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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 an average of 5 clients every day on local and domestic outdoor itineraries. Over 36,100 amateur photographers have been trained on 5,400 safaris since 1999 by Washington Photo Safari, 10,500 of them returning as repeat clients
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Hours Today: 9:00 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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"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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"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 yesterday

I have very high regard for Washington Photo Safari and in particular David Luria. All three of the workshops I participated in while visiting the DC area were excellent and good learning experiences. I like the informal style of the workshops with the opportunity to...More

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PhotoSafariDC, Owner at Washington Photo Safari, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We thank this reviewer for her comments. She participated in our Monuments at Night, Monuments and Memorials, and our Early Morning DC Architecture safaris which we offer to give visitors a thorough look at all the most iconic areas of the city while teaching them...More

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Reviewed yesterday

David did a great job of confirming the basics in an initial sit-down session - then out into the field to learn some great photo techniques. It was a fun and effective learning experience!More

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PhotoSafariDC, Owner at Washington Photo Safari, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We thank this reviewer for his review. He is describing the Monuments and Memorials safari, in which we spend 40-50 minutes talking about all the functions of the camera: f stops, shutter speeds, ISO settings, white balance, composition, etc. before setting put into the field...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Only been taking digital photos for a couple of years so the training was excellent. Dave kept the flow of the training light but still very technical and easy to remember. Tips and tricks were also a very nice touch. I will be attending more...More

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PhotoSafariDC, Owner at Washington Photo Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We thank this reviewer for these comments. Our goal is to make photography as understandable as possible so that clients will experience the joy of creating images they have controlled themselves.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent seminar & learned a lot of new material & re-learned some that I had forgotten I had learned. Well-explained and the notes are a fabulous addition to the seminar, as always.More

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PhotoSafariDC, Owner at Washington Photo Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

The F stops and shutter speeds session attended by this reviewer is one of our most popular sessions. it is conducted in the beautiful gardens of the Smithsonian castle, and it involves a thorough review of all the features of the camera so that the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 June 9, 2018

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 June 10, 2018

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 22, 2018

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