A House of Cards: The Icons of Capitol Hill

A House of Cards: The Icons of Capitol Hill

Sunday, September 14, 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 27, 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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Abstracts and Still Lifes

Abstracts and Still Lifes

Sunday, September 7, 2014

See that wrinkled red leaf on the sidewalk? It’s a picture. See the cross-hatched shadows on the wall made by the fire escape railing? It’s a picture. If you want to develop your eye for the weird and unusual close-up, come join us in the colorful Adams-Morgan entertainment neighborhood for a walking Safari that will sharpen your eyes for pictures you never knew were there!

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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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Wait! Don’t Quit Your Day Job! Photography As A Second Career Workshop

Wait! Don’t Quit Your Day Job! Photography As A Second Career Workshop

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Photography is a profession that can NOT be easily outsourced to other countries. Why? Because you have to be HERE to take the picture! With careful planning while you keep your day job, you CAN turn your hobby and your love of photography into a lucrative profession.

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Faces, Not Places!

Faces, Not Places!

Saturday, October 4, 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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National Airport

National Airport

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The huge picture windows, the Jeffersonian-style arching domes, and the built-in artwork of architect Cesar Pelli’s $300 million Terminal B/C at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport provide many opportunities for good exterior and interior architectural photography.

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Cherry Blossoms at Sunrise

Cherry Blossoms at Sunrise

Saturday, March 21, 2015

If you don’t mind getting up REAL early and tromping around the Tidal Basin on a COLD April morning, this photo Safari’s for you. The early sun filtering through the blossoms gives them a lovely, golden light, much nicer than the harsh white light of mid-day.

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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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