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DC At Night By Smartphone

Washington Photo Safari @ 302 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20224

Most of our monuments look even better at night than they do in the daytime! So on this special photo safari designed for smartphone users we are going to take you to DC’s best-known memorials after dark and show you where and how to take great pictures with your phone! And smartphones themselves are getting better every year in low-light situations! The late-model I-Phones, Samsungs, Motorola, LG, and Google Phones are much better now than their...

Friday Jun 9th, 8:15–10:15pm Eastern Time

Getting Creative with Photography

Washington Photo Safari @ 1675 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

Photography is about more than just reproducing whatever the photographer sees. It also offers a powerful opportunity for creativity and self-expression. In this class, Angela Maloney will share her own work and that of other photographers, discussing the thought process and the process of creating the images. She will show how their photographs go beyond simply reproducing what was in front of the photographer, thereby showing the class how they...

Saturday Jun 10th, 2–4pm Eastern Time

Hillwood Museum and Gardens

Washington Photo Safari @ 4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Adjoining the very elegant and popular Hillwood Museum in upper northwest Washington, the gardens offer incredible opportunities for photography – the paths, the mansion, the greenhouse, the statuary, and the refurbished Japanese Gardens. You will pick up some tips on garden and estate photography and the use of your Macro lens. The BIG news is that non-flash photography is now allowed inside the Hillwood Museum, with its extraordinary collection...

Sunday Jun 11th, 2:30–4:30pm Eastern Time

F-Stops and Shutter Speeds

Washington Photo Safari @ 1001 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20560

You love your camera, but you always keep it on a nice, safe “Auto” or “P” and let the camera do the thinking? Or do you put it on “M” because you see the pros doing that and still your pictures come out poorly exposed? Are you are intimidated by the letters “A”, “S”, “M”, or “ASM”, or “Av” and “Tv”? How do the pros get that kid’s face nice and sharp and the background blurred? How do they make all the moving...

Saturday Jun 17th, 2:30–4:30pm Eastern Time

Monuments and Memorials: Travel Photography

Washington Photo Safari @ 1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20503

The Monuments and Memorials photo safari provides basic instruction on all aspects of travel photography, explains F-stops, shutter speeds, white balance, ISO settings, and reviews composition techniques for taking pictures of people, landscapes and cityscapes. Learn how to use your camera in the field, not in a classroom on this DC photography tour! After a 45-minute orientation on travel photography techniques, our shooting itinerary will...

Saturday Jun 10th, 9:40am–1:10pm Eastern Time

Mural Art in The Shaw Neighborhood by Smartphone

Washington Photo Safari @ 800 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

This safari is especially designed for smartphone users!  Guided by DC resident and WPS director E. David Luria, we will begin our photo Safari at 8th Street and Florida Avenue Northwest and make our way slowly through the streets, photographing all of the colorful mural art that greets us along the way. We will find, for example, a memorial to Duke Ellington, the famous jazz pianist who was born in a house in Shaw, we will find colorful swaths...

Sunday Jun 18th, 10am–12pm Eastern Time

Street Photography & the Art of Seeing: Nat'l Monuments

Washington Photo Safari @ 2151 Constitution Ave, Washington, DC 20418

Street Photography & the Art of Seeing at the National Monuments A photojournalist is a visual storyteller. And as such, we tell stories with a series of photos and one photo at a time.Washington Photo Safari is pleased to present this safari in street photography taught by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, Essdras Suarez. The goal of this photo safari is not only to help you make better images but to also help you tell stories with your...

Saturday Jun 10th, 9am–12pm Eastern Time

Insider’s View of National Cathedral

Washington Photo Safari @ 3101 Wisconsin Ave, Washington, DC 20016

You will be able to capture this scene and many other unique images of the Cathedral by joining this special safari conducted by Washington National Cathedral in cooperation with Washington Photo Safari. One of the most beautiful churches in Washington DC, Washington National Cathedral took 83 years to build and was only finished in 1990, A superb example of our 12th century Gothic architecture built entirely of Indiana limestone, the Cathedral...

Saturday Jun 24th, 2:30–4:30pm Eastern Time

Natural Light Portrait Photography

Washington Photo Safari @ 1401 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231

Does natural light photography seem unnatural to you? Would you like to take creative portraits of friends and family, or add outdoor portraiture to your photography services? Maybe experiment with portraits that are a bit moody and artistic? Then this safari is right up your alley! Join portrait photographer Vickie Gray as she helps demystify the art of natural light portraiture. She will share tips and techniques for taking compelling, artistic...

Saturday Jun 24th, 3–5pm Eastern Time

Early Morning at the National Zoo

Washington Photo Safari @ 3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

The very best times to capture the animals at the National Zoo in your camera are the morning hours when they come out of their cages and dens. Pet and wildlife photographer Julie Gould, who has spent years photographing animals of all types in and out of zoos, leads this morning trek to all the best photo ops. While not guaranteed, it is possible that we will get Panda Passes on site the day of our safari! The National Zoo is one of the nation’s...

Sunday Jun 25th, 7:45–10am Eastern Time

DC By Day: A Smartphone User’s Paradise

Washington Photo Safari @ US Capitol Grounds, Washington, DC 20016

Spend an afternoon visiting DC’s best-known memorials and learn where and how to take great pictures with your Smartphone! Washington DC is one of the most photogenic cities in the country, by night or day. So on this special photo safari designed for smartphone users we are going to take a limited number of clients to DC’s best-known memorials and show you where and how to take great pictures with your phone! And smartphones themselves are...

Sunday Jun 25th, 2:30–5pm Eastern Time

Photographing Independence Fireworks at Mount Vernon

Washington Photo Safari @ 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, DC 22121

Note: As we continue to emerge from the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will practice safety protocols in effect. During this nighttime workshop, participants have the unique opportunity to learn how to photograph- shooting on Manual Mode – the nighttime radiance of candles and lanterns in the deep blue period of civil twilight as well as Mount Vernon’s spectacular holiday fireworks over the Potomac River. Washington Photo Safari director E. David Luria...

Friday Jun 30th, 7–10pm Eastern Time

World War I Memorial At Night

Washington Photo Safari @ 17th Street , Washington, DC 20003

Washington Photo Safari is pleased to offer its first nighttime photo excursion to the newly created World War I Memorial on Pershing Square in downtown DC. Inaugurated by President Biden on April 16, 2021, the 1.8 acre memorial was built to commemorate the sacrifice of 4.7 million Americans who served in what was then called “The Great War.” The National World War I Memorial is a national memorial commemorating the service rendered by members...

Saturday Jul 1st, 8:05–10:05pm Eastern Time

Saint Matthew’s Cathedral

Washington Photo Safari @ 1725 Rhode Island Ave, Washington, DC 20036

Dedicated in 1913, the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle (which honors the patron saint of civil servants) plays a major role in the Catholic life of the nation’s capital. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Washington, Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass here in 1979, and President John F. Kennedy’s funeral was celebrated here on November 25, 1963. Designed by New York architect C. Grant La Farge, the Cathedral has been cited as having “one...

Sunday Jul 2nd, 2:30–5pm Eastern Time

Full Moonrise Over the Jefferson Memorial

Washington Photo Safari @ 1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington, DC 20242

Think you can take better pictures than the ones you see on the postcards? Here is your chance to prove it by capturinga lovely view of a full moon rising just to the right of the Jefferson Memorial and reflected in the Tidal Basin. We begin our safari just before the 8:23pm sunset at the FDR Memorial in the golden hour, capturing the reflection of the Washington Monument across the Tidal Basin. We then walk over to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial...

Monday Jul 3rd, 8–10pm Eastern Time

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