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Foundations of Photography 102- Composition

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Andrew Taylor will explore how Composition can make an interesting subject bland or make an ordinary subject appear beautiful. The discussion will explore the concepts of composition, from Compositional Tools like the Golden Ratio to more advanced topics such as the way the eye travels through a photo. The course addresses how the camera differs from the eye to help you see photographically, and introduces composition fundamentals, such as balance and point of view. The discussion also examines the importance of geometry, light, and color in composition, and looks at how composition can be improved with a variety of post-production techniques.

$25 – $125

Fangio, Il Maestro Demo Day

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

FWhile the names of many other racing car drivers have been lost to history, the legacy of Juan Manuel Fangio lives on. A skilled and determined driver, he was nicknamed 'El Maestro' (the master) for his ability to maneuver his race car with precision and control. While Fangio had many achievements throughout his career, it is his legacy that echoes most strongly across time. Today, many racing drivers aspire to be like him, and race car drivers all over the world are still inspired by his story. Join us as we take a deeper look at one of our favorite heroes, and retell the stories that made him a legend.

$12

Birth of the Ford GT

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

The birth and evolution of the Ford GT – the iconic car that won Le Mans four times in the 1960s – will be explored at an event at the Simeone Museum in Philadelphia on June 4th. The “Birth and Evolution of the Ford GT” will have on display, for the very first time at the same place, all the racing variations of the Ford GT: Mk I, Mk II, and Mk IV, as well as a Lola Mk 6, the car many believe was the inspiration for the Ford GT. 

$12

Pre-Demo Day chat with Camilo Pardo

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Join us for a special pre-Demo Day chat with Camilo Pardo,the Ford designer who penned the 2005 Ford GT. The very car he used as inspiration, Ford GT-40 Mk I chassis #1030, will be on display for Pardo to use in his discussion. This event will take place immediately prior to the start of our Americans at Le Mans Demo Day and is free with regular museum admission and for Simeone Museum members. 

Americans at Le Mans Demo Day

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Featuring the following Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum collection automobiles:

* 1929 Stutz Supercharged Le Mans
* 1929 duPont Le Mans Speedster
* 1952 Cunningham C4R
* 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
* 1966 Ford GT40 Mk II
* 1967 Ford Mk IV

$12

Philadelphia Concours d’Elegance

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Read the press release here. Join us this summer for Fifth Annual Philadelphia Concours d'Elegance on June 25th, 2022 at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum! This year’s concours named “The Celebration of the Snakes  ” will showcase an invitation-only assembly of Ford Shelby Cobras, Dodge Vipers and other American and European classic and historic automobiles and race cars. Among some of the fastest cars in the world, we are thrilled to see who will slither off with the Best of Show. […]

$25

Foundations of Photography 103 – Lenses and Filters

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Andrew Taylor will explore the creative options provided by various kinds of lenses and lens accessories. Lens Aperture and Focal Length will be discussed in detail to provide a better understanding of which lens works best for various situations and why. The course will also include exploring specialty lenses, from ultra-wide-angle, Fisheye, Macro, and Tilt-Shift lenses to ultra-long telephoto lenses & Prime lenses that can add a new dimension to your image perspective. The discussion will also cover understanding Tilt-Shift Perspective and Depth of Field. You will learn how lenses are manufactured to better understand why there is such a price & quality difference between them. The discussion will also explore several common and inexpensive lens attachments, from polarizers to neutral density filters.

$25 – $125

The Story of Stutz Demo Day

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Featuring the following Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum collection automobiles:

* 1916 Stutz Bearcat
* 1927 Stutz AA Black Hawk
* 1929 Stutz Supercharged Le Mans

$12

Sports Car Championship 1965 – Ford vs. Ferrari Demo Day

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Featuring the following Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum collection automobiles:

* 1963 Ferrari 250P
* 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
* 1966 Ford GT40 MK II

$12

R.A.C. Tourist Trophy Demo Day

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Featuring the following Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum collection automobiles:

* 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS
* 1934 MG K3 Magnette
* 1952 Jaguar C-Type
* 1958 Aston Martin DBR1

$12

Hours and Info

6825 Norwitch Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19153
215-365-7233
Tuesday – Friday 10AM through 6PM
Saturday – Sunday 10AM through 4PM
Closed Mondays and Major Holidays

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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