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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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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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Monumental Pillow Fight Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
If you missed our Snowball Fight Safari or one of our exciting Snowfaris this past winter, here is your chance to learn how to photograph  action-packed white stuff flying through the air!  
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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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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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Second Spontaneous Shutdown Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
As the government shutdown continues, we want to offer furloughed government employees a second opportunity to learned new tips on camera use and travel photography by offering them a free photo Safari on the
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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...
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National Law Enforcement Museum: a Photo Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $84.00 upcoming dates
We are delighted to offer a Safari at one of Washington's newest museums: the National Law Enforcement Museum at Judiciary Square in Washington DC.
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Sunrise on the National Mall

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 upcoming dates
Like to get up early? Want to learn how to photograph sunrises? Then you have to get out there long before the sun comes up!
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CEB Tower Observation Deck at Twilight

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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Monuments at Night

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79 upcoming dates
This safari is offered through our partnership with Capital Photography Center.
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Full Moonrise Over the Nation’s Capital

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
Full Moonrise Over the Nation’s Capital: Think you can take better pictures than the ones you see on the postcards?
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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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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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Saint Matthews Cathedral Photo Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89.00 upcoming dates
Dedicated in 1913, the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle (which honors the patron saint of civil servants) plays a major role in the Catholic life of the nation’s capital. It is the seat
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Paris on the Potomac

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $84.00 upcoming dates
Planning a trip to Paris soon?  Well, before you go, here’s your chance to make a collage or booklet of side-by-side comparison photos to prove that Paris ain’t got NUTHIN’ on DC!
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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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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!  
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Early Morning Light At Washington National Cathedral

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 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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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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Second Spontaneous Shutdown Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
As the government shutdown continues, we want to offer furloughed government employees a second opportunity to learned new tips on camera use and travel photography by offering them a free photo Safari on the
read more upcoming dates

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...
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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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NEW! Gordon Parks: An Excellent Lesson in Photographic Composition!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century was the famous African American photographer Gordon Parks (1912-2006). 
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Washington National Cathedral - An Insider’s View

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
This superb photograph  by architectural photographer Colin Winterbottom, official photographer of Washington National Cathedral, was taken from the  exact same location where we take you on this safari: the rooftop rain gutter on the
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Sunrise on the National Mall

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 upcoming dates
Like to get up early? Want to learn how to photograph sunrises? Then you have to get out there long before the sun comes up!
read more upcoming dates

CEB Tower Observation Deck at Twilight

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

Library of Congress Photo Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74 upcoming dates
This safari is offered through our partnership with 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
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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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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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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
read more upcoming dates

Afternoon Cherry Blossoms

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 upcoming dates
Springtime in DC means cherry blossoms, and one of the best places to shoot them is along the Tidal Basin!
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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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Sunrise on the Potomac River

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 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.

Afternoon Cherry Blossoms

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 upcoming dates
Springtime in DC means cherry blossoms, and one of the best places to shoot them is along the Tidal Basin!
read more upcoming dates

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
read more upcoming dates
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.

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

Monuments at Night

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79 upcoming dates
This safari is offered through our partnership with 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

Full Moonrise Over the Nation’s Capital

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

Georgetown at Night

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79 upcoming dates
This safari is offered through our partnership with Capital Photography Center.
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