New JFK Sculpture at Kennedy Center

On December 4, 2021, the Kennedy Center unveiled a bronze sculpture of the likeness of President John F. Kennedy. The 81-inch, 660-pound sculpture is located outdoors in the lower gardens of the campus and is accessible to all visitors at the Kennedy Center complex. The statue is a gift from Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein and is part of the year-long 50th anniversary celebration of the founding of the nation’s performing arts center.

Photograph © David H. Enzel, 2021

Why Photograph?

Every time I pick up my camera, I forget the time and everyday life. The camera and the pictures take me to another world. I concentrate on the moment and try to get the best out of that very moment, the conditions, the subject, the location, the light and so on.

Patrik Seiler

You can see other reasons people photograph here.


United States Federal Government Debt: 2010-2021

YearDebt in Trillions
Source: Spectator Index


Julieanne Kost: Lightroom Classic Shortcuts

Julieanne Kost is the best Lightroom and Photoshop trainer I know. In this free 33-page PDF, Julieanne lists her favorite tips, tricks and keyboard shortcuts for Lightroom Classic. It’s a great resource.

Julieanne is also a talented photographer.


StreetMeetDC: A Great Way to Connect with Creatives

I recently discovered StreetMeetDC and attended my first event on December 12th at Farragut Square in Washington, DC. I met a lot of interesting photographers and models. The events are monthly and I plan to go again. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. I am sharing here some of the photos I made at the event.

Photography Video

Adobe Camera Matching Profiles for Canon R5

Almost a year ago, I wrote about Color Fidelity camera profiles. I used and enjoyed them. At the time, Adobe Lightroom did not have camera matching profiles for the Canon R5. The Canon R5 is my main camera.

In October of 2021 Adobe added camera matching color profiles for the Canon R5. I am now using the Adobe camera matching color profiles exclusively. I’m not sure why it took so long for Adobe to add them but I suspect there were issues between Canon and Adobe.

This video compares the Adobe camera matching profiles with Adobe’s standard profiles. I feel Adobe did a good job.

I use all the Adobe Canon matching color profiles but mainly use Landscape when people aren’t in the image and Portrait, Faithful or Neutral when people are the main subject of the image.

The Color Fidelity profiles are fine but I see no advantage to using them over the Adobe camera matching profiles, which I expect Adobe to update as needed.