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American Photo Safari

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Address: 1000 Bourbon St., Suite B392, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: 504-298-8876
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What happens when you combine a sightseeing tour with a photography class?...

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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Garden District & French Quarter Photo Workshop

Excellent & hands on.. Natasha showed me different aspects/angles of the buildings, hidden treasures, things you wont think to look for if this is your first time in the area... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
NoraYusuf
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent & hands on.. Natasha showed me different aspects/angles of the buildings, hidden treasures, things you wont think to look for if this is your first time in the area. Learned a lot about B&W as well. Hope to be back and visit New Orleans again one day..

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took the Garden District Photo Safari with Natasha and had a great time. Not only did she teach me how to use my overly complicated camera, but she taught me how to frame photos properly, look for interesting angles and lighting, and take amazing pictures. I'm really happy with the photos I ended up with. Highly recommend this to... More 

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Thank Amy F
Middleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both the Garden District and French Quarter photo workshops offered excellent instruction both on the technical aspects of a digital camera and artistic viewpoints for these areas in NOLA. As a result, I got better photos than I would have otherwise taken. Chris, American Photo Safari's owner, took us on the French Quarter tour and taught me (a beginner) a... More 

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Thank dianemarieram
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked the French Quarter tour just 2 days before the event and was a little apprehensive at the short notice, but the whole booking process went well. On the day it was a small group (just 3 of us). Our instructor, Chris, started by assessing our knowledge levels and gave us a helpful card to explain the effect of... More 

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Thank Andy H
Hermitage, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were met by our photo expert and guide. She taught us about our cameras (and cell phone camera) as we road to our plantation. At the plantation she continued to teach us how to take the best pictures possible.

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Thank teaparty37076
Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Went on this tour with two friends and couldn't have been more pleased. Not only was it a fantastic walking tour of the French Quarter, but there was time to take pictures. Natasha was our guide, she was so knowledgeable not only about photography, but New Orleans as well. She took us to the "unseen" end of Bourbon St., which... More 

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Thank Kathy6512
Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

This was a great experience. It was a walking tour with a photographer, on our tour it was just us and the guide (Chris). It was a great way to learn different functions of my camera and how to easily adjust settings to take our travel pictures to the next level. The tour was about 3 hours and for the... More 

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Thank Kelly S
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The tour was great both from a photography standpoint and a "history of the Quarter" standpoint. As we were taking pictures, she talked about the history of what we were photographing. I picked up some great techniques and interesting ways of seeing the Quarter.

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Thank Mary M
Hattiesburg, MS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I took the French Quarter photo tour on a warm September Saturday morning. My guide was Natasha, who was not only knowledgeable on photography, but also very knowledgeable concerning the local history. The real benefit of the tour came afterwards though. The composition of my photos improved tremendously thanks to the techniques learned. I cannot recommend this enough to anyone... More 

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I was traveling with my wife who didn't have any photo experience, and this tour was perfect. Natasha started right from the beginning and went through some technical stuff before the tour started. Once we started walking she pointed out some great shots, and helped improve our compositions.

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.