

Keep shooting!

The numbers are in!

Just Shoot Me held "organized" photo shoots at each of the following locations in 2006 (in order):

Federal Triangle
Old Town Alexandria
Eastern Market
Ebenezers Inaugural
Dupont Circle
Kite Festival
Sunrise on Capitol Hill
Easter Eggstravaganza
U Street
Glen Echo Park
Buzz Conference
Dupont (again)
Adams Morgan
World War II Memorial
Nationals’ game
National Zoo
Botanical Gardens
Arlington Cemetery
Old Town (again)
Cathedral (again)
Rock Creek Park
Corn Maize
Federal Triangle (again)
Sunset at Tidal Basin
Portrait Workshop

Twenty-nine photo shoots.
Two Photoshop sessions.
Two Photo Exhibits.
6,897 photos uploaded.
Countless laughs.
One group.

Many thanks!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Free Photo Exhibit!

Greetings! This coming Friday (December 8th) we will be hosting our second photography exhibit at Ebenezers Coffeehouse. We will be kicking off the event on Friday night at 8:00 PM. There will be live music and some (baked??) goodies to enjoy as well. Best of all, it's free! We would love to meet you and hear your story, so grab a cup of coffee and come join us!

The exhibit is the combined work of 17 photographers, featuring over 200 photographs. If you can't make the opening night, then be ye not dismayed! The photos will be on display throughout the coffeehouse until December 21st.

Come. Enjoy. Be inspired!

Click here to get a sneak peek of our photos!