The latest from my blog

When did defending the First Amendment get so dangerous?

When did defending the First Amendment get so dangerous?

It’s no mistake the film The Post┬ámade its debut at a time when America’s press corps is in the direct line of fire. No, not in Iraq or Afghanistan but the war President Donald Trump has waged with the so-called crooked media. If history is […]

3 reasons we all need to make the most of Winter

3 reasons we all need to make the most of Winter

If I had my preference, I’d probably stick to shooting all of my outdoor scenes in three seasons: Spring, Summer and Fall. Don’t get me wrong, snow is beautiful. Those glistening, powdery flakes are mesmerizing and set the stage for so many wonderful backdrops, but […]

Virginia’s statue debate through the lens of media students

Virginia’s statue debate through the lens of media students

Conflict is essential in pretty much all storytelling and among one of eight news values journalists consider when covering a news story. We must weigh relevance with significance in an effort to prioritize what matters to the audience. The Confederate statue debate definitely falls in […]

Walk out a workday slump

Walk out a workday slump

After a recent location scouting trip for a client, it not only dawned on us how much pavement we pounded scouring blocks of D.C. neighborhoods, but how effortless it was to cover so much ground when we focused on the infinite stories around us rather […]

Spring clean your mind, body, spirit

Spring clean your mind, body, spirit

Spring doesn’t just bring flowers, showers and extended sunlight, it’s a reminder that we should take time to renew. We’re not going to function well when we’re functioning on all cylinders all the time. At some point, a gasket will blow. Like regular car maintenance […]

Time to de-stress the desk

Time to de-stress the desk

Being organized is the key to efficiency. It’s not rocket science. That applies to work, home, or working from home. The workplace is where most of us earn our keep and it can be chaotic enough, even more so if the environment is fast-paced and […]

The anxiety-free vacay list

The anxiety-free vacay list

Spring break, summer vacation, a mid-Winter get away or just a weekend romp. Everyone needs time to restore, rejuvenate and recover and most of us look forward to that time to unwind. That is, except for those anxiety-prone and panic-stricken by the mere thought of […]

What to make of the fake news furor

What to make of the fake news furor

Fake news has now become synonymous with the media. Everyone seems to be scrambling to identify or define what’s real but few have really captured the symbolism of this recent phenomenon. That’s why how you respond and what you do to get your news and […]