#177: The Reflection Isn’t Perfecto

Smithsonian Institution official photographer from 1870 until his death in 1917

This week, we’re going West Wing and doing a walk and talk LIVE from the National Mall in Washington DC. We’re talking about the connection between tools and process and their effect on the work we produce and we wonder whether it’s better to just keep using the tools that are familiar, rather than always chasing the latest pieces of kit. Since we are on the Mall, home to the many of the Smithsonian museums, our Photographer of the Week is the first photographer and curator of photography for the Smithsonian, Thomas Smillie.

National Mall – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Fly-by-wire – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Smithsonian’s First Photographer | Smithsonian Institution Archives

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Smithsonian’s First Photographer | Flickr – Photo Sharing!

On Taking Pictures – Google+ – Assignment: #photographersChoice