January 31, 2007

5 Photography Tips for Washington D.C.

While living in Maryland, we often visited Washington DC. Family who came to visit us also toured the nation's capital and between all of us, we took hundreds of photographs. It was great to see the pictures everyone took, and compare the different compositions. Here is a list of tips for taking interesting pictures of the monuments and memorials.
1. Use the reflections from the Vietnam and Korean War Memorials to take pictures of people.
korean war memorial, washington dc
2. Most people take pictures from the front and center, but my favorites were taken from different angles.
lincoln memorial, washington dc
jefferson memorial, washington dc
3. For scrapbooking or slideshows, take pictures of signs and quotes. Don't forget the Pennsylvania Ave sign to go with pictures of the White House.
unknown soldier sign, arlington cemetary4. Take pictures of your friends, family reading the quotes.
fdr quote, memorial, washington dc
5. Take pictures of people walking around the Memorials.
fdr memorial, washington dcIf you have other suggestions, please add them in the comments.
Thank you to Don Cashman for the picture of the Jefferson Memorial and to Beth Cashman for the picture of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier sign.