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The huge picture windows, the Monticello-style arching domes, and the built-in artwork of Argentinian architect Cesar Pelli’s $300 million Terminal B/C at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport provide many opportunities for good exterior and interior architectural photography. And the BEST time of day to capture all of this is at twilight, that period of deep blue-sky lighting which takes place shortly after sunset.
On this Safari on architectural photography, we will discuss how to balance indoor and outdoor lighting inside of buildings by waiting until the sun goes down! We will first capture the exterior of the airport as seen from the roof of Garage C in the golden hour just before sunset, then move inside to get twilight shots with a deep blue sky contrasting the yellow-tinged vaulting columns and ribs of the airport interior. It is SO much prettier at this time than it is in the daytime!
We will also use the low light to show you how to make all the moving people in the airport inside of the airport DISAPPEAR! How cool is THAT?
Our safari will conclude with nighttime shots of the planes taking off and landing as we view them through the huge picture window of Terminal A, the original National Airport terminal, and we will also visit the interesting art-deco corridors of Terminal A.
With exclusive permission we have obtained from the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority, we can use tripods to photograph the vaulting ceilings, the built-in artwork and the long views down the main concourse, a good exercise in mixed lighting work.
Any camera will do, from point and shoot to SLR. But for best results we suggest you bring a wide angle lens equivalent to about 18 or 28 mm, a telephoto of at least 100mm and a circular polarizing filter. Tripods are allowed and are recommended for the indoor shots of this safari.
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Capital Photography Center was created by Marie Joabar who for more than a decade was the Education Programs Manager and Corporate Trainer at Penn Camera, one of Washington D.C.’s long standing photography retailers. Marie developed that company’s educational program growing it from...
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After giving an orientation on the basic techniques of nighttime photography, Instructor E. David Luria takes you to the most photogenic areas on the western end of the National Mall. We begin our DC at night photo tour along the Mall at the Lincoln Memorial with its majestic statue of President Lincoln. From there we walk along the Mall and visit...
Friday Feb 28th, 5:30pm - 8pm
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