Philadelphia’s Historic District
Philadelphia Historic District
Bordered by the Delaware River over to 7th Street and between Vine Street and Lombard Street, your DPA Instructor knows this community like the back of his hand. Besides river front photo ops you will be making photos of colonial era buildings, some as restored museums, others as converted homes that have maintained their facades as the first American City selected by the members of the Organization of World Heritage Cities, (OWHC).
You can probably envision it and already have some thoughts in your mind’s eye as to how you will capture it with your camera.
Your instructor, again after hundreds of photo shoots there, will discuss a dozen or so different composition strategies and supervise your efforts in all of them. Try using a Leading Lines approach to pull the viewer of your images deep within the frame or a worm’s eye angle of statues that date back to the 1700. Create an abstraction of cobble stone streets or use some fall leaves to frame a vintage structure to create a, “Once upon a time long ago,” feeling for your viewer.
In addition to historic scenes there is also the contrast of contemporary cafes tucked away for charming and quirky street portraiture.
A symmetrical shot might strike you but don’t forget to include a Rule of Thirds composition technique so you can compare the pair of visual options and add the composition option to your signature style of making photos.
Your instructor will discuss Aperture Priority as a means of capturing a crisp focus on a single element within the frame highlighted by an impressionistic blur of colors surrounding the main subject. Shutter Speed Priority allows you to render an impressionistic and velvety flow of a fountain spout or the opposite, a crystal clear depiction of the water at a “Stop Dead” moment in time.
The workshop covers endless photo angles and composition choices which can be referred to forever after at any photo op of family, travels, sports, architecture and whatever else lies in your future as a photographer.
Meet at the Independence Visitor Center at 599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA.
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