This Safari is specially designed for clients wishing to improve their photojournalism skills—taking pictures of people in ways that tell a story
As you shake his hand, President Thomas Jefferson looks deeply into your eyes, and he gazes intently at you as if to ask: “ Sir! Have you actually READ the Constitution?”
This special safari will help you find those people-oriented angles on photos that tell a story at a glance, with each photo taken from a different point of view. Our venue for this safari is the VERY cool Madame Tussaud’s Museum, one of the newest additions to the Washington DC museum scene, where Thomas Jefferson is joined by life-size look-alikes of all 44 past Presidents, including Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Reagan, Johnson, Nixon, Clinton, Bush, and Obama!
Presenting a perfect marriage of Washington and Hollywood, the Museum also displays a HOST of movie stars, sports figures, and musicians, along with Winston Churchill and Dr. +Martin Luther King Jr., whose birthday we celebrate on this date. You will be able to photograph Julia Roberts, Hilary Clinton, Tiger Woods, Mohammed Ali, Rosa Parks, Brad Pitts, Angelina Jolie, Beyonce, Marilyn Monroe, Jennifer Lopez, Duke Ellington, George Clooney Babe Ruth, Michelle Obama, Alex Ovechkin in full hockey regalia, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Bring a companion and photograph him/her being grilled under hot white lights by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover! The likenesses are impeccable AND you are allowed to touch them, pose with them, and photograph them from any angle like a paparazzi-wannabe!
Architectural photographer and Washington Photo Safari director E. David Luria, who specializes in museum photography, will guide you in the use of proper white balance, exposure, depth of field experimentation, Iens usage, ISO settings, low-light shooting with or without tripod, lighting, posing and composition, so that your pictures tell an exciting story. Any camera or cellphone will do, but we highly recommend cameras with adjustable apertures and shutter speeds A 35mm F1.8 or a 50 mm F 1.8 or F1.4 lens will greatly help you get blur-free photos without a tripod.
$99 price includes admission to Museum, photography instruction and orientation materials. Non-photographer accompanying spouses/ friends welcome @ just $26/person. This safari makes a GREAT gift, and gift certificates are available at the $99 price level
- Extra memory cards
- Extra charged battery
- Accessories such as filters
- Weather appropriate clothing
Meet inside front entrance to Museum at 1001 F St NW, (closest METRO is Metro Center).
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.