I want to book a photo tour
Ready to book your photo tour? Great! Search for your excursion by date using our calendar page. Simply select the date you would like to use, and see the available tours on that date. Click register to claim your spot on that date, then keep an eye out for the confirmation email.
Q. What skill level photographer should attend the excursions?
A. Beginner photographers through amateur enthusiasts will find the tours informative and useful. The photo tours boil the many principles of photography down to 10 easy steps. This will give beginning photographers the tools to take great pictures and provide enthusiasts a helpful refresher. No matter your skill level, the narrated photo tour will provide a new appreciation for the DC area’s favorite destinations.
Q. Do I need a special kind of camera?
A. For our photography class, any camera will do. Having a fancy camera won’t make you a better photographer any more than having a fancy hammer will make you a better carpenter. The skill is in the person using the tool. Whether you have a point and shoot or the latest pro-sumer DSLR, you’ll learn to shoot with confidence.
Q. Can I bring a family member or friend?
Family and friends are always welcome to share your PhotoTour experience. You won’t have to abandon those who don’t share your interest in photography. The experience provides something for everyone. You will find our Friend and Family rate is inexpensive compared to other photography and walking tours around the city.
Q. What’s the difference between the Duo Rate and the Friends & Family Rate?
A. The Duo Rate allows you to register a second photographer at a savings. The Friends & Family rate allows you to bring a non photographer (someone without a camera) with you. See the Pricing page for more info.
Q. What will I need to bring with me on the photography trip?
A. A great attitude and an eagerness to learn are essential to maximizing your experience. You will want to pack a digital or film camera. We will spend most of our time walking, so it is best to wear comfortable shoes. To get the best pictures you might need to get low, which sometimes requires you to kneel or even lie on the ground. Wearing comfortable but durable clothes is also advised.
Q. What happens if it rains?
A. If we are expecting inclement weather, we will offer you the opportunity to reschedule. We communicate updates to registered attendees on the morning of the event.
Q. What is your refund policy?
A. We will refund purchased tickets if your request is at least seven calendar days before the Excursion. No refunds are provided for requests without seven days’ notice.
Q. Can I reschedule if something in my schedule changes?
A. We are happy to reschedule attendees with at least 72 hours notice.
Q. Can someone else use my ticket?
A. Sure. Your tickets are transferrable. Just let us know that you intend to share, so we can update our records.
Q. Can I book a private or group tour?
Q. Do you provide transportation to the photo tours?
A. No, our walking tours begin at a published starting point. All attendees are responsible for getting to the photo tour.