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Baltimore Museum of Industry

Baltimore Museum of Industry

Join Reb as he leads you through the Baltimore Museum of Industry.

This is a great location to practice your macro skills (or learn new ones)!

The Baltimore Museum of Industry is located at 1415 Key Hwy in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.  It collects, preserves, and interprets the industrial and technological heritage of the Baltimore region for the public by presenting educational programs and exhibitions that explore the stories of Maryland’s industries and the people who created and worked in them.

Explore re-created workspaces and the tools and machines used in many regional industries.

  • Walk through the 1865 Platt and Company oyster cannery, the only surviving cannery building in Baltimore.
  • Step into a 1910 pharmacy, like the one where world-famous Noxzema skin cream was invented.
  • Tour a circa-1929 garment loft similar to those once key to Baltimore’s industrial development.

See artifacts from the transportation sector, which kept Maryland on the move.

  • Stand beneath the 1937 Mini-Mariner, the flying prototype of a WWII PBM flying boat bomber, restored by some of the same Baltimore-area workers that built it.
  • Find a circa-1975 homemade electric car used to commute from Rockville to Washington, D.C.  Look outside for the 1906 steam tug Baltimore, once the official welcome vessel for the City of Baltimore

After we gather at 10 am, Reb will go through some basic camera instruction.  Be sure to bring extra digital cards and batteries.  If you bring an external flash unit, remember to also bring extra batteries. Always bring any instruction manuals for your camera.

The museum is a gold mine for fantastic photos – bring your tripod if you have one.

Reb will explain the different types of light situations throughout the museum and how to set your camera to best take advantage of the camera’s abilities. 

Do you have more than one lens?  Bring it along and Reb will show you how to use any lens to its best advantage at the museum.

Need help in getting the best possible angle for the shot!  Reb will assist you, pointing out the best angle and explaining why it is better than other angles.   We’ll work together to improve your photographer’s eye.


Safari Details:

Meet at the entrance to the Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD.  Fee includes admission to the museum. 

About the Instructor:

Reb Orrell began photography back in the film era when dinosaurs still walked the earth.  Starting with 35mm he moved into the medium format range in the mid- 70’s.  He finally moved (kicking & screaming all the way) into the digital age about 2009.

Reb is a full time professional photographer based in Glen Burnie, Maryland.  He is a Google Trusted Photographer & shoots Google Virtual Business Tours.  A commercial photographer concentrating on architecture, Reb does enjoy landscapes and sunrise/sunset.   He is the founder of the Baltimore HDR Photography Club and the Creative Photography Society.  He has led safaris & taught HDR in the Bahamas and in New Mexico.

His photos have appeared in the Port of Baltimore Magazine, on book covers, CD covers, and in TV commercials.