Photograph one of the most excitingly beautiful venues in Washington: the East Building of the National Gallery of Art.
Her face says it all: “You can make me sit in a segregated part of this train, but you can’t break my spirit.” Her face is proud, resolute, her chin is held high, her lips are tight, her hands firmly clasped in her lap, as if to say: “Someday, one day, we will be able to sit anywhere we want. I might not see it in my lifetime, but I know it will happen….”
She is a life-sized figure in the “America on the Move” exhibit at the Museum, and her face makes a GREAT story-telling image that you can learn to capture with your camera.
You’ll learn about composition, white balance, lenses, filters and how to cope with unique lighting situations without flash. How do you use your equipment to capture exhibits, paintings, sculptures, dioramas and other works of art with the existing low light? We’ll show you how to tell stories and make an impact.
Here are examples of images you can take on this safari:
- Cameras: Any will do, but best with ones having high ISO settings (1600 – 3200), adjustable shutter speeds & apertures
- Lens Options:
- For low-light shooting without flash: 50mm F1.4 or F1.8 or 35mm F1.8
- Fast Telephoto (F2.8)
- Wide-Angle (10-20mm) or Fish-Eye
- No Tripods, No Flash
- Extra memory cards
- Extra charged battery
- Accessories such as filters
Meet at front entrance to museum between 12th and 14th Streets on Constitution Ave NW
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.