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American Photo Safari

1000 Bourbon St., Suite B392, New Orleans, LA 70116
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Ranked #13 of 202 Activities in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: What happens when you combine a sightseeing tour with a photography class? American Photo Safari! Grab your camera, put on your walking shoes and join us for a fun and informative three hour photography workshop in New Orleans. Learn secrets for taking great photos from local, professional photographers. Perfect for beginners! Explore the historic French Quarter or the Garden District with an insider. No more boring snapshots!

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Roseville, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Our guide Natasha was a wealth of information on how to set up my camera for individual shots under differing lighting conditions. When I downloaded my photos later, I found that I needed much less time in Photoshop than I usual. Also, she pointed out interesting angles and locations that I never would have found on my own. She also... More

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Middleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It was my good fortunate to be the only person in this workshop. My guide, Chris was very patient and kind. He answered all of my questions regarding the settings on my camera and about different techniques for picture composition. He had special areas mapped out to demonstrate the techniques he was teaching and pointed out several photo opportunities along... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I made a reservation with Chris for the tour because I wanted to learn how to take better pictures. What I got was so much more. Not only answered Chris all my questions why the photos I took till then were sometimes a real disappointment but he also helped me to set-up my camera, explained the technical backgrounds of photoshooting,... More

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Springfield, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was a good way to get to know the French Quarter and learn more about taking travel photos with my camera. My guide and master photographer Chris had locations mapped out around the French Quarter to match the concepts he was teaching. By the end of the tour, I had so many new ideas for taking photos. I was... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My wife and I took this tour, her with a digital point and shoot, and me with a DSLR. Our group was large, with 10 people. There were multiple camera types, but our guide, Natasha, was able to explain where to change camera settings for each brand. We spent the first 30-45 minutes in Jackson Square while we learned about... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Because I took the French Quarter photography tour with Chris on the first full day of my visit to New Orleans, I came home with some interesting and better than average pictures. Not only did I receive an amazing tour of the French Quarter, I received excellent instruction on taking "photographs" and not just "snap shots". Chris has a great... More

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I worked closely with Chris to coordinate a private group event for 10-12 women with a variety of camera types and experience. Unfortunately, due to the great "Winter Storm" of 2014, our group was held up in Dallas for a night which jumbled all our plans. Throughout everything, Chris was incredibly understanding and flexible. Our group met with Natasha and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a fantastic idea for a tour. Chris was a thorough and patient instructor. No question was too simple or too complicated. I loved seeing the French Quarter, learning a little history and being guided to sights that one may not notice when hustling around town. The instruction/education provided was painless in this setting. I left feeling like it... More

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Baldwin, New York
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17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I took the American Photo Safari Tour of the French Quarter with Natasha. She was very patient and an excellent teacher. We started out in from of St. Louis Cathedral at Jackson Square. Natasha gave each one of us an info card and flow chart that diagramed the various components that contribute to a good photograph. She then spent time... More

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New Orleans, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Very satisfied with this fun adventure. I learned so much about my camera that I have always hesitated to dive into before. Chris is a great instructor. A little history is also thrown in, making it interesting and informative for locals and tourists alike. Don't hesitate to book this tour - you will enjoy it!

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