Is your camera smarter than you? Are you confused by all those weird "Av," "Tv" "S", "A" or "P" choices on the mode dial, causing you to take refuge on "Auto?" Are you only using $100 worth of the features on your $800 camera? Are your photos too blurry, dark, or the wrong color? Or do you just want your pictures to be more interesting and artistic?
Learn how to take great pictures BEFORE you go on that expensive trip! Join our standard Monuments and Memorials workshop, offered Wednesdays and Saturdays, in which the instructor takes you to some of DC’s most popular attractions: White House, Lafayette Park, the Einstein, Lincoln, Korea, and Vietnam Three Servicemen Memorials, and finally to Union Station, where you learn to make all the moving people DISAPPEAR!
The instructor begins the Safari with a 45-minute travel photography orientation, giving you basic tips in composition, F-stops and shutter speeds, portraiture, and interior photography. While you are taking pictures, you receive hands-on guidance on how to make those images even better! Advanced and smartphone photographers will appreciate the instructor’s extensive knowledge of the best camera angles in DC. . This is suggested as a preliminary course before taking special safaris. Open to any photographers at any skill level with any camera, phone, or tablet.
Check out our Basic Tips (download pdf here) to get you started.
Photographic instruction will be provided by E. David Luria, a Paris-trained professional architectural photographer, founder and director of Washington Photo Safari
The Monuments and Memorial safari provides basic instruction on all aspects of travel photography, explains F stops, shutter speeds, white balance, ISO settings and reviews composition techniques for taking pictures of people and places. It is the most popular of all the safaris offered by Washington Photo Safari, which has trained over 30,500 amateur photographers since its founding in 1999.