Washington Photo Safari is the DC area's leading provider of photographic instruction. It teaches the techniques of photography by taking visitors and...
Washington Photo Safari is the DC area's leading provider of photographic instruction. 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. Top-ranked in Google and winner of the Certificate of Excellence on Trip Advisor, Washington Photo Safari is now one of the country’s largest providers of hands-on photography training field trips with a team of 12 professional photographers giving instruction to over 300 clients every month on local, domestic, and international itineraries. Over 28,000 amateur photographers have been trained by Washington Photo Safari since 1999, 8,000 of them as repeat clients returning for 2 or more of the 150 safari itineraries that we offer.Photographers of all skill levels are invited to participate in the photo Safaris and any camera is acceptable, even cell phone cameras! Washington Photo Safari now conducts 5 to 6 photo excursions every week, rain or shine, throughout the entire year. Safaris are also presented in close-by locations including New York, Frederick, Shenandoah Valley, Annapolis and Baltimore. Principal travel photography workshops cover the major sites of DC including the monuments, memorials, and cathedrals. Beyond these key sites, specialty Safaris are offered in techniques in nature photography, f stops and shutter speeds, indoor/outdoor architectural, food, pet, macro, wedding, abstracts, candid kids, model trains, fine arts, proper/creative flash, and indoor and outdoor portraiture. Special night-time photography workshops are offered including the “Monuments at Night,” and “Lafayette Park at Night.” During DC’s beautiful cherry blossom season, photo Safaris are provided at least twice a day around the Tidal Basin. To meet specific photography needs, Washington Photo Safari also offers one-on-one private tutoring and small group Safaris in all aspects of photography, and workshops on the most popular Canon and Nikon SLR models.