New Favorite Location to Photograph: Union Station

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Union Station is a heck of a place to go take pictures, in case you have the photo fever and are frustrated by rainy days ruining your outings. The architecture is incredible and there are lots of textures, lines, curves and all sorts of other artistic elements to view and capture.

I recently passed through there and got a couple good photos while on my way somewhere else. Despite what you may think, it’s not just a mixture of high-end retail, restaurants and dirty bathrooms. It’s worth a trip to go check it out if you are a shutter bug, as I am. The station is definitely on my list of places to return to.

Anybody want to do a joint photo outing and feed off each other’s creativity and vision? There are lots of places nearby to get a cold one after a good session of creative photography, as well.

4 Comments so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on May 9th, 2007 @ 1:01 pm

    Count me in. I’ll bring the prime lens out and we can do some serious shooting.

  2. Carl Weaver (unregistered) on May 10th, 2007 @ 2:14 pm

    all right!

  3. lightboxdc (unregistered) on May 19th, 2007 @ 3:29 pm

    FYI: Security Guards at Union Station have become aggressive in approaching photographers and telling them they may not photograph inside Union Station beyond the Main Hall. Their directives are simply wrong. First off, Union Station is a public space–the building is owned by Amtrak, which furthermore does not regulate photography inside its stations (except commercial shoots or use of tripods). The retail sections of Union Station are managed by the firm Jones Lang LaSalle. Their website for Union Station only indicates that a permit is required for commercial shoots (the permit asks questions such as number of crew, commercial air dates, and the like).

    If you are approached by a security guard and erroneously directed by them regarding limits on photography, do not argue with them, but DO ask their name (or make note of any name tag), politely ask them precisely what the legal reasoning is, and then let me know. I am preparing a letter to Amtrak, and the management firm, regarding repeat instances of security erroneously constraining amateur photographers.

  4. lightboxdc (unregistered) on May 19th, 2007 @ 3:31 pm

    My email address didn’t appear. It is: lightboxdc [at]

    My flickr page is:

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