Photo Trip - Cherry Blossom Tour

March 24, 2012 8:00 am

Photo Trip - Cherry Blossom TourAn unique opportunity is being offered for our April Field Trip. We will be participating in a organized photo tour led by Rick Snider and Angela B. Pan of Capital Photo History Tours!

Note: Due to the early blooms there have been some changes.  The mailing list is the best way to stay on top of the changes.

Capital Photo History Tours:  Robbin had signed up for the paid tour and have received an inquiry from the Tour Guide asking her to consider moving my reservation to 24 March due to the probability that the spectacular showing of the blossoms is expected to have peeked well before April 1st.  Robbin wanted to make you aware of this change just in case you were still thinking about this opportunity - if you have questions about either date, please contact Rick directly at

Informal Photo Shoot with Jeff has been cancelled.

The tour is a cherry blossoms tour on March 24th from 8-11 a.m.and will be led by Rick Snider and Angela B. Pan of Capital Photo Tours. Angela is a professional photographer and will provide guidance to participants and help them find the best spots along the water to photograph the blossoms. Rick is a licensed tour guide & will share his knowledge of the cherry blossoms explaining why they are popular worldwide.

Because of the popularity of our destination, the change from our usual first Saturday of the month and the registration fee, we felt it is important to get this information out a little earlier than normal!

The 100th anniversary of Japan?s gift to the U.S. is celebrated around the Tidal Basin with more than 3,750 cherry trees whose pink blossoms draw more than 2 million visitors to the three-week festival. It?s part art, part science determining when the cherry blossoms peak, which is when 70 percent are open. It?s like a pink rainbow linking the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. Here?s your chance to create a work of art for your wall. A painting of sorts as Angela shows the best spots along the water to photograph the blossoms. You?ll impress friends when Rick explains why the trees are so popular worldwide.

  • $49 (Regularly $79) per person
  • Group Limit of 20
  • Payment is accepted online through PayPal
  • Tour will not be cancelled due to weather
  • Refunds are allowed up to three days prior
  • Rick has extended the courtesy of allowing spouses to attend if they are not photographing
  • Check out the details with this link:

Each individual will need to make their own reservations online using the “group discount” button.

It is recommended that anyone interested in the Capital Photo History Tours sign up quickly as once the limit is reached the tour will be closed!

Stay tuned for more information as the date approaches

Photo: Some rights reserved by jcolman

Location: Cherry Blossom Festival in the District of Columbia