On this Safari we teach the principles of travel photography and camera use by wending our way slowly along the Tidal Basin path towards the Jefferson Memorial.
You look through your camera viewfinder and see Washington, DC’s Tidal Basin ringed in vibrant color: deep red, gold, pink, orange, purple, and brown.
Cherry blossoms in the spring? NO! These are Washington’s famous cherry trees in the FALL! What a spectacle! Who KNEW? You can frame the Washington Monument or the Jefferson Memorial in a circle of fiery red leaves, or you can zoom in on a huge cherry tree with its colorful branches arcing over the pathway and touching the surface of the water, what a great shot!
Here is your opportunity to AVOID the springtime crowds and enjoy Washington DC’s Tidal Basin in the mild weather of early November on a photo safari led by the man who knows were all the best shots are: architectural photographer E. David Luria, founder and director of the Washington Photo Safari. On this 2 and ½ hour walking excursion, Mr. Luria will first review general tips in travel photography and then lead you to the best views of fall on the Tidal Basin, assisting you with tips on exposure, composition, lighting, and making full use of all the features of your camera.
Our starting point, the FDR Memorial, offers hours of photographic fun, exploring the waterfalls, the Depression-era statues, and the depictions of FDR and Eleanor. Then we make our way along the Tidal Basin path with the late afternoon sun behind us, giving us great views of the Tidal Basin., the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial all framed in multi-colored cherry blossoms, and then, at sunset, the illuminated Washington Monument bathed in the deep blue light of twilight framed in the columns of the Jefferson Memorial. 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!”
Masking and social distancing is required at all times; groups are limited to 6 participants.
- Extra memory cards
- Extra charged battery
- Accessories such as filters, remote release
- Weather appropriate clothing
Meet at visitor center entrance to FDR Memorial, on SW Basin Drive near Ohio Drive SW, Washington, DC.
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.