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Overview of DC: Central Place Tower at the Golden Hour

at Washington Photo Safari - Arlington

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Location:
Arlington
1850 N Moore St
At Fort Myer Dr
Arlington, Virginia 22209
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Description
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: E. David Luria

What you'll learn in this travel photography class:

When you fly into Reagan Washington National Airport from the north, coming down the Potomac River, you get a fleeting glimpse of the DC area. If you are sitting on the right side of your plane you see the Arlington Skyline and then the Pentagon. If you are lucky enough to sit on the left side of the plane, you see all the beautiful monuments and the Capitol on the National Mall. Your view last about 30 seconds and then it’s gone! If the plane’s wing is not in the way, you might even get a picture!

Now you can experience that view at your leisure with your feet planted firmly on the ground, AND get beautiful pictures in the soft golden light just before sunset by joining us for this exciting new photo Safari from the 35th floor rooftop Observatory Deck of the Central Place Tower in Arlington VA, just slightly west of the airplane flight paths, in that golden hour just before sunset!

To the Southeast there is the Pentagon and National Airport. To the northeast you see the beautiful National Mall with all the monuments. To the north you see the Kennedy Center, the Watergate complex, the Potomac River, Roosevelt island, Washington Harbor, Georgetown University and, in the far distance, Washington National Cathedral.

The 12,000 square foot Central Place Tower observation deck has two levels, one is an outside level with huge 10 feet tall and 3 inch thick glass panels designed to keep you from falling down into the city but, as a favor to photographers, they have graciously put 3 inch wide gaps in between the panes that are just wide enough for a camera lens to look through and get an unobstructed view of the city!

Our Safari begins with a brief orientation on architectural photography by Washington Photo Safari director E. David Luria. as we meet outside the Rosslyn Metro station, right across North Lynne Street from the Central Place tower. Then we will walk down to Key Bridge to get great views of Georgetown University, Washington Harbor and the Potomac River.

We then return to the Central Place Tower and rise up the elevators which themselves offer great views of the city as they zip up to the 35th floor.

We will spend 90 minutes up in the tower taking as many pictures as you like as Mr. Luria guides you in composition, exposure, white balance and other settings to give you the best pictures as the sun sets slowly in the west

True to our tradition of only taking you to the BEST places in town for photography, this safari is available only to the first 9 photographers who apply.

Recommended equipment: DSLR or mirrorless camera with adjustable shutter speeds, Manual Mode, no tripods allowed We also recommend a $58 Lens Skirt available from B and H Photo Video to block reflections of lights in the windows when shooting through them, If you do not have one, Mr., Luria will lend you his!

What to Bring

  • Camera
  • Lenses
  • Extra memory cards
  • Extra charged battery
  • Accessories such as filters
  • Weather appropriate clothing

Tripods are not allowed on the Observation Deck, so if you bring one, you will not be allowed to take it with you.


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

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