Photo Tour Excursions

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Students venture away from their cameras' auto settings and gain confidence to snap arresting images at locales across the capital

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Photographers use fancy terms, such as shutter speed, metering, and clicky metal box that makes time be still. Freeze the fourth dimension like a pro with this Groupon.

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  • $49 for a four-hour instructional photo tour and sightseeing excursion for one (a $99 value)
  • $89 for a four-hour instructional photo tour and sightseeing excursion for two (a $178 value)

Tours are Saturdays and Sundays, with specific tours, meeting places, times, and dates listed on the calendar. Each tour not only ventures to different capital locales but also focuses on different learning objectives for students to practice.

Some of the tours include the Washington, DC Icons tour, on which students learn about exposures and how to use manual settings in front of landmarks like the Lincoln Memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The streets in front of historic homes and ethnic restaurants provide a bustling tableau for the Dupont Circle & The Art of Street Photography tour. Lenses snag still frames of anchors, ropes, and sails during the Annapolis Tour, or take in the diverse colors and textures of the row houses on the Adams Morgan tour.

PhotoTour DC

Lynford Morton doesn't like to be called an instructor. Instead, he prefers photo coach. To Lynford, coaching more accurately describes his process of giving advice and support and boosting confidence in photographers as they actively snap shots of their subjects. His teaching method sticks to this sports analogy, as he first forms a foundation of photography principles—a playbook of sort. Then during hands-on sessions, photographers practice using techniques and calling audibles to get clouds into the right position. Since Lynford keeps most classes at a ratio of 1 to 12 or fewer, he can guide students with tips or illustrate a point with a teaching app on his iPad.

Lynford has always loved to tell stories with pictures. His father, a self-taught photographer from a village on St. Kitts, fueled Lynford's passion at an early age—which he later bridged with a photojournalism college major and a career in public relations. Now, he walks the historic streets of DC each weekend with troops of eager photographers anxious to tell their own visual stories.

Customer Reviews

Wonderful, instructive and a very pleasant way to spend a morning. I thoroughly enjoyed PhotoTour D.C. Thank you!
Tara F. · February 20, 2013
A very helpful and informational tour on photography.
Jessica E. · February 19, 2013
great information and fun!
Steve P. · January 17, 2013

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