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Golden Hour and Blue Hour at the Diyanet Center Mosque!
Golden Hour and Blue Hour at the Diyanet Center Mosque
The Diyanet center of America is a Turkish-style Mosque erected in PG County in 2013, and it is truly one of the most beautiful religious institutions in the DC area. With the permission of the Mosque staff, we have already conducted two safaris photographing the exterior and the interior of the Mosque in the early morning light.
But just before sunset we get that golden light on the Mosque, turning the white stone structure to gold, and then, about 30 minutes later, we see a Mosque illuminated by soft spotlights outlined again in the deep blue of twilight, a beautiful image for your photo portfolio!
Architectural photographer and Washington Photo Safari director, E. David Luria (who, as you know, always takes you to the BEST, most photogenic places in the DC area!) will guide you in nighttime and twilight photography technique on this safari, shooting on manual Mode and playing with the Kelvin or white balance color filtration scale. With official permission from the Mosque leaders, we can roam the exterior on this evening with our cameras and tripods.
Click HERE are samples of the images you will get in YOUR camera, taken by YOU!
Bring camera, wide angle and telephoto lenses, bubble level, tripod, and flashlight. If you have a tilt-shift or shift lens, bring that too. Mr. Luria will lend his Nikon 28mm F3.5 PC lens to Nikon users.
Your fee includes a donation to the Mosque.
- Extra memory cards
- Extra charged battery
- Accessories such as filters, remote release
- Weather appropriate clothing
Mosque entrance sign at 9704 Good Luck Road in Lanham, MD
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.