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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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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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The National Mall Experience: A Photo Safari By Circulator Bus!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: Participant $84.00,
Accompanying spouse or child $5.00,
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Washington DC’s National Mall is one of the great treasures of the nation’s capital, rich in photo opportunities for any camera or phone!
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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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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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“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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Moving the Full Moonrise To Place It Over the Nation’s Capitol!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
Got a new camera?  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 of the three famous
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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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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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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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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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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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Alexandria and Old Town

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
Alexandria is a photographer’s paradise, so our safari will begin at the waterfront, move on to the Torpedo Factory area with its marina, the jugglers, the paddleboats and musicians, and then up King Street
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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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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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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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Library of Congress 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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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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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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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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Franciscan Monastery Photo Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $84.00 upcoming dates
If you have not been to the Franciscan Monastery, you are in for a treat! A little bit of Europe right here in DC, it is one of the great hidden treasures for architectural
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Inside Exposure At Washington National Cathedral

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $99 upcoming dates
This safari is offered through our partnership with Capital Photography Center.
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Full Moonrise over the Arboretum: A Photography Workshop

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $60 upcoming dates
This photo safari has been arranged by Friends of the National Arboretum.   
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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

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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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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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

Franciscan Monastery Photo Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $84.00 upcoming dates
If you have not been to the Franciscan Monastery, you are in for a treat! A little bit of Europe right here in DC, it is one of the great hidden treasures for architectural
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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.
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.

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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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

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

Georgetown at Night

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

Moving the Full Moonrise To Place It Over the Nation’s Capitol!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
Got a new camera?  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 of the three famous
read more upcoming dates
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