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In August and September, it’s time for a Fair…

There are plenty of opportunities to venture out to a fair in the surrounding counties in Maryland and Virginia.

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Interested in Photographing the Solar Eclipse? Read On!

On August 21, 2017, there will be a total solar eclipse visible in a 70-mile wide belt spanning all across the US. This will be the first total solar eclipse visible from anywhere on mainland United States since the total solar eclipse in March 1979. The next one will be in April 2024, but it will not be visible from nearly as many US locations as the 2017 eclipse.

The eclipse shadow makes landfall in Oregon and begins its exceedingly quick trip across the country. According to, in the Washington DC area, it will start at 1:17 pm, be at its maximum at 2:42 pm, and will end at 4:01 pm (all times are EST). Unfortunately, the totality phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in the DC area as we are too far north; we will only see a partial solar eclipse, where the Moon covers a large portion of the Sun. If you want to see the total eclipse on the east coast, you will have to go to South Carolina. You can also see it in Paducah, Kentucky and Nashville, Tennessee. Where ever you are able to see it, It is a spectacular sight!

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It’s time for Fireworks!

There is no place better to photograph fireworks than Washington, DC on Independence Day...with a multitude of venues in and around the city that provide plenty of photographic opportunities.

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Airline Laptop Ban Guide for Photographers

Checking your laptop and camera gear on international flights appears likely to become the norm, not the exception

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How to Photograph DC in 3 Days

Whether you use a simple disposable or a complex digital camera, Washington, DC has a ton of places to capture great photos: monuments, memorials, historic places, rushing rivers, stately mansions, sweeping vistas, gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, carousels, funky and kid-friendly sculpture, ethnic neighborhoods, colorful storefronts, mural art, and free-admission Smithsonian museums that let you photograph many of their exhibitions.

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Washington DC: A Photographer’s Paradise

Cradling the child in her arms, her left elbow thrust forward, the woman stands resolute, determined to protect the baby as she watches her home collapse in an earthquake. This scene takes place 24 hours a day in Washington DC, one block from the White
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Presidents’ Day Discounts


We are offering a special Presidents' Day discount with 10% off on ANY of our Safaris!   (Yes, that does include Cherry Blossom Festival Safaris!)

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Tips from the Pros:  The Decisive Moment

"To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event."   - Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Be the boss of your camera in 2017!

Resolve to be the boss of your camera in 2017!  Master these skills in 2017 and you will be shooting like a pro:

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