Master Basic Camera Functions with a Photography Maven

Smithsonian Castle

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The Deal

  • $60 for one admission to a photography workshop with Rachel Lincoln
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

Workshops convene on the steps at the front entrance of the Old Smithsonian Castle.

Each event is capped at 6 purchasers.


What You'll Do

Under the instruction of photography maven Rachel Lincoln, you'll learn how to apply the functions on your DSLR and capture frame-worthy pictures. During the first part of this workshop, Rachel covers the technical elements of composition, such as using the aperture to change the depth of field, altering the shutter speed for a certain shot, or striking the perfect white balance. She also discusses lighting and tips for incorporating interesting angles amid the monuments surrounding Old Smithsonian Castle. The group will then walk over to the Lincoln or Jefferson Memorial to practice photographing creative shots of people at the monuments.

  • Master Basic Camera Functions
    Learn how to take advantage of aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and other functions to craft stunning photo compositions.

  • Start Your Portfolio
    Put these new concepts to work as you snap pictures throughout Friendship Heights.


Your Host

Rachel LincolnRachel Lincoln
Photography Maven

Even in her earliest memories, Rachel Lincoln has a camera in her hand. She transformed her lifelong love for the craft into a profession, receiving a master's degree in new media photojournalism from Corcoran College of Art. To avoid being pigeon-holed in the industry, Rachel has turned her lens to an eclectic array of genres, from portraiture, wedding ceremonies, and corporate events to political campaigns and concerts.



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    Smithsonian Castle

    1000 Jefferson Dr. SW

    Washington, District of Columbia 20560

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In a Nutshell

Rachel Lincoln demystifies aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, then shows you how to play with these concepts during a jaunt through the area

The Fine Print

Expires Sep 28th, 2014. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Reservation required prior to event. Dates subject to capacity and cancellation. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 2 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Gratuity included. By completing your purchase, you agree that the email address you provide will be shared with SideTour for marketing purposes and as described in SideTour’s Privacy Policy. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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