Week 1 — Memorial Hall

I am a member of Cincinnati’s Young Professionals’ Choral Collective, and this cycle our rehearsals are taking place at Hamilton County Memorial Building, otherwise known as Memorial Hall.

It isn’t hyperbole when I say this is probably the most beautiful building I’ve seen in Cincinnati. It is phenomenal and I was blown away by its beauty and grandeur, in addition to its unbelievably impressive details. These pictures do it zero justice.

I am beyond thrilled with the outcome of my first “shoot” and I am very much looking forward to taking in the elegance of this extraordinary historical landmark every week for the foreseeable future. More so, I am so eager to photograph even more architectural gems that I’m yet to experience.

What are some of your favorite Cincinnati buildings/landmarks?

The specs: using my Nikon D3100, I photographed Memorial Hall loosely using the “framing” technique I learned from one of my favorite college professors. This technique means that, in order to achieve the best lighting without a flash, I had to experiment with various shutter speeds (or exposure time). Most of these photos were taken anywhere around 1/4″ (one fourth of a second), which can be difficult when you do not have a tripod (it is recommended to use a tripod for photos shot at 1/60″ or slower). However, I do not have a tripod at this time, and simply focused on breathing steadily and staying very still. It helped that I had a wall to lean on here and there, too.

Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Andrea says:

    Great pictures! I have the Nikon D3100 as well.

  2. Pop Culture Broad says:

    How do you like it? It’s my first DSLR in nearly 10 years, and my older one was a Nikon Coolpix 8000-something-or-other. I am really happy with it so far, as it is perfect for someone with moderate experience such as myself, and also for someone who is looking to refresh her memory and not be entirely overwhelmed and intimidated.

    Thank you for reading. I appreciate all of your “likes”. Happy New Year!

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