Sunday March 5th, 10am-3pm
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
Recommended Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of your camera (ie. aperture, shutter speed, ISO)
All Skill Levels Welcomed
Join instructors Ron Phillips & Paul Nelson for a photo walk in the striking collection of the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge. On the walk, we will be looking at different ways to photograph the artwork inside the museum and some elements of the exterior of the building. During the walk we will discuss Exposure, Image Composition, Black and White Photography, and Architectural Photography. As well, we will discuss the idea of photographing art—from antiquity to the contemporary.
The Harvard Art Museums, once three separate museums housing Western Paintings (Fogg), German Art (Busch-Reisinger), and art from Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean (Arthur M. Sackler), are now all combined into one museum under a striking glass roof. The works vary from effigies to triptychs, sculptures to photographs, paintings from the Renaissance to the Contemporary.
On this walk, we will encounter two main questions: How do we make it interesting and how do we utilize the natural, low-light? We will explore different methods and compositions to photograph these pieces and also explore the best methods of shooting quality images without using a flash or a tripod.
We will meet at the Harvard Art Museum entrance at 10am. Your class fee includes entrance to the museum. Once there we will make introductions, have a general discussion, and then photograph various parts of the museum until about 3:00 pm.
Rules and regulations pertaining to photography in the HAMs must be followed at all times.
Attendees should have:
Digital Camera and Lens (A low-light/low-aperture/prime lens will help!)
Flashes, Tripods and Monopods are strictly not allowed at the HAMs.
Suggested Items Attendees should have:
Extra memory cards
Extra camera battery
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