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Insider’s View of National Cathedral

at Washington Photo Safari - Massachusetts Heights

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Massachusetts Heights
3101 Wisconsin Ave
Btwn South & Lych Gate Roads
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: E. David Luria

What you'll learn in this travel photography class:

You will be able to capture this scene and many other unique images of the Cathedral by joining this special safari conducted by Washington National Cathedral in cooperation with Washington Photo Safari.

One of the most beautiful churches in Washington DC, Washington National Cathedral took 83 years to build and was only finished in 1990, A superb example of our 12th century Gothic architecture built entirely of Indiana limestone, the Cathedral offers great opportunities for exterior and interior architectural photography.

Our safari begins with an orientation by architectural photographer, E. David Luria and by Cathedral docent and amateur photographer Andy Bittner who specializes in stained glass projected light photography. We are then led by Andy to locations inside the Cathedral not open to the public, and we teach you how (and how not) to photograph stained glass windows and church interiors without flash. We take you not only to the rooftop gutters but also to the Choir Loft right under the Rose Window for a spectacular birds-eye view of the Cathedral Nave, and to the Upper Triforium for a straight shot at some of the most beautiful stained glass windows you will find anywhere on earth.

We then move outdoors to catch exterior views of the Cathedral, with special emphasis on maintaining straight verticals.

At each point on our safari we will review techniques of composition, exposure and lighting. Any camera will do but for the best results, we suggest you bring a wide angle lens equivalent to about 10=20mm, a circular polarizing filter, a telephoto of at least 200mm, and enough media and batteries for about 200 exposures, at ISO’s varying from 200 to 32000.. For the interior shots, you ARE allowed to bring a sturdy tripod for this safari.

Don’t get discouraged if it is cloudy or rainy that day. Cloudy is good and provides evenly lit scenes and rain gives us nice reflections on the sidewalks.

Focus Skills: ArchitectureExposureGeneral Camera Use

What to Bring:

  • Camera
  • Lenses
  • Extra memory cards
  • Extra charged battery
  • Tripod
  • Accessories such as filters, remote release
  • Weather appropriate clothing

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Full refund if cancellation is received 7 or more days prior to the start of class.

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Meet on front steps of the Cathedral at 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW. Parking is available in the cathedral garage and on adjoining streets.

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