Reagan National Airport

Ronald Reagan National Airport is a great place for Photography!

Quick Details

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport provides many opportunities for good exterior and interior architectural photography.

The huge picture windows, the Jeffersonian-style arching domes, and the built-in artwork of architect Cesar Pelli’s $300 million Terminal B/C at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport provide many opportunities for good exterior and interior architectural photography. Our Safari will also visit the interesting and photogenic corridors of old Terminal A.

With exclusive permission we have obtained from the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority, we can use tripods to photograph the vaulting ceilings, the built-in artwork, and the long views down the main concourse, a good exercise in mixed lighting work. We’ll also take the opportunity to capture images of the airport from the roof of one of the parking garages (weather permitting).

At each point on this safari we will review techniques of composition, exposure and lighting.

Tripods allowed and encouraged.

  • Chevron down What to Bring
    • Camera
    • Lenses
    • Extra memory cards
    • Extra charged battery
    • Tripods
    • Accessories such as filters, remote release
    • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Chevron down Where to Meet
  • Meet outside the doors of Terminal C Metro exit on the Metro bridge passageway leading from Garage C into Terminal C, Level 2. Paid parking is available.

  • Chevron down Your Instructor
  • E. David Luria is founder and director of the Washington Photo Safari, which has trained 36,700 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.