If you don’t mind getting up REAL early and tromping around the Tidal Basin on a COLD April morning, this photo Safari’s for you. (Remember that great art is ONLY produced through suffering, so this Safari is bound to make you an artist!) The early sun filtering through the blossoms gives them a lovely, golden light, much nicer than the harsh white light of mid-day.
2018 will mark the 16th consecutive year we have conducted these cherry blossoms safaris! And it is ONLY Washington Photo Safari clients who get an EXCLUSIVE peek at our secret spot, the “Our Lady of the Blossoms Cherry Tree!”
We meet at 6:15 am (sorry!), and then the sun comes up about 6:50 am on the east side of the Tidal Basin. Thus, with the sun behind us, we photograph our way around the Tidal Basin, capturing the Jefferson Memorial, the FDR Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, all framed by blossoms in the early morning sun. On weekday safaris we will move from one location to the next by DC Circulator Bus, giving us more time for photography in each location! (Your bus fare is included in your fee.)
Disclaimer: Mother Nature has her own way of scheduling the blossoms. Some years they come early in the season, some years they come later. We cannot GUARANTEE full blossoms on the trees on the day of your safari, but we DO guarantee very useful tips on travel photography and views of the Tidal Basin that are ALWAYS pretty.
Open to photographers at any skill level with any kind of camera, film or digital. Non-photographer friends/spouses are welcome to accompany you at no charge.
About the Instructor:
E. David Luria is a professional architectural photographer trained in Paris by a protégé of Henri Cartier-Bresson. His work has appeared in over 100 publications, and his images currently appear in the annual calendars of the US Capitol Historical Society, including one on the cover. His Washington Photo Safari program, with a 5-star rating and annual Certificates of Excellence from Trip Advisor, has trained over 35,000 amateur photographers on 4,900 + photo safaris since 1999.