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Scary Ghost-Buster Photography for Halloween!
Yes, there really ARE ghosts who say “BOO!” And a graveyard in Georgetown is the best place to find them!
So bring your camera, your tripod, your favorite sheet, and a companion to Mt. Zion Cemetery in Georgetown and we will teach you how to turn a companion into a ghost hovering over the headstones. Perfect for making images that will scare all your friends and neighbors!
Got kids? Bring them! We will turn them into see-through ghosts too! Got some old 19th or 18th century costumes? Old wedding dresses? Bring them! You will have a GREAT set of scary photos to share on Facebook and Twitter. And you will be prepared to find ghosts that nobody else can see in any future haunted house tours that you take!
Suggested equipment: A DSLR or mirrorless camera with a Manual Mode, adjustable shutter speeds and apertures and a self-timer, a circular polarizing filter or a No. 8 neutral density filter, a sturdy tripod, a lens that closes down to at least F/16 or smaller (i.e. F/22, F/36). If you have a late-model smartphone that has adjustable shutter speeds, you can use it, but you will need a tripod bracket for the phone to mount it on the tripod.
Ghost sheets or period costumes optional.
The instructor is professional architectural photographer E. David Luria who is, himself, a ghost as seen in this photo sent from the Great Beyond.
Masking and social distancing will be enforced on this outdoor safari.
Photo credit: Angela Giusto
- Extra memory cards
- Extra charged battery
- Accessories such as ND filters, remote release
- Weather appropriate clothing
Meet at entrance to Mt. Zion Cemetery at 2701 Q Street NW in Georgetown, Washington DC. Limited street parking is available. Nearest Metro stop is Dupont Circle (Red Line).
E. David Luria is founder and director of the Washington Photo Safari, which has trained 36,700 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.