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A photo safari is a perfect gift for that person who just loves to take pictures. Are you giving someone a new camera for a birthday or the holidays? Give them a chance to test drive their new equipment at sites around the nation’s capital with a Washington Photo Safari Gift Card. Also a great idea as a last-minute gift, our Gift Certificates come in many options:

  • Chevron down Smartphone Safari ($69)
  • Entitles the bearer to participate in our nighttime smartphone safari (offered every other Saturday evening).

  • Chevron down Quarter Day Safari ($69)
  • Valid for one Saturday afternoon “walking” Safari in a specific neighborhood or tourist attraction, such as Adams-Morgan, or the U.S. Botanic Gardens, or Afternoon Cherry Blossoms. Your recipient can choose a Safari from the list that appears by month on the website calendar.

  • Chevron down Nighttime Safaris ($79)
  • Entitles the bearer to participate in one of our popular nighttime photography training safaris such as “Monuments at Night” (offered every Friday, April 23 through October 29) or “Full Moonrise Over The Nation’s Capital.”

  • Chevron down Half Day Safari ($89)
  • Our basic Monuments and Memorials workshop, conducted Wednesdays and Saturdays, with transportation provided to such photogenic sites as Lafayette Park,  the White House, Lincoln, Korea, and Vietnam Memorials, the Capitol, and Union Station. The Wednesday afternoon half-day Safari includes the Adams-Morgan neighborhood,  the Washington National Cathedral, and the Iwo Jima Memorial/ Netherlands Carillon. (We recommend this half-day Safari as a prelude to any of the site-specific Saturday “walking” Safaris. Topics covered include holding the camera, identifying the subject,  good composition, lighting, exposure control, outdoor portraiture, candids, and interior photography without flash.) This certificate is also valid for our popular “F Stops and Shutter Speeds” Safari.

  • Chevron down Digital and Portraiture Safaris ($99)
  • We offer special training in digital photography, with classes in Basic Digital Camera Use, and camera-specific safaris for the the Nikon D3000 /D5000, the Nikon D90/7000,  the Nikon D300/ 300s, the Canon 40D and 50D, the Canon 7D and the Canon Rebel Xsi, /XT/XTi/ T1i, and the Olympus E-520/450/420 cameras, a perfect way to help your gift recipient get maximum use out of that new digital camera. We also offer training workshops in such areas as pet photography, flash, and macro photography, indoor and outdoor portrait photography at the beginner, intermediate, including instruction on studio lighting, and specialized nature, cityscape, and landscape photography courses.

  • Chevron down Full Day Safari ($185)
  • This option includes the two half-days described above, or a morning half-day Safari and an afternoon specialized Safari.

  • Chevron down Private Tutoring ($220)
  • Individual instruction tailored to fit the specific needs in a two-hour session, providing one-on-one instruction in such areas as travel, architectural, museum interior, event, nighttime, and general photography plus proper use of new camera equipment.

  • Chevron down Jumbo Package ($249)
  • includes one $89 half-day Safari and three $69 Saturday afternoon “walking” Safaris, for a mere $249, a 16% savings off the regular $296 price. This will give your recipient a good basic training through the half-day workshop, and then three separate opportunities to practice these skills in different locations around the Washington area.


NOTE: Upon purchase, it comes to you immediately as a PDF you can print out and give (or email) to your recipient at your convenience. (If the certificate does not arrive within 5 minutes, please check your spam mail).

Your recipient does not have to take the Safari category you have chosen—he or she may apply the value of the gift certificate towards any Safari, paying an additional amount if the value of the Safari chosen exceeds the value of the certificate. If the safari chosen is for less value than the certificate, the recipient can apply that credit balance towards any other safari in the future.
To book a Safari, your recipient merely has to enter the gift certificate’s transaction number into the coupon code on the registration page.

Gift Certificates expire 24 months from its date of issue, but the recipient will be responsible for any price increase in a particular type of Safari. Washington Photo Safari™ will honor all certificates sold in 2011 and 2012 at full 2013 value for Safaris taking place in 2013 (The certificate is refundable, less a 3% service charge.)