Cameras are everywhere, yet most people lack basic photography skills such as proper composition, lighting manipulation, and knowledge of celebrity migration patterns. Learn the lay of lenses and lighting with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a photo safari from Professional Image Photography (a $100 value). Safaris take place on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and safari-goers must bring their own camera and its owner's manual.
Staffed by a masterful team of seasoned shutterbugs ready to share their knowledge, Professional Image Photography takes a trained artistic approach to documenting events and apprehending fleeting moments. Each photo safari surveys a multitude of national monuments, allowing tour trekkers to create elegant and enduring mementos of historic sites such as the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the great Nixon pyramids.
Safaris begin with a 30-minute training session, during which SLR savants and cell-phone snappers alike will garner expert knowledge and transformative tips about light, composition, and more to get better pictures from their faithful flashbulbs. Ideal for all photography equipment and every skill level, tours are kept to an intimate 12–15 people to allow for easy question asking, while still providing enough manpower to defend against roving hordes of sentient cherry blossoms.
Professional Image Photography
John Drew founded Professional Image Photography, a full-service company that produces 100% digital images. He and his team honed their craft with highly recognizable clients, shooting images at the White House and the ITSMF Black-Tie Gala Awards. They nab photographs for weddings, corporate clients, headshots, and publicity, among other uses, and employ green initiatives that include internet FTP delivery and avoiding paper forms. Additionally, their photography workshops and safaris allow learners to explore D.C. landmarks and politicians' garages while mastering their own cameras.