Washington Photo Safari teaches the techniques of photography by taking visitors and local residents on half-day and full-day photo shoots around key sites of the nation’s capital and other cities, while an accompanying professional photographer offers participants extensive tips in camera use, image composition and design, proper exposure, lighting, and posing “models” for the best effect.
“Safari” is a Swahili word meaning “journey.” Washington Photo Safari teaches the techniques of photography by taking clients on half-day and full-day “photo journeys” around key sites of the nation’s capital and other cities, while an accompanying professional photographer offers participants extensive tips in camera use, image composition, proper exposure, and lighting.
True to its motto of “See. Click. Learn.”, Washington Photo Safari conducts all of its instruction in the field – not in a classroom – while the client is taking pictures, so that corrections can be made in real time.
Top-rated in Viator, Yelp, Google, and an annual 5-star winner of Trip Advisor’s Certificate ofExcellence, Washington Photo Safari is now one of the country’s largest providers of hands-on photography field trips, with a team of 11 professional photographers training an average of 5 people every day, 365 days a year, on dozens of unique domestic and international “photo safaris”.
Photographers of all skill levels are invited to participate in the photo Safaris and any camera is acceptable, even cell phone cameras. Washington Photo Safari now conducts 5 to 6 photo excursions every week, rain or shine, throughout the entire year. Safaris are also presented in close-by locations including DC, Frederick, Annapolis and Baltimore, and there are special workshops on the most popular DSLR and mirrorless cameras.
Principal travel photography workshops cover the major sites of DC including the monuments, memorials, and cathedrals. Beyond these key sites, specialty Safaris are offered in techniques in street photography (taught by a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist), nature photography, f stops and shutter speeds, architectural, pet, macro, museum, abstracts, candid kids, artistic composition, creative flash, and indoor/outdoor portraiture, Special night-time photography workshops are offered including the “Monuments at Night,” and “Moonrise Over the Capitol” During DC’s beautiful cherry blossom season, photo Safaris are provided around the Tidal Basin.
Washington Photo Safari also offers one-on-one private tutoring, customized corporate group safaris, and week-long intensive photography workshops on board cruise ships from Baltimore to the Bahamas; from Paris to Normandy and from Amsterdam to Basel on Viking River Cruises.