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Full Moonrise Over the Nation's Capital from Sky Dome

at Washington Photo Safari - Arlington

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300 Army Navy Dr
At 11th Street S
Arlington, Virginia 22202
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: E. David Luria

What you'll learn in this exposure class:

Think you can take better pictures than the ones you see on the postcards? Here is your chance to prove it by capturing a panoramic view of the National Mall and the nation’s capital, first in the soft blue light of twilight and then with a rising full moon, all from the vantage-point of the 15-story high Sky Dome atop the DoubleTree by Hilton in Arlington, VA! The above daytime photograph shows the view available from this site.

Professional architectural photographer E. David Luria will coach you in the single-exposure and (if your camera can do it) double-exposure techniques of twilight and moonlight photography on this safari, timed to coincide with the sun setting and then the  full moon rising. If your camera does multiple-exposures, we will show you how to move the moon from one corner of the sky to place it right over the Washington Monument! How cool is THAT?

This panoramic vantage point also gives you good opportunities to photograph the nearby Pentagon, and to use your telephoto to zoom in on other DC landmarks across the river.

What to Bring:

  • Extra memory cards
  • Extra charged battery
  • Your camera
  • All your lenses, wide and long
  • A STURDY tripod, cable release is also desirable 
  • Flashlight to see your camera controls in the dark
  • Although the Sky Dome windows are angled down and are glare-free, we still recommend the purchase of a reflection-eliminating lens skirt, available at B and H Photo Video HERE.

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Full refund if cancellation is received 7 or more days prior to the start of class.


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Meet in entrance lobby of DoubleTree by Hilton, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA. Closest Metro is Crystal City on Blue/Yellow Lines, a 10 minute walk. Street parking is available.

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