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Washington Photo Safari @ 5114 Ritchie Rd #644, Bealeton, VA , USA, Bealeton, VA

Capture the majesty of Washington, DC's iconic monuments as they come to life under the night sky. Join us for a guided photo tour that will teach you essential nighttime photography techniques and help you achieve postcard-quality images of the Nation's Capital. Don't miss this opportunity to create stunning, black-and-white photographs that truly capture the meaning of each memorial and statue.

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DC At Night By Smartphone

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Capture the beauty of Washington, D.C.'s famous monuments at night with your smartphone. Join this special photo safari and learn how to take stunning nighttime pictures using the latest smartphone technology. Explore the illuminated US Capitol, White House, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and more in this unforgettable photography experience.

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Library of Congress

Washington Photo Safari @ 5114 Ritchie Rd #644, Bealeton, VA , USA, Bealeton, VA

Explore the stunning interiors and exteriors of a historic landmark in the nation's capital on this architectural photography adventure. Immerse yourself in the artistry of the Library of Congress and learn expert techniques for capturing its beauty. Limited spots are available for this exclusive experience.

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Street Photography & the Art of Seeing at the National Monuments

Washington Photo Safari @ 5114 Ritchie Rd #644, Bealeton, VA , USA, Bealeton, VA

Discover storytelling through street photography and explore iconic monuments in Washington, DC. Join Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Essdras Suarez in this immersive workshop that will teach you how to capture compelling images and convey powerful narratives with your camera. Unleash your creativity and see the world in a whole new light with this unique photography experience.

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DC By Day: A Smartphone User’s Paradise

Washington Photo Safari @ 5114 Ritchie Rd #644, Bealeton, VA , USA, Bealeton, VA

Capture the beauty of Washington DC's iconic memorials with your smartphone on this photo safari. Learn the best techniques for taking stunning pictures and creating share-worthy images of the city.

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Library of Congress Open House at the Main Reading Room

Explore the opulence of the Library of Congress' Main Reading Room on a photography excursion in Washington, D.C. Capture stunning architectural shots and discover the secrets of interior photography with our team's expert guidance. Don't miss the chance to photograph the priceless Stradivarius Violin, Viola, and Cello on display in its exhibit rooms.

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  • 16 and older
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  • 5114 Ritchie Rd #644, Bealeton, VA , USA, Bealeton, VA
  • 2 hours & 30 minutes

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What you'll learn in this on location photography class:

Its ornate interiors and grand staircases, gold-colored ceilings and arches, interspersed with statuary and paintings, are as magnificent as any structure you will find in Europe.

On Thursday evenings, the Library of Congress opens its magnificent Main Reading Room to share information about how the public can access the Library’s resources year-round, and we will be allowed to take photographs inside this most spectacular part of the Library of Congress giving you a chance to see that whole venue from the ground up!

Prior to entering the Reading Room, Washington Photo Safari founder E. David Luria will provide tips and techniques for interior architectural photography. We will concentrate first on the Reading Room and then if the rooms are open, move from the Reading Room to photograph the Great Hall and the Main Reading from above, looking down. We will then go outside and photograph the building exterior with its statuary and fountains. Emphasis will be placed on composition and lighting.

Provided that the rooms are open, we will also get to photograph the multi-million-dollar Stradivarius Violin, Viola and Cello that are on display in one of the exhibit rooms during this safari.

What to bring:

  • Camera
  • Extra charged battery
  • Extra memory cards
  • Weather appropriate clothing

Refund Policy

  • Cancellations must be made in writing via email at least 10 business days prior to Safari date to [email protected]
  • Cancellations received 9 business days or more in advance of Safari date receive a refund of 75% of the amount paid.
  • No refund is made for cancellations received less than 9 business days before the Safari date.

Washington Photo 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.

In the event that an instructor or the school needs to cancel last minute, students will receive a refund less a 5% non refundable registration fee.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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