Magic Hour

Make the most of your week-end by getting an early start to your day. We start shooting just as the sun comes up, capturing Magic Hour at one of the world’s most spectacular monuments – the Lincoln Memorial. We’ll show you how to photograph the Korean War Veterans Memorial to portray the unique feeling of “being there.” We’ll go to the banks of the mighty Potomac River to shoot the historic Arlington Memorial Bridge and if we’re lucky see rowers gliding by.  Next, we record the brilliant golden Art of War Statues and end our outing interpreting the somber tones of the Franklin D Roosevelt Memorial.

Magic Hour is a film term used for the first and last hours of sunlight during the day, when the light is beautiful and the colors are magical.  Ask anyone in the business and they’ll tell you: “No matter what you’re shooting, it’s always better when you shoot at Magic Hour!”  Come on! Let’s beat the crowds and focus on making prize-winning images!

Points of Interest

  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Arlington Memorial Bridge
  • Art of War statue
  • Potomac River
  • Early morning rowers
  • Martin Luther King Memorial
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial

MEETING LOCATION:  Front steps of the Lincoln Memorial

A majestic and historical spot to meet up for Expeditions. At the western foot of the National Mall, the Lincoln Memorial is central to the city, and leads to just about anywhere, in any direction, by foot.

Saturday mornings      6:00 am – 9:30 am
Cost     $84
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