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On-Location Photography: DC’s Public Sculpture and Architecture
3-Session Weekend Course
Saturday, September 8 to 22, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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Photo by instructor Joe Yablonsky
Learn to capture this vibrant capital city and sharpen your way of thinking about shooting outdoors. Class sessions include lectures, field trips, loosely structured assignments, and critique sessions in which students develop strategies to meet the challenges of an outdoor shoot. Lectures cover topics including depth of field; exposure adjustments; using a tripod; composition; and natural lighting conditions.
Destinations include sculpture gardens at the Hirshhorn Museum and National Gallery of Art; the Library of Congress and its magnificent King Neptune fountain; the “Contemplation of Justice” statue at the Supreme Court; the Peace Monument on the Capitol grounds; and numerous Smithsonian buildings on the National Mall.
A basic understanding of photographic concepts is required, along with a camera that allows for adjustments to the aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and exposure compensation. Participants provide their own cameras, and may work in the format of their choice.
Field trips may require considerable walking. Students provide their own transportation; all locations are Metro-accessible.
Instructor: Joe Yablonsky
3 sessions; 3 hours each
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)