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Washington, DC: A Photographer’s Paradise, on Zoom!

Join WPS for a Safari that Highlights Why DC is a Photographer's Paradise!

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OK, you know about the monuments, museums, and historic places in the nation’s capital, right?

But did you know that we ALSO have waterfalls, bears, lions, and tigers, gardens, magnificent cathedrals, haunted houses, permission to do photography at all our free-entry national museums and art galleries, river cruises, colorful street festivals, abstract and mural art, snowball and pillow fights, canal boat rides, a cherry blossom tree that looks like Eleanor Roosevelt, and a statue “honoring the men of the Titanic who gave up their lives so that the women and children could be saved”? Bet you didn’t know THAT!

Did you know that in a city full of war memorials we also have a beautiful multi-million dollar building dedicated to the study of peace, whose roof is shaped like the wings of a dove, the bird of peace? Bet you didn’t know That!

Of course, the favorite tourist locations in Washington DC offer obvious picture possibilities: the Presidential memorials, the famous view of the Washington Monument down the Reflecting Pool at sunrise or in the blue hour, the awesome grandeur of the Lincoln statue, the pair of hands taking a rubbing off the Vietnam Wall, the grandeur of the U.S.  Capitol building, the beautiful cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin in spring, the stately Thomas Jefferson statue   gazing across the Tidal Basin at the South Portico  of the White House,  the fear of combat  etched on the faces of 19 young soldiers at the Korean War Memorial, the Army nurse at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial trying to keep a wounded soldier alive until a Medevac chopper arrives, or the magnificent view of DC’s monuments from the Iwo Jima Memorial and Netherlands Carillon in Arlington.

But there is so much more to photograph at places often undiscovered by tourists: the tulip gardens at the Franciscan Monastery in northeast DC; the whimsical “Thinker on a Rock” statue at the National Sculpture Garden; the giant blue rooster on the roof of the refurbished East Building of the National Gallery of Art; the incredible stained glass windows of Washington National Cathedral (sixth largest Gothic cathedral in the world, and it allows tripod use!), the exquisite interior architecture of the Library of Congress. the men in the Depression-era breadline at the FDR Memorial; the inlaid bas-relief depictions of famous battles at the World War II Memorial and the Navy Memorial; and the poignant vanguard of African-American  soldiers protecting their families at the African-American Civil War Memorial in Shaw.

Yes, we have all of this, making Washington, DC a great place to take pictures!

So, if you are planning to visit DC, (or live in the area and just never get downtown,) , this Safari – designed by a professional architectural photographer for photographers – takes you through dozens of images of the nation’s capital with many places that you know, and many places that you do not know, and gives you the photographic information on each image that will help you take postcard-ready images with your own camera or smartphone!

Conducted on Zoom with a shared screen, this Safari is led by Paris-trained Washington Photo Safari founder and director E. David Luria who will point out for each picture, where, when, how, and why the photo was taken. Throughout the image presentation you are invited to ask any questions about photography and tripod use in in Washington. (David has lived more than 50 years in Washington, DC and claims he knows where all the good pictures are!)

The Nation’s Capital is our Capital, our taxes have paid for many of the photogenic delights that greet our cameras, so this is Safari is an invitation for you to find gorgeous images right here in your own backyard. If you are new to Washington or just visiting, you will find this Safari helpful as a shortcut to get you to where the good pictures are. If you have lived here a long time, you will find locations in this Safari about which you may never have known!

But  WAIT!  There’s more!  At no extra charge you will get access in advance to a Flickrsite that contains the dozens of images displayed in this zoom session.  As you run your cursor over each photo, its description title shows up so you can go there yourself!

Here is what one client had to say about the Zoomfari: “I took David’s Washington, DC: A Photographer’s Paradise, on Zoom! class at home in California before traveling to DC. David gave great examples of where to shoot, when to shoot, composition at certain angles and even shared some creative artistic effects he used at well-known locations which took the images to a whole new level. The workshop was well worth my time, and I feel it empowered me to get the shots I wanted during my short time in DC.” Linda M.

Because this Safari is conducted on Zoom (the zoom link will be sent prior to the safari), it is open to people living anywhere in the country or around the world. We have timed it at 12:30 pm Eastern time on a Sunday to be convenient to West Coast, East Coast, AND West European clients. Join us!