Get 2 hours of private photographic training from the comfort of your home, by phone!
- Non-photographer Companion
Whether you are a hot-shot photographer or modestly feel you need help with your composition, this is your opportunity to get a professional photographer’s opinion of your work. We are committed to telling the truth, nicely, if you can HANDLE the truth!
Bring 6 to 10 of your favorite photos, good or bad, and one of our professional photography instructors will review them with you and make suggestions for improvement. You can bring them in print form or as digital images on your own laptop or tablet screen.
We will be seated in a nice air-conditioned French pastry café near Dupont Circle, or on their shaded outdoor patio reserved just for our session, and while your photos are being reviewed we will all be served a French pastry and beverage of your choice, included in the fee!
And, in keeping with the French theme of this safari, we are showing you above one of the classic black and white images taken by French photographer Henri Cartier Bresson, famous for capturing “the decisive moment” in his photographs.
We will begin the session with a short talk on the elements of good photo composition, Then, one or two of our three professional WPS photography- instructors, Elody Crimi, Alain Gutierrez, and, David Luria, will review your photographs from the point of view of composition and technical quality, looking at such features as leading lines, foreground elements, cropping, framing, as well as sharpness, technical quality, white balance, and focus.
This is also a great way to get to know some of your fellow photo Safarians, some of whom have been on dozens of photo tours with Washington Photo Safari.
You are welcome to bring a non-photographer companion or spouse for whom we will provide separate tables so that they can commiserate about what it is like to live with a photo enthusiast like YOU, or they can choose to roam about the beautiful architecture of the Dupont Circle area.
– 6-10 images for review and critique
Meet outside Pain Quotidien, 2001 P Street NW. Limited parking on nearby streets, closest METRO is Dupont Circle on Red Line, 3 blocks away.
E. David Luria is founder and director of the Washington Photo Safari, which has trained 39,000 amateur photographers – an average of 5 people every day, 365 days a year, since it was founded in 1999. Trained in Paris by a protégé of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Mr. Luria is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers and the Society of Photographic Educators and has had his images of DC appear in over 100 publications, calendars, and postcards and on 30 magazine covers.
Elody Crimi is an award-winning photographer and instructor, specializing in landscape and fine art photography. Davanti Photo, her studio at Artists and Makers 2
in Rockville, MD, offers both photographic services and workshops for the digital camera, as well as Photoshop, HDR, Smartphone photography and private
instruction. She is also the Photo Curator in the Archives Dept. at Washington National Cathedral, and the co-author of Jewels of Light, the guide to the
stained-glass windows at the Cathedral. She has a BA in Art from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois and received her certificate in Professional
Photography from the Washington School of Photography. In addition, she was with Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) for 37 years in the Creative
Services Division in various managerial and financial roles.
Alain Gutierrez is a Washington DC-based professional street, travel and architectural photographer and teacher of photography. He is founder and owner of Thru Alain’s Eyes and has led several photo expeditions to Cuba. He has a degree in journalism from the University of Havana and has been working as a photographer and writer for more than 18 years. Of his work, Alain says: “I spend most of my time photographing the daily life I see around me. I am living now in a time of great change in my country and I believe it is important for me to document what I see and share it with the rest of the world.”