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Washington Photo Safari

Washington DC, DC, USA
About Washington Photo Safari
Washington Photo Safari is one of the country's leading providers of amateur photographer instruction. Established in 1999, it was the first program of regularly scheduled local photo safaris in the nation. It teaches photography by taking clients 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 hands-on extensive tips in camera use, image composition, exposure , and posing "models" to best effect. Recipient of Trip Advisor's Hall of Fame Award, Washington Photo Safari provides hands-on photography training field trips, instructing about 5 clients every day. Over 39,000 amateur photographers from all 50 US states and from 53 countries have been trained on 6,000+ safaris since 1999 by Washington Photo Safari, 12,000 of them returning as repeat clients. Voted among the Best Photography Services in 2019 by DC's City Paper, its motto is "See. Click. Learn."
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2 hours 30 minutes
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Edward R wrote a review Aug 2021
Parkville, Maryland35 contributions29 helpful votes
David did it again. Another fantastic Safari. David's knowledge of the Cathedral was very insightful. Each person got individual attention. No matter your skill level David was there to answer your questions and provide guidance.
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Date of experience: August 2021
Feistygal wrote a review Aug 2021
Chevy Chase, Maryland315 contributions225 helpful votes
David Luria is a very knowledgeable photographer who loves to share his passion with others. He is especially good with novices--unfailingly patient and happy to advice people on ways to capture good images. He also has a wide range of contacts so runs tours to places that individuals cannot access on their own.
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Date of experience: August 2021
Milton K wrote a review Aug 2021
montgomery county md94 contributions37 helpful votes
Great time with David-excellent review of camera and light, etc. basics, then some "practice" both inside and outside. He also advised me about future camera needs and purchases. I highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: August 2021
Response from washphotosafari, Owner at Washington Photo Safari
Responded Aug 21, 2021
We greatly appreciate this kind review from a person who is just getting back into photography as a hobby with great enthusiasm, which is typical of many of our clients. With a few hours of training by us, a customer can rediscover the joys of photography.
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john m wrote a review Aug 2021
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic zoofari! Baby Panda, lions, tiger, lemurs, seals and more. Celebrated my father in laws 80th birthday with this treat. He’s a semi-pro but really loved the chance to hone his skills. I’m a novice and learned a ton! Julie, our guide, was great! She knew all the best spots and got us member access into the panda area before that was open to the general public. There was plenty of time at each stop to try different techniques and get advice. Julie sent out a guide in advance of the tour. It really helped us to prepare! The tour size was ideal. We met other enthusiasts and enjoyed the company. The tour loops around the zoo exhibits. There’s plenty of shade along the way and rest areas at each photo stop. It’s a great way to make your own memories before the pandas go back to China.
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Date of experience: August 2021
Kimberly J wrote a review Aug 2021
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David was so kind and patient as he explained the camera functions and photography. He also reviewed my camera bag with me and made great suggestions for improvements. Beside going to various monuments where I was able to try out some new camera functions that he went over, he also shared his knowledge of the monuments and landmarks. If you are visiting Washing DC and would like to learn more about photography and the area, you definitely would want to consider this tour. I enjoyed every minute and learned a lot. Looking forward to trying out some of the more advanced camera functions.
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Date of experience: July 2021