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The Vote was Unanimous…

...In October, we had a FABULOUS 7-day photo workshop cruise from Paris to Normandy on Viking River Cruises with 12 photographers and their companions taking pictures by day and by night in Paris, Vernon, Rouen, along the Normandy beaches, and in Les Andelys with guided tours and photo instruction at each stop.

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10 Travel Tips from National Geographic

Here are 10 travel photography tips from the ultimate travel photography organization, National Geographic:

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WPS is still “Innovating” after all these years!

At Washington Photo Safari, we take pride in being right out of the box with NEW and exciting venues and techniques for teaching photography. If there is a new museum, monument, or attraction in the DC area, we turn it into a photo safari!

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Insurance 101: Insurance Coverage for Photographers

Most of us don’t give insurance coverage for our photographic equipment much thought – we automatically assume that it will be covered by our homeowners or renters insurance. The truth is, the risks associated with making a living as a paid photographer, whether you operate as a sole proprietor or as a corporation, extend far beyond replacing a stolen or damaged camera. As with any commercial enterprise, a photographer encounters significant risks each and every time customers choose his or her services.  If you do not have insurance, your business will have to absorb the cost of loss (or lawsuit).

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WPS Receives Trip Advisor Hall of Fame Award

BIG NEWS!   Washington Photo Safari has been Awarded Trip Advisor's coveted HALL OF FAME AWARD, given only to those businesses that received Trip Advisor Certificates of Excellence for at least FIVE YEARS IN A ROW!

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Composition: The Essence of Good Photography!

A snapshot is a picture taken without any thought or planning. The photographer aims the camera in the general direction of the subject and pushes the button. A photograph is taken by a person who makes a plan before pushing the button, a person who asks: 
"Why am I taking the picture? What am I trying to show? What is the point I am trying to make with this photo? Who is the client? What has the client asked me to do?" 

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“Seeing Red” in Your Photos

If you have a computer that uses Windows 10, you probably have noticed the login screen that appears when you first turn on your computer. It is a beautiful mountain and valley scene, punctuated in the lower left with a red backpack. Why is that
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Using Framing and Layering Techniques in Your Photos

On many of his safaris, WPS Director E. David Luria discusses techniques for drawing the viewer into your photo.  Two of the popular techniques to do that are framing and layering. But what exactly are framing and layering techniques? 

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City Paper’s annual Best of DC awards contest

We are pleased to announce that we are competing this year in City Paper's annual Best of DC awards contest under the category of Photography Services! (There is, unfortunately,  no category called Photography Instruction)

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I’m OK When You’re BOKEH!

"Bokeh" is a Japanese word meaning "blur", and in photography it is a great way to set off your foreground by blurring the background, as in the picture below.  It is especially good for portraits of people or pets or flowers because it isolates the main subject from the background.

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