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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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A House of Cards: The Icons of Capitol Hill

Instructor: David Heckman Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
Deception? Intrigue? Conspiracy?  Capitol Hill is where it all takes place, and it’s also one of the city’s best places to learn travel and architectural photography! This Safari takes you to all the familiar locations
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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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Sunrise at Iwo Jima

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 approaches the horizon. there are lovely views
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Full Moonrise Moving Over Washington

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
Think you can take better pictures than the ones you see on the postcards?  Here is your chance to prove it by capturing that traditional postcard-view from the Lincoln Memorial down the Reflecting Pool
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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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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 at Night

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
 (Video by Andy Duckworth)  Monuments at Night is offered every other Friday during Spring, Summer and Fall. As the calendar changes, sunset times do, too. These Safaris start 30 minutes before sunset and last
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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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“Just For Kids Chasing Squirrels” Photo Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $59.00 upcoming dates
YES you can learn to take better pictures than your parents!  Bring your camera or phone and join us on this fun-filled safari to one of the best historic picture-taking spots in Washington:  Lafayette
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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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A House of Cards: The Icons of Capitol Hill

Instructor: David Heckman Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
Deception? Intrigue? Conspiracy?  Capitol Hill is where it all takes place, and it’s also one of the city’s best places to learn travel and architectural photography! This Safari takes you to all the familiar locations
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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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Georgetown by Land and Sea

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: per person $79.00,
1 person, 1 non-photographer $91.00,
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This Safari gives you the best vantage points and times of day for photographing Georgetown’s unique architectural gems!
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Insider’s View of St. Nicholas Cathedral

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
Hiding in plain sight is another architectural gem in northwest DC is St. Nicholas Cathedral, the seat of the Primate of The Orthodox Church of America.  It offers great opportunities for interior and exterior
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U.S. Naval Academy Photo Safari

Instructor: Steve Rosenbach Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
On this Photo Safari, we will tour and photograph the grounds and selected buildings of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Your Photo Safari leader will take you to some of 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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Abstract and Still Life Photo Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
See that wrinkled red leaf on the sidewalk?  It’s a picture.  See the cross-hatched shadows on the wall made by the fire escape railing?  It’s a picture. See the abstract reflections in that yellow motorcycle’s
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Georgetown and the Potomac at Sunrise

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74 upcoming dates
This safari is offered through our partnership with Capital Photography Center.
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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.
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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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Twilight at The Yard--Capitol Riverfront

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
In keeping with our tradition to only take you to the BEST places in Washington DC for pictures, we now introduce a new venue of photographic delight--a totally transformed neighborhood in southeast DC known
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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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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.

Abstract and Still Life Photo Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
See that wrinkled red leaf on the sidewalk?  It’s a picture.  See the cross-hatched shadows on the wall made by the fire escape railing?  It’s a picture. See the abstract reflections in that yellow motorcycle’s
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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
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Flower Photography Workshop

Instructor: Reb Orrell Price: $140.00 upcoming dates
Here is an opportunity to learn how to properly arrange and light your flowers in a studio setting.  Many of these techniques will prove helpful when shooting outdoors too. Join Reb in his studio
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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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NEW! Gatorland: The Hidden Gem Of Bird Photography!

Instructor: Kevin Hacker Price: $127.00 upcoming dates
Gatorland is an alligator habitat located in Orlando Florida, one of the world's premiere vacation destinations. What many people don't know is that Gatorland is a "Hidden Gem" of bird photography. Many migratory birds roost
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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 Blossom Fireworks

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
Each year  the National Cherry Blossoms Festival – in cooperation with the Southwest Waterfront, puts on a SPECTACULAR display of fireworks, and this year it  takes place on Saturday evening, April 15, 2017!
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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
read more upcoming dates

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.

Cherry Blossom Fireworks

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
Each year  the National Cherry Blossoms Festival – in cooperation with the Southwest Waterfront, puts on a SPECTACULAR display of fireworks, and this year it  takes place on Saturday evening, April 15, 2017!
read more upcoming dates

Full Moonrise Moving Over Washington

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
Think you can take better pictures than the ones you see on the postcards?  Here is your chance to prove it by capturing that traditional postcard-view from the Lincoln Memorial down the Reflecting Pool
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

Monuments at Night

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
 (Video by Andy Duckworth)  Monuments at Night is offered every other Friday during Spring, Summer and Fall. As the calendar changes, sunset times do, too. These Safaris start 30 minutes before sunset and last
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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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.
read more upcoming dates

Twilight at The Yard--Capitol Riverfront

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
In keeping with our tradition to only take you to the BEST places in Washington DC for pictures, we now introduce a new venue of photographic delight--a totally transformed neighborhood in southeast DC known
read more upcoming dates
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