PhotoTour New Orleans 2017
Mar
30
Apr 2

PhotoTour New Orleans 2017

Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez is the New Orleans rallying cry for Let the Good Times Roll. A New Orleans Experience is a multi-sensory treat of sights & sounds, tastes & aroma. This is a city you feel. Your challenge - tell the story with your photography.

Our New Orleans Experience lets you capture the culture, history, and energy of the Crescent City through a series of excursions that pair a photography instructor with a licensed local tour guide. This is a learning vacation like no other.

Photo Camp DC I - Photography
Jun
19
Jun 23

Photo Camp DC I - Photography

Turn your budding photographer loose this summer during our PhotoTour DC Teen Photo Camp and learning excursions.

Teens will learn photography principles through a combination of photo talks and practice in the field. Each day, there will be a photography lesson and preview of the day's adventure before we take off on our excursion. In the field, students work on the assignment of the day with coaching from a professional photographer. Feedback sessions of their best pictures will complete the learning cycle.

This is a summer camp that is sure to inspire beginning photographers and challenge aspiring professionals.

Photo Camp DC II - Videography
Jun
26
Jun 30

Photo Camp DC II - Videography

Turn your budding photographer loose this summer during our PhotoTour DC Teen Photo Camp and learning excursions.

Teens will learn video principles through a combination of photo talks and practice in the field. Each day, there will be a photography lesson and preview of the day's adventure before we take off on our excursion. In the field, students work on the assignment of the day with coaching from a professional photographer. Feedback sessions of their best pictures will complete the learning cycle.

This is a summer camp that is sure to inspire beginning photographers and challenge aspiring professionals.


Street photography workshop — Barracks Row to Eastern Market
Mar
12
11:00 am11:00

Street photography workshop — Barracks Row to Eastern Market

Join us in another historic Washington, DC neighborhood as we learn the art of street photography and street portraits.

We will start at Barracks Row and capture its Main Street charm, weave our way through some of the Capitol Hill neighborhoods, and finish at bustling Eastern Market. 

Come prepared to find plenty of photo ops and storytelling opportunities.

Moonlit Monuments
Mar
11
6:00 pm18:00

Moonlit Monuments

Washington might not have the reputation of the city that never sleeps, but as night falls, DC is awake, alive, and memorable in its own right. The majestic DC Icons stand peaceful and serene, bathed in a mixture of moonlight and the soft spotlights that illuminate them.

The monuments at night provide photography enthusiasts a perfect excursion to capture the other side of Washington. On our Moonlit Monuments Photo Tour, a professional photographer will lead you to DC's most memorable night sights. 

In small groups, you will learn how to photograph each of the Monuments using natural light. 

Learn Your DSLR II - Composition & Creativity
Jan
28
2:30 pm14:30

Learn Your DSLR II - Composition & Creativity

Your path to great pictures often starts when you master rules for effective composition and progresses when you teach yourself to see creatively. In the PhotoTour DC Composition & Creativity Photo Tour, we move beyond basic composition rules to give you a more comprehensive set of tools to create memorable images.  

Learn Your DSLR I - Exposure & Shooting Modes
Jan
28
12:00 pm12:00

Learn Your DSLR I - Exposure & Shooting Modes

Learn Your DSLR I is a photography workshop on essential skills of great photography. Our focus in part 1 will be on exposure and metering. We will also start with a brief introduction to your DSLR.

This will be a workshop with instruction, opportunities for you to practice what we learned, and lots of feedback while you are shooting. Bring your cameras and your questions.

Dec
3
5:00 pm17:00

Moonlit Monuments - 12-3-16

Washington might not have the reputation of the city that never sleeps, but as night falls, DC is awake, alive, and memorable in its own right. 

The monuments at night provide photography enthusiasts a perfect excursion to capture the other side of Washington. On our Moonlit Monuments Photo Tour, a professional photographer will lead you to DC's most memorable night sights. 

Oct
6
Oct 9

PhotoTour New Orleans Fall 2016

Our PhotoTour New Orleans lets you capture the culture, history and energy of the Crescent City through a series of excursions that pair a photography instructor with a licensed local tour guide. This is a learning vacation like no other.

Sep
24
6:30 pm18:30

Moonlit Monuments

Washington might not have the reputation of the city that never sleeps, but as night falls, DC is awake, alive, and memorable in its own right. The majestic DC Icons stand peaceful and serene, bathed in a mixture of moonlight and the soft spotlights that illuminate them.

The monuments at night provide photography enthusiasts a perfect excursion to capture the other side of Washington. On our Moonlit Monuments Photo Tour, a professional photographer will lead you to DC's most memorable night sights. 

In small groups, you will learn how to photograph each of the Monuments using natural light. 

Aug
14
2:00 pm14:00

Learn your DSLR at DC Icons

Everything you need to know to get off auto, take control of your camera, and shoot with confidence. 

On our PhotoTour Excursion, we will see familiar landmarks like the Albert Einstein Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Korean War Memorial. You will get the must-have shots that define the city and the unique perspectives that showcase your creativity.

Aug
13
7:30 pm19:30

Moonlit Monuments

Washington might not have the reputation of the city that never sleeps, but as night falls, DC is awake, alive, and memorable in its own right. The majestic DC Icons stand peaceful and serene, bathed in a mixture of moonlight and the soft spotlights that illuminate them.

The monuments at night provide photography enthusiasts a perfect excursion to capture the other side of Washington. On our Moonlit Monuments Photo Tour, a professional photographer will lead you to DC's most memorable night sights. 

Jul
25
Jul 29

Photo Camp DC 2016

Turn your budding photographer loose this summer during our PhotoTour DC Teen Photo Camp and learning excursions.

Teens will learn photography principles through a combination of photo talks and practice in the field. Each day, there will be a photography lesson and preview of the day's adventure before we take off on our excursion. In the field, students work on the assignment of the day with coaching from a professional photographer. Feedback sessions of their best pictures will complete the learning cycle.

Jul
16
9:00 am09:00

Street Photography Workshop — Barracks Row to Eastern Market

Join us in another historic Washington, DC neighborhood as we learn the art of street photography and street portraits.

We will start at Barracks Row and capture its Main Street charm, weave our way through some of the Capitol Hill neighborhoods, and finish at bustling Eastern Market. 

Come prepared to find plenty of photo ops and storytelling opportunities.

Jun
16
Jun 17

Learn your DSLR at DC Icons

Everything you need to know to get off auto, take control of your camera, and shoot with confidence. 

On our PhotoTour Excursion, we will see familiar landmarks like the Albert Einstein Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Korean War Memorial. You will get the must-have shots that define the city and the unique perspectives that showcase your creativity.

Jun
5
9:00 am09:00

Natural Light Macro Photography Workshop (Meetup event)

Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens preserves a plethora of rare water lilies and lotuses in the cultivated ponds near the river. The park rangers tell me we should be able to see some in blossom in early June. Learn your macro photography skills and come back in late June for peak bloom season.

Jun
4
8:00 pm20:00

Moonlit Monuments Photo Tour

Washington might not have the reputation of the city that never sleeps, but as night falls, DC is awake, alive, and memorable in its own right. The majestic DC Icons stand peaceful and serene, bathed in a mixture of moonlight and the soft spotlights that illuminate them.

The monuments at night provide photography enthusiasts a perfect excursion to capture the other side of Washington. On our Moonlit Monuments Photo Tour, a professional photographer will lead you to DC's most memorable night sights. 

May
14
7:30 pm19:30

Moonlit Monuments Photo Tour

Washington might not have the reputation of the city that never sleeps, but as night falls, DC is awake, alive, and memorable in its own right. The majestic DC Icons stand peaceful and serene, bathed in a mixture of moonlight and the soft spotlights that illuminate them.

The monuments at night provide photography enthusiasts a perfect excursion to capture the other side of Washington. On our Moonlit Monuments Photo Tour, a professional photographer will lead you to DC's most memorable night time sights. 

May
14
2:00 pm14:00

Learn your DSLR at DC Icons

Everything you need to know to get off auto, take control of your camera, and shoot with confidence. 

On our PhotoTour Excursion, we will see familiar landmarks like the Albert Einstein Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Korean War Memorial. You will get the must-have shots that define the city and the unique perspectives that showcase your creativity.

Apr
17
8:30 am08:30

Learn your DSLR at DC Icons

Everything you need to know to get off auto, take control of your camera, and shoot with confidence. 

On our PhotoTour Excursion, we will see familiar landmarks like the Albert Einstein Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Korean War Memorial. You will get the must-have shots that define the city and the unique perspectives that showcase your creativity.

Apr
9
7:00 pm19:00

Moonlit Monuments Photo Tour

Washington might not have the reputation of the city that never sleeps, but as night falls, DC is awake, alive, and memorable in its own right. The majestic DC Icons stand peaceful and serene, bathed in a mixture of moonlight and the soft spotlights that illuminate them.

The monuments at night provide photography enthusiasts a perfect excursion to capture the other side of Washington. On our Moonlit Monuments Photo Tour, a professional photographer will lead you to DC's most memorable night time sights. 

Mar
31
Apr 3

PhotoTour New Orleans 2016

Our PhotoTour New Orleans lets you capture the culture, history and energy of the Crescent City through a series of excursions that pair a photography instructor with a licensed local tour guide. This is a learning vacation like no other.

Mar
19
Mar 20

Cherry Blossom Peak Week Photo Tours 2016

Let’s face it, no one wants to go on a Cherry Blossom Photo Tour when you only see buds or branches. We want blossoms. Lots of them. Pink and puffy.

That’s why in 2016, PhotoTour DC is holding Cherry Blossom Peak Week Photo Tours - where I guarantee you will be photographing blossoms.

Dec
26
6:00 pm18:00

Zoo Lights Photo Tour

 

Join me for a walking workshop where we learn to master the principles of night photography with holiday lights

 

ABOUT THE LOCATION:

The National Zoo is transformed this holiday season with more than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights, turning the zoo into a virtual winter wonderland. Lit animal silhouettes, musical light displays, and a new garden scene light sculpture make for truly magical sights...and great photo opportunities.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What are the principles of night photography?
  • How do you get the best photos of holiday lights?
  • What is the best way to compose scenes where the lights tell a story?
  • How will we get shots of the lights without capturing distracting crowds?
 
Nov
8
9:00 am09:00

Dupont Circle & The Art of Street Photography

ABOUT THE LOCATION:

From Henri Cartier-Bresson’s decisive moments to today’s mobile phone paparazzi postings, photographers have been finding art on the vibrant streets of our cities. Enter Dupont Circle, a cosmopolitan mix of historic homes, ethnic restaurants, art galleries...and best of all, an incredible diversity of people.

We will document life from the Samuel Francis DuPont Memorial Fountain and surrounding park, up Connecticut Avenue and through the historic neighborhood side streets. You can expect everything from musicians to chess players and maybe, a snowball fight. You never know what to expect or where our decisive moments will unfold.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How do you choose a good scene on a busy downtown street?
  • How do you get great shots in stealth mode?
  • What techniques can you use to break the ice and get portraits of strangers?
  • What are the steps for good storytelling of street scenes?
  • What composition techniques can you use for more impactful street pictures?
  • What are the legal and ethical considerations when photographing strangers?

 

MORE BENEFITS 

  • Maximum instructor to student ration of 1:12
  • Individual coaching as you work on your techniques
  • Post your photos on our Alumni Blog
 

Register now

Nov
7
1:00 pm13:00

Composition & Creativity Photo Tour

Join me for a workshop where I teach you how to see creatively and master composition.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

Your path to great pictures often starts when you master rules for effective composition and progresses when you teach yourself to see creatively. In the Composition & Creativity Photo Tour, we move beyond basic composition rules to give you a more comprehensive set of tools to create memorable images.

 

YOU WILL ALSO LEARN:

• How to see creatively.

• What exercises & drills can you use to stimulate your imagination for more creative photographs.

• How do you develop your own unique vision?

• Where can you find inspiration?

You will leave the workshop with tools you can use to improve your photography immediately and an assignment to help you bring your learning to life. 

 

OTHER BENEFITS:

Full lesson on composition & creativity

Individual coaching as you work on your techniques 

E-mail after the photo tour with notes on the principles covered during instruction 

 
Oct
17
3:00 pm15:00

Mastering Natural Light

 
Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.
— George Eastman
 

Join me for a walking workshop where we learn to master natural light, manual exposure, & white balance


 

Photography pioneer and founder of Eastman Kodak proclaimed the importance of light almost a century ago. What does that mean for us today?

There are five ways to evaluate light. If you understand them, you can go into any situation, evaluate your available light and adjust your camera to compensate or enhance your light source.

You'll be surprised how much your photos will improve when you understand how to master natural light

 

IS THIS FOR ME?

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Camera types: DSLR

PRICE

$79

 ABOUT THE LOCATION:

FDR Memorial to Jefferson Memorial

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How do you evaluate natural light sources?
  • How do you redirect or diffuse light to improve its quality?
  • How do you use your Through The Lens meter or external meter to determine correct exposure?
  • How do your shoot in Manual mode with confidence?
  • Create custom white balance setting?

MORE BENEFITS

  • Maximum instructor to student ration of 1:12
  • Individual coaching as you work on your techniques
  • E-book after the photo tour with the principles covered during instruction
  • Post your photos on our Alumni Blog

REGISTER NOW

Oct
17
9:00 am09:00

Learn your DSLR at the DC Icons

 

Listen to the overview

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: BEGINNER

Camera types: Compact (P&S), Entry level DSLR

Suggested Learning Path: 

  • After: Composition & Creativity in Annapolis, Abstracts & Architecture in Adams Morgan, Signature Excursion II: Mastering Metering & Manual Exposure 

 

About the location:

From the monument to the 16th president to the granite wall that bears the names of service members who perished in the Vietnam War, these are the places you want to capture when you visit Washington, DC. The Icons are known as the symbols of the Nation’s Capital and are instantly recognizable around the world. On our PhotoTour Excursion, we will see familiar landmarks like the Albert Einstein Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Korean War Memorial. You will get the must-have shots that define the city and the unique perspectives that showcase your creativity. We will weave through four to five locations, and you will enjoy leaving with the best of the Washington, DC, Icons in your portfolios.

 

What you will learn:

  • How to get off of Automatic setting
  • What do all the other shooting mode options mean?
  • How would you get perfect exposure?
  • What composition techniques can you use for more impactful pictures?
  • Tips for great travel photography pictures.
  • How do you capture memorable photos of people
  • How do you create impact with your photo?

 

More benefits

  • Maximum instructor to student ration of 1:10
  • Individual coaching as you work on the techniques
  • E-book after photo tour with the principles covered during instruction
  • Post your photos on the Alumni Blog

 

 

Register now and save through Monday Sept. 28

Oct
10
6:30 pm18:30

Moonlit Monuments Photo Tour

 

Learn night photography in Washington, DC

Washington might not have the reputation of the city that never sleeps, but as night falls, DC is awake, alive, and memorable in its own right. The majestic DC Icons stand peaceful and serene, bathed in a mixture of moonlight and the soft spotlights that illuminate them.

The monuments at night provide photography enthusiasts a perfect excursion to capture the other side of Washington. On our Moonlit Monuments Photo Tour, a professional photographer will lead you to DC's most memorable night time sights. 

In small groups, you will learn how to photograph each of the Monuments using natural light. 

 

What you will learn

  • How the camera captures exposure and why it doesn't work well at night;
  • What settings give you the best results and why they worked best;
  • How you override your camera to capture perfect exposure;
  • How to use your autofocus even in the dark; and
  • Composition ideas for great night photos.

I personally helped each person set up their camera. I was always close by to answer questions and show how they could use the principles themselves.

Your photo tour will begin at the haunting faces of the Korean War Memorial and continue in the majestic presence of the Lincoln Memorial. We will wander down to the World War II Memorial to explore the many ways to showcase its grandeur. 

Bring your Digital SLRs and tripods on this photo tour, as you will need the flexibility to capture the best of DC at night.

 

Register now

Sep
6
7:30 pm19:30

Moonlit Monuments 9-6-15

Washington might not have the reputation of the city that never sleeps, but as night falls, DC is awake, alive, and memorable in its own right. The majestic DC Icons stand peaceful and serene, bathed in a mixture of moonlight and the soft spotlights that illuminate them.

The monuments at night provide photography enthusiasts a perfect excursion to capture the other side of Washington. On our Moonlit Monuments Photo Tour, a professional photographer will lead you to DC's most memorable night time sights. 

In small groups, you will learn how to photograph each of the Monuments using natural light. 

Your photo tour will begin at the haunting faces of the Korean War Memorial and continue in the majestic presence of the Lincoln Memorial. We will wander down to the World War II Memorial to explore the many ways to showcase its grandeur. 

Bring your Digital SLRs and tripods on this photo tour, as you will need the flexibility to capture the best of DC at night.

 
Sep
6
9:00 am09:00

Dupont Circle Street Photography

Dupont Circle & The Art of Street Photography 

 

About the location:

From Henri Cartier-Bresson’s decisive moments to today’s mobile phone paparazzi postings, photographers have been finding art on the vibrant streets of our cities. Enter Dupont Circle, a cosmopolitan mix of historic homes, ethnic restaurants, art galleries...and best of all, an incredible diversity of people.

We will document life from the Samuel Francis DuPont Memorial Fountain and surrounding park, up Connecticut Avenue and through the historic neighborhood side streets. You can expect everything from musicians to chess players and maybe, a snowball fight. You never know what to expect or where our decisive moments will unfold.

 

What you will learn:

  • How do you choose a good scene on a busy downtown street?
  • How do you get great shots in stealth mode?
  • What techniques can you use to break the ice and get portraits of strangers?
  • What are the steps for good storytelling of street scenes?
  • What composition techniques can you use for more impactful street pictures?
  • What are the legal and ethical considerations when photographing strangers?

 

More benefits 

  • Maximum instructor to student ration of 1:12
  • Individual coaching as you work on your techniques
  • Post your photos on our Alumni Blog
 

Register now

Aug
23
3:00 pm15:00

Mastering Natural Light Photo Tour

Mastering Natural Light Photo Tour

August 23, 2015
3 pm - 6 pm

 
Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.
— George Eastman
 


Join me for a walking workshop where we learn to master natural light, manual exposure, & white balance


Photography pioneer and founder of Eastman Kodak proclaimed the importance of light almost a century ago. What does that mean for us today?

There are five ways to evaluate light. If you understand them, you can go into any situation, evaluate your available light and adjust your camera to compensate or enhance your light source.

You'll be surprised how much your photos will improve when you understand how to master natural light

 

IS THIS FOR ME?

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Camera types: DSLR

 

PRICE

$79

 

 ABOUT THE LOCATION:

FDR Memorial to Jefferson Memorial

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How do you evaluate natural light sources?
  • How do you redirect or diffuse light to improve its quality?
  • How do you use your Through The Lens meter or external meter to determine correct exposure?
  • How do your shoot in Manual mode with confidence?
  • Create custom white balance setting?
 

MORE BENEFITS

  • Maximum instructor to student ration of 1:12
  • Individual coaching as you work on your techniques
  • E-book after the photo tour with the principles covered during instruction
  • Post your photos on our Alumni Blog
 

Register now

Jul
26
2:00 pm14:00

Composition & Creativity Photo Tour - Adams Morgan

 

Stop taking pictures and start creating art with our Composition + Creativity Photo Tour

$79

Level of Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate

Camera types: All

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

Your path to great pictures often starts when you master rules for effective composition and progresses when you teach yourself to see creatively. In the PhotoTour DC Composition & Creativity Photo Tour, we move beyond basic composition rules to give you a more comprehensive set of tools to create memorable images.

 

YOU WILL ALSO LEARN:

  • How to see creatively.
  • What exercises can you use to stimulate your imagination for more creative photographs.
  • How do you develop your own unique vision?
  • Where can you find inspiration?

You will leave the workshop with tools you can use to improve your photography immediately and an assignment to help you bring your learning to life.

 

ABOUT THE LOCATION

History, culture and diversity all converge in Washington, DC’s trendy Adams Morgan neighborhood. The area, which derives its name from two formerly segregated schools in the 1950s, is now the heart of the DC’s ethnic culture. Immigrants from Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean infuse the streets with music, restaurants, shops and artifacts from homes on distant shores.

Adams Morgan is an excellent location for abstract and macro photography. The architecture of 19th and 20th century row houses as well as the vibrant colors and distinct textures give you plenty of opportunities from which to choose. The street life exudes an energy that is evident at all times of the day and night and provides an ever-present challenge to capture just a hint of it in your frame. 

 

MORE BENEFITS:

  •  Maximum instructor to student ration of 1:10
  •  Individual coaching as you work on your techniques
  •  E-book after the photo tour with the principles covered during instruction
  •  Post your photos on our Alumni Blog