Hi, my name is Brandon Kopp. I’ve been taking pictures for about 7 years now. I started on a military deployment to Europe in 2004 with a gigantic point and shoot Canon Powershot A70. When I returned from that deployment in 2005, I got a Sony Cybershot DSC-F828. I had a lot of adventures with that camera and got some shots that inspired me to keep going. I took the Cybershot with me on my next deployment to Kuwait/Afghanistan in 2008 and when I got home I traded up for a Nikon D300. I didn’t do a lot with this camera until I moved to the Washington, DC area in June 2010. This is where my interest in/passion for photography really took off.
Since moving to DC a year ago I have concentrated mainly shots of the memorials, the museums, and the Capitol. I have focused pretty heavily on HDR photography, particularly with Photomatix, since discovering the technique in the Fall of 2010. I have more recently began to branch out to other types of photography; protests, celebrities, stars (astronomy), time-lapse, and some others.
I created this blog to share my experiences taking pictures in DC so you can have a successful photo adventure when you visit and go home with some pictures you want to put up on your walls, not just put in a scrapbook.