Lenzy Ruffin Photography

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Lenzy Ruffin is a corporate event and lifestyle photographer in Washington, DC. 

Capitol Views

Started with this Friday evening.

Started with this Friday evening.

Actually, here is where I started. When I got to the place I wanted to shoot from, this guy asked if I could get a shot of him in front of the Capitol. I was there early, waiting for the sun to set, so why not?

Actually, here is where I started. When I got to the place I wanted to shoot from, this guy asked if I could get a shot of him in front of the Capitol. I was there early, waiting for the sun to set, so why not?

This is what the scene looked like when I captured it. People routinely equate great images with great equipment. The equipment is the least important factor. The skill of the photographer determines the quality of an image more than anything else. You have to know how to visualize a scene, how to capture it properly, and how to process the image. The camera gear used is the least relevant component of an image.

This is what the scene looked like when I captured it. People routinely equate great images with great equipment. The equipment is the least important factor. The skill of the photographer determines the quality of an image more than anything else. You have to know how to visualize a scene, how to capture it properly, and how to process the image. The camera gear used is the least relevant component of an image.

Walked over to Union Station to grab something to eat and this was there waiting for me.

Walked over to Union Station to grab something to eat and this was there waiting for me.

A few views from Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday afternoon:

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Had to hustle to make it over to Frederick Douglass' house to get a few shots before they closed.

This was about as far as I got at Frederick Douglass' house...

This was about as far as I got at Frederick Douglass' house...

...before this lady and her crew came charging up the hill like Civil War reenactors or something. I just ignored them making their ruckus taking selfies or whatever. I only had a few minutes before the museum grounds would close. But then she walked over and told me she wanted me to take her picture. Look at this baby face. What was I going to say?

...before this lady and her crew came charging up the hill like Civil War reenactors or something. I just ignored them making their ruckus taking selfies or whatever. I only had a few minutes before the museum grounds would close. But then she walked over and told me she wanted me to take her picture. Look at this baby face. What was I going to say?

Now if it looks like she asked me to take her picture and then proceeded to ignore me entirely, you're an astute observer because that's exactly what happened. The whole time, she was paying attention to whatever was going on off to my right in the peanut gallery led by her mama and comprised of I think an aunt, and another lady who wasn't as, uuuuh, animated as the others, so I don't think she was a relative.

And here's mama.

And here's mama.

This is the hill they chose to run up, rather than taking the stairs. Don't ask me why.

This is the hill they chose to run up, rather than taking the stairs. Don't ask me why.

Had to go back Sunday morning to get this shot. And I'm okay with that.

Had to go back Sunday morning to get this shot. And I'm okay with that.


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