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Color Theory and Photography

Color theory is a term that encompasses the ideas, principles and applications of color in art and design. It is both the science and art of using color; a collection of rules and guidelines which photographers can use to communicate with viewers through appealing color schemes. Sir Isaac Newton established color theory when he invented the color…

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December 7, 2021

Easy Ways To Expand Your Photographic Skills

Everyone has a favorite genre (or two) of photography. After photographing subjects in that favorite genre for a period of time, you may think that you have exhausted all the possible ways of creating a unique image. However, there are always new ways of photographing an image if you open your mind to learning new…

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November 15, 2021

Tips from the Experts: Composition

One of Bill Clinton’s most famous quotes that helped him win the Presidency was: “It’s the Economy, Stupid!” Carried over to photography, the analogy is: “It’s the Composition, Stupid!” With billions of photographs now being made every day by smartphones and other cameras, the question for each of us becomes: OK, I have a picture….

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October 2, 2021

Camera Magic!

You are right behind the home base for your kid’s baseball game and want to get a shot as she swings at the ball. But there is a chain-link fence blocking your view! You are at the zoo, and a beautiful leopard comes up and stares at you and your camera.. You would like to…

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August 18, 2021

WPS is Building Back – Bigger and Better!

WPS is Building Back – Bigger and Better!   We are pleased to announce that after a very slow 2020 due to the pandemic, Washington Photo Safari in 2021 is building back – bigger, and better, with more of everything, such as: MORE instructors: we have added Alain Gutierrez, a Cuban photojournalist and street photographer; Sherryl…

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August 6, 2021

WPS Reaches Historic Milestone!

  On June 30th, WPS Founder and Director E. David Luria announced “Today, thanks to our clients, we are proud to announce that we have just conducted the 6,000th photo safari WPS has offered since we began operations in 1999! (It took place with hard-to-get Panda Passes at the Smithsonian National Zoo!) That’s an average of…

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July 9, 2021

WPS Planning Survey Results

Many many thanks to all of you who took the time to complete the Survey that was circulated with the newsletter earlier this month. It provided us with valuable insight that will enable us to create a schedule of safaris that caters to the genres of photography and the most popular locations requested by our valued clients -YOU!…

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June 20, 2021

Using a Photography Prompt to Inspire Creativity

What is a photography prompt? It is a word or phrase that inspires a photograph. The purpose of the prompt is to give you ideas that will aid in your photo-taking process. The prompt is typically used as a theme and the photographer may interpret the theme in any way that is chosen. A photography prompt will…

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May 6, 2021

5 Tips for Stunning Landscapes

This month’s article is courtesy of KEH Camera Photo by Alexander Milo  The best examples of landscape photography should transport the viewer. That’s easier said than done. Read on for some tips on getting the shot that may end up as someone’s computer screen background someday.   From left to right, photos by Adrian Pelletier,…

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April 17, 2021

10 Composition Tips for Better Photos

You cook a wonderful meal and your friends say: “WOW! That was GREAT! Delicious! What kind of OVEN did you use? You must have a great OVEN!” You would be miffed, right? Because you know it’s not the oven, it’s the COOK who prepares a great meal. Great soufflés were prepared by Julia Childs, not…

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April 5, 2021

Using Depth of Field to Enhance Your Photos

Once you’ve learned the basics of creating a photograph and you start to experiment with creating more imaginative images, changing the depth of field starts to enter into the process. Depending on how much of the image that you want in focus will determine what depth of field to use. (This is purely subjective, since…

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March 15, 2021

Easy Ways to try Macro Photography Without Breaking the Bank!

While you continue to spend time inside, think about trying some macro photography! Here are some inexpensive ways to do some macro photography without having a dedicated lens. The gear discussed in this article is a long zoom or telephoto lens (left), extension tubes (center), close up lenses (right) and a Raynox Macroscopic lens (center foreground).  …

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February 8, 2021