Story-Telling at the Nat’l Museum of American History

at Washington Photo Safari - Southwest Washington, D.C.

Course Details
$89 4 seats left
Start Date:
Southwest Washington, D.C.
1300 Constitution Ave. NW
Btwn 12th & 14th Streets NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20560
Meet at front entrance to museum
Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: E. David Luria

What you'll learn in this museum class:

This Safari is specially designed for clients wishing to improve their photojournalism skills—taking pictures of people in ways that tell a story

Note: All clients must be fully vaccinated to participate in this safari.

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.

What to Expect and Bring

  • 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

Where to meet

Meet at front entrance to museum between 12th and 14th Streets on Constitution Ave NW

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


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
2:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern Time E. David Luria 1 $89

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