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Washington Photo Safari

Washington DC, DC 20005
+1 202-669-8468
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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 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 35,000 amateur photographers have been trained on 5,300 safaris by Washington Photo Safari, 10,300 of them returning as repeat clients
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Hours Today: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Washington DC, DC 20005
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second event with them and it was terrific! I learned how to use the manual settings on my camera and use the multiple image feature. David makes sure he spends time with each student. He breaks things down and makes the easy...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

David is a great teacher and expert with the camera. I am recommending this safari for anyone looking to maximize the potential of their camera. It was a lot of fun learning techniques to compose a better picture.

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PhotoSafariDC, Owner at Washington Photo Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

We thank this client for his review. He was so anxious to learn how to use the camera that he came all the way from Florida to DC on one of the coldest days of the year!

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

This was a great experience and learned so much about my camera and history in the time allotted for the safari. I plan to attend more safaris.More

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PhotoSafariDC, Owner at Washington Photo Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

We appreciate this client's review. On each safari we try to give as much individual attention as possible to each client, recognizing that some clients bring more camera skills to the safari than others. If we can help a person discover that "Aha!" moment with...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

David Luria always leads an excellent photo safari. He does an excellent job in helping you with your camera settings and composition to achieve the best photos of the Cathedral and the beautiful stained glass windows. If you are not sure about your skills in...More

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PhotoSafariDC, Owner at Washington Photo Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

We thank this client for his review. The early morning winter light spilling through the windows onto the stone walls of Washington National Cathedral is one of the fabulous photo opportunities we are blessed to have here in the DC area. One of the great...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

David spent two hours going over how to make my equipment work for me, tailoring the lesson to specific needs, never wasting time while offering many helpful suggestions. He left me with a good mental checklist that will help me begin to figure out how...More

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PhotoSafariDC, Manager at Washington Photo Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

We thank this private tutoring client for his review. Private one-on-one tutoring is one of the options that we offer so that clients can get instruction that is specific to their needs. We combine one hour of instruction with one hour of supervised picture-taking at...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

David Luria pays very close attention to each participant's camera and interests. The combination is very encouraging and successful.More

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PhotoSafariDC, Owner at Washington Photo Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

We thank this client for her comments. A camera is like a small musical instrument, it requires both intellectual as well as muscle memory to operate properly, combined with artistry of composition. This means that teaching photography has to be done on an individual basis...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

I've taken probably a half dozen photo safaris with WPS. Each one has been enjoyable, informative and valuable. David Luria is a great teacher, patient, funny, no-nonsense. I became interested in photographer about ten years ago, and now have a professional studio. Much of the...More

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PhotoSafariDC, Owner at Washington Photo Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

One of the great joys of being a teacher of photography is watching clients move up in skills, and in equipment to match. One of our customers came on a safari in 2002 with a simple point and shoot film camera. Her love of photography...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

David is an excellent photographer and teacher. Small group made the learning experience excellent and very personal. Will definitively do it again. My photographic skill have improved dramatically

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PhotoSafariDC, Owner at Washington Photo Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

We thank this client for his review. As a physician, he sees his hobby of photography as a creative outlet and stress-reliever, and we are so happy that he found the photo safari helpful in increasing his joy and skill level in photography

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

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Cathy Z
9 February 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
18 September 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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denboa12
25 August 2015|
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Response from PhotoSafariDC | Property representative |
Hi There Bring just one camera body, and lenses that cover wide angle (about 18mm) to long (270 or 300), no macro or other lenses needed, no tripod. External flash comes in handy too. If you are staying for the full day... More
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