Washington Photo Safari is pleased to announce that it has received permission to conduct a photography training session inside the Smithsonian's newly re-opened Freer/Sackler Gallery of Art on the National Mall.
And we will get to do it on a very special day, a day on which the gallery opens the shutters of the famed Peacock Room, flooding this magnificent room in light on the third Thursday of every month. Our little band of photographers will be there to capture the magic moment and to record the paintings and decorative fabric that line the walls of that room.
From there we go on to photograph the other exhibits in the Freer,Gallery, newly reopened after a long period of restoration. These include the Ancient Bells of China, Encountering the Bhudda, Cats of Ancient Egypt, and famous paintings by Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent and James McNeil Whistler, along with architectural shots of the Freer gallery interiors.
Here are samples of photos you will get on this safari:
Any camera will do, even phones, but for best results we suggest cameras with fast lenses: for low-light shooting such as a 35 mm F1.8 or a 50mm F1.8 or F1.4. No flash, no tripods. This safari is limited to the first 8 photographers who sign up.
The safari is led by Washington Photo Safari director E. David Luria, who will help clients get the best angles, lighting, composition and white balance on all the artwork.