American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP) DC/South Chapter
presents a special DC Picture Show:
The Mystery of Weather – A Fundraiser for the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund
DATE: Thursday, June 30th
TIME: 6:30 – 9:00
6:30 to 7:00 Networking
7:00 to 9:00 Speakers
LOCATION – 14th and V Streets NW, Busboys and Poets Restaurant, 2021 14th St NW Washington, DC
GETTING THERE AND PARKING – Closest metros: U Street Cardozo Stop (two blocks away). Parking is available after 5PM at the Reeves Government Center for $10 – the entrance to the parking is on U Street between 14th and 15th. Street parking is also available – best times for street parking is early in the evening on 14th Street or V Street – it is free after 6:30PM.
ENTRY FEE – Entry to the show is free for ASPP members but we are asking for suggested donation of $5 to $20 per person. Guests are invited to attend and the event is open to the general public. All money will be donated directly to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. ASPP does not provide refreshments for the event, but Busboys and Poets has a full-service restaurant and bar.
Presenters for the evening:
Washington Posts’ Capital Weather Gang:
Jason Samenow, Chief Meteorologist and founder of the weather blog , Capital Weather, and the Washington Post’s Weather Editor
Kevin Ambrose , Washington Weather Photographer and Senior Capital Weather photographer
Kevin and Jason will talk all about the crazy weather we have had in Washington DC and beyond over the past several years. From Snowmageddon in 2010 to our share of powerful thunderstorms this spring, they will entertain and inform us about the roller coaster of weather. Kevin will share some of his secrets for storm chasing and weather photography.
A native Washingtonian, Jason Samenow has been a weather enthusiast since age 10 (1987) — the year of the “double whammy” snow storms that shut schools down seven straight days in the D.C. area. Before graduating from high school, he interned for NBC4 chief meteorologist Bob Ryan. At the University of Virginia, he earned a degree in environmental science, focusing in atmospheric science. He went on to earn a master’s degree in atmospheric science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000. Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. From 2000 to September 2010, he worked as a climate change analyst for the federal government, monitoring, analyzing and communicating the science of climate change. He founded CapitalWeather.com in early 2004, the first professional weather blog on the Internet which was absorbed by the Post in 2008. Jason is a past chairman of the D.C. Chapter of the American Meteorological Society and a Weather and Society Integrated Studies Fellow. Jason lives with his wife, Deborah, in Washington, D.C.
Kevin Ambrose is the author of “Washington Weather,” “Blizzards and Snowstorms of Washington, D.C.” and “Great Blizzards of New York City.” Ambrose is also a professional photographer and avid storm chaser, specializing in photography of Washington, D.C. area snowstorms, cherry blossoms, sunrises, sunsets, storms and lightning. He holds a B.S. in computer science from the University of Virginia and currently works as an account executive for Adobe. Kevin’s interests include weather forecasting, history, archeology and running. Kevin, his wife Elisa and their two children live in Northern Virginia. His photography and books can be found at his Web site, WashingtonPrints.com.