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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Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89.00 upcoming dates
You’re going on a big trip and you have bought a really nice camera because you want to get better pictures than you can take with your smart phone, right?   But you can’t
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Faces, Not Places!

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

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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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

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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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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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
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The Big Three 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. 
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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

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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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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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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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

New! Galaxy Smartphone Owners of the World , Unite! A Photo Safari For YOU!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
Do you feel that you are surrounded on all sides by iPhone users? It's true, they outnumber you, but you can be content that you made the right choice in choosing a Samsung Galaxy
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

“Making America Sweet Again”: Photo Safari to The White House, Its Neighbors, & an Ice Cream Store!

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

Filter-Frolic: A Workshop on Filters and White Balance

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
WITHOUT using Photoshop, how do you  erase all the moving cars and people from your street scene? How do you get the yellows and greens out of your indoor pictures?  How do you make
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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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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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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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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.

Mirrorless Cameras : Real Cameras, Quality Photos! Learn How!

Instructor: Stan Schretter Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
Mirrorless Cameras (Sony, Pentax, Fuji, Panasonic Lumix, Olympus, Nikon, Canon): Real Cameras, Quality Photos! Learn How!
read more upcoming dates

New! Galaxy Smartphone Owners of the World , Unite! A Photo Safari For YOU!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
Do you feel that you are surrounded on all sides by iPhone users? It's true, they outnumber you, but you can be content that you made the right choice in choosing a Samsung Galaxy
read more upcoming dates
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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The Icons of Capitol Hill

Instructor: David Heckman Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
Capitol Hill in Washington, DC  happens to be one of the city’s best places to learn the techniques of travel and architectural photography!
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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

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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Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $89.00 upcoming dates
You’re going on a big trip and you have bought a really nice camera because you want to get better pictures than you can take with your smart phone, right?   But you can’t
read more upcoming dates

Faces, Not Places!

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

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

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

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

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

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! 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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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

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

The Big Three 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. 
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

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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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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Mirrorless Cameras : Real Cameras, Quality Photos! Learn How!

Instructor: Stan Schretter Price: $99.00 upcoming dates
Mirrorless Cameras (Sony, Pentax, Fuji, Panasonic Lumix, Olympus, Nikon, Canon): Real Cameras, Quality Photos! Learn How!
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

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

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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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

New! Galaxy Smartphone Owners of the World , Unite! A Photo Safari For YOU!

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $69.00 upcoming dates
Do you feel that you are surrounded on all sides by iPhone users? It's true, they outnumber you, but you can be content that you made the right choice in choosing a Samsung Galaxy
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

“Making America Sweet Again”: Photo Safari to The White House, Its Neighbors, & an Ice Cream Store!

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

National Building Museum: An Architectural Photography Workshop

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
One of Washington’s least known but most beautiful  attractions is the National Building Museum, formerly known as the Pension Building. Built in the late 19th century as a workplace for the hundreds of clerks
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Filter-Frolic: A Workshop on Filters and White Balance

Instructor: E. David Luria Price: $79.00 upcoming dates
WITHOUT using Photoshop, how do you  erase all the moving cars and people from your street scene? How do you get the yellows and greens out of your indoor pictures?  How do you make
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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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

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

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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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.

Faces, Not Places!

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

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