Monuments at Night

Practice Your Night Photography

Quick Details

After giving an orientation on the basic techniques of nighttime photography, Instructor E. David Luria takes you to the most photogenic areas on the western end of the National Mall. We begin our DC at night photo tour along the Mall at the Lincoln Memorial with its majestic statue of President Lincoln. From there we walk along the Mall and visit the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Three Servicemen Statue, the Vietnam Women’s Memorial. At each location on this DC photo safari, David reviews exposure, how to shoot at night without using a flash, white balance settings, and how to achieve interesting composition with close-up detail that truly brings out the meaning of each memorial and statue. These memorials photograph much better at night than in the daytime and this safari helps you achieve beautiful, postcard-quality images of the Nation’s Capital. Great for black and white photography too!

  • Chevron down What to Bring
    • Camera
    • A sturdy tripod is a must
    • Lens in range from 18-100mm
    • Extra charged battery
    • Extra memory card
    • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Chevron down Where to Meet
  • Meet by the Lincoln Memorial at 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC 20037.  Here is a map!

  • Chevron down Your Instructor
  • E. David Luria is founder and director of the Washington Photo Safari, which has trained 35,000 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.