Photograph the Alexandria waterfront, marina, street activities, colonial architecture, storefronts and Christ Church on Washington Street.
Annapolis, Maryland’s capital, is one of the most scenic towns in the Mid-Atlantic region and has a variety of museums and historic sites as well as great restaurants and special events.
Beginning at the Maryland State House main entrance, we will walk down to the waterfront through the beautiful streets, shooting the town’s historical scenes, the people and the vibrant colors of the houses and their many details that only a photographer’s eye can discover.
This is a great place and provides the opportunity to learn and practice the techniques of travel, street, architecture and night photography with professional photographer Alain Gutierrez.
Just before sunset, the light makes the colors pop and gives us lots of chances to make beautiful images.
Learn how to control your camera, how to find the images and how to capture the scenery.
We will start with a 15–20-minute orientation on camera settings, lens usage, angles, composition and white balance. The goal is to learn how to work in Manual Mode and with tripods.
- Extra memory cards
- Extra charged battery
- Accessories such as filters, remote release
- Weather appropriate clothing
Maryland State House, 10 State Circle, Annapolis, MD – There is limited parking on nearby streets.
Alain Gutierrez is a professional photographer, photojournalist, food blogger, and creator of Thru Alain’s Eyes, LLC, a photo tour company based in Bethesda, Maryland. He earned a degree in journalism from the University of Havana and worked as a photojournalist for nearly 20 years in Havana. He photographed many social and cultural events of significance, such as the opening of the United States Embassy, President Barack Obama’s arrival, and Pope Francis’s visit.
Since moving to the U.S., he has led several photo tours for Washington Photo Safari in Cuba. He also recently worked as an Adjunct Professor at American University, teaching introductory digital photography. Currently, he works as a freelance photographer, collaborating with digital media and marketing consultants on designing and providing images for online platforms and websites for Sandy Springs Summer Camp and Trinity School in Ellicott City.
In his short time living in America, Alain has had the opportunity to photograph the Christmas Revels’ annual performances at the GW Lisner Auditorium and the Havana Lyceum Orchestra when they performed at the Kennedy Center. His photos have also been featured at the Exposed DC Photography Show 2020 at the Touchstone Gallery in Washington, D.C.; at American University’s “Resistance: The Exhibition” at its Center for Media & Social Impact at the School of Communication; at Stop Motion’s 2019 Year in Review in Washington, D.C. and in the Crystal City Fotowalk Underground Exhibitions (April 2019 – April 2021) in Arlington, VA.