A founding member of the Association of Independent Architectural Photographers and member of the American Society of Media Photographers, Mr. Luria has had his images appear in over 100 publications, including TIME Magazine, Travel and Leisure Magazine, Prevention, Washingtonian, Washington Flyer, Washington Spaces, Food and Wine, and Cuccina Italiana, in the Washington Post, the Hamburger Abendblatt, and the Tokyo Shinbum newspapers. He is also a Contributing Photographer to WHERE Magazine and the NOW Guide, and since 1997 he has done over 3,000 property shoots for the Washington Post’s Apartment Showcase Magazine. He has also been a frequent speaker and competition judge at local camera clubs in the DC area, including the Photography Committee of the National Press Club.. Mr. Luria is also a teacher of photography. A member of the Society of Photographic Education, he is founder and director of the Washington Photo Safari, through which he and his team of eleven professional photographers have trained over 32,000 clients on 4,700 photo safaris since 1999 in the techniques of travel and architectural photography. This program, annual winner of Trip Advisor Certificates of Excellence, is now one of the country’s largest providers of
photography training field excursions. Prior to becoming a professional photographer, Mr. Luria had a long career in the US and abroad as a
senior executive with several international non-profit development aid and citizen exchange organizations, such as CARE, Partners of the Americas, Friendship Force, and Delphi International. An honors graduate of Amherst College and a US Army veteran, Mr. Luria is fluent in Spanish, French, and German. David has also done work for most of the apartment management companies in the DC area. His work can be viewed at www.edavidluriaphotography.smugmug. com he can be reached at 202-537-0937 and at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Creative Fun in DC With Your Camera ” is the theme of our November 7th NVPS presentation by architectural photographer and Washington Photo Safari director, E. David Luria.
Why do all of us enjoy photography so much? Because it is interesting, it is satisfying, it is creative, and it is fun. We feel satisfaction and pride when we have created a great image. So in this presentation David will give us examples of the many opportunities that exist in the DC area to have creative fun with our cameras. He will talk about the where, when, what, why, and how to get these pictures.
Among the themes of his presentation are the use of techniques like creative white balance, the use of neutral density filters making people disappear or turning them into ghosts in graveyards, shooting the same scene in different seasons of the year, sunrise and nighttime photography, fun-filled fleeting moments like pillow fights, snowball fights, World War II airplane flyovers , presidential inaugurations, and folklore festivals, capturing abstract images in Adams Morgan and stained glass light projected on to the walls of Washington National Cathedral, or finding iconic “Paris on the Potomac” attractions in DC that have their counterparts in Paris!
The purpose of this presentation is to inspire us to get out there and have fun with our cameras.
E.David Luria – Photographer, Member ASMP, AIAP,REPAI, and SPE.