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Spend the afternoon & evening photographing Holiday Scenes and Boats Decorated for the Holidays in Alexandria!
Holiday Special At US Botanic Gardenns! | Washington Photo Safari
HOORAY! The US Botanic Gardens is once again putting on a special treat for the holiday season, and we will be there to capture it in our cameras!
Come join architectural photographer E. David Luria as he guides you through the “Farming Around the World” exhibit on the outside of the Conservatory to photograph this new train exhibit, seven trains that wind their way among 13 miniature scenes, including past a cranberry bog in Massachusetts, an olive grove in Spain, a vineyard in Australia, and a terrace farm in Nepal growing rice and lentils. More than 100 types of plants have been used in the exhibit.
The Conservatory itself is still closed, but their spectacular plant-based models of the US Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Washington Monument, will be displayed and illuminated and can be photographed in the Conservatory windows at night.
Mr. Luria will show you the best angles for picture-taking with your camera or smart phone. For clients with cameras that have adjustable shutter speeds, Mr. Luria will show you how to do “whoosh and streak” photographs of a moving train that keeps the train in sharp focus while giving a blur to the background scenes the train is passing! He will also help you capture the priceless look of joy and awe on the faces of children as they watch the exhibit
Any camera or smart phone is acceptable for this safari, no tripods. Dress warmly, this is an outdoor display! Accompanying spouses, partners and children are welcome to come along at no extra charge
At the conclusion of this safari we will then walk across the street and photograph the US Capitol in the deep blue sky of twilight.
Meet on line outside US Botanic Gardens at 100 Maryland Ave, SW on National Mall
E. David Luria is founder and director of the Washington Photo Safari, which has trained 39,000 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.