Unique Stained Glass Art at Washington National Cathedral: A Photo Workshop
Learn the history of the unique stained-glass windows in the National Cathedral and how to photograph them to create beautiful works of art!
Discover and learn how to capture the radiant light, colors, texture of the unique stained windows of the Washington National Cathedral, the stories behind the windows, and the artists who created them. The workshop will start with the life and story of Rowan LeCompte and the creation of the magnificent West Rose, and the 18 Clerestory windows in the Nave. After this, the photo tour will focus on a selection of beautiful windows on the Main Arcade of the Nave, including the famous “Space” window by Rodney Winfield and a few hidden gems by Brenda Belfield in the Northwest Tower. This special tour provides a history lesson on the details that went into creating each of these windows, the story of the artists, the iconography of the windows, and how to photograph each of these windows to bring out the splendor of the colors and luminosity of the stained glass.
Here is what one safarian had to say about the safari:
Always enjoy these photo safaris – great mix of information about the subjects and photography guidance. Small groups so everyone gets the attention they need on photography. Highly recommend. Tracy M., Washington, D.C.
The fee includes a donation to the National Cathedral.
- Camera or Smartphone
- Lenses – wide-angle & telephoto
- Extra memory cards
- Extra charged battery
- Accessories such as filters, remote release
- Weather appropriate clothing
- Water, snacks
3101 Wisconsin Ave, NW – Meet Elody inside at the Visitors’ Sign-In Desk at the West Front of the Cathedral (they will have your name on a registration list).
Elody is an award-winning photographer and instructor, specializing in landscape and fine art photography. Davanti Photo, her studio in Arlington, VA, offers both photographic services and workshops for the digital camera, as well as Photoshop, HDR, Smartphone photography and private instruction. She is also the Photo Curator in the Archives Dept. at Washington National Cathedral, the production manager (and other hats!) of a recent book entitled: “Rowan LeCompte: Master of Stained Glass”, and the co-author of Jewels of Light, the guide to the stained-glass windows at the Cathedral. She has a BA in Art from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois and received her certificate in Professional Photography from the Washington School of Photography. In addition, she was with Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) for 37 years in the Creative Services Division in various managerial and financial roles.