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Udvar-Hazy Center – National Air & Space Museum Annex

Enjoy an afternoon in an airplane-lover’s candy store filled with the actual airplanes!

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We are pleased to offer a photo safari to the 245,000 sq. ft. Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum near Dulles Airport. The fee covers transportation to the museum from Rosslyn Metro, and return, and museum parking.

This place is an airplane-lover’s candy store filled with the actual airplanes themselves, not replicas! The museum, housed in a gigantic airplane hangar, offers a spectacular bonanza of telephoto and wide-angle photo opportunities, beginning with the exterior views and then moving to capture the unique historic treasures in each of the galleries, especially the supersonic Concorde, the Enola Gay, the Space Shuttle Discovery, the Lockheed SR71 Blackbird, Japanese Zeros, the first Luftwaffe jet plane, a vast array of helicopters and World War I fighter planes, and the German fighter Focke Wulf 190, as we practice interior low-light photography and mixed lighting w/o flash, with an emphasis on achieving correct color balance and interesting composition.

Bring a DSLR camera or mirrorless camera, with wide, medium and long lenses. no tripods. If you have a “fast” 50mm F1.4 or F1.8 lens, or a 35 mm F1.8, bring it! This is a also a great safari for smartphone users!