Washington Photo Safari director and architectural photographer E. David Luria will guide you as you take your pictures.
Library of Congress
An Architectural Photo Safari in one of DC's most beautiful buildings!
Library of Congress Photo Safari
The Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress is one of the most beautiful buildings in the nation’s capital with its ornate interiors and grand staircases. After an orientation on architectural photography, we begin this safari by photographing the fountains and the exterior of the building. Then we move inside to photograph the incredibly beautiful Great Hall with all its hand-painted details and statuary and finish in the Observation Gallery where we photograph the Reading Room.
At each point on the DC architecture photo tour, tips on low-light and mixed-light photography, taking pictures of the vaulting ceilings in the Great Hall, and how to use wide-angle lenses to maintain straight verticals will be discussed as well as techniques of composition, exposure, and lighting.
Here is what one client had to say about the Library of Congress Safari:
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! It seems like “100 years” since my junior high school studies including the Library of Congress. What a recall…but to the visit, as I said “excellent”. The group was perfect for photography discussions, and David knows his audience being able to add info and direction when necessary. Someone said that “even if you press the shutter button by accident, the pic will be awesome” and that sure seemed true. The architectural features and painting inside the LoC reminded me of majestic buildings in Europe….ornate. A very enjoyable afternoon. Tony K., Baltimore, MD on SWELL
This safari is currently limited to 5 participants.
- Wide angle lens equivalent to about 28 mm (in 35 mm format)
- A circular polarizing filter, if you have one
- A telephoto of at least 100mm
- Extra charged battery
- Extra memory card
- Weather appropriate clothing
*Tripods are NOT allowed
Meet at the Library of Congress. Here is a map!
E. David Luria is founder and director of the Washington Photo Safari, which has trained 35,000 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.