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National Portrait Gallery/American Art Museum

at Washington Photo Safari - Penn Quarter

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$89 8 seats left
Start Date:

Sun, Jul 09, 2:30pm - 4:30pm Eastern Time

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Penn Quarter
8th St NW & F St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20004
Meet outside the National Gallery at 8th and F Street
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: E. David Luria

What you'll learn in this on location photography class:

National Portrait Gallery/American Art Museum By Smartphone

Learn to Photograph the Artwork on Display as Well as Spectacular Architecture!

You could spend a day in here and not see all of the spectacular exhibits this museum has to offer. Renovated and reopened in 2006, the National Portrait Gallery/ American Museum of Art is a photographer’s delight, and most of the exhibits are open to photography.

Our safari, led by Paris-trained professional architectural photographer and Washington Photo Safari director E. David Luria helps you photograph the incredible works of art on display, including the portraits of the Presidents, the spectacular 3rd Floor mezzanine, the gallery of contemporary art and sculpture and the new 28,000 sq. ft. Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard, with its soft light and undulating glass and steel roof designed by world-renowned architect Norman Foster.

On this safari you will learn how to use your smartphone to photograph works of art in a museum without flash or tripod. Properly done under Mr, Luria’s guidance, your images will be so good that they can be enlarged, matted, printed on canvas, framed, and hung in your home to look as good as the original signed artwork! If you would like to decorate your home with art from the great masters, this safari will teach you how to do that at a MUCH lower cost than bidding at a Sotheby’s auction!

What to Bring:

  • Late Model smartphone is preferred, but a Camera is ok
  • If bringing a camera:
  • Lenses
  • Extra memory cards
  • Extra charged battery
  • Accessories such as filters, remote release
  • Weather appropriate clothing

Where to Meet: 

Meet inside the National Portrrait Gallery 8th and F Street NW entrance, by Information Desk. One block from gallery Place Metro exit on yellow/Green/Red Lines.

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Full refund if cancellation is received 7 or more days prior to the start of class.


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