Unbelievable views of iconic landmarks


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 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




Adventure Dates

JUNE 18, 19, 25, 26
JULY 3, 4

Adventure awaits!

Here's what you'll experience and learn

New Zealand is a photographers paradise. During any of the adventures you choose, you’ll encounter magical rain forests, endless deserts, and snow capped mountains (and potentially a glacier or two!).

This workshop will be aimed at capturing exotic landscapes and the beautiful night skies that New Zealand has to offer. You’ll learn how to not only shoot gorgeous astro-photography you’ll also learn how to capture it in motion using timelapse photography.

Our gurus have timed this workshop to coincide with the last stage of the moon phase so that the nights are the darkest and blackest possible. You’ll experience the Milkyway and constellations like never before. After learning how to shoot astro-timelapse photography you’ll also learn how to put it together using programs like Adobe Lightroom and Adobe After Effects. 

The majority of workshop shooting locations will happen in late afternoon into early morning, leaving time for processing imagery and exploring the scenery before hand. 


Difficulty Level

Easy to Moderate

Hiking and general walking will be involved. Expect to travel anywhere between 1-3 miles on foot (in total) per location / setup. If you have health concerns or issues we recommend speaking with your doctor before embarking on these adventures to ensure you’re healthy enough to participate.  

Gear Required

What you’ll need

Camera (With intervalometer)
Sturdy Tripod 
(1) Fast Wide-Angle Lens (F/2.8 or better)
(1) ND Filter System (At least 2-6 stops)
(1) Laptop with the Adobe CC Suite (Or equivalent) 
Hiking Boots 


Dress Appropriately

 The weather for this time of year, depending on your adventure dates (either fall or spring), means that it’s going to be chilly and temperatures may drop to the low 30’s at night. It’s recommended that you bring the appropriate clothing so you can stay warm and toasty as the stars twirl over your head. You’ll definitely want to bring a heavy jacket (for night shooting), thermal pants/shirts/socks as it will get cold in the mountains. Because of New Zealand’s wild weather patterns you can expect to see fantastic cloud formations and color in the sky quite regularly. This makes it a perfect environment for capturing timelapse! 

Shooting Locations

Here are the places you'll be visiting


Queenstown, New Zealand, sits on the shores of the South Island’s Lake Wakatipu, set against the dramatic Southern Alps. Breath-taking views on the lake lead to a vast and diverse landscape as you travel west towards the ocean. The city is the perfect place to begin your New Zealand adventure! 


Wanaka, a resort town on New Zealand’s South Island, is set on the southern end of its namesake lake with views of snowcapped mountains. It’s the gateway to the Southern Alps’ Mount Aspiring National Park, a wilderness of glaciers, beech forests and alpine lakes. 


Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand and also has some of the best views in the country. At night the mountain silhouettes the stars and milkyway making it the perfect location to shoot astro-photography. Light pollution is non-existent enabling you to see everything in the night sky. 

Meet your Gurus

Award -winning and seasoned veteran's 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.

Stephen Patience

Timelapse Photographer, New Zealand


Stephen Patience is an accomplished film maker specializing in motion-control time-lapse photography. To his credit, Stephen has twice been a ‘winner’ for time-lapse in the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year. He has been engaged to produced time-lapse for TV and his work has been published and used in other international film media. As someone once said: ‘Stephen Patience – what a great surname for someone who does time-lapse’.

See Stephen’s website


What's included

Permitting Fees

This allows us to take you out to the best locations! To shoot in large groups we're required to secure these fees so we can enjoy the parks and maintain proper cultural protocols.


We'll get you to and from all workshop locations! This service is included in the price and makes sure you're getting the best possible shots. You're free to rent your own vehicle as well but it is not included in the workshop price. *Off-site lodging will require you to rent your own vehicle.

Loaner Gear

We'll be supplying a various amount of Sony equipment to include lenses, bodies, and accessories . We'll also provide multiple 3-axis motion control rigs (that everyone will get a chance to use).


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

What's not


You're responsible for getting yourself to the workshop from whatever fantastic location you're coming from. Airfare is not included. We will however pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel!


Hotels / living arrangements are up to you and not included in the price. There will be a wide variety of spots to chose from in each small city and we'll supply you with a list of locations that we recommend (and will be required if you're not using your own vehicle).


You'll be responsible for all your main meals during the course of the adventure. We've got you covered though while we're out exploring! We'll provide refreshments and delicious snacks during the workshop hours.

VISA Fees / Travel Insurance

Your visa's (if required) are not included with the workshop fees. It will be on you to ensure your passport is up-to-date and valid for this adventure. We also recommend purchasing travel insurance should the unexpected happen and the trip is canceled.

Fall Workshop

  • April 18-23, 2020
  • Great Clouds
  • Beautiful Golden Landscapes
  • Great for Sunsets
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Spring Workshop

  • Sept 12-17, 2020
  • Amazing Astro
  • Snow covered mountains
  • Fantastic Reflections
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