Take the water taxi from Alexandria to National Harbor at twilight. Photograph the Capital Ferris Wheel, National Harbor and Alexandria from the water.
The Tidal Basin at Night
Learn how to photograph challenging images such as statues and waterfalls at twilight!
Here is a great opportunity to get outdoor fieldwork experience and advanced training in such technical areas as “white balance”, mixed lighting, exposure compensation, and ISO settings in a twilight and nighttime setting at the Tidal Basin.
Conducted by professional photographer and WPS director E, David Luria, this safari will take you through the photographic challenges presented by the statues and waterfalls of the FDR Memorial, and by the reflected images of the Washington Monument, the MLK Jr. Memorial, and the Jefferson Memorial in the waters of the Tidal Basin. You will also learn how to blur your water images with slow shutter speeds, and how to fill your frame with haunting nighttime images of the Civilian Conservation Corps faces. Mr. Luria will instruct you on how to shoot on Manual mode and how to adjust the white balance settings for the most accurate color.
Must have STURDY tripod, masks and social distancing, limited to 6 people.
- Extra memory cards
- Extra charged battery
- Sturdy Tripod
- Accessories such as filters, remote release
- Weather appropriate clothing
Meet at entrance to bookstore at FDR Memorial, West Basin Drive SW. between Ohio Drive SW and Independence Ave SW, free parking along nearby Ohio Drive SW
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.