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Photographing Independence Fireworks at Mount Vernon

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Location:
Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
At Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, District of Columbia 22121
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Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: E. David Luria

What you'll learn in this photography class:

Note: As we continue to emerge from the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will practice safety protocols in effect.

During this nighttime workshop, participants have the unique opportunity to learn how to photograph- shooting on Manual Mode – the nighttime radiance of candles and lanterns in the deep blue period of civil twilight as well as Mount Vernon’s spectacular holiday fireworks over the Potomac River.

Washington Photo Safari director E. David Luria will give hands-on photography tips as well as camera techniques for fireworks photography. Participants should bring a camera with adjustable shutter speeds and apertures, a tripod and a flashlight.

This workshop takes place during “Independence Celebrations at Mount Vernon,” a special summer evening of fireworks and fun. In additional to photographing dazzling fireworks at approximately 9:30p.m., our safari will stroll through the historic area and photograph costumed interpreters demonstrating the 18th-century process of creating ice cream, colonial dancers in the Garden, sparks flying in the shop of a working blacksmith, and costumed re-enactors. We will not photograph inside the Mansion.

Be sure to register early for this special event which will give you wonderful images to share with friends and family. First-come, first-served on registration. Fee of $99 includes admission to Mt Vernon and all photographic instruction. This safari takes place rain or shine!

What to Bring:

  • Camera
  • Lenses
  • Extra memory cards
  • Extra charged battery
  • Tripod
  • Flashlight
  • Accessories such as filters, remote release
  • Weather appropriate clothing

Where to Meet

Outside Mount Vernon at the Texas Gate (main entrance to Mount Vernon), 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121


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