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Baltimore's Mount Vernon Photo Workshop

  • Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 409 Cathedral Street Baltimore, MD, 21201 United States (map)

More than a tour, this an architectural photography workshop, led by a professional photographer who knows all the best angles for picture taking in each venue and who will cover topics including:

• How to properly use your digital camera on a tripod to make the best use of your camera’s and lens’ features (it’s different than back in the film days!)

• How to take good architectural photos indoors

• How to do a custom white balance to adjust for the mix of daylight and artificial lighting

• How to deal with indoor lighting extremes by taking multiple photos on tripod (HDR photography.)

• Hands-on instruction and critique of images and their composition while they are being taken, so that corrections can be made immediately

On this workshop, we’ll photograph the Monument, the parks and their unique marble and bronze sculptures, and the surrounding buildings.

One of the highlights of this tour is the interior of the Peabody Library (1878) one of the most beautiful in the world, described as a “cathedral of books.”

We’ll also visit the nearby Baltimore Basilica, the first cathedral built in the United States (1806-1821,) and a designated national shrine. The Basilica was designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the first professionally-trained architect of our new republic, and Thomas Jefferson’s Architect of the U.S. Capitol.

This workshop is for ALL skill levels, including beginners - Steve will show you everything you need to know to make compelling images at these sites.