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Photo: US Capitol 16

User: Multiple

Taken: June 18, 2018

Used: Multiple

Camera: Canon 6Dmkii & 24-105 mm lens

Location: Washington, DC


One of the coolest things about living close to Washington, DC was the ability to get an abundance of shots like this!  Many thanks to:


- James Phillips at The Daily Signal for using this photo for their December 14, 2018 article called, "Senate Vote on War in Yemen Risks Undermining US and Yemeni Interests, While Boosting Iran’s?"


- Maggie Lynch at the Bio Pharma Reporter for using this in her October 12, 20187 article entitled "Merck biosimilar made available on the US VA Formulary."


Photo: Foot of Liberty

User: MSN Australasia

Taken: June 29, 2018

Used: January 30, 2019

Camera: Canon 6Dmkii & 70-300 mm DO lens

Location: New York City, NY


In one of two photo lessons I've ever had, I was told to search Google before I go out to shoot and don't shoot that...  That's exactly what I was trying to do here, how do you shoot the Statue of Liberty in a new way, something not shot before.  Many thanks to Karlina Valeiko at MSN Australia for using this photo in her January 30, 2019 article, "Can you guess these world-famous landmarks from their close-ups?



Photo: Supreme Court 11

User: Forbes

Taken: October 3, 2018

Used: October 15, 2018

Camera: Canon 6Dmkii & 24-70mm lens

Location: Washington, DC


It always feels like I'm shooting the right stuff when Forbes uses one of my photos!  Much appreciation to Rich Samp of the Washington Legal Foundation and Forbes for using this photo on October 15, 2018 in "Supreme Court Poised To Overturn Ninth Circuit Ruling Granting Bond Hearings To Criminal Aliens."


Photo: US Capitol 2

User: Multiple

Taken: October 7, 2017

Used: Multiple

Camera: Canon 6Dmkii & 24-105mm lens

Location: Washington, DC


This is one of my very first photos of the US Capitol Building.  Thanks to:


- Benedict Carrizzo at Travel Agent Central for his June 6, 2019 article, "ASTA Members Advocated at Capitol Hill on Legislative Day."


- Paige Minemyer at Fierce Healthcare.com for using this in her article, "Industry experts weigh in on slew of bills aimed at drug price transparency at hearing" on May 21, 2019.


- Jonathan Swan at Axios.com for using this in his Axios Sneak Peak article on June 10, 2019.


Jacqueline Renfrow at FierceHealthcare.com for her March 14, 2019 article entitled, "Payer Roundup—House committee investigates short-term plans."


- David Ditch at The Heritage Foundation for his article, "Congress Sees Hundreds of Millions in New Spending as an Afterthought" on October 1, 2018.


- Jessica Davis at Health IT Security for her March 1, 2019 article called, "Senator Proposes Health Data Privacy Bill Requiring Explicit Consent."


- Elliot Mest wrote an article on February 6, 2019 called, "AAHOA, AH&LA react to President Trump’s State of the Union" that was published by Hotel Tech Update and HotelManagement.net.


-John D. Schulz wrote an article entitled, "Momentum for some infrastructure spending building on Capitol Hill" which was picked by the Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management Review, and Modern Materials Handling websites.  That's pretty good exposure for this photo!


Keila Byass and the Adventist News Network for using this in the article, "Adventist Health Policy Association opens new office in Washington D.C." on February 3, 2019.


Allison Jacobs at The Jewish News for putting my photo in her February 5, 2019 article, "Lawmakers Turn to Israel After Long Partial Shutdown Ends."


-Sarah D. Young at Consumer Affairs for using this photo in her article, "Republicans reject Democrats’ net neutrality bill" on March 13, 2019.


- Rebecca Leber and Mother Jones for using this photo in her February 5, 2019 article, "House Dems Are Kickstarting Their Climate Agenda with a Flurry of Hearings." 



Photo: Supreme Court 2

User: Multiple

Taken: June 26, 2018

Used: Multiple

Camera: Canon 6Dmkii & 24-105mm lens

Location: Washington, DC


The goal of this photo was to be different than the other Supreme Court photos and emphasize "Equal Justice Under Law" above the pillars.  A big thank you the following people:


Mark I. Schickman and HR Daily Advisor for their June 12, 2019 article, "Supreme Court Poised to Make Its Mark On Employment Law."


- Beth Schwartzapfel and the ABA Journal for using this photo in his article, "The right age to die? For some, science outpaces the Supreme Court on juveniles, death penalty" on August 14, 2018.


- Chris Dupin at American Shipper Magazine for his January 15, 2019 article, "Teamsters: Supreme Court decision ‘great victory’ for drivers."



Photo: Supreme Court 4

User: Talent Daily by Gartner

Taken: June 26, 2018

Used: August 22, 2018

Camera: Canon 6Dmkii & 16-35mm lens

Location: Washington, DC


Many thanks to the staff at Talent Daily of the Gartner Research Company for using this photo in his article, "Salary History-Based Gender Pay Gap Case May Head to US Supreme Court" on August 22, 2018.



Photo: Tidal Basin

User: DC Curbed

Taken: April 10, 2018

Used: August 28, 2018

Camera: Canon 6Dmkii & 24-105mm lens

Location: Washington, DC


One of my biggest regrets of living near Washington, DC is that it was only for one year.  I was able to photograph the cherry blossoms only one time.  I would have LOVED to shoot these again...  8-(


Many thanks to Andrew Giambrone of DC Curbed for using this photo in his article, "D.C. sees record 22.8M visitors in 2017, city’s tourism arm says" on August 28, 2018.


Photo: Through the Trees

User: Washingtonian Magazine

Taken: January 5, 2018

Used: October 2018

Camera: Canon 6Dmkii & Tamron 150-600 G2 lens

Location: Arlington, Virginia



Photo: Piano 1

User: Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington DC

Taken: December 21, 2017

Used: January 2018

Camera: Canon 6Dmkii & EF 24-105mm lens

Location: Manitowoc, WI


Before I got serious about photography I was a musician and most of my circle of friends were musicians as well.  This piano belongs to one of my oldest friends who goes back to my earliest days of music back in high school.  I took this photo of his piano while I was at home on vacation.  Many thanks to the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, DC for using this photo in their film, "Czech Independence - 100 Years" that came out in September 2018.  I haven't seen the film but would love to see where/how they used my photo!


Photo: US Capitol 8

User: Inquisitr

Taken: April 10, 2018

Used: August 10, 2018

Camera: Canon 6Dmkii & EF 16-35mm lens

Location: Washington, DC


Taken in front of the US Capitol and the Capitol Reflecting Pool and the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial.  Many thank to Patricia Grannum of the Inquisitr.com for using this her August 10, 2018 article entitled, "D.C. Restaurants Warn White Supremacists That They Aren’t Welcome This Weekend."


Photo: The Strand

User: Trailways

Taken: October 8, 2016

Used: July 2018

Camera: Sony A7rii & FE 24-240mm lens

Location: Coronado, CA


I used to walk the Silver Strand just south of Coronado, CA all the time just looking for things to photograph.  I don't know how many times I walked by scenes like this and it never caught my eye, then one day...  Thanks to Trailways for using this on their "Visit San Diego, CA" page in July 2018.



Photo: Rentals 2

User: Wired (Germany)

Taken: April 10, 2018

Used: September 24, 2017

Camera: Canon 6Dmkii & EF 24-105mm lens

Location: Alexandria, VA


Trying to shoot everyday items isn't as easy as it seems, especially me.  I've walked by this bike stand numerous times and never thought about them, I don't know if it was the light, the shadows, the leaves on the ground...  But something just seemed different this time and I'm happy to have caught it.


A big thank you to the Wired Staff in Germany for using this in their July 6, 2018 Wired Germany article "UBER will in Berlin seine Jump-Fahrräder aufstellen" or "UBER wants to set up its jump bikes in Berlin."  Click HERE for a translated article.


Photo: Capitol 6

User: Global Financial Market Review

Taken: April 10, 2018

Used: May 11, 2018

Camera: Canon 6Dmkii & EF 24-105mm lens

Location: Washington, DC


Many thanks to Ellen Tannam of the Silicon Republic AND to the Global Financial Market Review for her May 11, 2018 article entitled, "US Congress releases treasure trove of Russian Facebook ads"


Photo: Patriotic 22

User: Multiple

Taken: September 19, 2017

Used: Multiple

Camera: Canon 6D mkii & 24-105mm lens

Location: Alexandria, VA


This was one of my first photos of Alexandria, Virginia.  I wasn't familiar with the city, just decided to check it out when I moved to VA and it became one of my favorite places to shoot stock photography.  Everywhere around me was something I could use, from patriotic to holiday shots, it's all here in Alexandria!  Many thanks to:


Newsweek.com for using this photo for their 2018 article called, "Which States Have the Most STD's?"


NursesRX.com for using this photo on their Virginia Nursing License, Renewal, and Verification Information page.


- YourHomeValueVirginia used this on their homepage beginning on September 2, 2018.


- Joe Pye of Debt.com for using this photo in his May 28, 2018 article called, "Which State Saves Best in America?"


- Thanks to The Body Image Therapy Center for using this on their "Locations Page" at their website in 2018."


Photo: Patriotic 18

User: Multiple

Taken: July 3, 2017

Used: Multiple

Camera: Sony A7rii & FE24-240mm lens

Location: Coronado, CA


My last Fourth of July weekend living in Coronado, CA back in 2017 was spent walking around looking for patriotic subjects to shoot.  There was so many scenes like this one!  A big thank you to:


Menards home improvement centers for using this in the garden centers "Patriotic Outdoor Decor" section.


- Wendy Herman of Realtor.com for using this photo for her May 28, 2018  called "The Surprising Way America's Military Is Investing in Real Estate—Revealed."



Phone Books!  Who knew?


Photo: Walk the Dog

User: Yellowbook

Taken: August 9, 2016

Used: January 2018

Camera: Canon 6D & EF24-105mm lens

Location: Two Rivers, WI


Photo: Morning Rays

User: Yellow Pages

Taken: December 19, 2017

Used: 2018

Camera: Canon 6D mkii & Tamron 150-600mm G2 lens

Location: Manitowoc, WI


Photo: Sundown

User: Multiple

Taken: June 18, 2016

Used: 2018

Camera: Canon 6D & EF24-105mm lens

Location: El Paso, TX


Although these are thee separate photos used by different companies, they're related.  It was pretty cool starting off 2018 with my Wisconsin hometown and my current city using these photos for their 2018-2019 Manitowoc, WI Area telephone book & Yellow Pages plus  the El Paso, TX Yellow Pages!  A huge thank you to Yellow Book and Yellow Pages as well as the cities of Manitowoc, WITwo Rivers, WI, and El Paso, TX for using my photos!  







This was taken when I went home during summer of 2016, this location was actually a backup plan. After getting mosquito bites in places I didn't know I had while shooting the lighthouse in Two Rivers, WI, I left for Neshotah Beach in hopes of not getting up early for nothing. It worked out and proved why you should always have a plan!








The photo "Morning Rays" was inverted for their use.  Although this photo looks like summer, it's actually a winter photo from December 2017.  It was also the first time I shot in actual cold weather, it was -17 degrees and I set up my tripod in a snowbank, five minutes later my fingers couldn't feel the touch screen and the camera battery was just about gone.  The photo has been flipped horizontally from the original.








This was taken on a hot summer night in El Paso, TX from nearby Scenic Drive. I like this photo because it feels busy, like a city does, and shows contrast between the neighborhoods in the foreground and the downtown area in the center of the photo.  This photo was heavily edited for sale by removing many logos and trademarked items appearing in the original above.



Photo: Two Flags

User: The Regulatory Review

Taken: February 27, 2018

Used: April 16, 2018

Camera: Canon 6D mkii & EF 70-300 DO Lens

Location: Washington, DC


I love to try to capture different angles while taking photos at the White House, it's pretty difficult to do considering how much it's been photographed...  Thank you to The Regulatory Review for using this on April 16, 2018 for an article entitled "Can President Trump Get Rid of Robert Mueller?"


Photo: Patriotic 5

User: Barbee Jackson Insurance

Taken: May 13, 2017

Used: April 2018

Camera: Sony A7Rii & 50mm lens

Location: San Diego, CA



Photo: Fish Tacos

User: Multiple

Taken: June 19, 2017

Used: Multiple

Camera: Sony A7Rii & 50mm lens

Location: Imperial Beach, CA




I took this at one of my favorite Mexican food places in Imperial Beach, CA.  Actually, a lot of my Mexican food shots came from this place, it's an amazing little restaurant I've gone to for years...  Thank you to:


- The travel site, IceLolly.com, for using this on their Lanzarote, Canary Island getaway page!


La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant and Bar in Fleischmanns, New York for using this photo on their website  and menu!


- The travel website TravelStart Kenya for using this in their Book Cheap Flights to Cancún in the "Why Visit Cancún" section.



Photo: The Crowd

User: Multiple

Taken: September 16, 2017

Used: Multiple

Camera: Canon 6D & 70-300mm DO lens

Location: Joint Base Andrews Air Show, Maryland

I took this of a USAF F-22 Raptor at the 2017 Air Show at Joint Base in Maryland.  The pilot was going through pre-flight check and I just snapped this not knowing how cool it looked till I got home.  Thanks to:


- The strategic advisory firm Toffler Associates and Deb Westphal for using this for her July 25, 2018 article, "RAPPORT // Is the Pentagon Reorganization All for Naught?"  


Eventhut for using this on their website in 2018.


Photo: Patriotic 16

User: C4SM.com

Taken: August 14, 2017

Used: August 2017

Camera: Sony A7rii & 24-240mm lens

Location: Manitowoc, WI


Thanks to Citizens 4 how to buy an essay online Service Members (C4SM) for using this photo in August 2017 in their websites "Assistance to Family Members of Fallen Service Members Program" section.




Photo: Patriotic 26

User: Buzzfeed

Taken: November 28, 2017

Used: March 25, 2018

Camera: Canon 6D mkii & 24-105mm lens

Location: Alexandria, VA


Alexandria, Virginia is one of my favorite places for shooting patriotic photos and hunting for stock subjects.  You don't need a holiday, patriotism is everywhere in this city!  Many thanks to Marie Telling of Buzzfeed staff for using this photo in her article entitled, "18 American Quirks That Are Actually Kinda Weird" on March 25, 2018.


Photo: Patriotic 10

User: My Bank Tracker

Taken: May 28, 2017

Used: June 5, 2017

Camera: Sony A7rii & 24-240mm lens

Location: San Diego, CA


Thank you to My Bank Tracker and Daryl Paranada for using this in their July 5, 2017 article entitled, "What Happens to Your Band Account When You Die?"

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