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Mansion on O Street

A Special Real Estate Photo Safari

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Photography at The Mansion on O Street

This safari is designed for intermediate and serious amateurs, who wish to learn how to photograph luxury homes and interior décor. It is taught by one of Washington, DC’s most prominent architectural photographers, E. David Luria, founder and director of the Washington Photo Safari, who will cover tips on shooting in Manual, using Kelvin temperatures to get correct white balance settings, using flash to balance indoor and outdoor light.

About This Location

Designed in 1892 by Edward Clark, the architect of the US Capitol, the Mansion on O Street is housed in a historic building, incorporating 30,000 square feet into 100 rooms. It includes 6 main kitchens, 12 conference rooms, and 30 special event galleries. Rooms, suites and residences have varied theme, including a two-story log cabin, a safari room and an art deco penthouse A conference center is used for corporate events, off-site meetings, corporate retreats, engagements, weddings, parties and fundraisers. The foot-print includes large and small meeting galleries that can hold up to 200 guests.

On February 14, 1980, H.H. Leonards purchased 2020 O Street, the first row house in the series of connected brownstones. Leonards renovated the townhouse as a bed-and-breakfast and private club. In 1998 Leonards opened the O Street Museum inside the facility. The museum includes art, sculpture, music, memorabilia and written manuscripts in the collection. The museum hosts concerts, book signing talks, film screenings and tours throughout the year. Part of the building also serves as a hotel for distinguished guests and artists. One of its most famous guests was Rosa Parks!