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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Georgetown by Land and Sea

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: per person $74.00,
1 person, 1 non-photographer $90.00,
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This Safari gives you the best vantage points and times of day for photographing Georgetown’s unique architectural gems!
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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
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Abstract and Still Life Photo Safari

Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
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. See the abstract reflections in that yellow motorcycle’s
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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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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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Abstract and Still Life Photo Safari

Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
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. See the abstract reflections in that yellow motorcycle’s
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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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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.

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.

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
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
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