My mother and I attended the National Cathedral tour in June 2013. My mother is an amateur with a new camera and I would consider myself an hobby photographer, but with no experience with architectural/indoor photography. My purpose for joining the tour was to get instruction and build strategies for low-light photography (without a tripod) before visiting European cathedrals. Needless to say, I walked away with that and more. The introduction to the tour was informative and the shared tips were invaluable throughout the tour. We broke up into two smaller groups to explore, each group with an instructor. While in the nave, we were able to freely explore, which made it difficult to find the instructor to ask a question, but with plenty of time I was able to trial and error my compositions, find the instructor to ask for tips and then go back and try it again. The tour of the roof and (clerestory?) was amazing. Thank you to Mr. Bittner for providing a unique historical perspective of the tour as well. While our tour was only to last about 4 hours, we were there for nearly 4.5 hours! I would love to go back and visit once the netting is taken down.
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