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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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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Cherry Blossoms by Pedicab

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: 1 Photographer $99.00,
1 Photographer + Companion/Child $154.00,
upcoming dates
Here is a totally new safari for the 2015 cherry blossoms season: the opportunity to photograph the beautiful but lesser-known blossoms along Hains Point, riding in style along that 3-mile stretch by pedicab!  
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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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Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Airplane Flyover Photo Safari

Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
To honor the heroes who fought in World war II and those on the home front who produced the tanks, ships, and aircraft that enabled the United States and its Allies to achieve victory,
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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
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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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National Airport Safari

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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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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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.

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 at Sunrise

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74 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
read more upcoming dates

Cherry Blossoms at Sunrise

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74 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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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
read more upcoming dates

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!
read more upcoming dates

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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Morning Cherry Blossoms

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 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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Cherry Blossoms by Pedicab

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: 1 Photographer $99.00,
1 Photographer + Companion/Child $154.00,
upcoming dates
Here is a totally new safari for the 2015 cherry blossoms season: the opportunity to photograph the beautiful but lesser-known blossoms along Hains Point, riding in style along that 3-mile stretch by pedicab!  
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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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Cherry Blossoms at Sunrise

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74 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
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.
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Cherry Blossoms at Sunrise

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74 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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Blossoms and Battles: A Photo Safari at Mount Vernon

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $90 upcoming dates
Capture the spring splendor of Mount Vernon’s gardens and landscape along with action of a revolutionary war encampment through this exciting new program offered in partnership with Washington Photo Safari.  
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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.

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

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.
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