During this nighttime workshop, participants have the unique opportunity to learn from an expert how to photograph the nighttime radiance of 18th Century illuminations.
Festival of Lights at the Mormon Temple Photo Safari
The Mormon Temple in Kensington, MD puts on a spectacular display of lights during the holiday season
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.
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!
- Camera – for best results we suggest a wide angle lens equivalent to about 28 mm in 35 mm format, a telephoto of at least 100mm.
- A sturdy tripod is a MUST for this safari
- A cable release or remote is recommended or you can use your self-timer.
- Extra charged battery
- Extra memory card
- Weather appropriate clothing
Meet at the Mormon Temple Visitors Center, at 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington, MD, 20895.
E. David Luria is founder and director of the Washington Photo Safari, which has trained 36,000 amateur photographers – an average of 5 people every day, 365 days a year, since it was founded in 1999. Trained in Paris by a protégé of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Mr. Luria is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers and the Society of Photographic Educators and has had his images of DC appear in over 100 publications, calendars, and postcards and on 30 magazine covers.