Unbelievable views of iconic landmarks

WASHINGTON DC SKYLINE WORKSHOP

Experience all of the beauty and grandeur that Washington, D.C. has to offer from one of the highest points in the city. Our exclusive filming location is nestled on the edge of Arlington, VA where you can see nearly all of the monuments like the Jefferson, Lincoln, Washington, MLK, Airforce and Iwo Jima. Our exclusive location will give you access to incredibly unique and amazing perspectives of your favorite DC icons, without the hassle of traffic, parking, or tourists.

This 2-hour course is focused heavily on sunset and nighttime cityscape photography/cinematography. Each participant will get 1 on 1 time with our guru, including learning both shooting and post-production editing techniques (if required).

Subjects for this course include, still landscape photography, long-exposure photography, timelapse photography, and high-resolution 8k cinematography.  Each participant will have ample space to set up their own tripod once on location.  

Adventure Type

Stills / Timelapse

Cost Per Person

$250.00 USD

Experience Level

Basic to Advanced

Group Size

3-5

Dates

SOLD OUT

Length

2 Hours

Beautiful landscapes await!

Here's what you'll experience and learn

Washington, D.C. is a photographer’s paradise. During your course, you’ll be able to capture the widest vistas possible of this historic landscape, which is perfect for panoramas, timelapse, or HDR photography. 

This workshop will be aimed at capturing and enhancing your current photographic abilities with cityscape/landscape photography. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, each participant will receive 1 on 1 time to go over shot composition, editing/finishing techniques, and post-production deliverables (if shooting timelapse or video). 

Depending on which time you chose, you’ll experience the Washington, D.C. skyline as the golden light of sunset casts its rays on all of the monuments or at night when the lights and city come alive. 

 

Difficulty Level

Easy

The location is accessible via an elevator and involves walking up and down a set of stairs. The filming location will have an area for standing or sitting, and you can walk anywhere on the 25ft balcony. 

Gear Recommended

What you’ll need

Camera (with intervalometer if shooting timelapse)
Sturdy Tripod 
(1) Fast Wide-Angle Lens (F/2.8 or better)
(1) Telephoto Lens (100mm-600mm recommended)
(1) ND Filter System (At least 2-6 stops)
(1) Laptop with the Adobe CC Suite (Or equivalent) 
(Some loaner gear like Lenses and Filters will be available to use while on site)

Weather

Dress Appropriately

 The weather for this time of year is hot and humid. Dress light and airy. The location will also be covered so if rain does happen you’ll be protected from the elements. 

Location

Just outside of DC

The location of this shoot is located in Clarendon, VA right next to the Iwo Jima Memorial. 
Specific directions will be emailed to you once you’ve registered.  

THE VIEW

From 300ft above the city!

Meet your Guru

Award -winning and seasoned veteran of the craft

Andrew "Drew" Geraci

DP / Timelapse Cinematographer / Sony Artisan of Imagery, USA

Lead Guru

Andrew ‘Drew’ Geraci is a passionate and award winning photographer/cinematographer who has been in the media industry for over 15 years. At 17, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served as a Mass Communication specialist. During his time in the Navy, he was deployed to aircraft carriers, exotic overseas locations, and traveled the globe documenting military activities. After nearly a decade of service he hung up his uniform and signed on a as Senior Multimedia Producer for the Washington Times in Washington, DC. His role as a visual story-teller and leader would eventually lead him to create his own business which he currently operates and owns – District 7 Media.

Drew has an affinity for creating brilliantly colored and high impact HDR motion time-lapse productions. His notoriety rose when he landed a job working with David Fincher to create the now iconic House of Cards opening credits on NETFLIX. His work has also appeared in shows/advertisements produced by the NFL, HBO, Redbull, Sony, Apple, Nike, Discovery Channel, Cartier and more.

What's included

Permitting Fees

This allows us to secure the best location(s) for you to film from!

Loaner Gear

We'll be supplying a various amount of Sony equipment to include lenses, bodies, and accessories that all are welcome to use. We'll also provide a 2-axis motion control rig for timelapse or panorama photography.

Tuition

All group & individual timelapse instruction/education is included with your tuition. You'll get plenty of 1 on 1 time to ask the guru as many questions as you like. They'll share their experiences with you so you can become a better shooter!

What's not

Travel

You're responsible for getting yourself to the workshop from whatever fantastic location you're coming from.

Lodging

Accommodation arrangements are up to you and not included in the price.

Parking

There's plenty of free and paid parking around the exclusive shooting location. It'll be up to you to determine where you'd like to park and how you get to the meeting location. Meeting location will be given to you after you've purchased your tuition package.

June Workshops

SOLD OUT
  • June 18, 19, 25, 26, 2021
  • Great for Clouds
  • Beautiful Golden Landscapes
  • Great for Sunsets

July Workshop

SOLD OUT
  • July 3, 4, 2021
  • 4th of July Fireworks (4 Hours)
  • Great for night-time filming
  • Special event

Guru Workshops

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+1.513.259.9231

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