2012 Cherry Blossom Photo Workshop, Washington DC

It may be cold outside right now, but Cherry Blossom season will be upon us before you know it. On Saturday March 31, 2012 Washington DC will be hopping with activity and I'll be holding a one day photo workshop for photographers of all skill levels. Hotels are filling up quickly so it's recommended that you register now. Do it before January 31st and pay $450, a savings of $50. The workshop is limited to five participants to ensure everyone receives personalized attention. I hope you can join us for a memorable day of photography instruction. 

For details, a list of recommended equipment, and registration info, please check below. 

 SUNRISE CHERRY BLOSSOM SHOOT   6:00 am - 9:00 am   

Historically, the Cherry Blossom trees are at the height of their beauty in late March.  To take full advantage of the golden morning light, we will meet at 6am for a sunrise shoot.  There, we will create memorable photos of several historic monuments framed by magnificent Cherry Blossom trees.  

LUNCH and PORTFOLIO REVIEW   12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

At noon, we will re-gather for lunch (included) and a portfolio review session in a comfortable lounge.  You will receive in-depth feedback and helpful advice on your images, post-processing technique, and more.  


SUNSET and DUSK   5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

As the sun sets, we will photograph the numerous monuments and memorials in the National Mall.  To maximize the magic light, we will continue shooting into dusk, creating breathtaking images along the way.


DSLR Camera 


Wide Angle lens (ex: 18-55mm)

Medium Telephoto (ex: 70-200mm)

External Flash (ex: SB900 or 580EXII)

Plenty of Memory Cards

Extra batteries for camera, and flash


Optional Filters - Graduated Neutral Density, Polarizer


Please note:

  • This event is rain or shine, so please plan accordingly.  If the weather is exceptionally poor, I reserve the right to alter the agenda as needed.   
  • Hotel and Transportation are not included.  Due to the popularity of the Cherry Blossoms, it's recommended you book well in advance.  Upon registering, I will send an email with a few hotel options. 
  • Each participant must have sufficient mobility. This ensures that the photography opportunities of both yourself and the other participants are not affected.  Comfortable walking sneakers are recommended.


Early Bird Registration

If you have any questions at all, you can email me or call at (516) 582-4428.

Cancellation Policy

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