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Skill sets

Having the skills to capture the best images is as important as knowing what you want to capture. We customize hands-on guidance based on each participant’s respective skill level utilizing whatever type of camera you have.
Travel Photography
Never miss a moment while traveling whether it’s to the Taj Mahal or your local zoo. This skill set area focuses on developing your abilities to see photographic moments in the extraordinary as well as the mundane and reflect the spirit of a destination in a single moment.

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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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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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,
upcoming dates
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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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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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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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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Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum Photo Safari

Instructor: Steve Rosenbach Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
Experience the treasures of Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum in a new and unique way, through the eyes of award-winning photographer Steve Rosenbach. 
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Street Photography at DC’s Monuments: The Photojournalist’s Approach

Instructor: Essdras Suarez Price: $129.00 upcoming dates
A photojournalist is a visual storyteller.  And as such, we tell stories with a series of photos and one photo at a time.  
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New! Smithsonian Folklife Festival Safari!

Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
Smithsonian Folklife Festival: A Workshop in Action-Packed Cultural Photography! 
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Three Day Safari in Washington, DC

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: Three-Day Package $399.00,
Two-Day Package $299.00,
One Day Package $189.00,
upcoming dates
A Three Day Safari in Washington DC: A Photographer's Paradise!  
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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!
read more upcoming dates

Abstracts and Still Lifes

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
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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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Faces, Not Places!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 upcoming dates
When you travel, you like to come back with images not just of the monuments, historic buildings and landscapes, but also the faces that you see. After all, people are the lifeblood of any country. 
read more upcoming dates

NEW! 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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Story-Telling at the National Museum of American History

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
This Safari is specially designed for clients wishing to improve their photojournalism skills—taking pictures of people in ways that tell a story. 
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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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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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Penn Quarter and Chinatown

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
If there is one neighborhood in town that has experienced the most dramatic change over the past 15-years, it has to be Penn Quarter/Chinatown, the dynamic new place to go both in the evening
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Georgetown and the Potomac at Dawn

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 upcoming dates
One of the best places to catch a sunrise in Washington DC is right in Georgetown!  Before the sun actually rises there is a red glow in the sky above the Potomac River, made
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Architectural Treasures of Sheridan - Kalorama

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
Come join us on this  photo excursion through one of the most exclusive and beautiful residential neighborhoods of the nation's capital and the area in which the Obamas and the Kushners  are now living: 
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Camera Specific
Put your camera through its paces by delving deep into its multitude of functions and capabilities. Using the city as the classroom, instructors show you the many quirks and unique personality of your specific camera model, particularly Canon, Nikon and smartphone users.

Happy 100th Birthday! A Nikon Users Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89.00 upcoming dates
In honor of Nikon’s 100th birthday this year, we have put together a special safari designed to help Nikon users figure out their camera menus.
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Function & Technique
Your camera is a magic machine, a device capable of seeing in the dark, disappearing people, freezing wings of hummingbirds and much more! Manipulating your camera to achieve specific effects is possible; you just have to know the right buttons to push and “speak” the right language.

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
read more upcoming dates

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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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!
read more upcoming dates

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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Wait! Don't Quit your Day Job - Making the Transition to Professional Photography!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $84.00 upcoming dates
With careful planning while you keep your day job, you CAN turn your hobby and your love of photography into a lucrative profession.
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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
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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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
read more upcoming dates

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,
read more upcoming dates

Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum Photo Safari

Instructor: Steve Rosenbach Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
Experience the treasures of Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum in a new and unique way, through the eyes of award-winning photographer Steve Rosenbach. 
read more upcoming dates

Street Photography at DC’s Monuments: The Photojournalist’s Approach

Instructor: Essdras Suarez Price: $129.00 upcoming dates
A photojournalist is a visual storyteller.  And as such, we tell stories with a series of photos and one photo at a time.  
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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Real Estate and Architectural Photography

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89 upcoming dates
This safari is offered through our partnership with Capital Photography Center.
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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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Composition at The National Gallery of Art

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!” You would be miffed, right?  Because you
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New! Smithsonian Folklife Festival Safari!

Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
Smithsonian Folklife Festival: A Workshop in Action-Packed Cultural Photography! 
read more upcoming dates

Three Day Safari in Washington, DC

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: Three-Day Package $399.00,
Two-Day Package $299.00,
One Day Package $189.00,
upcoming dates
A Three Day Safari in Washington DC: A Photographer's Paradise!  
read more upcoming dates

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!
read more upcoming dates

Abstracts and Still Lifes

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
read more upcoming dates

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. 
read more upcoming dates

Composition at The National Gallery of Art

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

US Botanic Gardens

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
One of the lesser known attractions in the nation’s capital, the US Botanic Gardens is a fantastic repository of extraordinary floral displays -- especially the unusual orchids, Birds of Paradise, and a warm jungle
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Faces, Not Places!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 upcoming dates
When you travel, you like to come back with images not just of the monuments, historic buildings and landscapes, but also the faces that you see. After all, people are the lifeblood of any country. 
read more upcoming dates

Happy 100th Birthday! A Nikon Users Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89.00 upcoming dates
In honor of Nikon’s 100th birthday this year, we have put together a special safari designed to help Nikon users figure out their camera menus.
read more upcoming dates

NEW! 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

Story-Telling at the National Museum of American History

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
This Safari is specially designed for clients wishing to improve their photojournalism skills—taking pictures of people in ways that tell a story. 
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

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.
read more upcoming dates

Penn Quarter and Chinatown

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
If there is one neighborhood in town that has experienced the most dramatic change over the past 15-years, it has to be Penn Quarter/Chinatown, the dynamic new place to go both in the evening
read more upcoming dates

Georgetown and the Potomac at Dawn

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 upcoming dates
One of the best places to catch a sunrise in Washington DC is right in Georgetown!  Before the sun actually rises there is a red glow in the sky above the Potomac River, made
read more upcoming dates

Architectural Treasures of Sheridan - Kalorama

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
Come join us on this  photo excursion through one of the most exclusive and beautiful residential neighborhoods of the nation's capital and the area in which the Obamas and the Kushners  are now living: 
read more upcoming dates

National Portrait Gallery/American Art Museum

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
You could spend a day in here and not see all of the spectacular exhibits this museum has to offer.
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Portraiture & Live Action
The skill of capturing memorable portraits that reflect the unique nature of your subject is learned through practice and knowledge of the many variables at play. These safaris will improve your abilities to take posed and candid images and to stop motion in action shots.

New! Smithsonian Folklife Festival Safari!

Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
Smithsonian Folklife Festival: A Workshop in Action-Packed Cultural Photography! 
read more upcoming dates

Faces, Not Places!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 upcoming dates
When you travel, you like to come back with images not just of the monuments, historic buildings and landscapes, but also the faces that you see. After all, people are the lifeblood of any country. 
read more upcoming dates

Story-Telling at the National Museum of American History

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
This Safari is specially designed for clients wishing to improve their photojournalism skills—taking pictures of people in ways that tell a story. 
read more upcoming dates

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.
read more upcoming dates