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Washington Photo Safari

1661 Pennsylvana Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006
+1 202-669-8468
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Ranked #12 of 121 Activities in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Activities: Group tours/city tour
Owner description: Washington Photo Safari is the DC area's leading provider of photographic instruction. Established in 1999, it was the first program of regularly... more » Owner description: Washington Photo Safari is the DC area's leading provider of photographic instruction. Established in 1999, it was the first program of regularly scheduled local photo safaris in the nation. It teaches the techniques of photography by taking visitors and local residents on half-day and full-day photo shoots around key sites of the nation's capital and other cities, while an accompanying professional photographer offers participants extensive tips in the use of several camera models, image composition and design, proper exposure and lighting, and posing "models" to the best effect. Washington Photo Safari is now one of the country's largest providers of hands-on photography training field trips with a team of 11 professional photographers giving instruction to hundreds of clients every month on local and domestic itineraries. Over 30,500 amateur photographers have been trained by Washington Photo Safari since 1999, 8,600 of them as repeat clients returning for 2 or more of the 140 safari itineraries that we offer. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed the workshop on Monuments and Memorials. I signed up for the half-day session, but probably a full day is best if time permits. The instructor was very professional, patient, and fun! I look forward to another photo safari experience next time I'm in DC!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is a great way for anyone to enhance their photo skills. Mr. Luria is a fun and extremely knowledgeable instructor and tour guide. I attended the half-day monuments tour with my point-and-shoot camera. Some of my fellow classmates had very sophisticated equipment, and Mr. Luria worked with each of us at our level, giving focused and tailored advice. He... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Photo Safari was excellent! David was extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and he made the class quite enjoyable. I highly recommend.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My wife and I took the full day "monuments" tour and it was absolutely fantastic. We both love taking photographs, but we're not experts by any means. By the end of the day we were comfortably taking pictures in full manual mode and they look great! Mr. Luria is a great instructor and tour guide. His knowledge of DC is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was a brilliant trip and experience to Washington DC. Other interesting places along the way. White House, Capitol Hill, Madam Tussads.museum of presidents and Air and Space Museum.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have taken several nighttime pictures recently and have not been happy with the results. When I discovered this tour I immediately signed up for their "Fourteenth Street at Night" tour. We met just before sunset and proceeded to spend the next two hours taking pictures along the street. I ended up taking some 60+ pictures, some good and some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I would highly recommend Washington Photo Safari. Whether you're a seasoned shooter with a big DSLR, or are simply looking to get your point-and-shoot off auto, WPS is for you. David Luria is excellent at gauging your skill level and giving you the appropriate hints and advice. The tour is a good mix of practical exercises and "tour guiding" from... More

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Washington, DC National Mall has so much to see and photograph, daytime and/or nights. David Lauri will share his extensive knowledge of photography and places for the best shots. A wide variety of safaris of this area are available for all interest. Combine the enjoyment of Washington and photography for a great visit.

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The last time I picked up a camera was 22+ years ago and that was film. I just recently brought a DSLR and now I am getting back into photography. I happened to going down to D.C. for the 4th of July weekend and saw this online from another photo link. I thought this would be an excellent refresher course... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Had a one on one tutoring session with David Luria. To say that it was a great experience would be an understatement. It was a combination of a great ability to explain with great clarity, concepts/techniques that ranged from critical basics to sophisticated. I learned more about my camera during the tutoring session that I learned from the manual and... More

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