Peter Kun Frary | Photographer


San Maria Maggiore • Roma, Italia

 

Once inside the Church of San Maria Maggiore, this is the view that befalls you (dome above alter). It was the first Roman church I visited so I was floored. San Maria Maggiore is best known for Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses, but is brimming with other great works of art. And being the size of a football field meant no shortage of room.

This was one of the few churches that allowed photography, albeit without flash. So bring a fast lens and crank the ISO. And study your camera manual so you know how to turn off the flash. I noticed many people hadn't a clue how to disable autoflash and, thus, many places forbid photography (light fades paint). I helped several tourists (Canon Rebel owners) disable their popup flash: get outta full auto mode!

Canon EOS 40D and EF-s 17-55 2.8 IS USM


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