Moonset and Sunrise Over Capitol Columns
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Moonset and Sunrise Over Capitol Columns

at Capital Photography Center - Arboretum

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$109 10 seats left
Start Date:

Fri, Sep 29, 5:30am - 7:45am Eastern Time

At 24th & R Streets NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Marie Joabar

What you'll learn in this photography class:

Moonset and Sunrise Over Capitol Columns At National Arboretum

Join us in the wee hours of the morning for this special access opportunity to photograph the moonset and sunrise over the lighted Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum.

We’ll start the class by capturing the full moon over the lighted Capitol Columns. After the moon has set we'll frame the columns with the pink glow in the sky before sunrise as well as the sun rising through them. Lastly, we'll photograph the columns and grounds bathed in the beautiful golden light that follows.

This is a very unique opportunity to photograph the columns before the Arboretum is open to the public.

Recommended Equipment:

Digital SLR or Mirrorless camera with manual exposure controls, a zoom lens in the range of 18 – 200mm (longer  and wider if you have it). A sturdy tripod.

We will have a 30-45 minute Zoom session in the week prior to the class to cover camera set-up and moon photography basics. This will be recorded if you're unable to make the session.


The class starts in the dark so students should be able to work with exposure controls (ISO, Aperture and Shutter speeds) and also be familiar with their camera.

Note: A per person donation to the National Arboretum is included in the price of the class.

School Notes: Mailing address:PO Box 855 Alexandria, VA 22313

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Refund Policy
  • A refund or a credit towards another class (less a $20 processing fee) can be given if cancellation notice is given more than 6 business days from the scheduled class.
  • If there is no cancellation notice, or it is given 6 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 6 business days prior to the class.
  • If request to reschedule is given less than 6 business days prior to the class, no refund or credit will be given.

If the school cancels or postpones a class due to weather or low enrollment, you can choose a full refund or a credit towards a future class.


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Capital Photography Center was created by Marie Joabar who for more than a decade was the Education Programs Manager and Corporate Trainer at Penn Camera, one of Washington D.C.’s long standing photography retailers. Marie developed that company’s educational program growing it from...

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