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Winter Solstice Safari: Washington National Cathedral

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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: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Elody Crimi

What you'll learn in this travel photography class:

Winter Solstice Safari at the Washington National Cathedral

Join Elody Crimi on an exciting behind the scenes, hidden gems photo adventure and tour of the National Cathedral during this special time of year when the beautiful golden light of the Winter Solstice comes through the stained-glass windows of the South nave and shines deep, glowing colors of light onto the pillars and architecture through the Nave.

Elody is the co-author of Jewels of Light (the book on the stained-glass windows of the Cathedral) the production manager for the recently published art book: Rowan LeCompte, Master of Stained Glass, and is the photo curator in the Archives of the Cathedral. She is experienced and familiar with all the passageways and “secret” niches to sensational vantage points, not seen on a typical tour of the Cathedral.

The tour will start at the West End of the Cathedral for a brief 20-minute photo talk to discuss any technical questions you might have regarding your cameras and equipment. We will then proceed into the Nave and walk along the center aisle to take photos of the light coming through the South Nave windows onto the pillars. We will then proceed to the Northwest Tower and climb the stairs to the 7th floor, enjoying the hidden stained-glass windows and architecture on the various levels (we’ll also stop along the way to go underneath the West Rose window – with a magnificent view of the Nave). Also on the tour: a walk along the South Triforium level of the Nave, the Overcroft, South Balcony and South Stairwell.

The safari fee includes a $45 donation to the Cathedral.

Focus Skills: Architecture, Exposure

What to Bring:

  • Any camera (DSLR, point and shoot, iPhone, iPad, Galaxy phones, etc.)
  • Lenses
  • Extra memory cards
  • Extra charged battery
  • Tripod
  • Accessories such as filters, remote release
  • Water and snacks

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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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