Dc Monuments at Night Photo Safari
The DC monuments are some of the best in the country, and they all sit in a tight area that is easy to tour. You might not realize how much is going on in this city, and you must take pictures at night with just a little light shining. The tour guide takes you out when the sun goes down, and you are shown these monuments in a new way.
The DC monuments that you check out at night look as though they came from a spy thriller because most people are not visiting these places at night. You are given the perfect vantagepoint for pictures at each location, and you are shown what the city looks like when it goes to sleep.
The monuments are not fully-accessible at night, but you are taking pictures rather than walking through. A partly-lit image of the Lincoln Memorial is often better than a picture taken in the daytime. The Washington Monument looks unique at night because of the lighting used by the park service, and other spots such as the Smithsonian look like they came from another time under low light.
Get your tickets today, and plan to bring a good camera for this tour. You are given some of the best picture opportunities you will ever get, and you are given a full tour of DC that is hard to beat. The tour guide explains the history of each monument, and they show you places they took great pictures.
There are several different places that you must visit in DC, and seeing the monuments at night with a tour guide is safe, fun, and enthralling.
Begin your walk along the Mall at the Lincoln Memorial with its majestic statue of President Lincoln. From there, walk along the Mall and visit the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Three Servicemen Statue, the Vietnam Women's Memorial and if time, the whimsical Albert Einstein Memorial.
At each location on this safari, your guide reviews exposure, how to shoot at night WITHOUT using a flash, white balance settings and how to achieve interesting composition with close-up detail that truly brings out the meaning of each memorial and statue.
These Memorials photograph MUCH better at night than in the daytime and this safari will help you achieve beautiful, postcard-quality images of the nation's Capital. Great for black and white photography too!
What to Bring: A STURDY tripod is a must! Your camera and lenses in the range from 18 to 100mm, along with memory cards and extra batteries. A small flashlight can be helpful to find the settings in the dark.
This Safari begins at the Lincoln Memorial. The closest Metro is the Foggy Bottom Metro which is about a 3/4 mile walk. There is metered street parking available after the 6:30 rush hour.
Pickup & Return:
Visitor Center of Lincoln Memorial Plaza.
Departure Times: 7pm
- Local taxes
Does not include:
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Minimum age is 8 years