Tours & activities by Travora Media from Viator

  • Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
  • Duration: Varies
From USD $88.99

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Confused by all the dials and menus of your camera? Would you like to get away from "auto" and learn to use all the features of your camera when you travel? This Washington DC photography workshop with a professional photographer provides tips on architectural and travel photography, outdoor portraiture, and interior photography without flash, while taking in DC's most popular monuments and historic buildings. Choose from a half-day or full-day session on this small-group tour, limited to eight to ensure a quality learning experience.


  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Led by a professional photographer
Your half- or full-day Washington DC photo safari begins in the morning with a 45-minute orientation. Learn essential tips for capturing the best possible qualities in a photo, including aesthetic principles like composition and lighting. Master your shutter speed and F-stop with the assistance of your expert instructor, who will provide hands-on guidance.

Whether you’re a novice or expert, these tips will help make great photos even better.

Half-day option:After your informative orientation, set out for the enchanting sights of Washington DC to test your new skills with your guide. Capture the morning light hitting the White House and Lafayette Park. Try snapping experimental angles of the the Albert Einstein Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and Vietnam Memorial. Take some action shots of Union Station as it gets busy right before lunch time. After the tour ends, continue with your new knowledge on your own photo safari.

Full-day option:This option includes the same morning session as above, but after lunch at Union Station (own expense), continue to even more sights to hone your new skills. Drive 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, one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture anywhere in the US. Here, you will learn how to photograph stained-glass windows and church interiors and exteriors.
Finish up at the Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial across the Potomac in Arlington, VA, with its extraordinary postcard view of the monuments in Washington DC. Your tour ends with by photographing the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the Capitol, all aligned neatly in your viewfinder and shining in the afternoon sun.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from the Renwick Gallery, located at 1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW
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Return Details:
Half day tour ends at 1:15pm at Union Station
Full day tour ends at 5:15pm, at Rosslyn Metro (Blue/Orange Lines)

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Half Day Photo Safari Tour
Code: HALF

Take a half day tour, approximately 3.5 hours to the most popular monuments and historic buildings in Washington.

USD $88.99
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Full Day Photo Safari Tour
Code: FULL

Take a full day tour, approximately 7.5 hours to the most popular monuments and historic buildings in Washington.

USD $173.99
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Washington DC Photo Safari: Monuments and Memorials Tour

Monuments and Memorials Full Day Photo Safari

  • Transportation between locations
  • Instruction materials on travel photography
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup ad drop off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • 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
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • 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
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Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: NATALIE A, September 2016

This a great tour to learn all about your professional camera. He is very knowledgeable and teaches some of the tricks and angles to shoot your photos.

Reviewed by: James M, October 2015

We met David at the right time and place and started with an introduction to the principles of composition, planning your picture and camera technique. Delivered in a friendly and humorous manner David made us feel welcome and at ease. Going around the monuments David point out that using monochrome on the statues and getting in close really delivers those memorable pictures. Lunch at Union Station was a lesson in long exposure pictures plus knowing how to apply the white balance to interior pictures. Overall this was one of the best photographic tours that I have done as we had a local professional photographer delivering great tips and showing us parts of DC that we would not have known existed.