How-to Guides

How-to Guide: Close-up Macro of Washington DC's Cherry Blossoms

There are a million ways to take a beautiful photo of Washington DC's cherry blossoms. Here's how to create something similar to this close-up macro shot.
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How-to Guide: Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument through Round Portals

This shot of the Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial takes advantage of the unusual framing provided by the stone railing of a small bridge at the Tidal Basin.
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How-to Guide: Lincoln Memorial Statue Bathed in Golden Sunlight

The opportunity to take this shot of the statue of Abraham Lincoln bathed in golden sunlight only comes around at a couple of specific times of year, and then only with just the right weather conditions. Here's how to do it.
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How-to Guide | Saucer Magnolias at the Smithsonian Castle

I took this photo last spring during the very brief blooming of the tulip magnolias (or saucer magnolias) in Washington DC. They're one of the spring's first dramatic blooming varieties in the DC area, usually beating the more famous cherry blossoms by a couple of weeks.
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How-to Guide | Cherry Blossoms with the Washington Monument

DC's cherry blossom season brings a huge number of photographic opportunities. Here's how to take one of its iconic scenes: cherry blossoms with the Washington Monument.
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How-to Guide | The Jefferson Memorial Before Sunrise

A guide to the what, when, where, and how of taking this photo of richly colored skies behind the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC before sunrise.
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