The year 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion of 1944, and so to commemorate the anniversary, Washington Photo Safari is offering a new Safari: World War II Memorial at Night.
the CurtisP-40 Warhawk, P-39 Aerocobra, P-38 Lightning, Douglas 58D Dauntless (the plane flown by the Tuskeegee Airmen), PBY Catalina, P-51 Mustang, P-47 Thunderbolt, FG-1D Corsair, B-25 Mitchell, B-17 Flying Fortress, B26A , Grumman TBM Avengers, B29 Superfortress, Vought FG-1D Corsairs, and many others. This is the first such flyover ever to take place in the nation’s capital.
Any camera is acceptable for this safari, including cellphones, but for best results we suggest DSLR or mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses and rapid shooting capability, a telephoto zoom lens of 200-400 mm or greater, and a wide angle lens with circular polarizer filter. Clients unfamiliar with DC will appreciate our site selection choices that give them the best angles on the aircraft. Meeting time is 11:30 am sharp, the safari will end at 1:00 pm. Cost is $89/person, includes photographic instruction and handout materials with recommended camera settings and lenses.
- Extra memory cards
- Extra charged battery
- Accessories such as filters, remote release
- Weather appropriate clothing
Meeting places will be announced upon registration.
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.