Washington, DC is one of the most photogenic cities in the country, especially at night! We’ll show you how to capture it on your smartphone.
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NEW! Special Women's Suffrage Nighttime Safari at the National Archives!
Photograph the National Archives illuminated in gold and purple!
Come join us for this very special photo safari celebrating Women’s Suffrage at the National Archives. As part of the nationwide Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission (WSCC) Forward Into Light Campaign, the National Archives Building will be illuminated in purple and gold at sunset on August 26, purple and gold being the official colors worn by the heroic women who lobbied so hard for passage of the the 19th Amendment.
WPS Director and architectural photographer E. David Luria will first provide an orientation on the techniques of nighttime photography and then guide clients to the best locations to photograph the Archives building , assisting them in exposure, white balance and composition. We will then move on to photograph other iconic structures in the area such as the Navy Memorial and the West and East Buildings of the National Gallery of Art, all beautifully illuminated at night. Limit of 10 people, all wearing masks and practicing social distancing.
Recommended equipment: DSLR or mirrorless camera with wide angle lens (10-20, 12-24, 16-24mm), sturdy tripod, bubble level, flashlight to see camera controls at night. Late model smartphones with wide angle lens also acceptable.
- Lenses, especially wide angle, such as 10-20, 12-24, 16-24mm
- Extra memory cards
- Extra charged battery
- Sturdy tripod
- Accessories such as filters, remote release, bubble level
- Weather appropriate clothing
Meet at southwest corner of 7th Street and Constitution Ave NW (put 700 Constitution Ave NW in GPS), street parking available.
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.