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Monumental Pillow Fight Safari

Practice live action portraiture

Quick Details

Photography at the International Pillow Fight

It’s the 12th Annual International Pillow Fight, taking place on the National Mall on Saturday afternoon, April 6, 2019, at 3 p.m.! Join us as we cautiously wedge our way among the pillow fighters with our cameras, shooting on fast shutter speeds on continuous mode, to get those exciting shots of silly adults acting like children with pillows!

So, in addition to your cherry blossoms photos, this DC photo safari will fill your social media portfolio with the next best thing: fluffy white pillow stuffings!

This is a photo class in sports photography, and after the pillow fight it will be followed by a walk down to the Tidal basin to photograph the cherry blossoms! There will be instruction on travel photography at each step along the way by professional architectural photographer and Washington Photo safari director E. David Luria. Any camera is fine, including smartphones, but we recommend DSLR cameras with rapid shooting capability, wide angle to telephoto zoom lenses, like 18-270 or 16-300mm and adjustable shutter speeds and lens hoods to protect your camera against flying pillows.

  • Chevron down What to Bring
    • Camera
    • Lenses
    • Extra memory cards
    • Extra charged battery
    • Accessories such as filters, remote release
    • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Chevron down Where to Meet
  • Meet at the southwest corner of the intersection of 15th Street and Jefferson Drive SW, by the Circulator Bus stop. Here is a map!

  • Chevron down Your Instructor
  • 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.