Washington DC Photography Tours & Workshops

The Lincoln Memorial by Neil Colton Photographer


Photographer Neil Colton leads private photography tours and workshops in Washington, DC for individuals and groups of up to four photographers.  Neil’s tours and workshops focus on architectural photography, travel photography, street photography and photojournalism. You will capture images of the iconic and historic sites of this beautiful city and learn how to tell the story of your visit with compelling photo essays. With its broad well lit streets, low skyline and easy access to monuments and memorials throughout, Washington, DC is one of the most photogenic and photographer-friendly cities in the world.

Photography tours are 4 hours long and include:

  • The iconic sites of Washington, including the White House, The Lincoln Memorial, The Jefferson Memorial and other historic sites on The National Mall
  • Capitol Hill
  • DuPont Circle
  • Georgetown
  • Adams Morgan

Neil will lead you to the best places in Washington to capture compelling pictures of this capital city and it’s historic sites. He will also show you intersting, historic and photogenic sites that are lesser known and off the beaten path, where tourists and visitors rarely go. As a former lead instructor for one of Washington’s most popular photography tour companies, Neil knows the city well.

Neil works alongside you throughout the day to make sure you come away with wonderful new images of the city of Washington, DC.

About Neil

Neil began his photography career as an architectural photographer, creating images of award winning designs for architects and design firms. During his career, Neil has worked as a photojournalist, a commercial lifestyle photographer, a travel photographer and a portrait photographer. His travel photography has been fetaured in regional publications and travel magazines. His commercial clients have included ad agencies representing Airbnb, American Express, AT&T and Anheuser Busch. He has also created images for small boutique companies, like McKenna Farm, and for professionals like architect Mark Yoo, AIA, author Joel Backaler, Senior Der Spiegel Correspondent Gunnar Schultz-Berkel and Washington artists Olga Shilova and Marni Maree.

His work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Washington Post, Professional Photographer, Elan’ Magazine and Hilton Head Magazine.


  • For solo photographers, the rate is $325.
  • For 2 photographers, the rate is $285 per photographer.
  • For groups of 3- 4 photographers, the tour rate is $275 per photographer.

To schedule a private photography tour or workshop, or for more information, contact Neil by email here.



It was truly a great experience having you personally taking me around Washington, DC and teaching me excellent photography tips and insights from your considerable personal experience. “

Ian L., Santa Monica, CA

I was heading to Europe, ready to take great pictures of the cities and sights in England, Spain, France and Italy. My new camera was all that I expected, but my pictures were not. They were more like snapshots: flat and boring. A friend recommended that I take a travel photography workshop with Neil before the trip. I am so glad that I did! In a few short hours Neil showed me how to compose a photograph and ‘see’ the picture, before I snapped the shutter. He also showed me how ‘tell a story’ with my pictures. Working with Neil has given me the confidence to take on Europe with my camera!

I can’t wait for the plane to take off!

Steven S., Bethesda, MD

I have taken many workshops since I moved up to a DSLR, but Neil’s workshop in DC has been the best of them all. I learned more in 3 hours with Neil, than I did in the 3 years I have owned my DSLR. His instruction is clear and simple and he takes the time to work with you individually. I definitely recommend Neil to anyone who wants to improve their photography.

Linda C., Washington, DC











Neil Colton creates beautiful original images of people and places.