(clockwise) Amon Carter Museum, Kimbell Art Museum, and Modern Museum of Art Fort Worth - photos by Edgar Miller
Tour DD: Architectural Photography
Saturday, November 9, 2013
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Class Code: 143
Room / Location
Grand Lobby / Convention Center First Floor
Early: $50.00 Advanced: $50.00 Full: $50.00
Tour Guides: Alesha Niedziela, Assoc. AIA, AIA Fort Worth; Edgar Miller, Fort Worth Camera
Join us as we take a photographic tour of the three fine art museums of Fort Worth. We will explore how light and shadow play against the Kimbell Art Museum of Louis Kahn (with the newly constructed addition by Renzo Piano), the Amon Carter Museum of Phillip Johnson, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth by Tadao Ando. These architectural gems are all within a few minutes’ walk of each other, which will make exploring them easy and worthwhile.
This early evening tour will start at the Amon Carter Museum, with its famous facade. We will walk east and next explore the Kimbell Art Museum, with its new addition by Renzo Piano. As the sun dips behind the hills, we will take advantage of the spectacular reflecting pool of the Modern Art Museum. The tour will end there, but you will leave with information that will improve all aspects of your architectural photography.
Successful architectural photography entails an understanding of how light plays against the angles and surface qualities of the building. This tour and your photographic guide will help you see any building, not just famously-designed museums, in a brand new light. As we walk around and photograph the buildings, you will learn about lens choices, camera metering, and other accessories and techniques to improve your architectural photography.
Any digital camera will work in our photo tour, but having the ability to control the settings beyond the automatic will be an advantage to make the most of the light falling on the buildings. Our photographic guide will provide a few accessories, such as tripods and filters, along with a handout that will highlight the major photographic points of the tour.
We will be setting up a Flickr account that will let you upload and share not only your best photos from this tour but also your great photos from your hometown. We hope everybody enjoys seeing how your new photographic techniques improve your architectural photography!
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