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The Myth of Equivalent Focal Length

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Khai Nguyen, EPSA, SPSA Many photographers misunderstand that the focal length of a lens mounted on a crop camera would effectively be extended by a crop factor. For this reason, they think they can reach subjects at a further distance and make the images larger. This article will disprove this myth once and for all.…

Interview with Ceyda Öner Outgoing IPS Club President

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By Mary Ongwen The HQ1 IMF café was a buzz with conversations. Under the sparkling chandelier reflections Ceyda Öner and I sit down to a chat and the voices in the background faded out. Ceyda is the Deputy Division Chief in the Finance unit of the IMF. She is also the outgoing president of the…

World Bank Art Program Exhibits IPS Images

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The World Bank Art Program and the International Photographic Society exhibited a selection of images from the IPS Annual Photography Exhibition. The photographs represent a selection out of 130 images, by the winning photographers of the monthly competitions, during the 2016/2017 IPS season. Six of the photographs presented won an Honorable Mention Award at the…

Interview with Dorte Verner

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On a cool Monday afternoon, the MC building gives the impression that staff are either on leave or shaking off Monday blues. Not so for Dorte. I walk into her office and she’s in the middle of compiling a report while connected with staff in different time zones. I promise to keep the interview brief.…

September Speaker: Kyle Myles

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Kyle Myles is a freelance photographer based in the Washington, D.C. area. He is a self taught photographer who began photographing in 2012. Working primarily in black and white, his work focuses on family, friends and his daily surroundings.        

February Recap: Guest Speaker Rebecca Drobis

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Our guest photographer and judge was Rebecca Drobis. Rebecca, a commercial photographer and a born-and-bred Washingtonian presented her work that focuses on the following thematic areas: health, education, kids/young adults, family and portraits. She  showed a special video entitled “The Ice Cream Man” shot while doing a photo project on the Montana’s Blackfeet Reservation. Rebecca…

January Recap: Guest Speaker Ron Aira

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Ron presented his Matador photographs in video format (https://vimeo.com/199953980). Recording videos is a growing trend among commercial photographers who use them to showcase their work to potential clients. Ron also spoke about the types of images that usually catch his attention (including in judging) – something: i) not done/seen before; ii) risky and/or “weird”; and…

An Interview with IPS member Peter Allum

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Peter Allum is Assistant Director at the IMF. He joined the IPS in 2015 and has delivered strong visual images in many of the monthly competitions. What’s the secret behind his great photos? Here’s a brief interview. Qn: When did you discover your passion for photography? Ans: I caught the photography bug only recently. I’ve…

Message from the president

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Dear members, Hope you are all ready for the Holiday Season! As each December, at this month’s meeting we will have our Annual Potluck and Gift Exchange! We ask everyone to bring a dish (preferably a national dish), and a 4×6 print of one of their favorite images in a sealed envelope. We will set…

365 photographs a year. Why?

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Michele Egan This is a time of the year when we reflect on what we’ve accomplished over the past year and start making resolutions for the coming year. What might that mean in terms of photography? For me, reflecting back is an easy proposition: I just turn to my daily photo blog and, for any…