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One of Washington’s least known but most beautiful attractions is the National Building Museum, formerly known as the Pension Building. Built in the late 19th century as a workplace for the hundreds of clerks who wrote out pension checks for the Civil War veterans, the National Building Museum boasts a huge 12-story atrium supported by massive faux marble columns, creating a magnificent space often used for Presidential inaugurations.
Due to the pandemic, it has been closed since March of 2020 and is just now reopening for visitors.
With its lovely fountain, its magnificent faux-marble columns and the huge atrium, the National Building Museum provides excellent opportunities to learn architectural photography, experimenting with narrow and wide depth of field, slow and fast shutter priorities, and the effect of wide angle, normal, and telephoto lenses on depth of field.
This workshop in exterior and interior architectural photography, led by architectural photographer E. David Luria begins outside in Judiciary Square, where we photograph the impressive National Law Enforcement Memorial with the Museum as a backdrop. Then we photograph the impressive exterior of the Museum before going inside to photograph the architecturally unique interior from the upper floors, and finally visiting one of the exhibits.
Your safari fee includes admission to the Museum and all its exhibits, including a special one on architectural photography entitled: Alan Karchmer: The Architects’ Photographer which focuses on the work of the prominent architectural photographer and his iconic portraits of works by some of the world’s most influential designers and firms, as well as personal images and artifacts that shed light on the photographer’s work. Karchmer, one of the leading architectural photographers in the DC area, has bequeathed his professional archives to the museum’s permanent collection.
Basic equipment needed to do quality architectural photography:
Camera should have ability to manually adjust shutter speed, aperture, ISO and white balance settings.
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Washington Photo Safari
401 F St NW
Btwn 4th and 5th Sjutreets NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001 Judiciary Square
401 F St NW
Btwn 4th and 5th Sjutreets NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
401 F Street, NW, top of Judiciary Square (Red Line) Metro escalator, Building Museum exit. Limited free street parking available as parking fees are not enforced by DC during pandemic.
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Washington Photo Safari teaches the techniques of photography by taking visitors and local residents on half-day and full-day photo shoots around key sites of the nation’s capital and other cities, while an accompanying professional photographer offers participants extensive tips in camera use, image...
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After giving an orientation on the basic techniques of nighttime photography, Instructor E. David Luria takes you to the most photogenic areas on the western end of the National Mall. We begin our DC at night photo tour along the Mall at the Lincoln Memorial with its majestic statue of President Lincoln. From there we walk along the Mall and visit...
Saturday Jul 9th, 8:15pm - 10:15pm Eastern Time
Most of our monuments look even better at night than they do in the daytime! So on this special photo safari designed for smartphone users we are going to take you to DC’s best-known memorials after dark and show you where and how to take great pictures with your phone! And smartphones themselves are getting better every year in low-light situations!...
Friday Jul 8th, 8:05pm - 10:05pm Eastern Time
Dedicated in 1913, the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle (which honors the patron saint of civil servants) plays a major role in the Catholic life of the nation’s capital. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Washington, Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass here in 1979, and President John F. Kennedy’s funeral was celebrated here on November...
Sunday Jul 10th, 2:30pm - 5pm Eastern Time
EARLY Morning Architectural Photography Tour of Washington DC Washington, DC, the nation’s capital, is home to some of the most beautiful architecture in the country, both traditional and modern. The traditional architecture is rich in its symbolism of the nation’s history, and the city’s modern architecture draws upon the past as its creates...
Sunday Jul 17th, 8:30am - 10:30am Eastern Time
This class is designed for those who have taken any of the Photography Basics classes and want the opportunity to work in the field to reinforce the material covered in the classroom. We’ve encouraged you to leave the Auto settings behind and to shoot in the Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority or Manual modes so now it’s time for some hands-on....
Saturday Jul 30th, 8am - 10:30am Eastern Time
Street Photography & the Art of Seeing at the National Monuments A photojournalist is a visual storyteller. And as such, we tell stories with a series of photos and one photo at a time.Washington Photo Safari is pleased to present this safari in street photography taught by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, Essdras Suarez. The goal of this...
Saturday Jul 30th, 9am - 12pm Eastern Time
Capture incredible nighttime images the exciting GLOW art installation in Georgetown. Join Instructor Geoff Livingston for this unique nighttime photography class. You can feel the excitement when the sun goes down and the colorful lights spread their cheer across the historic streets of Georgetown. Capture the seasonal spirit and share the joy....
Saturday Aug 27th, 7:15pm - 10pm Eastern Time
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