If you think Georgetown is pretty in the daytime, wait until you see it through your camera’s viewfinder at night!
On this safari you will learn the techniques of nighttime photography without flash, using a tripod and long exposures and adjusting the white balance settings on your digital camera to the special GLOW lighting display in Georgetown organized by the Georgetown Business Improvement District during this holiday season.
Building upon the success of the five previous years of special lighting, here is a link to the 2018 art installations of Georgetown GLOW
Led by architectural photographer and Washington Photo Safari director E. David Luria, our safari begins at Washington Harbor with the art installation entitled TODAY I LOVE YOU by Massimo Uberti & Marco Pollice in collaboration with Light Art Collection and Amsterdam Light Festival.
We then move into Georgetown Waterfront Park to photograph Prismatic, a kaleidoscopic of light, color, and space that frames a myriad of perspectives. . Iridescent cords weave between a lightweight steel lattice, producing a dynamic visual effect known as a moiré.
Our next stop is the beautiful Grace Episcopal Church, which this season features an art installation by Tom and Lien Dekyvere of Belgium, entitled RHIZOME. This installation demonstrates the fusion and obstruction of geometric patterns that grow in and through one another.
Next, we walk through the streets of Georgetown, photographing the 18th century homes and storefronts, illuminated in the soft glow of old-fashioned street lamps, with long exposures giving us the red and white tracing lines of taillights and headlights from the passing cars. and photographing ENTRE LES RANGS a lighting display at 3276 M St, with its long waving crystalline stems.
We also move along M Street and up Wisconsin Avenue to capture our final lighting display, FACES AND PLACES by Robin Bell, projected on to the building with videos that capture the people and places of Georgetown and the vibrant life of this historic entertainment, dining, and shopping neighborhood.
This is a workshop on nighttime cityscape photography, giving you skills that will come in very handy for your future travels to any city in the world.
A sturdy tripod is suggested, any camera will do, even smartphones.
The closest Metro is Foggy Bottom on the Blue /Orange/Silver Line; there is $1 Circulator Bus at 23rd and M that takes you right to 3100 K NW. Parking is very hard to find.
E. David Luria is founder and director of the Washington Photo Safari. He is a commercial photographer specializing in architecture, editorial, event, food, art/still life and landmark photography.
A member of the American Society of Media Photographers and the Society of Photographic Educators, he has had his images of the National Capital Area appear in over 100 national and local publications.
David is a graduate of Amherst College and studied photography in Paris with a protege of Henri Cartier Bresson.