WASHINGTON
DC
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

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ABOUT WASHINGTON
DC
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations around Washington DC.

New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Washington DC Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.

Our classes and photography sessions are limited to a max of 5 students - due to current COVID restrictions

We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 6 feet away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue.

REVIEWS
5/5
Jango Unwalla
June 15th 2021
Fun and informative. Weather was great.
5/5
Ronald Ball
May 15th 2021
Enjoyable and helpful. The instructor was on top of his game.
5/5
Andre Myrick
March 8th 2021
Excellent photo walk with Dan Chriswell. Dan was very informative and helped me fine tune my photo skills. I will definitely be doing another photo walk in the future.
5/5
Gabe cowan
February 12th 2021
I’ve leaned a lot and it was a great experience
5/5
Alison Paredes
February 12th 2021
Daniel was very knowledgeable and I picked up several good tips.
5/5
Ronald Ball
February 7th 2021
INSTRUCTORS
Dan Criswell
Dan Criswell is an Emmy Award winning photojournalist & photographer working in the Washington, DC area. With more than 20 years of experience, Dan has worked in South Carolina, Central Florida and the Ohio Valley before making DC home. Dan has covered a wide range of stories, including presidential elections, the 2019 protests in Hong Kong and the COVID-19 pandemic. He has traveled all over the world shooting compelling video to support award-winning stories. In his free time he and his wife hike with their two dogs Pepper & Penny Lane and seek out the best tacos and Chinese food.
Paul Pavot
Paul Pavot is native to the DC Metro Area. He studied at the Washington School of Photography, where he studied product and real estate photography. There he later taught classes along with the Department of Agriculture’s Graduate School. His work won first place at the 9/11 Exhibit juried by the Canadian Embassy. Other of his exhibits have been displayed at the Ronald Reagan Building and American University. His work has been published in books, Magazines and the Washington Post, and Loudoun Times.