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Washington DC Photo Workshop - Half Day

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Bring your camera and join a half-day safari to Washington's most photogenic sites, accompanied by professional architectural photographer, E. David Luria, who will provide you with tips on composition and lighting. Seeing the sights through the viewfinder of your camera, you will be delighted by your own postcard-quality photographs of the nation's capital!

Beginning with a 45-minute orientation on travel and landmark photography, this safari then takes you to the White House, Lafayette Park, the Vietnam, Lincoln and Korea memorials, and then ends up in Union Square where Mr. Luria will show you how to make all the moving people DISAPPEAR!

If you love taking pictures and want to learn how to take BETTER pictures before you go on that next big trip, this photo safari is for you!

Washington DC Photo Workshop - Half Day Details

Length: half day


9:40 am Saturday

9:40 am Wednesday

For a longer experience, please see the Washington DC Photo Workshop - Full Day


72 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. This tour does not have a hotel pick-up or drop-off. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

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Washington DC Photo Workshop - Half Day Description

These workshops teach participants the basics of how to take well-composed photos of people, famous buildings, monuments and memorials - travel photography skills you can use anywhere in the world!

Our photo workshop includes such architecturally diverse sites as the White House, Lafayette Square, the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam and Korean War Memorials, and Union Station where we talk about interior photography without flash or tripod.

The afternoon portion (Wednesdays only) includes the colorful Admas-Morgan neighborhood, the magnificent Washington National Cathedral, and the Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial across the Potomac River in Arlington VA.

Half-Day Washington DC Photo Workshop Itinerary

  • 9:30 am - Meet at Renwick Gallery, 17th St and Pennsylvania Ave NW (Metro Stops: Farragut North, Farragut West). Orientation. (On Wednesdays it begins at 9:45 am)
  • 10:00 am - Orientation on travel photography; Photo shoots: Lafayette Park, White House, Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
  • 11:00 am - Transportation to Einstein memorial, 22nd St and Constitution Ave NW. Photo shoots: Einstein Memorial, Vietnam Women's Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Reflecting Pool, Lincoln Memorial
  • 12:30 pm - Transportation to Union Station. Photo shoot: Union Station (exterior and interior), instruction on interior photography without flash or tripod. Final wrap-up, questions and answers
  • 1:00 pm - Photo safari ends at Union Station (Metro stop: Union Station)

OPTIONAL: lunch with safari instructor at Union Station.

Itinerary subject to change without notice, as new sites become available.

Your Expert Instructor and Guide: E. David Luria

E. David Luria is a professional commercial photographer specializing in architecture and landmarks. Trained in Paris by a protege of the famous French photographer Henri Cartier Bresson, he is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers, and his images of Washington DC have appeared in over 100 publications, on 30 magazine covers, and on postcards and guidebooks sold throughout the area. A member of the Society of Photographic Education, he serves as a photo study tour instructor for the Smithsonian Resident Associates, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Hasselblad USA Inc., and the Kreeger Museum. He has trained over 10,000 people in travel photography techniques through his Washington Photo Safaris, as featured on the NBC "TODAY" Show, in the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today, WHERE Magazine, on the Discovery Travel Channel, and on WTOP All-News Radio. Skilled amateurs and visiting professional photographers will appreciate Mr. Luria's detailled knowledge of all the best shooting sites in the DC area.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What Should I Bring? -- Adjustable cameras with wide-angle / telephoto lenses preferred, but any camera will do. Enough digital media or film for 70-80 images per half-day session. Safaris are conducted rain or shine.

What will I get? -- Designed for enthusiastic "point-and-shoot" photographers or skilled amateurs, for out-of-town visitors as well as for local residents, this unique photography workshop teaches such skills as:

  • Choosing best camera angles and lighting
  • Giving proper exposure to backlit subjects
  • Using the sky, trees, and foreground to enhance pictures
  • Eliminating "unsightly sights" from photographs
  • Posing friends or loved ones in front of famous landmarks
  • Using those doodads on your camera you've been afraid to try
  • Written tips on shooting postcard-quality photographs
  • Personalized instruction and post-safari photo critique

72 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. This tour does not have a hotel pick-up or drop-off. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

5.0 / 5
very helpful, I've been taking photographs for a number of years, and I learned several things I didnt know. Very helpful for beginners and seasoned photographers
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