Monuments and Memorials: Travel Photography - Half Day - Washington Photo Safari - Washington DC Professional Amateur Photography Field Trips Workshops Classes Training Institution

Monuments and Memorials: Travel Photography - Half Day

Monuments and Memorials: Travel Photography - Half Day

Is your camera smarter than you?  Are you confused by all those weird "Av," "Tv" "S", "A" or "P" choices on the mode dial, causing you to take refuge on "Auto?" Are you only using $100 worth of the features on your $800 camera? Are your photos too blurry, dark, or the wrong color? Or do you just want your pictures to be more interesting and artistic?

Learn how to take great pictures BEFORE you go on that expensive trip! And we will teach you how to use your camera IN THE FIELD, not in a classroom! Join our standard Monuments and Memorials workshop, offered Wednesdays and Saturdays, in which the instructor takes you to some of DC’s most popular attractions: White House, Lafayette Park, the Einstein, Lincoln, Korea, and Vietnam Three Servicemen Memorials, and finally to Union Station, where you learn to make all the moving people DISAPPEAR!
Remember, it was Confucius who said, "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember.  I do, and I understand."  At Washington Photo Safari, we help you "do" and understand!

The instructor begins the Safari with a 45-minute travel photography orientation, giving you basic tips in composition, F-stops and shutter speeds,  portraiture, and interior photography. While you are taking pictures, you receive hands-on guidance on how to make those images even better! Advanced and smartphone photographers will appreciate the instructor’s extensive knowledge of the best camera angles in DC. This is suggested as a preliminary course before taking special safaris.  Open to any photographers at any skill level with any camera, phone, or tablet. Transportation from site to site is provided by the instructor.

Check out our Basic Tips (download pdf here) to get you started.

The Monuments and Memorials safari provides basic instruction on all aspects of travel photography, explains F-stops, shutter speeds, white balance, ISO settings and reviews composition techniques for taking pictures of people and places. Highly rated by customers on Trip Advisor, it is the most popular of all the 140 different photo safari itineraries  offered by Washington Photo Safari.

About the Instructor:

Robert is a Primetime EMMY Award nominated Director of Photography who works regularly for National Geographic, the Smithsonian and the Discovery Networks, directing and shooting broadcast documentary programs and films.  Along with his broadcast work, Rob has put his 30-plus years of experience to work leading video and still photography safaris in Africa, Europe and the Near East.  Rob is excited to join the team of esteemed photographers of the WPS in offering video to the menu of selections!