Subject Matter

“What is the subject of your picture?” A common refrain of photography instruction can guide you as you navigate your particular photography interest area. The following subject areas are the main theme areas and locations we concentrate on at Washington Photo Safari.
Monuments & Memorials
While touring the famous landmarks of DC, you will begin to master the major functions of your camera, improve the composition of your photographs and discover where to capture the best pictures of Washington, DC. And, of course, how to get all those pesky tourists out of your photo frame!

Monuments and Memorials, Full Day

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $174.00 upcoming dates
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
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Monuments and Memorials

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89.00 upcoming dates
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
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A House of Cards: The Icons of Capitol Hill

Instructor: David Heckman Price: $84.00 upcoming dates
Deception? Intrigue? Conspiracy?  Capitol Hill is where it all takes place, and it’s also one of the city’s best places to learn travel and architectural photography! This Safari takes you to all the familiar locations
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Monuments and Memorials, Half Day

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89.00 upcoming dates
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
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Monuments at Night

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
 (Video by Andy Duckworth)  Monuments at Night is offered every other Friday during Spring, Summer and Fall. As the calendar changes, sunset times do, too. These Safaris start 30 minutes before sunset and last
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Monuments and Memorials

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89.00 upcoming dates
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
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Capturing an American Icon: Fall Photo Workshop at Mount Vernon

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89 upcoming dates
Join us for an exciting new program, Capturing an American Icon: Fall Photo Workshop at Mount Vernon, offered in partnership with the Mt. Vernon estate. With the spectacular autumn colors of the estate as a
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SNAPS! for Smartphone & Tablet Cameras: National Airport

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: Adults $89.00,
Kids 16 and under $69.00,
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Welcome to SNAPS (Smartphone New Adventure Photo Safaris), our totally new WPS workshop series designed to help smartphone/ tablet camera users discover photogenic places for capturing great images to share with friends and family.
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Architecture
Safaris in this category take you to some of the most architecturally rich locations in DC – which are many – and show you how best to capture and highlight their unique design details, maintain verticals, use mixed lighting and compose pictures – inside and outside.

Monuments and Memorials, Full Day

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $174.00 upcoming dates
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
read more upcoming dates

Monuments and Memorials

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89.00 upcoming dates
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
read more upcoming dates

A House of Cards: The Icons of Capitol Hill

Instructor: David Heckman Price: $84.00 upcoming dates
Deception? Intrigue? Conspiracy?  Capitol Hill is where it all takes place, and it’s also one of the city’s best places to learn travel and architectural photography! This Safari takes you to all the familiar locations
read more upcoming dates

Monuments and Memorials, Half Day

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89.00 upcoming dates
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
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F-Stops and Shutter Speeds: make this relationship work for you

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $84.00 upcoming dates
You love your camera, BUT – out of fear of doing the wrong thing – do you always keep it on a nice, safe “Auto” or “P” setting to let the camera do the
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Afternoon Light in Annapolis

Instructor: Steve Rosenbach Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
Annapolis is a little city with a long history. Settled in 1649, the commercial and social life of this beautiful little town has been centered on its picturesque harbor, which is also a major
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Composition: the Essence of Good Photography

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 upcoming dates
Photography is a lot like painting—it’s all about the composition. This Safari gives you the tools to create good composition in your photographs. 
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Early Morning in Historic Fells Point

Instructor: David Muse Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
The early bird may get the worm, but it’s the photographer who captures spectacular images in early morning light. 
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Washington National Cathedral - An Insider’s View

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89.00 upcoming dates
One of the most beautiful churches in Washington and sixth largest cathedral in the world, Washington National Cathedral offers great opportunities for exterior and interior architectural photography. Our safari begins with an orientation by
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Barns, Farms and Bridges of Frederick County

Instructor: Judy Reisman Price: $230.00 upcoming dates
Travel back in time and join us on for a unique, day-long Photo Safari to shoot the farms, barns and covered bridges of Frederick County, MD!
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Architectural - Real Estate Photography

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
As you know, good pictures sell houses and condominiums via the web, or in brochures and publications. This workshop, designed for for people wishing to photograph their own homes or real state agents shooting
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Architectural Treasures and Fire Alarm Boxes of Kalorama Heights

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
Tired of that shut-out feeling you get when the flight attendant whips the airplane’s  First Class curtain across the aisle? Want to see (and photograph) how the One Percent live?  Then join us on
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Monuments and Memorials

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89.00 upcoming dates
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
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New York City: Central Park

Instructor: Steve Rosenbach Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
New York City is one of the most vibrant and photogenic cities in the world. There’s so much to photograph—where do you begin?  
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Capturing an American Icon: Fall Photo Workshop at Mount Vernon

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89 upcoming dates
Join us for an exciting new program, Capturing an American Icon: Fall Photo Workshop at Mount Vernon, offered in partnership with the Mt. Vernon estate. With the spectacular autumn colors of the estate as a
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National Airport

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport provides many opportunities for good exterior and interior architectural photography. 
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Hillwood Gardens and Museum in Fall

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
The gardens of the late Post Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriwether Post are among the most beautiful gardens in the Washington area. 
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Animals & Nature
Safaris in this category explore the multiple natural settings in and around the DC area. Be it a bed of tulips or a national park, these safaris take you to diverse locations and show you photographic techniques – such as exposure, composition and filters - that best preserve their charm.

Afternoon Light in Annapolis

Instructor: Steve Rosenbach Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
Annapolis is a little city with a long history. Settled in 1649, the commercial and social life of this beautiful little town has been centered on its picturesque harbor, which is also a major
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Purrfect Pawtrait Pet Photography

Instructor: Judy Reisman Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
Woof! Meow! Want to learn how to take better pictures of your pet or other animals? 
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At the National Zoo

Instructor: Bob Blanken Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
The National Zoo is a premier location showcasing many species of wild animals from around the world. 
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Barns, Farms and Bridges of Frederick County

Instructor: Judy Reisman Price: $230.00 upcoming dates
Travel back in time and join us on for a unique, day-long Photo Safari to shoot the farms, barns and covered bridges of Frederick County, MD!
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Exposure and Composition at Pierce Mill

Instructor: Bob Blanken Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
This program is for novice and intermediate photographers who desire to improve their technique and skill in creating the dynamic image. The distinctions covered include proper exposure, the rule of thirds, diagonals, curves, edges,
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Fall Color in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Instructor: David Muse Price: $795.00 upcoming dates
It’s hard to beat the fall colors of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The maples, oaks, white birch and other hardwoods erupt in stunning colors. The intense beauty and spectacular vistas of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
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Autumn Foliage at Roosevelt Island

Instructor: Bob Blanken Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
This photo Safari, taught by professional portrait photographer Bob Blanken, will use the wonderful settings available at Roosevelt Island in Washington DC for an instructional beginner-level workshop.
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Fall Colors in Shenandoah National Park

Instructor: Judy Reisman Price: $198.00 upcoming dates
If you like to photograph fall foliage, you can make the trek up to New England or you can do it right here in nearby Shenandoah National Park! 
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New York City: Central Park

Instructor: Steve Rosenbach Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
New York City is one of the most vibrant and photogenic cities in the world. There’s so much to photograph—where do you begin?  
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Autumn Foliage at the Pierce Mill

Instructor: Bob Blanken Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
This photo Safari, taught by professional portrait photographer Bob Blanken, will use the wonderful settings available at Rock Creek Park at the Pierce Mill in Washington DC for an instructional beginner-level workshop.
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Autumn Foliage at Seneca State Park

Instructor: Bob Blanken Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
This photo Safari, taught by professional portrait photographer Bob Blanken, will use the wonderful setting at Clopper Lake in Seneca State Park for an instructional beginner-level workshop.
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Macro Magic

Instructor: Judy Reisman Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
Like to get REAL close to your subject?  Our expert nature photographer will show you how to create striking and unusual macro images using everyday materials such as glass paperweights, leaves, tissue paper and
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Cherry Blossoms at Sunrise

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 upcoming dates
Early morning sun filtering through the blossoms gives them a lovely, golden light, much nicer than the harsh white light of mid-day. When the sun comes up (around 6:50am), we photograph our way around
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Afternoon Cherry Blossoms

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
Springtime in DC means cherry blossoms, and one of the best places to shoot them is along the Tidal Basin!
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City In Bloom: A Nighttime Architectural Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
One of the highlights of the 2014 Cherry Blossom season is the new City in Bloom program, in which several buildings around Washington turn on the lights to make it into a spectacular display.
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Cherry Blossoms
Safaris in this category take you – in spring and fall – to see the famous cherry blossoms of the Tidal Basin. Offered at multiple times during the day with sunrise, fireworks or notable statuary in the background you will learn useful and appropriate photographic techniques.

Cherry Blossoms at Sunrise

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 upcoming dates
Early morning sun filtering through the blossoms gives them a lovely, golden light, much nicer than the harsh white light of mid-day. When the sun comes up (around 6:50am), we photograph our way around
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Afternoon Cherry Blossoms

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
Springtime in DC means cherry blossoms, and one of the best places to shoot them is along the Tidal Basin!
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Morning Cherry Blossoms

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 upcoming dates
With the morning sun behind us in the eastern sky, we photograph our way around the Tidal Basin, capturing the Jefferson Memorial, the FDR Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the new Martin Luther King
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All-Digital Cherry Blossom Sunrise Special

Instructor: Melanie Otto Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
OK, so now you have your fancy digital camera. Are you only using $100 worth of the features on your $600 cameras? Have you tried using it in the brisk cold of an early
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City In Bloom: A Nighttime Architectural Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
One of the highlights of the 2014 Cherry Blossom season is the new City in Bloom program, in which several buildings around Washington turn on the lights to make it into a spectacular display.
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Cherry Blossom Fireworks

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
Each year the National Cherry Blossoms Festival – in cooperation with the Southwest Waterfront, puts on a SPECTACULAR display of fireworks. We want to help you capture this display in your camera with this
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Night Time
Safaris in this category allow to you appreciate Washington, DC illuminated by street lights, signage, car lights and even the moon! You will learn the principles of night photography by using a tripod, long exposures, color correcting filters and white balance settings.

Monuments at Night

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
 (Video by Andy Duckworth)  Monuments at Night is offered every other Friday during Spring, Summer and Fall. As the calendar changes, sunset times do, too. These Safaris start 30 minutes before sunset and last
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Ghostly Photo Walks In Lafayette Park!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
Don’t believe in ghosts, eh?  We will quickly change your mind on this new photo Safari taking place at Ghost Central: Lafayette Park, by the White House!
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City In Bloom: A Nighttime Architectural Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
One of the highlights of the 2014 Cherry Blossom season is the new City in Bloom program, in which several buildings around Washington turn on the lights to make it into a spectacular display.
read more upcoming dates

Cherry Blossom Fireworks

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
Each year the National Cherry Blossoms Festival – in cooperation with the Southwest Waterfront, puts on a SPECTACULAR display of fireworks. We want to help you capture this display in your camera with this
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