September 21, 2019 – Field Trip: Old Town Alexandria – Street Photography

September 2019 Field Trip

Old Town Street Photography

Within eyesight of Washington, D.C., on the Potomac River Old Town Alexandria, VA is nationally recognized for its rich history, beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture, cobble stone streets, and for their delightful festivals, parades, shops, restaurants and great people watching.

Kicking off the 2019 – 2020 club year, two of NVPS’ best street photographers, Willa and Bob Friedman, will lead a field trip through Old Town Alexandria.  They will provide an opportunity for us to learn and/or refine the art of street photography, including how to capture in” stealth mode” those special moments of people doing their thing.

When: Saturday, September 21st at

Time: 9:00a.m.

Where: 301 King Street, Alexandria, VA

We will meet at the entrance to the Market Square Parking Garage (Republic Parking) at 110-198 N. Fairfax Street near the intersection of King Street and N. Fairfax.  There is free parking until noon according to their website. Note – the last time Bob was there the sign said 1:00PM.

We will begin by wandering through the market seeking interesting scenes and people.  Once we’ve had our fill and/or the market gets too crowded, we will head toward the river taking photos along the way which includes some interesting architecture.  Then along the river behind the Torpedo Factory is a park and veranda with great opportunities to catch people “doing their thing” and interacting with a new art installation.  

As to photo gear a medium zoom covers it all. Wide angle and normal lens, 50-75mm should be adequate. A long lens is not recommended. And per Willa, no tripods!

Field Trip Coordinators for 2019-2020 are Judy Graham and Tana Ebbole, fieldtrips-2019@nvps.org

 

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