Capital Photography Center | Photography Classes in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia

DC Skyline and Full Moon Photo Safari

DC Skyline and Full Moon Photo Safari

Think you can take better pictures than the ones you see on postcards? Here is your chance to prove it by capturing that traditional postcard view of the three famous monuments; the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the Capitol, all neatly aligned in your viewfinder from the vantage point of the Netherlands Carillon. 

We begin with an orientation on the basic techniques of twilight and nighttime photography and then help you capture it. If the sky is clear, learn about moonlight photography, how to capture single-exposure and double-exposures with the full moon rising just above the DC skyline. (If the moon is obscured by clouds don't despair, there are still many beautiful photos to be captured of the DC Skyline.)

This will be followed by shooting the Marine Corps Memorial soldiers lit up and framed against the dark sky and the moon (if it is not cloudy).

A STURDY tripod is a must!

Class Limit:  10

What People Are Saying About David

“David, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the time and concern you have for your students.  You were born to teach!”

“The Safaris in DC are worth every penny and I would highly recommend them to others.  Even though I live and work in DC, David showed me a whole new way to see and photograph the monuments that I walk past everyday.  I got some great photos that I’m thrilled with!  I’ll be looking for more Safaris to take soon.”

Instructor: E. David Luria

E. David Luria

E. David Luria is a commercial photographer based in Washington DC specializing in architecture, editorial, event, food, art/still life and landmark photography.

A member of the American Society of Media Photographers and the Society of Photographic Educators, he has had his images of the National Capital Area appear in over 100 national and local publications and on calendars of the US Capitol Historical Society.

David is also founder and director of the Washington Photo Safari which, since 1999, has conducted 4,500+ photo safaris, training over 32,000 people in the techniques of travel, nature and portrait photography.

David is a graduate of Amherst College and studied photography in Paris with a protege of Henri Cartier Bresson. His work can be viewed on his website at

David teaches the following classes for Capital Photography Center:

  • Capital Photography Center Photo Safaris
  • Photography As A Second Career
  • Travel and Vacation Photography
  • Washington DC, a Photographer's Paradise

Date: March 31 2018

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM




Netherlands Carillon in Arlington VA, 22209

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Cancellation Policy:

  • A refund or a credit towards another class (less a $20 processing fee) can be given if cancellation notice is given more than 5 business days from the scheduled class.
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  • If Capital Photography Center cancels or postpones a class due to weather or low enrollment, you can choose a full refund or a credit towards a future class.