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Address: 1000 Bourbon St., Suite B392, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: 504-298-8876
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Description: 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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Chris was an outstanding host! He was extremely knowledgeable about cameras, no matter what kind/brand! There were 6 in my group: 3 of us had low end DSLRs, 2 had small point and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Melinda W
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Magee, Mississippi, United States
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Houston, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We took a photography walking tour of the French Quarter with American Photo Safari. Our guide was Natasha, and she was very knowledgeable and patient with answering questions and helping adjust participants' camera settings. This was a good tour, and we definitely saw a couple things in the French Quarter we might have missed otherwise. However, I thought it was... More 

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Magee, Mississippi, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Chris was an outstanding host! He was extremely knowledgeable about cameras, no matter what kind/brand! There were 6 in my group: 3 of us had low end DSLRs, 2 had small point and shoot, and 1 only used cell phone. Chris showed all of us individually how to use different features of all varieties of our cameras! His knowledge of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Natasha motivated me to use my SLR camera again after I allowed it to collect dust for a couple of years. She refreshed my memory on how to adjust settings and line up shots in a variety of lighting and spacial situations, using the French Quarter as a real-life classroom. As a lifelong NOLA-area resident, she was able to point... More 

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Erie, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I had heard that this was a great tour for photographers of all levels, but that is simply not true. I grew quite bored waiting around as we discussed simple photography basics and spent lots of time stopped at locations that have been photographed 1000 times by every tour before. If you are professional or even intermediate, I would recommend... More 

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howelldw
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82 reviews 82 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is a workshop and not a "tour". It is very good for advance photographers. You do need some basic menu knowledge of your camera before starting. Chris knew all of our camera's very well and showed many useful settings. He is very professional and will answer all of your questions. The course is high recommended.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My friend and I signed up for this on our first day in New Orleans. As a result, we both had way more fun taking pictures on the trip. I learned tons about my camera. It was fun and gave me a sense of direction in getting around. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I had an awesome time at the garden district session; we had plenty of time to play with different scenes, got great tips and tricks, got some ideas on composition, had lots of fun ! Thanks!

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Kenner, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This was my first photo class and my daughter's second. We took the Garden District tour which I highly recommend for the beautiful cemetery (Lafayette No. 1), and majestic architecture. Since it is Spring we were also fortunate enough to see the plants in bloom with the accompanying pleasant smells (far better than the French Quarter). My daughter said that... More 

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North Mankato, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I took this tour on a Monday morning with Chris, the owner. I was the only participant that morning, so had lots of opportunities to ask questions and get advice. Chris guided me through different aspects of photography and encouraged me to try different settings on my camera that I was not familiar with. After spending time with Chris I... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The staff provided a very informative and detailed experience in a great setting. I learned a great deal more about photography during the workshop than I did before I took the workshop. I highly recommend this workshop.

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