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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Tidal Basin at Night

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $64.00 upcoming dates
Practice your twilight and nighttime photography skills with architectural photographer, E. David Luria, at the Tidal Basin.  We’ll capture the illuminated Jefferson Memorial, the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the downtown DC skyline,
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Hillwood Gardens and Museum

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. Adjoining the very elegant and popular Hillwood Museum in upper northwest Washington, the
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Hillwood Gardens and Museum

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89.00 upcoming dates
The gardens of the late Post Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriwether Post are among the most beautiful gardens in the Washington area. Adjoining the very elegant and popular Hillwood Museum in upper northwest Washington, the
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
read more upcoming dates

Full Moonrise Moving Over Washington

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
Think you can take better pictures than the ones you see on the postcards?  Here is your chance to prove it by capturing that traditional postcard-view from the Lincoln Memorial down the Reflecting Pool
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Full Moonrise Moving Over Georgetown

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
If you think Georgetown is pretty in the daytime, wait until you see it through your camera’s viewfinder at night! On this Safari you will learn the techniques of nighttime photography without flash, using
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Twilight, Full Moon, and Golden Hour Access to Washington National Cathedral

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $84.00 upcoming dates
Those of us who live in the DC area are truly blessed to have right in our own backyard one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world; Washington National Cathedral. Begun in 1907
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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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The War Memorials of Washington, DC - By Pedicab!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: 1 Photographer $99.00,
1 Photographer + Companion/Child $159.00,
upcoming dates
The nation’s capital does a great job of honoring those men and women who served in our country’s conflicts with impressive war memorials, but they are scattered along a two-mile stretch throughout the city.
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URGENT FLASH: We Are Doing July 4th Fireworks Special!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
How would you like to have access to a vantage point that gives you a FANTASTIC view of the July 4th fireworks bursting in air, with the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, Arlington Memorial Bridge,
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Honor Flights: a Workshop in Storytelling Photography

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
The Honor Flight program offers amateur photographers a great opportunity to practice their  storytelling and people photography techniques with professional guidance from a Washington Photo Safari instructor.
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Undiscovered Memorials of Washington DC, by Pedicab!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $99.00,
$60.00,
upcoming dates
Did you know that the nation’s capital offers us a new memorial to American veterans disabled for life?  A memorial to the Japanese-Americans we interned during World War II ? A memorial to law
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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

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

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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Hillwood Gardens and Museum

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. Adjoining the very elegant and popular Hillwood Museum in upper northwest Washington, the
read more upcoming dates

Hillwood Gardens and Museum

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89.00 upcoming dates
The gardens of the late Post Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriwether Post are among the most beautiful gardens in the Washington area. Adjoining the very elegant and popular Hillwood Museum in upper northwest Washington, the
read more upcoming dates

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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Insider’s View of St. Nicholas Cathedral

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
Hiding in plain sight is another architectural gem in northwest DC: St. Nicholas Cathedral!  Seat of the Primate of The Orthodox Church of America, this place of worship also offers great opportunities for interior
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Millenial Mecca: Fourteenth Street At Night!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 upcoming dates
Fourteenth Street NW, now the go-to place for the new Millenial Generation in Washington, is a GREAT site for this nighttime photography workshop led by architectural photographer E. David Luria.
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Canon 7D, 70D, 60D Cameras

Instructor: Melanie Otto Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
Real Cameras, Quality Photos!  Learn How!
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Exposure and Composition in Georgetown

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"in the field” version of the program will be a hands-on shooting experience
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Twilight, Full Moon, and Golden Hour Access to Washington National Cathedral

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $84.00 upcoming dates
Those of us who live in the DC area are truly blessed to have right in our own backyard one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world; Washington National Cathedral. Begun in 1907
read more upcoming dates
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
read more upcoming dates

Hillwood Gardens and Museum

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. Adjoining the very elegant and popular Hillwood Museum in upper northwest Washington, the
read more upcoming dates

Hillwood Gardens and Museum

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89.00 upcoming dates
The gardens of the late Post Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriwether Post are among the most beautiful gardens in the Washington area. Adjoining the very elegant and popular Hillwood Museum in upper northwest Washington, the
read more upcoming dates

Outdoor Informal Portraiture: Beginners

Instructor: Bob Blanken Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
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 that you, the photographer,
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Exposure and Composition at National Arboretum

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"in the field” version of the program will be a hands-on shooting experience
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Exposure 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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Sunrise on the Potomac River

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
You think Washington DC is just a 9 to 5 town?  Wrong!  One of the best times to see this city is at sunrise.  As the sun comes up behind the Capitol, our Potomac
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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.
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.

Tidal Basin at Night

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $64.00 upcoming dates
Practice your twilight and nighttime photography skills with architectural photographer, E. David Luria, at the Tidal Basin.  We’ll capture the illuminated Jefferson Memorial, the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the downtown DC skyline,
read more upcoming dates

Full Moonrise Moving Over Washington

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
Think you can take better pictures than the ones you see on the postcards?  Here is your chance to prove it by capturing that traditional postcard-view from the Lincoln Memorial down the Reflecting Pool
read more upcoming dates

Millenial Mecca: Fourteenth Street At Night!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 upcoming dates
Fourteenth Street NW, now the go-to place for the new Millenial Generation in Washington, is a GREAT site for this nighttime photography workshop led by architectural photographer E. David Luria.
read more upcoming dates

Full Moonrise Moving Over Georgetown

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
If you think Georgetown is pretty in the daytime, wait until you see it through your camera’s viewfinder at night! On this Safari you will learn the techniques of nighttime photography without flash, using
read more upcoming dates

Twilight, Full Moon, and Golden Hour Access to Washington National Cathedral

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $84.00 upcoming dates
Those of us who live in the DC area are truly blessed to have right in our own backyard one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world; Washington National Cathedral. Begun in 1907
read more upcoming dates

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
read more upcoming dates

URGENT FLASH: We Are Doing July 4th Fireworks Special!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
How would you like to have access to a vantage point that gives you a FANTASTIC view of the July 4th fireworks bursting in air, with the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, Arlington Memorial Bridge,
read more upcoming dates
Pedicab

The War Memorials of Washington, DC - By Pedicab!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: 1 Photographer $99.00,
1 Photographer + Companion/Child $159.00,
upcoming dates
The nation’s capital does a great job of honoring those men and women who served in our country’s conflicts with impressive war memorials, but they are scattered along a two-mile stretch throughout the city.
read more upcoming dates

Undiscovered Memorials of Washington DC, by Pedicab!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $99.00,
$60.00,
upcoming dates
Did you know that the nation’s capital offers us a new memorial to American veterans disabled for life?  A memorial to the Japanese-Americans we interned during World War II ? A memorial to law
read more upcoming dates