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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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New! EARLY Morning Architectural Photography Tour of Washington DC!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89.00 upcoming dates
Washington DC, the nation’s capital, is home to some of the most beautiful architecture in the country, both traditional and modern. The traditional architecture is rich in its symbolism of the nation’s history, and
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Monuments and Memorials: Travel Photography - Half Day

Instructor: Eddie Arrossi Price: $99.00 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: Robert Case Price: $99.00 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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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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The Big Three (Haunted) Monuments At Night Photo Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
Washington DC’s National Mall is the showcase of the nation’s capital, home to its most famous and historic monuments. And from time to time it is haunted by ghosts from the past!
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The White House, Its Neighbors, & an Ice Cream Store That is "Making America Sweet Again!"

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
Our newest workshop in  architectural and  travel photography, takes you to some of the most popular monuments and historic buildings adjoining the White House in Lafayette Park  and ends up with a real treat
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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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Monuments and Memorials: Travel Photography - Half Day

Instructor: Steve Rosenbach Price: $99.00 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 -- Full Day

Instructor: Steve Rosenbach 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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Three Day Safari in Washington, DC

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $399.00 upcoming dates
A Three Day Safari in Washington DC: A Photographer's Paradise!  
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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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F-Stops and Shutter Speeds: make this relationship work for you

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $84.00 upcoming dates
Going on a big trip with your new camera? You MUST do this safari before you go!
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Barns, Farms and Bridges of Frederick County

Instructor: Judy Reisman Price: $235.00 upcoming dates
Travel back in time and join us on for a unique, day-long Photo Safari to shoot the farms, barns and covered bridges of Frederick County, MD!
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Baltimore's Mount Vernon Photo Safari

Instructor: Steve Rosenbach Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
Mount Vernon is one of Baltimore’s oldest and most fashionable neighborhoods. Centered on Baltimore’s 1815 Washington Monument, four small, formal parks radiate to the cardinal points of the compass, and beautiful, classically-designed buildings line
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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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National Airport Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport provides many opportunities for good exterior and interior architectural photography. 
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F-Stops and Shutter Speeds: make this relationship work for you

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $84.00 upcoming dates
Going on a big trip with your new camera? You MUST do this safari before you go!
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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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NEW! Library of Congress Open House at the Main Reading Room

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 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. Its gold-colored ceilings and arches, interspersed with statuary and paintings,
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New! EARLY Morning Architectural Photography Tour of Washington DC!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89.00 upcoming dates
Washington DC, the nation’s capital, is home to some of the most beautiful architecture in the country, both traditional and modern. The traditional architecture is rich in its symbolism of the nation’s history, and
read more upcoming dates

Transcendental Photography: Elevating the Everyday

Instructor: Steve Rosenbach Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
"Taking something mundane, and seeing something transcendent in it is the high ground of photography," says master photographer Sam Abell.
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Afternoon Light in Annapolis

Instructor: Steve Rosenbach Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
Annapolis is a little city with a long history. Settled in 1649, the commercial and social life of this beautiful little town has been centered on its picturesque harbor, which is also a major
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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
read more upcoming dates

The Big Three (Haunted) Monuments At Night Photo Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
Washington DC’s National Mall is the showcase of the nation’s capital, home to its most famous and historic monuments. And from time to time it is haunted by ghosts from the past!
read more upcoming dates

The White House, Its Neighbors, & an Ice Cream Store That is "Making America Sweet Again!"

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
Our newest workshop in  architectural and  travel photography, takes you to some of the most popular monuments and historic buildings adjoining the White House in Lafayette Park  and ends up with a real treat
read more upcoming dates

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

“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
read more upcoming dates

Jewels of the The National Mall: The Museums At Night

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $84.00 upcoming dates
If you think Washington National Mall is beautiful by day, wait  until you see it at night!
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New! “Twi-Night” at National Harbor and Alexandria by Water Taxi

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89.00 upcoming dates
The “blue hour" is that lovely period of civil twilight about 20 minutes after sunset when the sky is deep blue and the city lights show up!
read more upcoming dates

Monuments and Memorials: Travel Photography -- Full Day

Instructor: Steve Rosenbach 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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Ridin’ The Rails With Your Camera: A Photo Safari on the Washington Metro!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 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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Three Day Safari in Washington, DC

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $399.00 upcoming dates
A Three Day Safari in Washington DC: A Photographer's Paradise!  
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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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New! Cuba! A Street Photographer’s Paradise!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: Deposit (due 11/30/18) $2,400.00,
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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Barns, Farms and Bridges of Frederick County

Instructor: Judy Reisman Price: $235.00 upcoming dates
Travel back in time and join us on for a unique, day-long Photo Safari to shoot the farms, barns and covered bridges of Frederick County, MD!
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EARLY Morning at the National Zoo!

Instructor: David Sendzul Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
The very best times to capture the animals at the National Zoo in your camera are the morning hours when they come out of their cages and dens.  Nature and wildlife photographer David Sendzul,
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New! Fantastic Pet Photography

Instructor: Julie Gould Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
TAKE PAWTASTIC PAWTRAITS OF PETS USING NATURAL LIGHT!
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Transcendental Photography: Elevating the Everyday

Instructor: Steve Rosenbach Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
"Taking something mundane, and seeing something transcendent in it is the high ground of photography," says master photographer Sam Abell.
read more upcoming dates

Afternoon Light in Annapolis

Instructor: Steve Rosenbach Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
Annapolis is a little city with a long history. Settled in 1649, the commercial and social life of this beautiful little town has been centered on its picturesque harbor, which is also a major
read more upcoming dates

Three Day Safari in Washington, DC

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $399.00 upcoming dates
A Three Day Safari in Washington DC: A Photographer's Paradise!  
read more upcoming dates

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 11/30/18) $2,400.00,
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.

The Big Three (Haunted) Monuments At Night Photo Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
Washington DC’s National Mall is the showcase of the nation’s capital, home to its most famous and historic monuments. And from time to time it is haunted by ghosts from the past!
read more upcoming dates

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

Jewels of the The National Mall: The Museums At Night

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $84.00 upcoming dates
If you think Washington National Mall is beautiful by day, wait  until you see it at night!
read more upcoming dates

New! “Twi-Night” at National Harbor and Alexandria by Water Taxi

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89.00 upcoming dates
The “blue hour" is that lovely period of civil twilight about 20 minutes after sunset when the sky is deep blue and the city lights show up!
read more upcoming dates

Three Day Safari in Washington, DC

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $399.00 upcoming dates
A Three Day Safari in Washington DC: A Photographer's Paradise!  
read more upcoming dates

New! Cuba! A Street Photographer’s Paradise!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: Deposit (due 11/30/18) $2,400.00,
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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