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Library of Congress Photo Safari

at Capital Photography Center - Capitol Hill

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Capitol Hill
101 Independence Ave SE
2nd St SE
Washington, District of Columbia 20540
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: E. David Luria

What you'll learn in this on location photography class:

The Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress is one of the most beautiful buildings in the nation’s capital with its ornate interiors and grand staircases. We have timed our safari so that the afternoon sun falls on the exterior and spills into the Great Hall interior.  

After an orientation on architectural photography, we’ll begin this Safari by photographing the fountains and the exterior of the building. We’ll also do some informal portrait photography on the delicately curving staircases. Then we’ll move inside to photograph the incredibly beautiful Great Hall with all its hand-painted details and statuary and finish in the Observation Gallery where we will photograph the Reading Room.  

At each point on the safari, tips on low-light and mixed-light photography, taking pictures of the vaulting ceilings in the Great Hall, and how to use wide-angle lenses to maintain straight verticals will be discussed as well as techniques of composition, exposure and lighting.  

Any camera will do, but for best results we suggest you bring a wide angle lens equivalent to about 28 mm (in 35 mm format), a circular polarizing filter if you have one, and a telephoto of at least 100mm. No tripods allowed on this Safari.

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Full credit towards another class (less a $20 processing fee) will be given if cancellation notice is given more than 5 business days from the scheduled class. If there is no cancellation notice, or if it is given 5 business days or less, no credit or refund will be given. Changes to reschedule a class will incur a $20 processing fee. Changes to reschedule a class will incur the full charge if notice is given less than 5 days prior to the class. If Capital Photography Center cancels or postpones a class due to weather or low enrollment, you can choose a full refund or a credit towards a future class.

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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.

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