Schuylkill River Banks

Saturday, June 2nd 2012

5pm to 8pm

DPA Instructor Hinda Schuman

What used to be an industrialized no-mans land has been transformed into a beautiful space to observe architecture and enjoy nature along the banks of the Schuylkill River. Situated within walking distance to the Art Museum and the Ben Franklin Parkway, the newly constructed Schuylkill River Bank park is an ideal setting for photography.


The architecture along the water echoes that of a Greek Temple, and provides an ideal setting to explore the photographic idea of “leading lines.” Leading lines help the viewer’s eye flow across your image, allowing the photographer to have control over how a person will look at their composition.

This class will focus on outdoor daytime photography. You will learn how to manipulate your camera's settings as the light changes to get a correct exposure. Improve your compositional skills and learn to look at your surroundings with a photographic eye.

We will meet on the back steps of the Art Museum and photograph the River, the bridges, and 30th Street Station, and then we will walk along the bank.


Please bring your DSLR or another type of camera that you use, a tripod if you have one, a fully-charged battery, and extra batteries and memory cards.  You should wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.

To join this informative and enjoyable shoot, simply contact the DPA Booking Agent toll free at 1 877 372 2231 or to register on line, go to and click on Philadelphia. From there scroll down and the directions to enroll are clearly explained.


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