Everyone who visits a museum has probably wondered what it would be like to wander the vast halls after hours, looking at the artifacts unencumbered by crowds.
On one October evening, 70 photography enthusiasts did just that when the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum hosted an exclusive workshop at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. The event was the second photography workshop held as part of the Air and Space Photo initiative, supported by the Ryna and Melvin Cohen Family. It gave guests the opportunity to snap their own black-and-white images and, in doing so, become part of the Smithsonian’s mission to educate and inspire the public.
Scroll through the gallery above to see the photos, along with the photographers’ comments about what inspired them.