May 15 - 18, 2020

May 14 - 17, 2021

Travel, Landscape, Nature,  Architecture Photography


  1. -4 Days

  2. -Only 4-8 Guests

  3. -Photographer | Guide

  4. -4 or 5 Star Hotel

  5. -Breakfasts

  6. -2 Dinners

  7. -Local Transportation



Washington DC

Monuments, Memorials, Gardens, Capitol Building and more


Capture the essence and magic of the nations capital.

Washington DC Photo Adventure Vacations – Inspire, Create and Learn.

There really isn’t quite another city in the world like Washington D.C. With its iconic landmarks and famous sites, Washington D.C. is an ideal place to appreciate the history of America while improving your skills in travel, fine art, long exposure and cityscape photography.

Photographic opportunities include the National Mall, otherwise known as the Nation’s front lawn – home to a bevy of incredible sights, including the Washington Monument, the Smithsonian, and our U.S. Capitol. Also is the grand Tidal Basin, the central site of the famous cherry blossoms that bloom every spring, and the Jefferson Memorial and newly erected Martin Luther King Memorial. Other fantastic sights include the Library of Congress, one of the most beautiful interior spaces in the world, the Lincoln Memorial, and the White House. DC also offers exceptionally beautiful parks, including Rock Creek Park, The National Arboretum, as well as US Botanical Gardens Conservatory. The war memorials are stunning to photograph (even in the winter snow). These include the Iwo Jima Memorial (otherwise known as the Marine Corps Memorial, Air Force Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and the Vietnam War Memorial. There is just so much to enjoy and photograph in this city!

This adventure is designed not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light, but also to aid you in mentally visualizing a scene before capturing the decisive moment. Our aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity. 

In addition, you will become knowledgeable on how to survey the landscape, utilize and approach your environment, and photograph people and events within the city. Our time together will include individual and group discussions, inspiring ideas and great fun. We cannot think of a better location to express your creativity than the nations capital, Washington, D.C.


Group Size

4-8 Guests

Experience | Difficulty

Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro photographers

DSLR, mirrorless, compact or iPhone cameras

Busy schedule

Travel by transit and taxi

Minimal elevation changes and a moderate amount of walking

(non-photographers also welcome)

Photographer | Guides

Chase Guttman  May 15-18, 2020

Chase Guttman  May 14-17, 2021

Weather | Sun

May - Temps 67/47 F  19/8 C  Sunrise 6:32 | Sunset 7:46 (19:46)

September - Temps 68/51 F  20/10 C  Sunrise 7:19 | Sunset 6:30 (18:30)


Travel, landscape, architecture and nature photography

Professional photographer | guide

Photo walks & discussions

Small group size (4-8 guests)

4 or 5 star hotel


2 Dinners

Local transportation


Washington DC - W Hotel, Willard InterContinental, Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square or similar

Travel Information

Arrival & Departure Airports: Reagan National Airport (DCA) - Transfer to hotel: 25 min

Dulles International Airport (IAD) - Transfer to hotel: 45 min

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport - Transfer to hotel: 45 min

Our adventure begins at 11 AM on the first day and ends at noon on the last day.

Travel Visa: A visa may be required depending on your nationality. Go to Visa Map to find out.

Helpful Links

> Washington DC Cherry Blossoms - by Navin Sarma



Photo Adventure Vacation | May 15-18, 2020:  $3,895

Photo Adventure Vacation | May 14-17, 2020:  $4,195

Single Supplement:  $500

(Optional) Early Arrival Hotel Room:  $400

(Optional) Late Departure Hotel Room:  $400

Deposit:  $1000


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*All prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Please select single occupancy for a private room. For your convenience we offer optional early arrival and late departure accommodations so you can extend your stay before or after the trip. We typically stay in boutique hotels in the 4-star category. Not all destinations offer these types of properties. We look for unique hotels which offer cultural, historic and/or authentic features. Depending on the size of the group, smaller boutique hotels may have limited room inventory. In some countries or in remote locations, we may be limited to lodges or branded chain hotels. Breakfast is included only if included in our room rates.


Day 1 | National Mall - Washington Monument - US Capital

After meeting at our hotel, we head to the National Mall – home of the most iconic structure in Washington, D.C., the Washington Monument. Witnessing this 555 ft. marble obelisk, commemorating our first President, is something that every visitor to Washington, D.C. must do. We will then walk west towards the world-renown Smithsonian Institution and its starkly colored red brick exterior. We will end the day at another classic structure, the U.S. Capitol. Before day’s end, we will have explored its beautiful grounds, including Lower Senate Park with its elegant fountains and the Capitol Reflecting Pool. After we celebrate with our “Welcome Dinner” at a favorite DC restaurant. (D)

Day 2 | Vietnam Memorial - Lincoln Memorial - Capital Gardens

Day 2 begins before dawn, when we will head to witness more of Washington, D.C.’s most well known memorials. We will shoot the sunrise at the Vietnam Memorial, where the mirrored surface reflects the colors of morning with beautiful radiance. We then will explore the surrounding area, including the Lincoln Memorial – the nation’s most visited park – taking note and capturing the beautiful architecture inside and out. We will also visit surrounding sites, including the Capitol Gardens and the Korean War Memorial. With so many beautiful sights in one area, we won’t go far for sunset – as we will capture the setting sun over the WWII Memorial and with the dramatic backdrop of the Washington Monument. (B)

Day 3 | Jefferson Memorial - White House

On day 3, we will head to the beautiful Tidal Basin, where the city’s water acts as a mirror for the sunrise over the Jefferson Memorial. We will continue to explore the Tidal Basin area, including the Franklin Delano Roosevelt memorial and its set of intricate fountains, and the newly erected Martin Luther King Memorial with its dramatic stone structures. We will wander slightly off of the water to the DC War Memorial, a beautiful if forgotten site but popular for engagements and weddings. Then we will head to the home of the President of the United States, the White House before sunset back at the Tidal Basin. After a long day, we head back to our hotel and end the evening with a wonderful “Farewell Dinner.” remembering all the great experiences throughout the week. (B) (D)

Day 4 | Arlington Cemetery - Military Memorials

On day 4, we will travel across the river to Arlington, where a bevy of the most well known memorials have been erected. We will capture the sunrise at the Iwo Jima Memorial, which faces eastward to the Washington, D.C. skyline of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and U.S. Capitol in line. We then head south towards the Netherlands Carillion, which offers a beautiful bed of tulips in the spring and an even better view over the Potomac to the Washington, D.C. skyline. We will travel by taxi to the Air Force Memorial, a newer structure but undoubtedly one of the most dramatic memorials in the city with its stainless steel spires pointed upward in the “Missing Man Formation”. We conclude the workshop at the Arlington Cemetery, where headstones of the most important soldiers lay amongst mature trees and rolling hills. (B)

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  Options and Benefits

Private Guided Tours & Adventures

We offer amazing private guided photo adventures, cultural tours and vacations for individuals, couples, families and groups. We can customize any of our published adventures, as well as others, to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. This may include the finest 5-star accommodations, business-class travel, and private guides and fixers who are able to make the impossible possible. If you are not interested in a photo-centric vacation, but you love our approach to private travel, we will be happy to design and deliver an amazing adventure focused on travel, culture and cuisine. Click here to request a quote. Feel free to call us at 1-888-834-0288 or contact us for more information.

Travel Insurance

We offer travel insurance through Travelex. The cost for travel insurance can be as low as 4% of the total trip cost, depending upon age and other factors. Knowing you have trip cancellation coverage can make a big difference should you have to cancel for some unforeseen reason. Travelex Insurance Services is a BBB Accredited business with an A+ rating. Click here to get a free quote.

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Gift Certificates

Give someone you know a Gift Certificate, good toward any of our Photo Adventures, Photo Tours, Private Guided Tours, Online Courses, Prints or Merchandize. Our beautifully personalized eGift Certificates are delivered to you electronically. They are fully transferable and have a 2 year expiration date. They are available in any amount from $100 to $5000. It makes a great gift for anyone who loves photography, travel or adventure. Order now, or email for more information.

Private Online Lightroom & Photoshop Tutorials

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We offer private online Lightroom and Photoshop photo editing tutorials for individuals who would like to improve their post-processing skills. Each is customized to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. We provide you with one-on-one discussions using online connectivity. Many of our Photo Adventure guests select our online post-processing as an extension to their trip. Click here for more information.

Combination Tours

You can SAVE by combining two or more back-to-back photo adventures. Call us at 1-888-834-0288 or contact us for more information.

Loyalty Club**

All registered guests on 6 day or longer Photo Adventures are automatically enrolled in our Loyalty Club. You will receive a $200 discount on your next Photo Adventure. After attending just 3 Photo Adventures, you’ve reached “Gold” status and a $300 discount good toward future Photo Adventures. After attending 6 Photo Adventures, you’ve reached “Elite” status and a $500 discount good toward future Photo Adventures. Elite status guests also receive other benefits such as additional discounts, special offers, room upgrades (when available), and more. Click here to learn more.

**LOYALTY CLUB: Loyalty discounts only apply to 6 day or longer Photo Adventures. The discount is applied to the Photo Adventure fee when booked directly through our website, and cannot be added to or combined with any “pay in full”, “pay in advance” or “discounted specials”. This discount cannot be combined with any other offer. Your discount will be applied to your final payment. Only one discount per person, per adventure. This discount has no cash value. Polar Adventures are excluded from this offer. Loyalty Club status will be eliminated after 3 years of inactivity.  

NOTE: We reserve the right to change hotels based on availability and pricing. Not included in your rate are alcoholic beverages, unscheduled meals, travel to and from our destinations, airport transfers, travel insurance and any optional excursions you may choose to book on your own or as a group. Breakfast is usually included unless it is not offered in our hotel package. As is standard in the travel industry, all accommodations are based on double occupancy. Please choose the private room / single supplement option if you prefer your own room. Double occupancy can only be offered if you are traveling with a guest. We reserve the right to change events and schedules throughout the itinerary due to adverse weather conditions or complications that may arise that are out of our control. Our number one priority is always the safety of our group.





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