Old Town Alexandria Smartphone Photography Tour
Lots of fun picture taking is exactly what I'll be able to do while on this tour, lovely historical sights to photograph at the Alexandria visitor center. I'll have the chance to walk around and experience the old town of Alexandria it's a dream come true.
First, we will meet up with the tour guide who will walk us through the tour and we will also discuss the kind of camera that I've purchased and my photography experience. After that, we will begin on a half mile walk. Then we will stop at the Christ Church which is conveniently located next to local shops and restaurants.
What really makes this tour a photographers dream are all of the gaslight homes and the beautiful cobblestone alleys. We will learn about the history of Old Town Alexandria this town was the crossroads for spies, slaves, and soldiers. We'll also get to learn about our former president George Washington and the great man that he was. And no matter what the weather is like I will always be able to take pictures.
Some of the historical sights that I'll be able to see include Christ Church, Carlyle house, Fairfax house, and George Washingtons townhouse. This historical adventure is just what I need because there will be so much history to learn about and explore and learning about George Washington makes me very excited.
At the end of this tour I know I'm going to leave full of fun historical sights and I'm going to have so many historical photos to add to my collection the Old Town Alexandria smartphone photography tour really is a photographers dream come true and I can not wait to get there.
You will meet your local guide at the Alexandria Visitor Center at 221 King Street, where you'll discuss the type of camera that you've brought with you and your photography experience. From there you will leave on a half-mile route. The tour will end at Christ Church, where you will be close to public transportation, shops and restaurants.
With cobblestone alleys and gaslight homes, Old Town Alexandria is a photographers dream. It was a wealthy international port city during the 1700s, a cross-road for spies, soldiers, and slaves seeking freedom during the Civil War, as well as the site of a controversial surrender during the War of 1812. Occupied during two wars and thus spared destruction, it is amazingly preserved to this day.
Your tour will explore the history of Old Town by focusing not on facts and dates but on the lives of a few key people, such as America's first President, George Washington. You'll learn more about the real George, not just the persona from history books, and how the city looked to his eyes. You'll see where he got a humble start as a surveyor, trained his first militia, changed from a Royalist to Revolutionary, became a millionaire, and where he addressed the public for the first time as President.
Along the way, you'll learn how to take great photos under any weather conditions or time of day, practice the best composition techniques that create visual interest in any photo, understand how to get your best photos of your kids/grand-kids/pets, get tips for posing people to make them look their best, and find out how to make your photos sing through the basics of photo editing. To get the most out of the tour, please download two Apps: Snapseed and VividHDR (iphone only).
Some of the sights you will see include Carlyle House, Gadsby's Tavern, George Washington's townhouse, Fairfax House, Light Horse Harry Lee's home and Christ Church. We will remain outside during the tour and be at each location for approximately 10 minutes taking photos. We'll be walking to each location and comfortable shoes are recommended.
The tour starts a different times based on the season, please check the options to find the start times.
Pickup & Return:
Alexandria Visitor Center.
The tour will end at Christ Church.
Departure Times: 5pm from April through October
4pm in March, November and December
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Professional photographer guide
Does not include:
- Transportation to/from attractions
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- A moderate amount of walking is involved