Happy 242nd Birthday U. S. Navy!


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Catonsville, MD Photographer Earns Certification

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James Lister of James Lister Photography joins prestigious group as a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)

Catonsville, MD| September 7, 2017 – James Lister, CPP of James Lister Photography in Catonsville, MD has earned the Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation from Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

James Lister earned this designation after completing an intensive program that measures his artistic and technical competence. Professional Photographers of America currently recognizes fewer than 2,500 CPPs.

Professional Photographers of America (PPA.com/CPP) is the leading body for certifying imaging professionals. CPPs must complete a written examination, finish an image evaluation and adhere to a strict code of conduct. Certification must be renewed on a periodic basis, ensuring continued confidence in the professionalism of Certified Professional Photographers.

For more information on certification, visit PPA.com/CPP. Go to www.ListerPhotography.com for booking information for James Lister, CPP.

Update Your Social Media Image

With social media and instant access to LinkedIn, Facebook, and corporate websites, a professional headshot defines our persona and how we are viewed by our clients and peers. I work with each client to create a unique image that reflects your personality and profession.

Whether we are shooting in my studio space, a location of your choosing, or I’m bringing my mobile portrait studio to your offices – I strive to create an unparalleled headshot. Call the studio and set up your headshot session 410.788.9159.


Oklahoma City National Memorial


Wednesday is the 22nd anniversary of the domestic terrorist truck bombing on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Downtown, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States on April 19, 1995.

This is a night image I captured while I was in Oklahoma City of the Field of Empty Chairs. The 168 chairs represent the lives taken on April 19, 1995. They stand in nine rows to represent each floor of the building, and each chair bears the name of someone killed on that floor. Nineteen smaller chairs stand for the children. The field is located on the footprint of the Murrah Building.

Cold Harbor National Cemetery

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Grave of Medal of Honor winner SM Augustus Barry in the Cold Harbor National Cemetery

While traveling in Virginia recently, I stopped by the Cold Harbor National Cemetery in Mechanicsville, Virginia.  I came across the grave of Medal of Honor recipient Army Sergeant Major Augustus Barry in Section A-309. The detective in me needed to know more about this Civil War hero.

He was born in Ireland in 1840. He went on to serve in the Army of the Potomac’s Company C, 16th U.S. Infantry. He was award the Congressional Medal of Honor on February 28, 1870 for action during the years 1863-1865 in Tennessee and Georgia.

Sergeant Major Barry’s citation simply reads “Gallantry in various actions during the rebellion.”

He passed away August 3, 1871 in Mechanicsville, VA.

My 9 Favorite Images of 2016

As we say goodbye to 2016 and welcome 2017, it is time to look back through the many images that were taken throughout the year.  It was a very hard task to come up with the best nine images but this is what we have come up with. Santa on a red Harley was our personal favorite.

“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” — Hal Borland


Merry Christmas!

Whether you say “Merry Christmas”, “Happy Hanukkah”, “Happy Holidays” or just “How’s your December going”?  We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season.

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Arbutus VFD 9/11 Flags

As the nation and world marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, The Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD), shares the sentiments of the 9/11 Memorial and calls upon Arbutus and our surrounding communities to make this September. 11, 2016 a day of commemoration. In memory of the fire fighters who lost their lives AVFD will raise 343 American flags, each representing a fire fighter who gave their life on that day, and will be displayed from Sept. 10th-12th. (AVFD Website) #neverforget#Remeberthefallen #September11 #ListerPhotography #Arbutus