US Library of Congress & National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Basilica Meet-up

Washington DC – We will be photographing the US Library of Congress & National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Basilica!

With the use of tripods

US Library Of Congress

A view to the east from the great hall interior of the United States Library of Congress to the ceiling with all the magnificent murals above, elaborate ornamentation and architecture. The Library of Congress is one of the oldest federal cultural institution in the Unites States and one of the two largest libraries in the world. It has been called “the richest interior in America”.

Here are the some of the details and highlights:

We will be photographing the interior of the The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Basilica, in the company of our tripods from 7:00 am – 10:00 am on Saturday, November 8th, 2014. Aside from being the largest Roman Catholic church in the United States and North America, and one of the ten largest churches in the world, it is a very ornate location.

Byzantine-Romanesque in style, its massive, one-of-a-kind superstructure is home to over 70 chapels and oratories that relate to the peoples, cultures and traditions. The Basilica also houses the largest collection of contemporary ecclesiastical art on earth.

The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Basilica offers ample free parking to visitors.

National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception – • image courtesy of ©National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

That same day in the afternoon, we will photograph the interior of the Thomas Jefferson Building of the United States Library of Congress, and again in the company of our tripods for a period of 2 hours. The grand design of the library’s Thomas Jefferson Building was based on the Paris Opera House. With its synthesis of architecture, art, decoration and ambition, the Library of Congress’s Jefferson Building ranks among America’s greatest achievements.

Aside from photographing the interior of the these two impressively beautiful and elaborate venues, we will also have the opportunity to photograph the exteriors, as well as other magnificent locations and urban landscapes of our nation’s capital.

Library Of Congress Main Reading Room

An upper look at the Main Reading Room at the United States Library Of Congress in Washington DC.

It is highly recommended that you are familiar with and have a basic understanding of your camera, exposures, etc. Basic guidance, help and suggestions will be provided as usual, but this will not be a formal photo instructional meet-up.

Detailed information including gear recommendations and all of the complete details will be emailed to members upon their RSVP. This meet-up will be limited to a maximum of 12 photographers and will be run in our usual casual and friendly but organized setting, in order to maximize our shooting potential and opportunities.

In these two venues a maximum of 3 non-photographing significant others are welcomed to join us (on a a first come first serve basis), as long as they will not interfere with the photographers during our shoot. Please advise if you will be accompanied by your significant other, either prior to (if you wish to confirm that space is still available) or immediately upon confirming your RSVP, so that we may confirm the spot or advice you of availability.

The US Library of Congress does not provide parking. Limited metered and two-hour zoned parking are available in the surrounding neighborhoods. Public parking lots are also available, with the largest being at Union Station.

We look forward to having you join us for this rare and unique photo-op. If you should have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us via email.

Below is a link to a Flickr collection that will allow you to visualize the potential to some the photo-ops:

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Please visit the Susan Candelario | SDC Photography meet-up group to confirm your RSVP if you wish to join us.

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