Learning Photography Step-by-step

Are you dazzled by all the choices on our calendar, and not sure where to start? Here are some step-by-step suggestions for people who are visiting Washington Photo Safari for the first time based on the experience of clients who have taken multiple Safaris since 1999.


(1) Learn a specific camera model, or get a handle on photo software

Attend one of our Canon or Nikon SLR camera-specific Safaris where we review all the camera’s menu items inside and outside the National Museum of the American Indian. We offer classes on how to take awesome photos with your iPhone, too!

(2) Learn how to use that camera in the field

You’ve got to take our most popular Safari: Monuments and Memorials, a workshop in travel photography, offered every Wednesday and Saturday and occasional Sundays. Or check out our F Stops and Shutter Speeds offered on alternate Fridays and occasional weekend days, or our Monuments At Night Safari offered on alternate Friday evenings. If it’s spring, the best way to enjoy the Cherry Blossoms is with us!

(3) Explore topics that interest you

We have an extensive array of nature photography field trips or if you like taking pictures of people, we’ve got outdoor and indoor portraiture, which cover studio lighting, maternity or wedding photography. Architectural photography field trips and more; or nighttime cityscape photography, sunrise and moonset photography taught by David Luria.

(4) Take your skills on the road

We’ll go just about anywhere for a great shot! Join us in New York City, Philadelphia, or Annapolis with Stephen Rosenbach, or Frederick County, Harpers Ferry, or the Shenandoah with Judy Reisman and John Witschey. We’ve recently added safaris in Baltimore taught by David Muse. We’ve gone really far away, too, to Paris, Amsterdam, and Prague!