$39 for a Half-Day Photography Tour from PhotoTour DC

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

Value Discount You Save
$79 51% $40
Give as a Gift
Limited quantity available
Over 580 bought

In a Nutshell

  • Walking workshop tours
  • Variety of destinations
  • Post-excursion review
  • Take-home reference materials

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Feb 7, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Reservation required. 48hr cancellation notice required. Must bring camera. No cash back. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Before photography, the only way people could preserve their most treasured memories was by forcing everyone around them to stand completely still for days at a time. Pay homage to more mobile photography with today’s deal: for $39, you get a half-day, four-hour photography tour from PhotoTour DC (a $79 value). This Groupon is valid for any signature excursion, scheduled on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, or any specialty excursion priced at $79 or lower. Tourgoers must bring their own camera.

PhotoTour DC challenges its tourtakers to camera-capture the Washington, D.C. area, despite its overall lack of historical buildings, monuments, and other photo-worthy elements. Amble through the landscapes and landmarks on the tour of your choosing, espying sights such as the Lincoln Memorial, the melting-pot majesty of the Adams Morgan neighborhood, or the seaport-sanctuary sights of bayside Annapolis. Tours are led by a professional photographer, who will dispense both historical facts and helpful photography tips at each stop. For amateur aperture-wranglers, each PhotoTour DC tour begins with a comprehensive breakdown of “10 Steps to Great Pictures,” offering technical and aesthetic aspects of photography that will inspire travelers to snap memorable stills with their thinking caps on and their lens caps off.

After the last shutter has shuttered, tours regroup to review their aesthetic achievements with their hawk-eyed host. To fortify photographic futures, everyone also takes home complimentary cheat sheets and a FocalPoint DC newsletter, both of which are canvassed with area info, camera tricks, and photography tips, such as how to properly stand in front of the Washington Monument in a photo so that it appears you are balancing it on your finger.

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

Lynford was fabulous! He was so patient and great at explaining how to use the camera!
Jane B. · July 21, 2013
Excellent experience and good teaching.
B P. · June 30, 2013
Wonderful, instructive and a very pleasant way to spend a morning. I thoroughly enjoyed PhotoTour D.C. Thank you!
Tara F. · February 20, 2013
Merchant Location Map
  1. 1

    Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

    1455 K St. NW

    Washington, District of Columbia 20005

    Get Directions

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.