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American Photo Safari

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Address: 1000 Bourbon St, Suite B392, New Orleans, LA 70116-2708
Phone Number: +1 504-298-8876
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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What a unique experience I had today on the photo tour with Natasha. She first explained the basics of photography and gave me a "cheat sheet" to refer to. The walk was nice, very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Marathon, Florida
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Marathon, Florida
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a unique experience I had today on the photo tour with Natasha. She first explained the basics of photography and gave me a "cheat sheet" to refer to. The walk was nice, very informative, and gained new insight on framing, angles, lighting, etc. I have been stuck on my preset camera settings and never until today felt comfortable with... More 

Thank nikongirl11
Libertyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

There were three of us that decided to join up with American Photo Safari for a morning photography walk. Our instructor Natasha was wonderful, experienced, and offered unique artistic perspectives for photography. She knows the French Quarter very well. Our group was interactive. We had perfect weather and covered a lot of ground. We had a great day and would... More 

Thank emctravel
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

This was our second trip to NOLA within the past year. We had already done a lot of the walking tours and museums, so decided to give the photo safari a try. So glad we did. It was so interesting to walk the FQ with a local. And it was so much fun to learn more about photography and my... More 

Thank Lee G
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

A very good morning. Learned to use some new buttons on my camera and got some info about it the cemetery and houses in the area. The best part is being able to get feedback on a photo that did not turn out and know how to adjust settings and adapt.

Thank Nathan C
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

I cannot say enough good things about Natasha and American Photo Safari. I had such an excellent time with Natasha and was lucky enough to have a one-on-one for most of the shoot...the other person had to leave half way through the "tour". Natasha took me outside of my auto setting comfort zone on my DSLR and helped me remember... More 

Thank Mike M
Ringoes, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Our group was small and our guide, Natasha, was fabulous. She interspersed interesting historical facts about the French Quarterinto. Most importantly, she gave us the "photographer's perspective" for looking at scenes and framing shots. Her tips made a major difference in my pictures throughout my stay in New Orleans. I wish I had time to do the Garden District tour!

Thank Karen T
Westlake, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Originally, we had signed up and paid for a Garden District class, but the weather was not wanting to cooperate. Instructor was very flexible about adding us on to the French Quarter class the following day. We figured we wouldn't be leaving NOLA till around the time the class ended anyway, so why not? I got my boyfriend this class... More 

Thank Julia M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Based on other big city photo tours- this is the best. They should charge more for the experience. NOLA is a fantastic place for finding unique photos.

Thank kdedolph
Fresno, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

This was a safari in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The instructor was quite patient with my husband who was unfamiliar with his Iphone camera. I appreciated very much the information I received about metering and focus lock, 2 items that always seemed mysterious to me. Various engaging shots in the French Quarter were pointed out and photographed -... More 

Thank Caroline J
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Fun experience. Our guide showed lots of interesting little sights and unique perspectives we would never have found on our own. Learned a lot and got some better photos.

Thank EMH214

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Staying in French Quarter

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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.