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Foundations of Photography

Foundations of Photography

Photography Lessons at the Simeone Museum

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is proud to present our 2020 Foundations of Photography Study Series with Andrew Taylor.

Foundations of Photography is our six-part series dedicated to the art and science of Automotive Photography. Participants will find this class provides an excellent learning experience for both the novice and seasoned photographer. Class instruction is provided by museum photographer Andrew Taylor. This is a rare opportunity to learn from one of the best. Andrew is closely familiar with every car in our collection and knows the best way to photograph them. This will be Andrew’s fourth time instructing this educational series.

Tickets are $25.00 per class or $125.00 for all six. Current Simeone Museum Members are eligible for a $5.00 per class discount.

Foundations of Photography Agenda

Each of the Foundations of Photography sessions begins with a classroom introduction to one of the six photographic principals. This classroom curriculum touches on both the science and the technical practice relating to that particular day’s topic. Andrew will cover the following concepts on the dates shown below.

  • Exposure – March 14th – Celebrity Cars Demo Day
  • Composition – April 11th – Road & Track Demo Day
  • Lenses and Filters – May 9th – Team Managers Demo Day
  • White Balance, Color Temp, & Backlighting – July 11th – Mercedes 1955 Demo Day
  • Flash Fundamentals – Aug. 8th – Breaking the Racing Ban Demo Day
  • Capturing Speen – October 24th – Mille Miglia Demo Day

After each classroom session, students work in a “Live Photo Shoot Area,” focusing on a different exhibit from the Museum. While participating, students are encouraged to photograph our collection cars up close. During this time, the museum will provide ladders to give students high-angle and unique shots.

Demo Day Shooting

The classroom portion of the class lets out at noon. Afterward, participants are invited to join Andrew for live Demo Day photography action, in our photographer’s section. This exclusive location provides a perfect perspective to practice what students learned during the educational potion while photographing over famous collection in action!

About Andrew Taylor

Longtime visitors and friends of the Museum are no strangers to the work of Andrew Taylor. They are throughout our website, in our Gift Shop, and all over the Internet. Andrew has most generously agreed to donate his time and talents to produce this program in support of the Museum.

Tickets are available for immediate purchase below. Photos from previous years are available via our Flickr page. Search for “Foundations” when you arrive.

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You can find more information regarding our 2020 Foundations of Photography sessions here.

About the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

Located in Philadelphia, PA, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is one of the world’s greatest collections of racing sports cars. Through our theme, “The Spirit of Competition”, we celebrate the history and evolution of these magnificent machines.

Assembled over 50 years by Dr. Frederick Simeone, the Museum contains over 75 historically significant cars including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Mercedes, Jaguar, Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford, and more.

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