Monuments and Memorials - Half Day

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | 9:40 am-1:15 pm

Monuments and Memorials - Half Day

Learn how to take great pictures BEFORE you go on that expensive trip! Join our standard Monuments and Memorials workshop, offered every Wednesday and Saturday, in which Paris-trained architectural photographer E. David Luria takes you to some of the most popular monuments and historic buildings in Washington: the White House, Lafayette Park, the Albert Einstein, Lincoln, Korea, and Vietnam Three Servicemen Memorials, and finally to Union Station, where he will show you how to make all the moving people in the station DISAPPEAR!

Mr. Luria begins the Safari with a 45-minute travel photography orientation, giving you tips in basic architectural photography,F stops and shutter speeds,  outdoor portraiture, and, at Union Station, interior photography without flash or tripod. While you are taking pictures, Mr. Luria gives you hands-on guidance on how to make those images even better! Advanced and professional photographers will appreciate Mr. Luria’s extensive knowledge of all the best photo sites and camera angles in Washington DC.

See: Basic tips in travel photography we cover on this Safari.

Meet at Renwick Gallery, 17th and Pennsylvania Ave NW at 1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW. If delayed, please call Mr. Luria on his cell phone at 202-669-8468. If you arrive late and do not find us at the Renwick, turn right as you face the Renwick and walk one block into nearby Lafayette Park where you will see us sitting on a bench. If it is raining, you will see the group standing under the arcade of the Wells Fargo Bank, kittycorner across 17th Street at the corner with Pennsylvania Ave NW.

Advance reservations required. Safari groups are generally 6-10 people only. Suggested as preliminary course before taking special safaris. Open to any photographer at any skill level with any camera, film or digital. No tripod needed.

Photo: E. David Luria

Instructor: E. David Luria

E. David Luria
E. David Luria is the founder and director of the Washington Photo Safari.

E. David Luria is a DC-based professional commercial photographer specializing in architecture, landmarks, restaurant and event photography. Trained in Paris at the Parsons School of Design by a protégé of Henri Cartier Bresson, he is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers, the Association of Independent Architectural Photographers, and the Society of Photographic Educators. His images of Washington DC have appeared on 30 magazine covers, on 80 postcards and in over 100 publications, including 24 photographs in the coffee-table book Washington DC Visions.

Mr. Luria is the official portrait photographer for the United States Marine Band and also serves as Contributing Photographer to WHERE-Washington Magazine, the Entertainment Book, and the Washington Post's Apartment Showcase Magazine, for whom he has photographed over 2,500 apartment properties since 1997.

His Washington Photo Safaris, training over 28,500 amateur photographers since 1999 in the basic techniques of travel, landmark, portrait, museum, nighttime, and other photographic specialties, have received a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor and a 99% customer satisfaction rating from clients. Voting with their feet, over 8,000 Washington Photo Safari clients have been on two or more of the 150 safari itineraries offered by his program, with 500 clients participating in an average of 8 safaris apiece.

In addition to serving as the prime instructor for Washington Photo Safari, Mr. Luria also does photography instruction for the Capital Photography Center, Embassy-Photocraft Camera, the National Cherry Blossoms Festival, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Kreeger Museum, Things to Do DC, Professionals in the City, and many local camera clubs. Mr. Luria has appeared as photographic expert on WAMU.FM's Kojo Nmandi Show, an NPR affiliate, and also as a luncheon speaker at the National Press Club.

An honors graduate of Amherst College, Mr.Luria is a US Army veteran fluent in Spanish, French and German. Prior to becoming a professional photographer, Mr. Luria spent a long career as a senior executive with several international non-profit organizations, such as CARE, Partners of the Americas, and World Learning. Since 1996 he has also served weekly as a volunteer information specialist with the Travelers Aid Society at Reagan Washington National Airport.

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Meet at Renwick Gallery, 17th and Pennsylvania Ave NW.

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Location: 1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC

Monuments and Memorials - Half Day

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