National Security Threats At All Time High

Even Capitol Police were more visable than normal for these two hearings today:

 

Government Surveillance Program Reform

With a police officer by his side, Attorney General ERIC HOLDER testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the Justice Department and reform of government surveillance programs.  James Berglie / ZUMA Press

Government Surveillance Program Reform

Attorney General ERIC HOLDER testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the Justice Department and reform of government surveillance programs.  James Berglie / ZUMA Press

US National Security Threats

Director of National Intelligence JAMES CLAPPER testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on “current an projected national security threats against the United States.”  James Berglie / ZUMA Press

US National Security Threats

Code Pink protesters hold signs at the conclusion of the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on “Current and Projected National Security Threats Against the United States.”  James Berglie / ZUMA Press

Editorial Month in Review


Although my coverage of news as of recent has dropped significantly due to the fact that it is Spring time and I am in the middle of my busiest year ever with weddings – I still manage to make it down to DC to cover events on occasion during this busy time of year.
This past weekend was Preakness, an event I thoroughly enjoyed covering last year as I was blessed with a mid-day wedding on Preakness day and was able to make it up to Baltimore in time to cover Rachel Alexandra’s win over the boys last year. This year, as with most years – I was not able to make it to any event on a Saturday in May that was not a wedding! Instead I got to spend the weekend with a couple great couples as they got married – but I’ll tell you more about that in future blogs.

Just a few news shots for this entry – I did enjoy shooting the “banker man” swallowing up tourists (actors) outside of Union Station — I love any opportunity for political photographer not to be simply the standard talking-head shots we have grown so accustomed to.

However, the politicians decided to take advantage of the beautiful spring weather in DC, and did a handful of press conferences outside — which offered a different backdrop for which to shoot the talking heads! — again, enjoyable! 🙂

Finally, I close it out with a few shots from a lecture given by Abraham Verghese at John’s Hopkins. – This was a unique opportunity to sit in on a lecture given to the Doctors at John’s Hopkins. As a patient of the hospital myself, it was great to here Dr. Verghese focus on the importance of human interaction, listening to the patients, and actually examining them, as opposed to simply looking at each patient “on paper” – by charts and test results, etc. The idea was to encourage doctors to have a relationship with their patient, instead of treating their patient like a number. — Again, very nice to hear someone jamming this into the Doctors heads at Hopkins – where it is very easy to simply treat all patients as numbers!

Enjoy the photos – more wedding blogs to follow!


Washington, D.C. – April 28th, 2010: Consumers Union advocates perform a skit in which “Banker Man” ate tourists outside of Capitol Hill. Advocates wanted to deliver the message that banks should stop “feasting” on consumers with outrageous fees and hidden costs and encourage Congress to pass financial reform now.
(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press)


Washington, D.C. – April 28th, 2010: Congresswoman GABRIELLE GIFFORDS of Arizona during a press conference where members of Congress called on the President to secure the border with the National Guard. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press)


Washington, D.C. – April 28th, 2010: A man holds a sign during a press conference where democratic members of Congress denounced Arizona’s new immigration law (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press)


Washington, D.C. – April 28th, 2010: Senate Majority Leader HARRY REID (D-Nevada) looks on as Senator SHERROD BROWN (D-Ohio) speaks at a press conference discussing how Wall Street reform will protect seniors from predatory lending and safeguard retirement savings. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press)


Baltimore, MD – April 27th, 2010: Professor for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at the Stanford University and Author ABRAHAM VERGHESE, MD, MACP gives a lecture at the John’s Hopkins University. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press)


Baltimore, MD – April 27th, 2010: Johns Hopkins University President RON DANIELS during a luncheon at the John’s Hopkins University. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press)


Baltimore, MD – April 27th, 2010: Doctor, Professor, and Author, PETER PRONOVOST, MD, PhD, attends a luncheon and lecture at John’s Hopkins University. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Where have we been?

It’s a happy day – we are slowly catching up with the work that has piled up during the busy season, and I personally am about 80% recovered from surgery in August! Add to that, I’ve finally had a few minutes to update the blog, AND – we found out today that Be Photography was selected by The Knot.com to receiveone of their 2010 Best of Weddings Awards for Photographers!So our apologies go out to our blog followers who have not seen any updates in a while, but I have returned to shooting and I do plan catch up on the blog entries! 🙂

Here are a handful of news assignments shot recently – unfortunately, the news cycle has been stalled on health-care and not too much else seems to be going on right now! However, it is a welcome stall as the wedding season during September and October is huge and we have had a ton of weddings to cover and a lot of post-production work to catch up on, in addition to a busy time of year for product work as well!

Enjoy these shots and I hope to follow up with a blog shortly highlighting some of the recent weddings! 🙂

October 6th, 2009 – Washington, District of Columbia, USA – Boston Symphony Orchestra violist MARK LUDWIG plays at a ceremony honoring The Dali Lama. The Tibetan spiritual leader received a human rights award in memory of the late Rep. Tom Lantos of California at the U.S. Capitol.
(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

October 6th, 2009 – Washington, District of Columbia, USA – The Dali Lama received a human rights award in memory of the late Rep. Tom Lantos of California and met with US lawmakers Tuesday during his visit to Washington. President Barack Obama was set to meet with The Dali Lama during his visit, but recently decided to delay their meeting until he has the opportunity to meet with China’s President Hu Jintao.
(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Washington, D.C. – October23rd, 2009: First Lady MICHELLE OBAMA greets guests at an event in the east garden of the White House in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Washington, D.C. – November 3rd, 2009: Swedish Prime Minister FREDRIK REINFELDT meets with Senator JOHN KERRY.
(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

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I’ll also throw in some of the product work we’ve been doing lately