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Style in Portrait Photography (TECH)

“Good portraits can be made anywhere, anytime,
under any circumstances and most of all, of anyone!”

What’s the Magic?

Lets pretend that there is magic involved in making images… Nah, there is no magic-wand or pixie-dust in our toolkit, it is just you and a fancy black box with a shutter that does the work. And that being said, we will take care of the creative part to make it happen.

Learn more about what goes into getting the right look & feel in portrait photography after the break… Continue reading Style in Portrait Photography (TECH)

All Access at WHYY’s Connection Festival


2011, 2012, 2013 WHYY’s Connections Festival – Images by Bastiaan Slabbers

For the third year a blend of styles takes center stage at the WHYY Connection Festival. The 2013 edition will feature They Might Be Giants, Ben Kweller, Khari Mateen, Heekiah Jones and Jesse Ruben. The event is free but online registration is required. The festival will take place at the River Stage at the Great Plaza of Penn’s Landing, the concert starts at 3pm on September 7, 2013.

Never been to the Connections Festival before? Get a glimpse of the acts, scenes and crowds through the photos that are part of the ‘all access’ reportages that I made on assignment for WHYY’s NewsWorks.org at the first two editions of the festival.

The 2011 edition featured Dr. Dog, Manu Chao, The Baseball Project, Kuf Knotz, Birdie Busch, Toy Soldiers, and Justin Townes Earle. In 2012 Yo La Tengo, Frank Turner, Maps & Atlases, The Lawsuits, and Fabian Akilles took the stage. Check back later for my 2013 photo reportage!

Are you looking for photos of WHYY’s Connections Festival to use on your site/bog/ publication? Besides regular (editorial) licenses a selection of images from this collection is also available under a Creative Commons license. You can download the hi-res files here.

Hope to see you there!


( A selection of photos from this collection is published with coverage of the event on WHYY’s NewsWorks.org )

Germantown High School’s final graduation was a celebration, not a funeral (via NewsWorks)


A lot of remorse. A lot of sadness, too. But there are good memories of good people through the years. I just wish Superintendent William Hite had stopped by [the school like he promised].
—Michael Hawkins, Germantown High dean of students and football coach…

…Story by Brian Hicky (with photo gallery by me) continues:  Germantown High School’s final graduation was celebration, not a funeral (via NewsWorks)