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Photo Ops in Baltimore, MD

Jerome Melson , Aug 07, 2000; 11:53 p.m.

I will be in Baltimore, MD the week of August 14th. I am looking for the "must shoot" photo opportunities. Any recommendations?

Thanks

JM

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Jim Rodda , Aug 08, 2000; 11:23 a.m.

The Inner Harbor is a must, good spot for street photos and great lighting for night shots. Fort McHenry is another possibility. I hear the zoo is pretty good also.

Wayne Crider , Aug 08, 2000; 12:38 p.m.

According to a recent story on the TV, Baltimore has the biggest Herion usuage problem in the States. Something like 40%? of the people do it. This could be a real "shooting" opportunity. (sorry for the pun (:^) BTW, watch your camera equipment, and don't walk the streets at night.

David Flater , Aug 08, 2000; 02:21 p.m.

I second "don't walk the streets at night." Near the Inner Harbor, addicts will chase you like zombies from Return of the Living Dead.

The Inner Harbor has an aquarium; you might also find some tall ships docked there or suchlike. Overall, though, you would probably have better luck in Annapolis, or out on the bay, which features the Bay Bridge and Thomas Point Lighthouse.

For inspiration, see the works of Marion Warren: http://www.mewarren.com/

Igor Garber , Aug 08, 2000; 02:32 p.m.

Take a tour up and down Charles Street. It runs through the middle of the city. Has lots of old buildings and some of the most beautiful (architecturally) college campuses. Since it's summer, You might find them deserted (even better!). Johns Hopkins has a statue garden, that I thought was pretty cool. Others have said it already, but I'll say it again: walking around at night with an expensive camera - NOT a good idea. Not too bad in the Inner Harbor area - it's almost always crowded.

Have fun,

Igor Garber

John Davey , Aug 08, 2000; 02:44 p.m.

The O's are in town then (at least the ones that are left :-) ). This usually attracts a ton of people around the inner harbour and Camnen Yards. I have never had a problem in that area of town but it is best to be carfull after dark....

Chin Y , Aug 08, 2000; 09:51 p.m.

Don't forget fell point area, and federal hill area. Enjoy your visit.

Jack Kennealy , Aug 08, 2000; 10:12 p.m.

There are some very nice Baltimore shots here

http://www.tonysweetphotography.com/Baltimore/baltimore.html

to give you some food for thought.

Joshua J Fielek , Aug 09, 2000; 12:39 p.m.

Consider shooting inside the National Aquarium. Well worth it, and you can get some good animal and "underwater" shots.

See: http://members.home.com/jfielek/DC-Fourth/July42000.html towards the bottom for some examples.

J

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