Join us at Mount Vernon for an exciting new after-hours program, “Photographing Independence Fireworks at Mount Vernon,” offered by Washington Photo Safari.
During this nighttime workshop on fireworks photography, participants have the unique opportunity to learn how to photograph- shooting on Manual Mode - the nighttime radiance of bonfires, candles, and lanterns in the deep blue period of civil twilight as well as Mount Vernon’s spectacular holiday fireworks over the Potomac River.
Washington Photo Safari director E. David Luria will give hands-on photography tips as well as camera techniques for fireworks photography. Participants should bring a camera with adjustable shutter speeds and apertures, a tripod and a flashlight.
This workshop talks place during “Independence Celebrations at Mount Vernon,” a special summer evening of fireworks and fun. In addition to photographing dazzling fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m., our safari will stroll through the historic area and photograph costumed interpreters demonstrating the 18th-century process of creating ice cream, colonial dancers in the Greenhouse, sparks flying in the shop of a working blacksmith, and costumed re-enactors. We will not photograph inside the Mansion.
The fee of $99 includes $30 admission to Mount Vernon and all photographic instruction. First-come, first-served on registration. This safari is limited to 9 participants, so be sure to register early for this special event which will give you wonderful images to share with friends and family.
This safari takes place rain or shine! Meet at the Texas Gate (the main ticket gate) before 7pm.