2016, November 4: Tidal Basin at Night

Practice your nighttime photography skills  at the Tidal Basin, capturing the illuminated Jefferson Memorial , the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial , the downtown DC skyline, the Washington Monument at twilight reflected in the Tidal Basin, the lighting  on the inlays of the Civilian Conservation Corps display at the FDR Memorial, and the powerful statue of FDR himself.

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 architectural photographer E. David Luria, this safari will take you through the  photographic challenges presented by the statues and waterfalls of the FDR Memorial at night and by the reflected images of the Washington Monument  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.  

A STURDY tripod is a must for this Safari!

Class Limit:  12

Photo by Norman Dean

What People Are Saying:

“David, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the time and concern you have for your students.  You were born to teach!”

“The Safaris in DC are worth every penny and I would highly recommend them to others.  Even though I live and work in DC, David showed me a whole new way to see and photograph the monuments that I walk past everyday.  I got some great photos that I’m thrilled with!  I’ll be looking for more Safaris to take soon.”

Instructor: E. David Luria

E. David Luria is a commercial photographer based in Washington DC specializing in architecture, editorial, event, food, art/still life and landmark photography.

A member of the American Society of Media Photographers and the Society of Photographic Educators, he has had his images of the National Capital Area appear in over 100 national and local publications and on calendars of the US Capitol Historical Society.

David is also founder and director of the Washington Photo Safari which, since 1999, has conducted 4,500+ photo safaris, training over 32,000 people in the techniques of travel, nature and portrait photography.

David is a graduate of Amherst College and studied photography in Paris with a protege of Henri Cartier Bresson. His work can be viewed on his website at  www.eDavidLuriaPhotography.smugmug.com.

David teaches the following classes for Capital Photography Center:

  • Capital Photography Center Photo Safaris
  • Photography As A Second Career
  • Travel and Vacation Photography
  • Washington DC, a Photographer’s Paradise