Street Photography at the Martin Luther King March with my Fuji X100F

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I finally took the leap and bought a Fuji X100F. I've been shooting with the original X100 for several years now, and have loved the files that come from this lightweight beauty.

But, the original X100 was fairly slow to focus and not very good in low-light. The X100F, in contrast, is quickdraw McGraw when it comes to focus and the bomb at high ISOs.

I bought my X100F used on EBay and am delighted with it, so far.

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I took to the streets with it on Monday, January 15th, which is Martin Luther King's actual birthday, and this year, the day of the national holiday. Here in Atlanta every year, folks gather for a march in his memory.

Lots of people, great energy, good light ... a street photographer's dream.

Here are a few images I shot of folks marching, and those watching.

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Looking for an Atlanta photojournalist to document an event for you? Give me a call 404 298 6263 or fill our my contact form.

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Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.

Josh and Colleen's Pine Lake Engagement Session

 Colleen and Josh Engagement Session in Pine Lake

One of our favorite locations for engagement sessions is our tiny burg, Pine Lake. It's especially nice in the fall when the leaves are changing colors.

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Josh and Colleen brought their two pooches with them for their shoot and we headed to the berm by the lake where the leaves were especially vivid.

Like most couples, Josh and Colleen were a little concerned about having a camera pointed at them for an hour or so. My job was to make them feel comfortable.

So, as usual, my fall back tool was humor.

I don't even remember how I got them to laugh, or if they made each other laugh.

Either way, the laughter, as usual, made for the best photographs.

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 Colleen and Josh Engagement Session in Pine Lake
 Colleen and Josh Engagement Session in Pine Lake
 Colleen and Josh Engagement Session in Pine Lake
 Colleen and Josh Engagement Session in Pine Lake
 Colleen and Josh Engagement Session in Pine Lake
 Colleen and Josh Engagement Session in Pine Lake

Looking for an Atlanta engagement photographer to capture your personalities and connection as a couple?

Give me a call 404 298 6263 or fill out our contact form here.

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Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.

Favorite Wedding Photographs 2017: Ceremony Shots

“There is a unique anticipation that fills the hearts of every couple,
and the hearts of those who come to witness their sacred union.
While it has been experienced by so many people in love, 
throughout the ages,
it is a moment in time that is unique and unto itself.
Your wedding ceremony experience will be
your unique moment in time!”

- Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

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We photograph weddings from many religious traditions and some from outside religious tradition. 

One of the many things I love about photographing weddings is that every wedding ceremony is different. Even weddings within the same church tradition vary in spirit, emotion and energy, if not in ritual.

And while all weddings are different, no matter the tradition, or lack thereof, they are united in that they are all a sacred celebration of love.

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 Jennifer Monk and Lance Linsel, Second Shoot with Manuel at Kimball Hall
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Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.

Favorite 2017 Wedding Photos: The Young at Heart

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We think of weddings as a young person's game. And yet, at almost every wedding we photograph, we find elders, parents, grandparents, great aunts and uncles, enjoying themselves. Sometimes they just watch all the young people having fun.

But, sometimes, they join in. And boy do they enjoy themselves!

 Jennifer Monk and Lance Linsel, Second Shoot with Manuel at Kimball Hall
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 Jennifer Monk and Lance Linsel, Second Shoot with Manuel at Kimball Hall

Looking for a photographer who turns her camera on every generation of your wedding guests? Check out my Atlanta Wedding Photographer Bio.

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Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.

Proof of the Pudding Group Photo Session

The staff at Proof of the Pudding would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season.

Cheers!

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In early December, I was called in to take a group photograph for the front of the holiday card that Proof sent out this year. You can see the group photo of the staff (at least the staff who were there that day) at the bottom of this post.

After the big group shot, Chef Vagn wanted a few photos of his fellow chefs.

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While at their fabulous new corporate office in West Midtown, I was also asked to photograph members of their staff at work. Here are a few of my favorites:

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The photo for their holiday card.

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Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.