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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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The Icons of Capitol Hill

Instructor: David Heckman Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
Capitol Hill in Washington, DC  happens to be one of the city’s best places to learn the techniques of travel and architectural photography!
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Hillwood Gardens and Museum

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89.00 upcoming dates
The gardens of the late Post Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriwether Post are among the most beautiful gardens in the Washington area. Adjoining the very elegant and popular Hillwood Museum in upper northwest Washington, the
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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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DC Skyline and the Full Moon Photo Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79 upcoming dates
This safari is offered through our partnership with Capital Photography Center. Photo by Marie Joabar.
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Monuments at Night

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. One of the best ways to see it is through the viewfinder of your own
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New! DC At Night By Smartphone

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $59.00 upcoming dates
Washington, DC is one of the most photogenic cities in the country, especially at night!  
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Full Super Moonrise Over the Nation’s Capital

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
Full Super Moonrise Over the Nation’s Capital: Think you can take better pictures than the ones you see on the postcards?
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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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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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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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The Icons of Capitol Hill

Instructor: David Heckman Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
Capitol Hill in Washington, DC  happens to be one of the city’s best places to learn the techniques of travel and 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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Hillwood Gardens and Museum

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89.00 upcoming dates
The gardens of the late Post Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriwether Post are among the most beautiful gardens in the Washington area. Adjoining the very elegant and popular Hillwood Museum in upper northwest Washington, the
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Library of Congress Photo Safari

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. We have timed our safari so that the
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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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Early Morning Light At Washington National Cathedral

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
Those of us who live in the DC area are truly blessed to have right in our own backyard one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world: Washington National Cathedral.
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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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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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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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Union Station Reborn Photo Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
Hooray! Union Station has finished its 5-year multimillion dollar cleanup and renovation program after the 2011 earthquake, all the scaffolding and wraps are gone, the place looks beautiful!   The cracks in the ceiling’s
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Washington National Cathedral - An Insider’s View

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
One of the most beautiful churches in Washington DC, Washington National Cathedral took 90 years to build and was only finished 20 years ago. National Cathedral offers great opportunities for exterior and interior architectural
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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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Fourteenth Street At Night!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 upcoming dates
Fourteenth Street NW, now the go-to place for the new Millennial Generation in Washington, is a GREAT site for this nighttime photography workshop led by architectural photographer E. David Luria.
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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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Early Morning Light At Washington National Cathedral

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $99 upcoming dates
This safari is offered by our partner Capital Photography Center.  
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New! DC At Night By Smartphone

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $59.00 upcoming dates
Washington, DC is one of the most photogenic cities in the country, especially at night!  
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Folger Shakespeare Memorial Library

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89.00 upcoming dates
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Folger Shakespeare Memorial Library!
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New! Santiago Calatrava’s IST Building at Florida Polytechnic University

Instructor: Kevin Hacker Price: $139.00 upcoming dates
An Architectural Masterpiece in Florida: Santiago Calatrava’s IST Building at Florida Polytechnic University!
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Twilight at National Airport Photo Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74 upcoming dates
This safari is offered through our partnership with Capital Photography Center.
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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! Nighttime and Twilight at the National Sculpture Garden

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 upcoming dates
Come join us for a twilight and nighttime journey through the National Sculpture Garden, the outdoor sculpture display attached to the National Gallery of Art!
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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

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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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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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.

Hillwood Gardens and Museum

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89.00 upcoming dates
The gardens of the late Post Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriwether Post are among the most beautiful gardens in the Washington area. Adjoining the very elegant and popular Hillwood Museum in upper northwest Washington, the
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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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Cherry Blossoms at Sunrise

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
If you don’t mind getting up REAL early and tromping around the Tidal Basin on a COLD April morning, this photo Safari’s for you.  (Remember that great art is ONLY produced through suffering, so
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Afternoon Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 upcoming dates
Springtime in Washington DC means cherry blossoms! And one of the best places to shoot them is at the FDR Memorial along the Tidal Basin, where we begin our Safari with an orientation on travel photography
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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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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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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.

Cherry Blossoms at Sunrise

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
If you don’t mind getting up REAL early and tromping around the Tidal Basin on a COLD April morning, this photo Safari’s for you.  (Remember that great art is ONLY produced through suffering, so
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Afternoon Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 upcoming dates
Springtime in Washington DC means cherry blossoms! And one of the best places to shoot them is at the FDR Memorial along the Tidal Basin, where we begin our Safari with an orientation on travel photography
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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.

DC Skyline and the Full Moon Photo Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79 upcoming dates
This safari is offered through our partnership with Capital Photography Center. Photo by Marie Joabar.
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Monuments at Night

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. One of the best ways to see it is through the viewfinder of your own
read more upcoming dates

Fourteenth Street At Night!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 upcoming dates
Fourteenth Street NW, now the go-to place for the new Millennial Generation in Washington, is a GREAT site for this nighttime photography workshop led by architectural photographer E. David Luria.
read more upcoming dates

New! DC At Night By Smartphone

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $59.00 upcoming dates
Washington, DC is one of the most photogenic cities in the country, especially at night!  
read more upcoming dates

Full Super Moonrise Over the Nation’s Capital

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
Full Super Moonrise Over the Nation’s Capital: Think you can take better pictures than the ones you see on the postcards?
read more upcoming dates

New! Nighttime and Twilight at the National Sculpture Garden

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 upcoming dates
Come join us for a twilight and nighttime journey through the National Sculpture Garden, the outdoor sculpture display attached to the National Gallery of Art!
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!  
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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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