I took up photography in 2004, long before I moved to Washington, but the hobby never really went anywhere. I went on a few trips, snapped a few photos, but never learned anything new. When I moved to DC in 2010, I found myself going out around town every weekend and occasionally nights during the week. My office is near the Capitol so I would go out walking at lunch and snap photos of the building, the constant construction going on, the protests, anything really. I sought out events that it would be difficult to plan a trip around like the Library of Congress Reading Room Open House or the Garden Tours at the White House. I accumulated thousands of photos, some good, most just OK. More importantly, I accumulated knowledge about what I observed during multiple trips to photograph the same place. I started to write that knowledge down in blog form so that I could share it with others.
I don’t write new Washington, DC blog posts much anymore, but I will do my best to keep the posts I do have up-to-date.
The map below is intended to help you see, at a glance, the must-see places around Washington, DC. If you click on a map pin you’ll see a picture. The pins are color-coded so that:
- GREEN pins are locations for which there is an associated Washington, DC photography blog article (you’ll find a link by clicking on the pin).
- BLUE pins have photos but no associated article.
- RED pins don’t have photos yet.