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Night Photography on the National Mall

Night Photography on the National Mall

Capture incredible nighttime images of DC's most exciting monuments and memorials! Join Instructor Geoff Livingston for this unique nighttime photography class. 

You will learn how to capture long exposures, tips and techniques for framing interesting compositions, tips for street photography at night and more.

We’ll be capturing compelling images of the following monuments; the Jefferson Memorial, the WWII Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial.

Recommended Gear: A DSLR or mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with lenses in the range from 14-100 or greater.  A sturdy tripod and either remote cord or trigger.

Don't miss the chance to take incredible postcard-worthy night photographs of Washington's beautiful monuments!

Participants should be familiar with their camera settings and with exposure controls such as ISO, Aperture, and Shutter. We will not be able to introduce you to this material at this class. If not familiar with these topics, consider taking the Photography Basics class first.

Class Limit: 8-9

COVID-19 Safety Practices: We are following the CDC Guidelines; Masks are optional for those who are vaccinated, they should be worn by those who are not.

Questions can be directed to Marie Joabar at

What People Are Saying About Geoff

"This is a class that could easily go several hours more.... Jeff was awesome and looked to make sure that everyone had time for discussion and review."

"Geoff is terrific, class was a lot of fun!"

"I was very satisfied with the class and with Geoff in particular."

"Geoff clearly loves what he does and he shared his enthusiasm with the class.  There was a range of experience among the people in the class (I was definitely the rookie), and he seemed to meet everyone where they were.  I look forward to taking another of his classes."

"Geoff did an amazing job and showed us some fascinating photography spots on the National mall.  But more importantly, the tips I learned from him I believe have taken my night photography to another level, the level I wanted to be at.  For example, on reviewing one of my early shots he stated that I was over exposing my subject in the context of night/low light photography and that advice helped me to take such amazing shots afterwards.  I finally feel I have it."

"I thought amount of instruction and practice was great!  I gained a lot of confidence and understanding of why and how to adjust settings.  I also appreciated learning more about metering and my camera. Geoff was very knowledgeable on different camera brands which really helped many in the class! "

Instructor: Geoff Livingston

Geoff Livingston

Geoff Livingston is an award-winning professional photographer in the Washington, DC Area. He provides event photography, photojournalism, portraits, engagement shoots, and fine art photography.

Geoff has photographed President Barack Obama, Super Model Kendall Jenner, Actress Rosario Dawn, Actress Neve Campbell, Actress Gabrielle Union, Six Time MLB All Star Prince Fielder, and Republican Presidential Candidate John Kasich among others. His corporate experiences include Audi USA, Bank of America, the National Park Foundation, the National Park Service, Pearson Education, USA Today and more.

His fine art photography has been featured byExposed DC, Glen Echo Photoworks, the Art League and Del Ray Artisans in several exhibitions. His photography and photographic insights have also been featured in PetaPixel, NikonRumors, National Geographic, UK Magazine Digital Photographer, the Huffington Post, and Digital Photography School.

Geoff's work can be seen at

Geoff teaches the following classes for Capital Photography Center:

* Night Photography On the Mall
* Street Art and Mural Photography

Date: October 03 2021

Time: 5:45 PM - 8:15 PM




1501 Maine Ave SW Washington DC 20024

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Class 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.
  • If there is no cancellation notice, or it is given 5 business days or less, no refund or credit will be given.
  • Please check the name and date of the class carefully. Requests to reschedule a class will incur a $20 processing fee provided notice is given more than 5 business days prior to the class. If request to reschedule is given less than business 5 days prior to the class, no refund or credit will be given.
  • 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.