I recently became a member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington, DC. The organization is just what the title implies - a membership organization comprised of professional DC tour guides which promotes DC tourism and best practices for guides & interpreters. Eager to earn my stripes and do good by the Guild, I volunteered to shoot some videos with other Guild Guides which showcase the stories surrounding some well known DC destinations. These videos (most likely) will ultimately be featured on the Guild's website and will help to spread the word amongst those visiting DC that hiring a Guild Guide is very worth their time and money - because we're all so darn friendly and knowledgeable! The editing will take a bit, but I'm confident that the final product will be really impressive.
Armed with my trusty video camera and audio recorder, I took to the streets with my fellow guides yesterday to conduct the shoot - a good time was had by all. We knocked out a bunch of sites including Pennsylvania Avenue, the National Archives, the WWII Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and the White House. All the guides were real pros and shooting was a breeze. While I was busy fussing away behind the camera, one of the guides (Dianne Wallace - visit her site!) took some photos. I thought I'd share them with you here.