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3 Hour Monuments and Memorials Photo Safari

 Washington, DC
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Get outdoors and learn a few things about the beautiful art of photography. The Monuments and Memorials Photo Safari provides basic instruction on all aspects of travel photography. Learn about F-stops, shutter speeds, white balance, ISO settings, and reviews composition techniques for taking pictures of people and places. Get oriented and then off you go to build your portfolio. Walk the gardens of the Smithsonian's Arts and Industries Building and take in some amazing opportunities for breathtaking shots. Venture to the Carousel on the National Mall and to the Hirschhorn Sculpture Garden, all great subjects for photography. Time permitting, you will also photograph the new Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial on Independence Avenue.

Activity Highlights
  • Monuments and Memorials Photo Safari of DC
  • Learn how to use your camera outside, in the field, not in a classroom
  • 3 hour instructional photography workshop
  • Learn about f-stops, shutter speeds, white balance, and ISO settings
  • All cameras are accepted, even smartphones
  • Great for all ages 5+

Duration: 3 Hrs.

What's Included
  • Instructional materials on travel photography
What to bring
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera body and lenses
  • Extra charged camera battery
  • Extra memory cards
  • Face mask
  • ID
  • In an effort to provide the most accurate information regarding all COVID-19 measures, policies, restrictions, and requirements, please reach out to the provider prior to your activity/trip date.
  • Safari operates rain or shine. A separate itinerary is followed on rain or snow days, utilizing landmarks with unique photogenic interiors, such as The National Building Museum, Union Station, The National Postal Museum, The Lincoln Memorial, and the Jefferson Memorial.
  • This is not a tour, it is a photo workshop. The instructors are trained as professional photographers, not as tour guides. While you will see many of DC’s best sights, the main emphasis is on picture-taking technique. Instructors will provide as much historical information as possible so that you will be able to take pictures that bring out the meaning of the site.
  • Guests must bring their own camera equipment, camera bodies, and all lenses.
  • No children under the age of 5 years old to ensure workshop integrity.
  • There is a minimum of 4 guests for workshop to take place.
  • There is a maximum of 10 guests permitted.
Additional information
  • This safari involves about 1½ mile of slow, stop and go walking. All the areas you will visit are handicap accessible.
  • Safaris are available in English, French, or Spanish.
  • Restrooms are available throughout the activity.
  • Street parking is available for a fee.
  • Service animals are permitted.

1001 Independence Avenue SW, Washington DC

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3 Hour Monuments and Memorials Photo Safari

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about 7 years ago
I signed up for Washington Photo Safari to learn basic photography for my social media job at Honest Tea. I wanted to have fun doing it so i signed up and I...
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Austin G.
about 4 months ago
I signed up for a course at the Marine Corps Silent Drills. David was friendly, but there was no structure to the course at all. He basically explained...
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Sam C.
about 5 years ago
Sold as a tour for all skill levels. But if you know how to use your camera don't wast your money. He just walked around the tidal basin with the group....
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Roz M.
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