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Washington Photo Safari

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Washington DC, DC 20005
+1 202-669-8468
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was given a gift certificate to try a photo safari and signed up for the new safari at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. You still need timed tickets to visit this museum so having that taken care of in advance...More

Thank Jan P
PhotoSafariDC, Owner at Washington Photo Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We appreciate this reviewer's comments which highlight the fact that we love to give clients access to those hard-to-get or out-of-the-way places where they can get great pictures. In addition to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, we offer special access safaris...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in the safari which went to the reading room at the Library of Congress which is only open twice a year. It was a thrill to be there and David Luria is great. He knows everything and is a patient instructor. I usually...More

Thank pp21401
PhotoSafariDC, Owner at Washington Photo Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We thank the client for this review. The Library of Congress is one of dozens of beautiful venues in the DC area where we teach the techniques of architectural photography.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

David Luria helps make sense of camera adjustments and brings the magic of optics to photography. A camera needs the correct lens, ISO and aperture, and the photographer needs to understand how to show depth perception and make a photo interesting. With excellent instruction, during...More

Thank Beth W
Reviewed October 4, 2018

I live in the Washington, DC, area and have taken several of David Luria's photo safaris since 2004. Much of what I know about photography has come from David. Now that my photography has grown from a hobby to a semi-professional occupation, I still take...More

Thank 43grege
PhotoSafariDC, Owner at Washington Photo Safari, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

We greatly appreciate this review from a person who is already a very skilled photographer. One of the great pleasures of teaching photography is watching a person' skills progress, year by year, so that the hobby becomes ever more enjoyable. This particular client has now...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018

I had the camera manual and accessed youtube videos, but it was not until after one-on-one photo safari with David Luria that I was really able to use my DSLR. I soon started to feel rather proud of the photos I was taking. I was...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

I'm a local to the area, and have enjoyed this tour immensely - even though I've seen the sights. It's great to get a hands-on how-to on your cameras settings so that you can take better pictures of your travels. There are interiors, exteriors, landscapes,...More

Thank Carl505
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Over the past 30+ years as a professional photographer, I have been part of many photo safaris, workshops and photo walks. And the various walks - and site visits provided by the Washington Photo Safari are the best, by far that I've experienced. From visits...More

Thank ScottyB17325
PhotoSafariDC, Owner at Washington Photo Safari, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Wow! High praise indeed coming from a professional photographer! We are very grateful to this reviewer for his comments. It is great fun for us as instructors to help even highly experienced photographers like Scotty discover the photo opportunities that exist throughout the area of...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

As always, Washington Photo Safari was a real pleasure. Steve is a wealth of information about cameras as well as local history, and his attention to finding the beauty in details is why I love his workshops. I always come home with something to add...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2018

There's a reason Washington Photo Safari gets so many great reviews. The locations, the background information on what you're seeing (very interesting tidbits about many of the monuments), and the technical advice on getting more from our various cameras. The morning tour included two ladies...More

Thank Lee S
PhotoSafariDC, Owner at Washington Photo Safari, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

We thank this client for his review, and we appreciate his pointing out that our safaris are open to any person with any camera, including phones. The phones are getting better every year, and smartphone owners can learn s lot about composition and candid portrait...More

Reviewed September 24, 2018

David is a very nice man and a gifted communicator of his considerable photo expertise. He quickly assessed and compensated for participants' ages and experience levels. Highly recommended for photographers of all ages and levels.

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June 11, 2018|
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
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
September 18, 2015|
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Response from PhotoSafariDC | Property representative |
This question has been directed to the wrong site. We are a photography training program, not a reataurant