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Last October I had the amazing opportunity to speak to my high school’s photography class. Click here if you want to read the story. Like I said before, the best part was connecting to the students. Its amazing how creative and passionate these students were but there was one girl in particular who stood out to me. Her name is Sumaiya. At that time her proposal for 100 cameras had just been accepted and she was about to embark on this amazing journey of inspiring and motivating others through story telling. If you’re not familiar with 100 cameras, it’s a non profit organization that empowers underprivileged students to tell their own story through photography.

Sumaiya, being only a junior in high school and the youngest person ever to have their proposal accepted by 100 cameras, is bringing her amazing efforts to Dhaka, Bangladesh where there are countless amount of children who’s voices are not heard. Watch this youtube video that Sumaiya and her classmates created.

Unfortunately, I will not be able to travel with them to Bangladesh but I still wanted to help them spread the word. To be 100% honest, I have never met such motivated, talented and intelligent young adults ever as I have seen from this group from Snapshot Project Bangladesh. They are seriously dedicated to their mission among their school, extra curricular activities, and  other responsibilities. So the biggest shout out to them.

If you’re at all interested in helping them or learning more about Snapshot Project Bangladesh, please check out their go fund me page and consider a donation or if you have any additional questions, check out their website or please feel free to send me a message. I’ll be sure to pass it along to Sumaiya and the rest of the crew.

My camera settings for this image is F8 at 1/30th of a second and ISO 500 with my sony A7II and 16-35mm wide angle lens.

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We had our very first snow fall of the season over the weekend! It was perfect. It snowed all day Saturday, just one or two inches. Enough to stick on cars and the grass a bit but nothing on the roads. No mess to clean up, no fuss to worry about. Just the way I like it!

My friend, Larry and I went out to Great Falls Park to check it out. It’s been a while since I’ve photographed the park and was really looking forward to shooting it in the snow. It reminded me of my high school days when I first got interested in photo. At that time, I didn’t know how to drive so my sweet mom drove me in the snow so I could get the shots that I wanted. And wait for me in the cold to photograph the trees and water. It’s crazy how things come full circle. I remember being really proud of those Great Falls shots in high school. LOL how time flies. I bet if you asked her today, she’d still remember doing that. SHOUT OUT TO MY MOM! I LOVE YOU AND APPRECIATE YOU! Even though you know I blog every day but still don’t read them.

I am really looking to photographing more snow this season. I heard we’re going to get a lot this year. I was sort of looking at this Great Falls Park photoshoot as the prequel. So many possibilities to shoot. And I’m really hoping for some drone shots thrown in there too! Let me know, what’s your favorite weather to shoot? Mine is fog but snow could be a close second. Similar effects but more cold.

The settings for this image is F4.5 at 4 seconds and ISO 160 with my Sony A7II and 16-35mm lens.