A House of Cards: The Icons of Capitol Hill

A House of Cards: The Icons of Capitol Hill

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Deception? Intrigue?  Conspiracy?  Capitol Hill in Washington DC is where it all takes place!  It also happens to be one of the city’s best places to learn the techniques of travel and architectural photography!

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Monuments and Memorials - Half Day

Monuments and Memorials - Half Day

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Learn how to take great pictures BEFORE you go on that expensive trip! Join our standard Monuments and Memorials workshop, offered every Wednesday and Saturday, in which Paris-trained architectural photographer E. David Luria takes you to some of the most popular monuments and historic buildings in Washington.

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Outdoor Informal Portraiture - Beginner Level

Outdoor Informal Portraiture - Beginner Level

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Getting a natural, relaxed image in posed pictures of friends and family is art, not science. It takes a number of ingredients, particularly mastering the science portion of photography so you, the photographer, can be natural and relaxed. This photo Safari, taught by professional portrait photographer Bob Blanken, will use the wonderful settings available at Meridian Hill Park in Washington DC

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Barns, Farms and Bridges of Frederick County MD

Barns, Farms and Bridges of Frederick County MD

Sunday, September 28, 2014

If you’d like to travel back in time, join us on this unique day-long photo experience led by Frederick photographer Judy Reisman to shoot the farms, barns and covered bridges of Frederick County, MD.

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SNAPS!  Special Safari Adventures  for Smartphone and Tablet Camera  Users

SNAPS!  Special Safari Adventures for Smartphone and Tablet Camera Users

Saturday, August 2, 2014

With our extensive knowledge of the DC area, we will take you to the BEST locations for the Ultimate Selfie and for creating your own phone-cam’s portfolio of postcard-perfect pictures!

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F-Stops and Shutter Speeds at the National Building Museum

F-Stops and Shutter Speeds at the National Building Museum

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Help is now on the way from a professional architectural photographer who has made every F-stop mistake in the book, E. David Luria, director of the Washington Photo Safari! This special photo Safari will concentrate on understanding WHY you would want to choose “Shutter Priority” or “Aperture Priority” or the “Portrait” setting, or the “Landscape” setting or the “Sports” setting or even the “P” setting for your film or digital camera, whether it is an SLR or a simple point and shoot or “prosumer ” digital/film camera. You will learn how YOU - not the camera - can control the final image.

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Faces, Not Places!

Faces, Not Places!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Professional event photographer and Washington Photo Safari director E. David Luria will give you very useful tips on how (and how not) to take posed and unposed photos of the people you know, how to capture candid moments of people you do NOT know in crowded marketplaces or on street scenes—in short: how to take pictures that really tell the PEOPLE story of your trip!

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Warbirds In Flight: Radio-Controlled Model Airplanes!

Warbirds In Flight: Radio-Controlled Model Airplanes!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

How would you like to photograph or video military jet aircraft being prepared for flight, taking off, buzzing the airfield, doing dogfights in the sky, and then landing on a short runway?

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Cherry Blossoms at Sunrise

Cherry Blossoms at Sunrise

See Washington D.C. in a whole new way—through your Camera!

If you love to take pictures and travel, come join one of our photo Safaris! A professional photographer takes you around the monuments of Washington DC or other domestic and international travel locations, while giving you tips on composition, lighting, and exposure. We know all the great spots, and you’ll have a lot of fun while learning how to take postcard-quality pictures!

Established in 1999, Washington Photo Safari™ is one of the nation’s leading providers of photography training field trips. We offer over 150+ unique itineraries, with 2-hour, half-day and full-day photo tours every week, all year long. These sessions are for photographers at any skill level with any kind of camera, digital or film.

Washington Photo Safari™ is top-rated in Viator, Google, and a winner of Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence.

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Help Me Choose

Washington Photo Safari Calendar We offer an exciting array of Safaris every month, rain or shine. If you know when you’d like to go, check out our Safari Calendar.

Click on any Safari to see its full description, registration information and instructor bio.

Washington Photo Safari Themes and TopicsWant to explore a certain area around Washington DC? Or, perhaps you want to learn about shooting at night, or what all those fiddly settings on your camera actually DO. We offer lots of different Safaris around specific themes and topics.

Still need help? See our Help Me Improve page for some inspiration.

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