Choose Between Two Options
- $55 for a half-day Monuments and Memorials photo safari workshop, valid Wednesdays or Saturdays ($89 value)
- $49 for a half-day F-Stops and Shutter Speeds photo safari workshop, valid Fridays ($84 value)
An expert photographer leads students on these tours, during which he covers travel-photography fundamentals or professional techniques for f-stop and shutter speeds. These photo safaris are for photographers of all levels, and they trade classrooms for photo-ready destinations such as the Lincoln Memorial (Monuments and Memorials) or the National Museum Building (F-Stops and Shutter Speeds).
Washington Photo Safari
French-trained photographer E. David Luria loves many subjects, but he directs most of his attention toward Washington, DC's historic architecture. His images, which lovingly depict the city's landmarks, have been published in Time magazine as well as several local Washington papers.
Luria, along with a team of 11 other instructors—many experienced independent photographers and photojournalists—shepherd small groups through the capital's streets, gardens, and halls while teaching them photographic techniques. These include how to use selective focus, control F-stops and shutter speeds, and remove vampires from pictures taken at night. They then help participants practice these skills on expeditions through buildings such as the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington National Cathedral, and the National Building Museum. More seasonal tours let guests document the short-lived cherry blossom season, challenging them to capture striking tableaus of the pink petals from land or water. They also teach composition among the verdant garden landscapes and elegant buildings at Hillwood Gardens and the US Botanic Garden to foster tourists’ appreciation for nature and their ability to heckle squirrels.