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Subject Matter

“What is the subject of your picture?” A common refrain of photography instruction can guide you as you navigate your particular photography interest area. The following subject areas are the main theme areas and locations we concentrate on at Washington Photo Safari.
Monuments & Memorials
While touring the famous landmarks of DC, you will begin to master the major functions of your camera, improve the composition of your photographs and discover where to capture the best pictures of Washington, DC. And, of course, how to get all those pesky tourists out of your photo frame!

Monuments and Memorials: Travel Photography -- Full Day

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $185.00 upcoming dates
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
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Monuments and Memorials: Travel Photography -- Half Day

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89.00 upcoming dates
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
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Monuments and Memorials: Travel Photography - Half Day

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89.00 upcoming dates
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
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Photographing Holiday Illuminations at Mount Vernon

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
Join us at Mount Vernon for an exciting new after-hours program, “Photographing Holiday Illuminations at Mount Vernon”.
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NEW! Overview of DC: A Photo Safari from the CEB Tower Observation Deck!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: Senior Photographers $84.00,
Non-Senior Photographers $94.00,
Spouse/Companion (with Registered Photographer) $18.00,
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When you fly into Reagan Washington National Airport from the north, coming down the Potomac River, you get a fleeting glimpse of the DC area
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New! DC At Night By Smartphone

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
Washington, DC is one of the most photogenic cities in the country, especially at night!  
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NEW! National Museum of African American History and Culture: A Photo Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
The newest museum on the National Mall is also the hardest one to get into because it so popular: the Smithsonian’s  National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), which first opened to
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Garden of Lights at the Mormon Temple Photo Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79 upcoming dates
This safari is being managed by our partner, Capital Photography Center.
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NEW! CEB Tower Observation Deck at Twilight On a Full Moon Night!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: Senior Photographers $84.00,
Non-Senior Photographers $94.00,
Spouse/Companion (with Registered Photographer) $18.00,
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When you fly into Reagan Washington National Airport from the north, coming down the Potomac River, you get a fleeting glimpse of the DC area
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Architecture
Safaris in this category take you to some of the most architecturally rich locations in DC – which are many – and show you how best to capture and highlight their unique design details, maintain verticals, use mixed lighting and compose pictures – inside and outside.

Monuments and Memorials: Travel Photography -- Full Day

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $185.00 upcoming dates
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
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Photographing Holiday Illuminations at Mount Vernon

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
Join us at Mount Vernon for an exciting new after-hours program, “Photographing Holiday Illuminations at Mount Vernon”.
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Library of Congress Photo Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 upcoming dates
The Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress is one of the most beautiful buildings in the nation’s capital with its ornate interiors and grand staircases. We have timed our safari so that the
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Twilight at the National Airport

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 upcoming dates
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport provides many opportunities for good exterior and interior architectural photography. 
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Gunston Hall: An Architectural Photo Safari and Barbecue!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $109.00 upcoming dates
Less than an hour’s drive from Washington DC is the home of the man who inspired the first 10 amendments to our U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights:  George Mason. (1725-1792)
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National Portrait Gallery/American Art Museum

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
You could spend a day in here and not see all of the spectacular exhibits this museum has to offer.
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NEW! Overview of DC: A Photo Safari from the CEB Tower Observation Deck!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: Senior Photographers $84.00,
Non-Senior Photographers $94.00,
Spouse/Companion (with Registered Photographer) $18.00,
upcoming dates
When you fly into Reagan Washington National Airport from the north, coming down the Potomac River, you get a fleeting glimpse of the DC area
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New! DC At Night By Smartphone

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
Washington, DC is one of the most photogenic cities in the country, especially at night!  
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“It’s The Composition, Stupid !”: A Workshop Inside NGA’s Renovated East Building

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 upcoming dates
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!”
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NEW! National Museum of African American History and Culture: A Photo Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
The newest museum on the National Mall is also the hardest one to get into because it so popular: the Smithsonian’s  National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), which first opened to
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YES! You Can Outsmart Your Camera! A Photo Safari To Answer Your Favorite 20 Questions!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
Here is a safari designed to answer the 20 most commonly asked  questions we get on  our safaris.
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F-Stops and Shutter Speeds: make this relationship work for you

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $ upcoming dates
Going on a big trip with your new camera? You MUST do this safari before you go!
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New! The Mansion On O Street: a Special Real Estate Photo Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
Here is a special treat for clients of Washington Photo Safari: a 2 ½ hour trek inside and outside one of the most unique houses in Washington: the famous Mansion On O Street, just
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Ridin’ The Rails With Your Camera: A Photo Safari on the Washington Metro!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
Come join the Photography Underground by riding the rails with us on this 3-hour photo safari through the Yellow and Red Lines of the Washington METRO System.
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NEW! CEB Tower Observation Deck at Twilight On a Full Moon Night!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: Senior Photographers $84.00,
Non-Senior Photographers $94.00,
Spouse/Companion (with Registered Photographer) $18.00,
upcoming dates
When you fly into Reagan Washington National Airport from the north, coming down the Potomac River, you get a fleeting glimpse of the DC area
read more upcoming dates

New! Cuba! A Street Photographer’s Paradise!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: Deposit (due 11/15/2018) $500.00,
Second Payment (due 12/15/18) $1,900.00,
Balance Due (due 1/31/19) $2,100.00,
Payment in Full $4,500.00,
upcoming dates
Be among the 9 people who can join Washington Photo Safari’s director E. David Luria for an exciting new adventure for street photographers: a 7 day trek through some of the most photogenic sites
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Animals & Nature
Safaris in this category explore the multiple natural settings in and around the DC area. Be it a bed of tulips or a national park, these safaris take you to diverse locations and show you photographic techniques – such as exposure, composition and filters - that best preserve their charm.

Bald Eagles: Birds in Flight Photography

Instructor: Sean Quintilian Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
Each fall and winter hundreds of Bald Eagles congregate along the Lower Susquehanna River below Conowingo Dam in Harford County, Maryland. This location sets the stage for some of the best eagle in flight
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Sunrise on the Potomac River

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
You think Washington DC is just a 9 to 5 town?  Wrong!  One of the best times to see this city is at sunrise.  As the sun comes up behind the Capitol, our Potomac
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New! Cuba! A Street Photographer’s Paradise!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: Deposit (due 11/15/2018) $500.00,
Second Payment (due 12/15/18) $1,900.00,
Balance Due (due 1/31/19) $2,100.00,
Payment in Full $4,500.00,
upcoming dates
Be among the 9 people who can join Washington Photo Safari’s director E. David Luria for an exciting new adventure for street photographers: a 7 day trek through some of the most photogenic sites
read more upcoming dates
Cherry Blossoms
Safaris in this category take you – in spring and fall – to see the famous cherry blossoms of the Tidal Basin. Offered at multiple times during the day with sunrise, fireworks or notable statuary in the background you will learn useful and appropriate photographic techniques.
Night Time
Safaris in this category allow to you appreciate Washington, DC illuminated by street lights, signage, car lights and even the moon! You will learn the principles of night photography by using a tripod, long exposures, color correcting filters and white balance settings.

Zoo Lights at the National Zoo! A Photo Safari On Nighttime Photography!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
Each year as part of their annual holiday tradition the National Zoo puts on a SPECTACULAR display of 500,000 environmentally friendly LED lights depicting many of the animals in the zoo, with leaping lions,
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New! DC At Night By Smartphone

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
Washington, DC is one of the most photogenic cities in the country, especially at night!  
read more upcoming dates

Garden of Lights at the Mormon Temple Photo Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79 upcoming dates
This safari is being managed by our partner, Capital Photography Center.
read more upcoming dates

New! Cuba! A Street Photographer’s Paradise!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: Deposit (due 11/15/2018) $500.00,
Second Payment (due 12/15/18) $1,900.00,
Balance Due (due 1/31/19) $2,100.00,
Payment in Full $4,500.00,
upcoming dates
Be among the 9 people who can join Washington Photo Safari’s director E. David Luria for an exciting new adventure for street photographers: a 7 day trek through some of the most photogenic sites
read more upcoming dates
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