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Washington DC Photo Safari: Monuments and Memorials Tour provided by Washington Photo Safari

Washington DC Photo Safari: Monuments and Memorials Tour

Washington DC Photo Safari: Monuments and Memorials Tour
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from C$121.21 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
This half- or full-day Washington, DC photo safari begins in the morning with a 45-minute orientation. Whether shooting as a novice or an expert, learn essential tips for capturing the best in every image, regardless of the type of camera being used — from a high-end DSLR to a smartphone, tablet and anything in between. Learn how to properly compose a photo and how to shoot in all lighting conditions. Master shutter speed, F-stop, white balance, ISO settings and more, if applicable. The hands-on guidance during this opening session is worth the price of admission itself. But that’s only the beginning. Now it’s time to put this valuable knowledge into good practice. And what better subject matter than the world-famous memorials and monuments of our nation’s capital? On the half-day tour, capture the morning light as it shines on the White House and Lafayette Square. Experiment with a variety of angles while taking pictures of the Albert Einstein Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Then get some action shots of bustling Union Station as pedestrians hurriedly come and go just before lunch time. On the full-day tour, enjoy the same morning photo experience, then grab a bite to eat at Union Station (own expense). After lunch, drive to the US Botanic Gardens to capture flowers and plants in a greenhouse, and photograph the adjoining US Capitol building in the afternoon sun. The tour then goes on  to the colorful and architecturally diverse Adams-Morgan neighborhood, as you try your hand at abstract photography. Continue on to the magnificent Washington National Cathedral. Here, you will learn how to photograph stained-glass windows and church interiors and exteriors. After the tour, your instructor drops you off at the nearby Tenleytown Metro station.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3652FULL
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Transportation between locations • Instruction materials on travel photography
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks • Hotel pickup ad drop off
Departure details
1661 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA Renwick Gallery, 1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Massachusetts Avenue Northeast, Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC, USA under the clock in Main hall at union Station
Inclusions
Transportation between locations • Instruction materials on travel photography
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks • Hotel pickup ad drop off
Departure details
1661 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA Renwick Gallery, 1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Massachusetts Avenue Northeast, Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC, USA under the clock in Main hall at union Station
Return details
Massachusetts Avenue Northeast, Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC, USA under the clock in Main hall at union Station
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
There will be a 45-minute lunch break at Union Station (food and beverages are not included in price)
Tours depart in all weather conditions
There is a considerable amount of walking during this tour, and guests must be able to independently walk around the monuments and near the White House
Please include a contact phone number in the event the tour is canceled due to inclement weather Please include a contact phone number in the event the tour is canceled due to inclement weather
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
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FLRenteria
3 contributions
History in HD with David Luria
May 2021
I booked this for my husband, who has a nice camera but could never get off the "Auto" setting! He thoroughly enjoyed it and learned how to truly start using his camera the right way.
David made learning so enjoyable and interesting that the time just flew by. It was one of the highlights of our DC trip, and resulted in some great pictures to take home with us!
Written May 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ntwyo
Tempe, AZ3 contributions
Washington DC Photo Safari
Mar. 2020 • Solo
David is a great teacher. I would highly recommend him at any skill level. I am a beginner and he taught me so much about how to take photos and work my camera.
Written March 6, 2020
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Diane
1 contribution
If you live anywhere near DC, you need to do this. If you don't live near DC, you need to do this!
Sep. 2019
Living near DC, an iconic place to photograph AND having David Luria by your side is a winning combination. He not only makes suggestions on angels, composition, colors, lighting, etc., he also teaches you about aspects of your camera you may not have known. His decades of experience as a professional photographer shines through. Such a great tour by an amazing instructor. I would recommend this tour to anyone looking to improve skills or just enjoy DC monuments!
Written February 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We appreciate this review because it urges people who live in the Dc area to out and appreciate Dc through the lens of their camera! About 75% of our clients are local residents, many of who have never taken the time to smell the roses and see the sights in their own backyard. DC is a very photogenic city and we are proud to show it off to local residents and visitors alike
Written February 8, 2020
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Beerking1
King George, VA5 contributions
Great phography instruction, by an awesome guide!
Mar. 2019
David Luria is an outstanding tour guide and instructor. An excellent professional photographer and professional guide. He presents complicated photography instruction in a highly accessible and friendly manner, and provides interesting background on the objects of our photography while we are at it.
Written December 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
washphotosafari
We appreciate these comments. We feel that the more a person knows about the subject, the better their pictures can be. For example, knowing that the three soldiers in the Three Servicemen Statue who are looking at the Vietnam Memorial are seeing their own names on the wall helps to make one's pictures more dramatic.
Written December 10, 2019
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SunriseFitness
Potomac, MD205 contributions
Individual attention in small group photo safari of DC icons
Oct. 2019
I was expecting to join a bunch of photographers and was pleasantly surprised to find myself as one of a few, so we all got individual attention based on our skill level. I liked the handouts, the practical hands on learning, the expertise, and the DC National Mall subject matter.
Written November 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We try to give as much individual attention as possible to each of our clients. Photography is a very personal thing, everybody has a different skill level, we tailor our instruction to the neds of the client.
Written November 8, 2019
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BiHo
1 contribution
Learn more in one day than in years before with David
Oct. 2019
This was a great day: i learnt so much about photography, the right angle, the right composition, the right settings on my camera and what to avoid, but also saw Washington from an insider's view, and last but not least got to know some amazing pieces out of the great life story of David. I enjoyed every minute!
THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH! It was an inspirational day
Written November 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We appreciate this reviewer's comments. Washington is indeed a beautiful city, making it all the more easy to teach photography in such a lovely setting. David, who has been taking pictures since the age of 7, loves to share his joy of photography with his clients.
Written November 8, 2019
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Dina M
1 contribution
Fantastic way to see DC and learn how to take better photos!
Jun. 2019 • Family
My 14-year-old son and I took the class a week ago and it was a fantastic way to spend a half day. We learned so much about how to take better photographs and the hands-on format was great! David is very knowledgeable, patient. He is a great instructor! As someone who has lived in DC for 25+ years, it was a great way to see the monuments and learn a bit more about their history. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in photography and seeing a bit of DC!
Written July 2, 2019
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Michelle G
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Great Way to Learn and See the Sights!
Apr. 2019 • Solo
I'm a beginner and David was so great as a tour guide and teacher. He's very knowledgeable about different types of cameras and kept everyone involved while moving at a steady pace. He didn't rush anyone and answered questions thoroughly.
Written June 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
we appreciate this review. Over the last 20 years, we have developed good familiarity with the menus of most cameras and can help clients get the best use of the camera features. This particular safari, Monuments and memorials, gives clients a chance to test their skills on the most iconic memorials in DC, with help from a professional photographer looking over their shoulder as they take the pictures!
Written June 7, 2019
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CatarinaNo1
Washington DC, DC8 contributions
Great for beginners wanting to take better holiday pictures
Feb. 2019 • Couples
We still have a lot to learn about photography, but this photo safari was a great first lesson. We were a group of two. We started the safari sitting in a nearby coffee shop (to stay warm) and get the basics of shooting (aperture, F-stops, and speed). We tried out different settings inside and then set off to the Lincoln Monument, Korean War Memorial and Union Station. We were afforded some wonderful hands-on help with our photographs and came away feeling like we had gained some skills.
Written April 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jeff S
1 contribution
Great Fun With Your Camera
Mar. 2018 • Solo
If you are visiting DC this is a great way to see the sights and learn a little bit about your camera and take home some great memories. In my case, I live locally and I took a day off to see things about DC that I usually miss in the hectic day to day rush. So its also a great way for locals to take an afternoon and low down and relax! David is a great host and very personable and is willing to share his knowledge for photographers of all skill levels.
Written February 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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