Skill sets - Washington Photo Safari - Washington DC Professional Amateur Photography Field Trips Workshops Classes Training Institution

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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Waterfalls and Covered Bridges: North Central Pennsylvania

Instructor: Sean Quintilian Price: $385.00 upcoming dates
Waterfalls and Covered Bridges North Central Pennsylvania!
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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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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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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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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

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

Gunston Hall: An Architectural Photo Safari and Barbecue!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $109.00 upcoming dates
Less than an hour’s drive from Washington DC is the home of the man who inspired the first 10 amendments to our U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights:  George Mason. (1725-1792)
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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,
read more upcoming dates

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

Monuments and Memorials: Travel Photography - Half Day

Instructor: Eddie Arrossi 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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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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NEW! Overview of DC: A Photo Safari from the CEB Tower Observation Deck!

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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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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The Big Three (Haunted) Monuments At Night Photo Safari

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. And from time to time it is haunted by ghosts from the past!
read more upcoming dates

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! National Museum of African American History and Culture: A Photo Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
The newest museum on the National Mall is also the hardest one to get into because it so popular: the Smithsonian’s  National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), which first opened to
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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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New! “Twi-Night” at National Harbor and Alexandria by Water Taxi

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89.00 upcoming dates
The “blue hour" is that lovely period of civil twilight about 20 minutes after sunset when the sky is deep blue and the city lights show up!
read more upcoming dates

Monuments and Memorials: Travel Photography - Half Day

Instructor: Steve Rosenbach 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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Monuments and Memorials: Travel Photography -- Full Day

Instructor: Steve Rosenbach 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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NEW! 8-DAY Photography Workshop Paris to Normandy on Viking River Cruises

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: Deposit on Photographer Tuition $600.00,
Balance of Photographer Tuition $600.00,
Deposit on Photographer - Companion Fee $300.00,
Balance on Photographer - Companion Fee $300.00,
Full Photographer Tuition Payment $1,200.00,
Full Photographer- Companion Fee $600.00,
Deposit on Non-Photographer Companion Fee $40.00,
Balance on Non-Photographer Companion Fee $35.00,
Full Non-Photographer Companion Fee $75.00,
upcoming dates
BOOK BY MAY 31, 2018 FOR DISCOUNTED CRUISE FEES AND FOR RT AIRFARES OF ONLY $599 FROM MOST MAJOR U.S. CITIES!
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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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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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Sunrise on the Potomac River

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 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 11/30/18) $2,400.00,
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
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.
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
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

Waterfalls and Covered Bridges: North Central Pennsylvania

Instructor: Sean Quintilian Price: $385.00 upcoming dates
Waterfalls and Covered Bridges North Central Pennsylvania!
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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Photography as a Second Career Workshop

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89 upcoming dates
This safari is offered through our partnership with Capital Photography Center.
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Barns, Farms and Bridges of Frederick County

Instructor: Judy Reisman Price: $235.00 upcoming dates
Travel back in time and join us on for a unique, day-long Photo Safari to shoot the farms, barns and covered bridges of Frederick County, MD!
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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

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

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

Intermediate Outdoor Portraiture

Instructor: Joseph Tessmer Price: $109.00,
Outdoor Portraiture Package $297.00,
upcoming dates
This workshop expands on the techniques covered in beginner outdoor portraiture. Selection of lenses to control the background, using structures to create pleasing lighting patterns on subjects, and photographing individuals around water will be
read more upcoming dates

Advanced Outdoor Portraiture

Instructor: Joseph Tessmer Price: $109.00,
Outdoor Portraiture Package $297.00,
upcoming dates
This workshop expands on the techniques covered in intermdeiate outdoor portraiture. Selection of lenses to control the background, using structures to create pleasing lighting patterns on subjects, and photographing individuals around water will be
read more upcoming dates

Real Estate and Architectural Photography

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $99 upcoming dates
This safari is offered through our partnership with Capital Photography Center.
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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

Gunston Hall: An Architectural Photo Safari and Barbecue!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $109.00 upcoming dates
Less than an hour’s drive from Washington DC is the home of the man who inspired the first 10 amendments to our U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights:  George Mason. (1725-1792)
read more upcoming dates

New! Fantastic Pet Photography

Instructor: Julie Gould Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
TAKE PAWTASTIC PAWTRAITS OF PETS USING NATURAL LIGHT!
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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,
read more upcoming dates

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

Monuments and Memorials: Travel Photography - Half Day

Instructor: Eddie Arrossi 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
read more upcoming dates

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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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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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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NEW! Overview of DC: A Photo Safari from the CEB Tower Observation Deck!

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

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

The Big Three (Haunted) Monuments At Night Photo Safari

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. And from time to time it is haunted by ghosts from the past!
read more upcoming dates

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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“It’s The Composition, Stupid !”: A Workshop Inside NGA’s Renovated East Building

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!”
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NEW! National Museum of African American History and Culture: A Photo Safari

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
The newest museum on the National Mall is also the hardest one to get into because it so popular: the Smithsonian’s  National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), which first opened to
read more upcoming dates

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

NEW! Videography!: Telling Your Story with Images That MOVE!

Instructor: Robert Case Price: $245.00 upcoming dates
Amateur VIDEO cameras on the photography market are getting smaller and better. Some, like the GoPro even offer high-resolution still images and, NOW a whole bunch of STILL cameras offer VIDEO capability.
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New! “Twi-Night” at National Harbor and Alexandria by Water Taxi

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89.00 upcoming dates
The “blue hour" is that lovely period of civil twilight about 20 minutes after sunset when the sky is deep blue and the city lights show up!
read more upcoming dates

Monuments and Memorials: Travel Photography - Half Day

Instructor: Steve Rosenbach 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
read more upcoming dates

Monuments and Memorials: Travel Photography -- Full Day

Instructor: Steve Rosenbach 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

NEW! 8-DAY Photography Workshop Paris to Normandy on Viking River Cruises

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: Deposit on Photographer Tuition $600.00,
Balance of Photographer Tuition $600.00,
Deposit on Photographer - Companion Fee $300.00,
Balance on Photographer - Companion Fee $300.00,
Full Photographer Tuition Payment $1,200.00,
Full Photographer- Companion Fee $600.00,
Deposit on Non-Photographer Companion Fee $40.00,
Balance on Non-Photographer Companion Fee $35.00,
Full Non-Photographer Companion Fee $75.00,
upcoming dates
BOOK BY MAY 31, 2018 FOR DISCOUNTED CRUISE FEES AND FOR RT AIRFARES OF ONLY $599 FROM MOST MAJOR U.S. CITIES!
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Ridin’ The Rails With Your Camera: A Photo Safari on the Washington Metro!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $74.00 upcoming dates
Come join the Photography Underground by riding the rails with us on this 3-hour photo safari through the Yellow and Red Lines of the Washington METRO System.
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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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Getting Started in Event Photography

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89 upcoming dates
This safari is offered through our partnership with Capital Photography Center.
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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.
read more upcoming dates

New! Cuba! A Street Photographer’s Paradise!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: Deposit (due 11/30/18) $2,400.00,
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
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.

Beginner Indoor Portraiture

Instructor: Joseph Tessmer Price: $109.00,
Indoor Portraiture Package $297.00,
upcoming dates
This three hour, hands on workshop provides the background to achieve simple pleasing portraits using window light and affordable studio lighting equipment. Procedures to achieve the most useful lighting pattern and facial position are covered and
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Intermediate Indoor Portraiture

Instructor: Joseph Tessmer Price: $109.00,
Indoor Portraiture Package $297.00,
upcoming dates
You've seen classic portrait in books, magazines and websites.  Have you ever wondered how portrait photographers achieve that flattering look around the eyes and how they manage to have one side of the face slightly darker
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Intermediate Outdoor Portraiture

Instructor: Joseph Tessmer Price: $109.00,
Outdoor Portraiture Package $297.00,
upcoming dates
This workshop expands on the techniques covered in beginner outdoor portraiture. Selection of lenses to control the background, using structures to create pleasing lighting patterns on subjects, and photographing individuals around water will be
read more upcoming dates

Advanced Outdoor Portraiture

Instructor: Joseph Tessmer Price: $109.00,
Outdoor Portraiture Package $297.00,
upcoming dates
This workshop expands on the techniques covered in intermdeiate outdoor portraiture. Selection of lenses to control the background, using structures to create pleasing lighting patterns on subjects, and photographing individuals around water will be
read more upcoming dates

Indoor Advanced Portraiture

Instructor: Joseph Tessmer Price: $109.00,
Indoor Portraiture Package $297.00,
upcoming dates
This workshop expands on the techniques covered in Beginner and Intermediate Indoor Portraiture.  Participants will work with professional lighting equipment to achieve the classic portraiture lighting techniques to replicate the great master portrait artists. Techniques to
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NEW! 8-DAY Photography Workshop Paris to Normandy on Viking River Cruises

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: Deposit on Photographer Tuition $600.00,
Balance of Photographer Tuition $600.00,
Deposit on Photographer - Companion Fee $300.00,
Balance on Photographer - Companion Fee $300.00,
Full Photographer Tuition Payment $1,200.00,
Full Photographer- Companion Fee $600.00,
Deposit on Non-Photographer Companion Fee $40.00,
Balance on Non-Photographer Companion Fee $35.00,
Full Non-Photographer Companion Fee $75.00,
upcoming dates
BOOK BY MAY 31, 2018 FOR DISCOUNTED CRUISE FEES AND FOR RT AIRFARES OF ONLY $599 FROM MOST MAJOR U.S. CITIES!
read more upcoming dates

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.
read more upcoming dates

New! Cuba! A Street Photographer’s Paradise!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: Deposit (due 11/30/18) $2,400.00,
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