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Washington DC Photo Safari: Monuments and Memorials Tour
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DC Monuments at Night Photo Safari
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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 the techniques of photography by taking visitors and local residents on half-day and full-day outdoor 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 the use of several camera models, image composition and design, proper exposure and lighting, and posing "models" to the best effect. Washington Photo Safari provides 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 outdoor itineraries. Since 1999, over 35,800 amateur photographers have been trained on 5,400 safaris by Washington Photo Safari, 10,400 of them returning as repeat clients
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Washington DC, DC 20005
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"david luria"
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"camera settings"
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"white balance"
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"learn how"
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"skill level"
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"an excellent instructor"
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"photography skills"
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"tips and tricks"
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"night photography"
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"shutter speed"
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"experienced photographer"
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"travel photography"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely the highlight of my trip to DC. David Luria provided great instruction as well as a wealth of inside knowledge of DC. I had limited knowledge of the use of my equipment when I arrived when I left my brain was opened to many...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We only planned for the half-day trip, but it was so fun and I learned so much that I wish we had done the full day. I've spent a lot of time sightseeing in DC over the years, yet not only did discover things about...More

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PhotoSafariDC, Owner at Washington Photo Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Washington DC is one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in the world, so we try to combine out photography insruction with historical information about the places and monuments that we see. At the Korean War Veterans Memorial, for example, we ask out clients...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

David Luria is a veteran tour guide, photographer and teacher. His knowledge and communication skills were simply excellent. Very worthwhile.

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PhotoSafariDC, Owner at Washington Photo Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate this client's comments. By introducing historical commentary into our photo safaris, we help clients understand the meaning of the monuments they photograph, which makes their pictures better!

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Reviewed May 8, 2018

I hang out with Photo Safari about half-dozen times of year. I live in DC but a lot of tourists take advantage of their programs. I like the fact that the instructors actually take the time to help everyone in the group, no matter what...More

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PhotoSafariDC, Owner at Washington Photo Safari, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

We thank this client for this review. This client is one of 10,800 people who have been on 2 or more of our 140 different itineraries. Of this group there are 650 clients who, voting with their feet, have been on an average of 8...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2018

Individual instruction by David based on personal needs helped everyone feel comfortable and confident with night photography of the memorials and monuments.More

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PhotoSafariDC, Owner at Washington Photo Safari, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

We were delighted that this client was happy with her experience on our new DC At Night By Smartphone photo safari, offered every other Saturday evening. Smartphones are getting better and better at nighttime work without a tripod, so we want to show tourists and...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2018

David Luria mixes his photography skills and attention to detail to offer partiicipants an involving and fun learning adventure. You wil walk away from a safari with David having learned a lot and ready for another outing in another interesting place. So don't sit there...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

My time spent around the Tidal Basin with David photographing the cherry blossoms early one morning was very educational...and fun! He had many helpful tips for composition, settings, etc. David is a delightful person and I look forward to more Photo Safaris in the near...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

What a great find! The grounds are beautiful and David is very patient with all students. Great tips for improving my skills.More

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PhotoSafariDC, Owner at Washington Photo Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We thank this client for her review. The Franciscan Monastery is one of those hidden gems for photography in Washington, beautiful all year but especially so at tulip time. We take pride in the fact that we can bring local resident clients and visitors to...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

I recently took the Icons of Capital Hill safari taught by David Heckman. While I understood some of the basics of shutter speed and aperture, I just got my first DSLR camera and had no idea how to use it. This class was fantasic and...More

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PhotoSafariDC, Owner at Washington Photo Safari, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

We are very proud of the fact that 75% of our clients are from the DC/MD/VA area, with the balance coming from 35 countries and 50 US states.. Obviously the people from out of town are interested in being taken to the sights that they...More

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caal49
June 11, 2018|
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Response from PhotoSafariDC | Property representative |
Yes, we do the monuments @ night photo safari every other friday evening you will find it on our calendar at our website David Luria, Washington photo safari
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Cathy Z
February 8, 2016|
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Response from Ed C | Reviewed this property |
Good Evening I would agree with the above answer - call them at 202-669-8468 - ask for David. Their most popular safari is along the mall and yet they still go most of the places by car. The most significant walking is... More
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BocaJo
September 18, 2015|
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This question has been directed to the wrong site. We are a photography training program, not a reataurant
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