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  • Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
  • Duration:  Varies

Confused by all the dials and menus of your camera? Would you like to get away from "auto" and learn to use all the features of your camera when you travel? This Washington DC photography workshop provides tips on architectural and travel photography, outdoor portraiture, and interior photography without flash by professional photographer E. David Luria., while taking you to the most popular monuments and historic buildings in Washington DC. Choose from a half-day or full-day session. This is a small group tour, to ensure a quality learning experience.


  • Choose from a half day or full day photographic tour of Washington DC
  • Capture Washington DC's iconic sights, like the White House, Vietnam Memorial, Washington National Cathedral and more
  • Gain instant feedback from a professional photographer as you take pictures
  • Get a 45-minute orientation on camera use and general photography
  • Explore the monuments and memorials on foot
  • This is a small group tour for individualized attention

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is a cool opportunity to learn about composition and camera settings from a professional photographer. You can take pictures of attractions including the Lincoln Memorial, the Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial and the stained-glass windows of the Washington National Cathedral.

What You Can Expect

Washington DC Photo Safari: Monuments and Memorials Tour

Learn how to take amazing photos!

Your Washington DC photo safari begins in the morning with a 45-minute orientation. Learn essential tips for capturing the best possible qualities in a photo, including aesthetic principles like composition and lighting. Master your shutter speed and F-stop with the assistance of your expert instructor, who will provide hands-on guidance. Whether you’re a novice, expert or even a hobbyist smartphone photographer, these tips will help make your great photos even better. This tour has a special appeal to people who love to take pictures but are hesitant to go out on their own and prefer the safety of a small (7-8 persons) group under the guidance of a professional photographer. Choose from a half-day or full-day tour.

Half-day option:
After your informative orientation, set out for the enchanting sights of Washington DC to test your new skills with your guide. Capture the morning light hitting the White House and Lafayette Park. Try snapping experimental angles of the the Albert Einstein, Lincoln Memorials and Vietnam Memorial. Take some action shots of Union Station as it gets busy right before lunch time. After the tour ends, continue with your new knowledge on your own photo safari.

Full-day option:
This option includes the same morning session as above, but after lunch at Union Station (own expense), continue to even more sights to hone your new skills. Drive to colorful and architecturally diverse Adams-Morgan neighborhood, as you try your hand at “right-brained” abstract photography. Continue on to the magnificent Washington National Cathedral (one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture anywhere in the USA). Here, you will learn how to photograph stained glass windows and church interiors and exteriors. Finally, you will end up at the Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial across the Potomac in Arlington VA, with its extraordinary postcard view of the monuments in Washington DC. Your tour ends with a real "piece de resistance", photographing the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the Capitol all aligned neatly in your viewfinder and shining in the afternoon sun.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

David, our tour guide and teacher, was excellent. I learned a lot about photography and we saw the sites as well. If you want to improve your enjoyment of your camera - this is a tour for you.



5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

My photo safari was beyond wonderful. I was looking forward to this tour so much and it was even better than I anticipated. The guide made the tour very interesting and informative and I learned photo techniques that I will use for the rest of my life.
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