Annapolis is one of the prettiest towns in the US. Discover the beauty of the State Capital and other historic buildings on State Circle, City Dock, Main Street, and Eastport, with its vistas of downtown Annapolis, the Naval Academy, and the Chesapeake Bay.
Full Moonrise Over Georgetown
Photograph the full moonrise over Georgetown
On this Safari you will learn the techniques of nighttime photography without flash, using a tripod and long exposures and adjusting the white balance settings on your digital camera or using color correcting filters on your film camera.
Our Safari begins at Washington Harbor with the rising of the full moon at 6:43 pm during twilight above the Kennedy Center, as seen from the banks of the Potomac River. We then walk through the streets of Georgetown, photographing the 18th century homes and storefronts, illuminated in the soft glow of old-fashioned street lamps, with long exposures giving us the red and white tracing lines of taillights and headlights from the passing cars. We also move along M Street and up Wisconsin Avenue to capture the vibrant life of this historic entertainment, dining, and shopping neighborhood.
- Extra memory cards
- Extra charged battery
- Accessories such as filters, remote release
- Weather appropriate clothing
Riverfront Pier, western end, Georgetown Waterfront Park, Washington, DC
E. David Luria is founder and director of the Washington Photo Safari, which has trained 36,000 amateur photographers – an average of 5 people every day, 365 days a year, since it was founded in 1999. Trained in Paris by a protégé of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Mr. Luria is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers and the Society of Photographic Educators and has had his images of DC appear in over 100 publications, calendars, and postcards and on 30 magazine covers.