The gardens of the late Post Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriwether Post are among the most beautiful gardens in the Washington area. Adjoining the very elegant and popular Hillwood Museum in upper northwest Washington, the gardens offer incredible opportunities for photography - the paths, the mansion, the greenhouse, the statuary, and the refurbished Japanese Gardens. You will pick up some tips on garden and estate photography and the use of your Macro lens.
The BIG news is that non-flash photography is now allowed inside the Hillwood Museum, with its extraordinary collection of Faberge eggs and other Russian artifacts. Mr. Luria will provide instruction on low-light shooting without a tripod inside a museum.
A special treat on this Safari is the opening of a special new exhibition of Fabergé imperial Easter eggs and other famed works, called "Fabergé Rediscovered". The special exhibition will display the greatest examples from Hillwood’s Fabergé collection, along with other important works on loan from other museums and private collections, and they can all be photographed!
The safari fee includes admission to the Museum.
Meet at the Museum’s visitor center entrance on 4155 Linnean Ave NW. The closest METRO is Van Ness/UDC on Red Line. Parking is available at the Museum for safari participants only. Mention Washington Photo Safari when entering gate.
E. David Luria is founder and director of the Washington Photo Safari. He is a commercial photographer 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.
David is a graduate of Amherst College and studied photography in Paris with a protege of Henri Cartier Bresson.