Photography is as much about muscle memory as it is intellectual memory. Your fingers have to "do the walking" on the camera buttons in order for you to remember how to fix an image that is not satisfactory. It is very much like learning the piano or any other musical instrument, using muscle memory as well as intellectual and artistic skill.
Our instructors get as much out of the safaris as the clients themselves. For us, the fun comes when we see a client having that "Aha!" moment as he or she discovers the function of a particular button or finds out how to solve a problem of focus or clarity that they may have been having for a long time. We even help serious amateurs and professionals discover buttons and menus they never knew existed!
These "Safaris" are really journeys that we take together, clients and instructors, into the joy of photography.
We will also teach you to use any of the doodads on your camera you were afraid to try, such as White Balance, Exposure Compensation, and shooting on the scary Manual Setting. With Washington Photo Safari™, you also get pre-safari advice on what equipment to bring, and available post-safari critique of the photos you take. Our instructors—all professional photographers—know the area, and are familiar with most camera makes and models.
Booking for all Safaris requires reservations in advance. You may register in the following ways:
ONLINE: Check our safari calendar, choose your safari, and book it
BY PHONE: 202-537-0937
BY MAIL: Send a check made payable to Washington Photo Safari™ to:
Washington Photo Safari, 4545 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite #418, Washington, DC 20008
The following refunds will be made by Washington Photo Safari™:
Rain or Shine Policy
Washington Photo Safari™ operates rain or shine. A separate itinerary is followed on rain or snow days, utilizing landmarks with unique photogenic interiors, such as the National Building Museum, Union Station, the National Postal Museum, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Jefferson Memorial.