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Garden of Lights at the Mormon Temple Photo Safari

Garden of Lights at the Mormon Temple Photo Safari

This safari is being managed by our partner, Capital Photography Center.

The Mormon Temple in Kensington, MD puts on a spectacular display of lights during the holiday season, with trees, bushes, reindeer, crèches, and other Biblical scenes, some with live models. These lights and the unique architecture of the Temple itself at night make for great photography.

Our shooting itinerary will take us to all the lighted displays put out by the Mormon Church each year in December. The bushes are decorated with 300,000 lights, and the Temple itself is awash in a soft white light, providing a great opportunity to practice shooting at night with a tripod. Washington’s own professional architectural photographer, E. David Luria, provides training in night time composition and shooting without flash while explaining the best white balance settings to use under these conditions.

This safari is a must to add to your holiday memories and for creating holiday postcards.

You must have a STURDY tripod for this class. A cable release or remote is recommended or you can use your self-timer. Any camera will do, but for best results we suggest a wide angle lens equivalent to about 28 mm in 35 mm format, a telephoto of at least 100mm.

 

About this Safari:

REGISTRATION:  This safari is being managed by our partner, Capital Photography Center and registration is made through their site. Please click on "Book Now" and follow the registration instructions.

About the Instructor:

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.