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August 13, 2013 – Black Light Presentation for NIH Camera Club

I’m looking forward to tomorrows presentation to the NIH Camera Club on Black Light Photography. The presentation begins at 7 PM and will be in the Community Room at the Five Star Premier Residence  8100 Connecticut Avenue  Chevy Chase, MD 20815.  I hope to see you there!

As always, here’s a copy of the presentation converted to black and white so you can print it without using a ton of ink or toner.


Are You Posting Photos From Your Smart Phone? Then You Should Read This!

The US Army is advising against posting images from your smart phone to social networking sites. I think this is advise that us civilians should also consider. At least we all should understand the potential risk to our privacy posting photos with location metadata. The following presentation (pdf) provides details on why it is risky to post such metadata to social networking sites:

If you want to post photos, I recommend sanitizing your photo metadata first by removing the location metadata particularly if this information can identify personal information such as where you live, work or play. If you don’t have a tool like LightRoom or Photoshop where you can edit the metadata, there are some free tools that can help. Google “remove photo metadata” and you’ll find a number of articles and tools to help you with cleaning up the location metadata.

Welcome to my new website!

My name is Scott Musson and I’m an Software Engineer, but my passion is photography.  I live in Fairfax, Virginia and have had a love of photography since I was a teenager. My wife Emi & I love to travel and like many people, enjoy taking photographs of the places we visit. I also enjoy taking architecture, landscape, nature and underwater photographs. My wife Emi is also an excellent photographer, and it’s wonderful to have someone to share this interest with.

I also do website development for local businesses and most recently for a wonderful professional photographer named Eliot Cohen and for the Northern Virginia Photographic Society (NVPS).

I lecturer and frequently critique, speak and judge competitions at photography organizations and clubs in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC metropolitan area. I’ve earned the Photographer of the Year for the Northern Virginia Photographic Society (NVPS) in multiple years and categories, I’ve published a photo calendar with Emi for the past ten years, had exhibits at a number of area locations and have a number of images that have appeared in major motion pictures.

This website will be the home for my photographic blog, articles on photography and of course most importantly my images.  I hope you enjoy my work and I encourage your participation and feedback.

Hope you’ll come back soon as I’m just starting to get images up in the gallery and of course I’m always taking more!