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Franciscan Monastery at Tulip Time

Modeled after Istanbul’s Hagia Sofia, the Franciscan Monastery is a photographer's dream

Quick Details

This Byzantine-style church, modeled after Istanbul’s Hagia Sofia, is a photographer’s dream. Its classic arches, lovely statuary, magnificent gardens and unique inscriptions provide a great training ground for architectural photography and for posing people in a beautiful, floral setting, with the instructor providing tips on composition, lighting and exposure.

Our itinerary also includes the interior of the church for tips on interior photography and stained glass window photography without flash.

Fee includes $10 donation to the Monastery.

  • Chevron down What to Bring
    •  Camera
    • Lenses
    • Extra memory cards
    • Extra charged battery
    • Accessories such as filters, remote release
    • Tripod
    • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Chevron down Where to Meet
  • Meet at monastery entrance at 14th and Quincy St NE, Washington DC. (PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ADDRESS IS IN NORTHEAST DC, NOT NORTHWEST. IF YOU GO TO 14TH AND QUINCY NORTHWEST, YOU WILL JOIN THE STILL-WANDERING TRIBE OF HOPELESSLY LOST SAFARIANS WHO HAVE MADE THE SAME MISTAKE!) Parking is available in Monastery Lot.

    Metro stop: Brookland/CUA. Bring tripod and all lenses.

  • Chevron down Your Instructor
  • 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.