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Eclectic Hampden Field Shoot

Eclectic Hampden Field Shoot

Hampden is a close-knit neighborhood in Baltimore that is known for housing many of the mill workers along the Jones Falls at the turn of the century. Join Instructor Lewis Katz and explore a Hampden neighborhood in transition where the past and present collide. 

We’ll have opportunities to photograph the older fading industrial areas as well as the colorful stone homes in the area. If we are in luck the glass blowing studio will be open as well.  

Lewis will also lead the group to a hidden area filled with colorful graffiti and a view of the river.  

Although this is a general field shoot we will be concentrating on thinking in black and white as well as creative composition.

Topics include: 

  • Learning to "see" in black and white
  • How to create unique images that stand out
  • Looking for the intimate details in urban scenes
  • Effective street photography

A week after the field shoot students will join Lewis in a 60-75 minute Zoom session for an image review. 

Recommended gear: DSLR or mirrorless camera with a range from wide-angle to telephoto like 24mm to 200mm. Tripods are optional. 

Class limit: 7

NOTE - Students will be required to follow COVID-19 Safety Practices, conduct a Self-Screening Health Assessment and sign a Waiver of Liability prior to attending a class. These items can be reviewed on the class registration page.

Instructor: Lewis Katz

Lewis Katz

Lewis Katz is an experienced photographer and instructor based in Baltimore, MD.  He finds inspiration both in the classroom and out in the field shooting his adopted city of Baltimore. 

He teaches at Johns Hopkins University as well as at Community College of Baltimore County. He is a very active member of the Baltimore Camera Club and has received recognition for his award winning images.  

View his website at

Lewis teaches the following classes for Capital Photography Center:

* DSLR Photography Basics
* Various In-The-Field Shooting classes in the Baltimore area.

Date: June 06 2021

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM




1500 Union Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211

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