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B&O Railroad Museum Field Shoot

B&O Railroad Museum Field Shoot

“ The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum possesses the oldest, most historic and most comprehensive American railroad collections in the world. Dating from the beginning of American railroading, the collection contains locomotives and rolling stock, historic buildings, and small objects that document the impact of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O) on the growth and development of early railroading and cover almost every aspect of an industry that left a permanent mark on the folklore and culture of America.” (From the B&O Museum website).

We'll explore all this museum has to offer and enjoy photographing inside the historic round house, in the maintenance restoration building and also the collection of trains in the parking lot (weather permitting).  We'll even be able to photograph inside the cab of several of the engines.  

Throughout the museum, we'll look at tips for compositions and for creative ideas as well as managing exposure. 

The wide assortment of engines, cars and artifacts will provide many photographic opportunities such as:
 - Wide angle photos of multiple locomotives, inside passenger cars or of the 245 foot diameter round house ceiling
 - Close-up or macro photos of wheels, pistons, gauges and other engine details
 - Abstract shots of oxidization and rust patterns on the non-restored engines in the workshop
 - Find your own unique images of light cast on the wooden floors by the windows of the round house

After the workshop, you may continue to explore the museum on your own or even take a ride on one of their trains!

The admission into the museum is NOT included in the class fee. The current rate is; Adults - $20, Seniors (60+) - $17.  Parking is free in the museum's lot. For more information visit the museum website at:

A tripod is recommended for this class. Bring a full range of lenses from wide angle to telephoto.

What People Are Saying About Greg

"Greg was great covering the basics and answering our questions.  After just 20 minutes into the class, we were already testing out new knowledge and I was immediately amazed!"

"Greg's class clarified so many things for me. I found his talk and presentation quite inspiring and I'm excited to get out and practice what I learned."

Instructor: Greg Holden

Greg Holden

Greg Holden’s photography focuses on showing unexpected views of common scenes.  Whether he is photographing out in nature or exploring rusty and abandoned places, he enjoys looking for tiny scenes or details that he can abstract from larger views to create unique images.

Greg has a passion for teaching and sharing his love of photography with others. He is able to convey the technical aspects of cameras and photography in an easy way for beginners to understand while at the same time helping them capture compelling images.

You can see more of Greg’s diverse work on his website,

Greg teaches the following classes for Capital Photography Center.

DSLR Photography Basics

Seeing In Black and White

Exploring Historic Fells Point

B&O Railroad Museum Field Shoot

Date: February 03 2018

Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm




901 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223

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  • A refund or a credit towards another class (less a $20 processing fee) can be given if cancellation notice is given more than 5 business days from the scheduled class.
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