September 22-24, 2023NEW* WASHINGTON, DC MENTORSHIP WORKSHOP with Steve Simon & Susan Sanders

We are very excited to be taking our cameras to this, most vibrant and photogenic city, our nation’s capital, Washington, DC! 

Limited Space – Join Steve Simon & Susan Sanders for an Intensive, Transformational Shooting Experience in Washington, DC. There is a pre-workshop group meeting & lecture as well as a post workshop Zoom class.

  • Dates: Sept 22-24, 2023
  • Genre: Street, Travel, Urban, Documentary
  • Group Size: Max 5 participants
  • Skill Levels: All
  • Includes: Pre & post workshop Zoom Lectures, pre & post Zoom Sessions, critique sessions, teaching materials, local transportation, Museum Entrances, teaching materials, snacks, welcome dinner @ The Angora restaurant.

This intimate 3-day weekend masterclass (limited to just 6 students) is designed to maximize both the learning experience and your ability to create a unique and powerful portfolio of imagery from Washington, DC.

For street photography, the Washington Mall offers iconic monuments to Lincoln, Washington, and Jefferson, the powerful and picturesque contemporary memorials to Martin Luther King, Jr, FDR, Eisenhower, WWII, Korea and Viet Nam. The Mall is also the site of the newest Smithsonian Museums, the National Museum of African American History and the National Museum of the American Indian all anchored by the iconic National Capitol Building. 

We are planning an exciting itinerary to create an important set of images for you to add to your portfolio. We will do a top-deck bus tour for a unique shooting position and to get a lay of the land. 

Within easy walking distance of the Capitol, is the renovated Union Station, the historic pre-civil war neighborhood surrounding Capitol Hill, the Supreme Court Building, the Library of Congress and the Congressional Office Buildings. A short subway ride takes you to Eastern Market.

Our base hotels:

The Dupont Circle Hotel

Modern design prevails with vibrant décor, original artworks, and classic furniture completing a stylish scene.

Tabard Inn

The Tabard Inn is the oldest continuing running hotel in Washington DC opening its doors in 1922.  The name Tabard Inn was drawn from Chaucer’s Canterbury tales and the place would forever revive itself in the hospitality of an old English Manor. You will love the European style of this boutique hotel.

“Both hotels are perfectly positioned in Dupont Circle, the heart of Washington DC and just moments from the city’s historic National Mall and the Smithsonian museums. This area is well placed to savor this architecturally striking neighborhood and the city itself. Here international embassies, art and entertainment, quaint boutiques, galleries, museums and an eclectic selection of cafés and eateries collide to create one of DC’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan quarters”.

Other Accommodations

Beyond our base hotels, there are lots of accommodation possibilities in the Dupont Circle area including some great AirBNB possibilities…CLICK HERE to explore. 

Within walking distance of our meeting space and hotel, are the historic 19th century neighborhoods of Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, the U Street Corridor, a Street Art/Mural District and the 14th Street Corridor offering constant and great photo opportunities while we are in DC. 

Our Meeting Space:

Just a few minutes walk from our base hotels, we meet on the Saturday and Sunday to critique and discuss the work we create. We will have a post workshop meeting so we can maximize our shooting time and take time for a more thorough and carefully considered edit.

Group Dinner: The Agora

Agora D.C., is a family-owned, Mediterranean Mezze Restaurant, rooted in the vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood, featuring the aromatic elements and textures inspired by the rich culinary traditions of Turkey melded with flavors from Greece and Lebanon. We will enjoy a delicious dinner in a relaxing and welcoming environment.

For more information and to book the Washington DC Workshop CLICK HERE.

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