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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 38,000 amateur photographers from all 50 US states and from 53 countries have been trained on 5,900 safaris since 1999 by Washington Photo Safari, 11,500 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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Washington DC Photo Safari: Monuments and Memorials Tour

Want to know how to take better pictures while traveling? Want to become more familiar with a camera that may seem rather intimidating at times? Fear not, the answers to both can be found while exploring the sites and sounds of Washington, DC on this guided, small-group photo tour. Choose from a half- or full-day excursion, then visit the famous memorials and monuments of the US' capital while a professional photographer provides instruction and tips for taking better pictures. Transportation between locations and instruction materials on travel photography included.
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3 days 3 hours
from $97.54

DC Monuments at Night Photo Safari

Capture unforgettable images of D.C.’s iconic sites at night on a 3-hour, ‘photo safari’ walking tour with a professional photographer. Get tips and advice on shooting in the dark, and learn to adjust your camera’s settings to create the most powerful photographs. Walk along the National Mall to the softly-lit Lincoln Memorial, and set up your tripod beside three of the city’s most moving war memorials. Improve your photography skills while exploring central Washington, D.C. with a group of fellow shutterbugs.
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3 hours
from $86.58

DC Smartphone Photo Safari at Night

Experience Washington, DC’s many historic buildings and monuments without the crowds on this nighttime photo safari. Explore the nation’s capital with a professional architectural photographer and learn how to compose stunning photos with the correct use of color, exposure, and light. Enjoy convenient transportation between locations, and learn to get the most our of your smartphone or DSLR camera with pro tips.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $69.00
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Ed C wrote a review May 2020
Arlington, Virginia711 contributions134 helpful votes
With everything shutdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic Washington Photo Safari offers a virtual photo critique session. You send them, via a web site, 10 of your photographs. Then you and their staff establish a mutually agreeable time to spend an hour discussing your
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Mark R wrote a review Mar 2020
Virginia48 contributions23 helpful votes
Washington Photo Safari offers a unique experience for photography in DC. David Luria will take you to DC’s landmarks and will give you great advice on how to photograph these iconic places. David’s Washington Photo Safari groups are always small enough that he has time to
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from GlobeTrotting713406, Owner at Washington Photo Safari
Responded Mar 12, 2020
We appreciate these comments. We think it is important for each client to get enough individual attention on our group photo safaris
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Mark R wrote a review Mar 2020
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David Luria is an excellent photography instructor who uses Washington DC’s iconic sites as his classroom. He will take you to many well known places and some hidden treasures in DC. In either case he will help you see these places in new ways and help you compose and capture
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Date of experience: March 2020
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ntwyo wrote a review Mar 2020
Tempe, Arizona3 contributions
David is a great teacher. I would highly recommend him at any skill level. I am a beginner and he taught me so much about how to take photos and work my camera.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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xxWashDCLocalxx wrote a review Feb 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia5 contributions1 helpful vote
Another wonderful photography learning opportunity from David Luria and his Washington Photo Safari team! When I bought my first digital camera years ago, I participated in one of his Monuments and Memorials Safaris, and since then I've participated in quite a few more. Even
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from GlobeTrotting713406, Owner at Washington Photo Safari
Responded Feb 15, 2020
We are always happy to have customers like this return for new and different photo instruction experiences. About one-third of our 38,000 customers are repeat clients coming on two or more safaris. 700 of our clients have been on an average of 9 safaris apiece, 50 people have been on 25 safaris apiece, and two of our most dedicated clients have been on 65 of the 120 excursions that we offer.
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