Intro / Description
Maitland is a particularly photogenic city in the greater Orlando metro area. I’ve found several locations there with good photo ops – my most recent visit was to the Maitland Art Center with Keith H.
The Maitland Art Center used to be known as The Research Studio and is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It’s one of the few examples in our area of Mayan Revival architecture, which can make for some intriguing details to photograph. The grounds are a popular place for weddings. You may run into one on weekends that will keep you out of one or more of the venues.
Other museums in this location in addition to the Art Center are: the Telephone Museum; the William H. Waterhouse House Museum; and the Carpentry Shop Museum. If you’re visiting, check the websites linked here – the hours and fees vary.
Info for Photographers
My approach was to wander and photograph whatever caught my eye. I found the Art and History Museum productive for IR / B&W photography.
Tripod/Monopod: Allowed and helpful.
Lenses: You’ll probably use wide and normal lenses the most. I didn’t feel any need for a telephoto lens. A polarizing filter might be helpful to block reflections in glass.
Best time to visit: Year round, early or late in the day for the best light. Avoid weekends if possible so you don’t run into any weddings.
There are some other photo ops close by. I’ve written before about the Audubon Birds of Prey center – a great place to get close portraits of some very impressive birds.
And the park at Lake Lilly is also photogenic. Try some sunrise or sunset photos there, or walk through the farmers market on Saturdays for some local interest / people photos. Be careful the ducks don’t peck on your lens!
And the Fort Maitland boat ramp at 900 South Orlando Ave. would be a great place to launch your kayak!
|My Gallery / Flickr photo set:||Maitland on Flickr|
|Address / Phone:||231 West Packwood Avenue, Maitland, Florida|
|Central Florida Photo Ops Rating:||A great place to explore; Lots of photo ops|
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