Old Red Museum
The Old Red Museum District
Join our photo lessons at the Old Red Museum District, which is one of the excellent locales in the rotation of many Dallas venues that offer terrific photo opportunities.
The Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture reflects a rich Dallas heritage, but it is also rich in photo ops, particularly the exterior of the structure itself. This majestic building, built in 1892, is an opportunity to explore the art of architectural photography. Your DPA Instructor will demonstrate and supervise key composition strategies that work from various angles such as a worm’s eye view to render an imposing structure pasted surrealistically against the sky. Wait for the light and frame the building with the surrounding landscape to transport the viewer of your image to the charm of centuries past when an ongoing flow of horses and buggies might have trotted by.
Try getting closer to showcase the textured lines and patterned formations, arches, and turrets reminiscent of old-world embossed masonry, and the detailing of buildings that no longer exist in today’s modern and efficient budgets.
Throughout the Historic West End are many images to consider ranging from bubbling fountains and fields of flowers, to old stone arches and more. (If there’s time and if you choose to do so, you can take a photograph of the spot on the street where president John F. Kennedy was shot in November of 1963, and angle your camera properly to include the window of the Book Depository building where the accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald took aim that fateful day.) The adjacent landscape includes modern skyscrapers that create interesting comparisons and there are also plants, trees and statues to admire as you snap the shutter, creating a photographic narrative to share the story of the area.
Meet your DPA instructor on the front steps of the Old Red Museum.
100 South Houston Street, Dallas, TX, 75202
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