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Welcome to Capital Area Photo

Photographer and graphic artist Mike Whalen shares here some of his memories from favorite places both in the Washington, DC area, from his recent travels domestically, aMike Whalen photographing Mt. McKinley in Alaskabroad and from around his local area in northern Virginia.

About the Artist

Mike Whalen has lived in the Washington, DC area for most of his adult life. As a teenager, his father, an artist and photographer, introduced him to film cameras and guided his interest in the fundamentals of photography and the mechanics of a camera. A graduate of The George Washington University, he worked as a software engineer and acquired years of experience with computers and digital imaging, an important part of the image quality puzzle. Now he spends most of his time taking photographs and planning his next travel opportunity.

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“I’ve always had a passion for photography but it deepened with the advent of digital cameras. I started experimenting in 2001 with a 2-megapixel Kodak point-and-shoot. Excited about the results and versatility, I moved up a notch when I bought my first digital SLR in 2006 and saw the amazing results possible with larger sensors and higher quality lenses. However, even with the better tools available, quality photos are really about being in the right place at the right time. I hope you enjoy looking at the photos on my site.”

Prints available for purchase

Any of the prints shown here can also be purchased with a credit card on the website. All prints are sold mounted on a standard size mat and are available in three sizes: small: 8x10"

If you plan to purchase a print, please note:

1) Your print may look slightly different from what you see on your computer monitor for the following reasons:

  • Depending on the size of the print ordered, your print may be cropped differently from what is shown. For example, a 5x7 print has a different aspect ratio than an 8x10 print. Images are shown here in an 11X14 aspect ratio.
  • The small image that you see here on your computer screen is a highly scaled down fraction of the image size used to make the print. The printed image that you receive will have much more detail, resolution and depth than what you see on your monitor.
  • The print colors may be slightly different from the colors shown on your computer screen. Most computer screens are not calibrated correctly to show colors accurately.
  • The size of the mat shown on this web site is smaller than that of the the actual shipped print.
  • 2) The mat color is an off-white color (ivory) and may look different than what is shown.

2) About the Print

  • Prints are mounted on 0.048-inch mat-board backing with a free-standing acid-free 'Crescent'(tm) ivory mat. These should be thin enough to mount in most standard frames.
  • The matted prints are ready to frame in 8x10", 11x14", or 16x20" standard size frames
  • Photos are printed on Fuji archival quality luster photo paper.
  • The copyright marks (including the name at the bottom) are not shown on the print.
  • Prints are signed on the mat.
  • Note that images have been reduced significantly to be viewed on the web site.

3) Shipping Information

  • Prints are shipped in a flat envelope via US Postal Service.
  • Prints could take up to 2 weeks to arrive.
  • Shipping limited to United States and Canada only.

4) Returns and Cancellations

  • You may return prints if you are not completely satisfied.
  • For a refund, prints must be returned in 'new' condition within 7 days of receipt.
  • Only the cost of the print and not the shipping cost is refunded on returned orders.
  • Orders cancelled before they are mailed will not be subject to shipping costs.

Contact Information

For questions, purchase rights, special orders, or pickups, please contact Mike Whalen at:

phone: 571-217-3964