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Photographing the Cathedral of St. John The Baptist in Savannah Georgia

Photographing the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

One of my favorite places to photograph in Savannah is the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Inside and out, the awe-inspiring details and craftsmanship that went into this Cathedral really helps it stand out in a city known for its incredible architecture. This photograph was taken from near the front of the Cathedral looking towards the back. You may also remember this photograph I posted a few weeks ago from the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. You can also check out this photograph of the candles in the front of the Cathedral of St. Johns.

Photographing the inside can be a little tricky. It requires a little bit of luck. Being a very popular tourist destination in Savannah, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist can be very crowded at times. It is kind of hit or miss whether you will have to deal with crowds or not. If you get inside of the Cathedral and all of Savannah’s tourists are elsewhere, take advantage of the time, don’t let it go to waste. You will find every nock of the cathedral full of details and colors waiting to be photographed. If you are not soo lucky and the crowds are all around, you can try setting your aperture as low as your lens will allow, set your iso as low as possible. This will maximize your shutter speed and some of the people may fade to oblivion. Of course you will need a little luck with this method too. If you have some time, explore the Cathedral and wait for the shot to open up. You could surely be in a less inspirational location to have to waste a few minutes in. I have never had a problem taking a tripod into the Cathedral, but in doing so, please be respectful to everyone else in the Cathedral. It would be a real shame for them to outlaw tripods because of impolite photographers (you know who you are).

So, the next time you are in Savannah, head on over to the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. It is located at the corner of Harris and Abercorn Streets, on Lafayette Square.

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