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    PHOTOGRAPHY/Techniques/Digital $19.99 US/$23.99 CAN

    The nation’s capital creates a unique mood, blending history, excitement, and awe. You can capture it with the insider tips discussed in this book. Learn where the great vantage points are, the best times of day to get terrific shots, which camera settings to use, and even how to handle the weather. Take this book along as you enjoy 28 of the best sites to photograph in Washington, D.C.

    • Learn where you can and can’t use tripods, and how to pack your gear for security checks

    • Discover some of the lesser-known vantage points that offer unique views

    • Experiment with camera settings, lighting, angles, and other creative options

    Develop your own creative view of Washington, D.C.

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    John Healey

    Photographing Washington, D.C.

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    John Healey lives a few blocks from the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. He has worked as a photographer and a photography technical/lighting specialist for over ten years. Today he primarily photographs for companies and publications. Visit him at www.photographingdc.com.

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  • Photographing Washington, D.C. Digital Field Guide

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  • Photographing Washington, D.C. Digital Field Guide

    John Healey

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  • Photographing Washington, D.C. Digital Field Guide

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  • About the Author John Healey is a professional photographer who lives in Washington, D.C. He has worked in many genres of the profession, from small-town newspapers practicing the lost art of deadline-developing and printing, to shooting for international wire services, creating portraits for magazines, to working for companies big and small — there’s little he hasn’t been involved with in the profession.

    In addition, John has worked around the world as a technical assistant for photog- raphers on assignment in such diverse genres as sports, automotive, underwater, interior, and portrait photography.

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  • Credits Senior Acquisitions Editor Stephanie McComb

    Project Editor Chris Wolfgang

    Technical Editor Mike Hagen

    Copy Editor Beth Taylor

    Editorial Director Robyn Siesky

    Editorial Manager Cricket Krengel

    Business Manager Amy Knies

    Senior Marketing Manager Sandy Smith

    Vice President and Executive Group Publisher Richard Swadley

    Vice President and Executive Publisher Barry Pruett

    Project Coordinator Patrick Redmond

    Graphics and Production Specialists Lissa Auciello-Brogan Ana Carrillo Andrea Hornberger Jennifer Mayberry Jill A. Proll

    Quality Control Technician John Greenough

    Proofreading Penny Stuart

    Indexing Broccoli Information Management

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  • In remembrance of those Americans who have given their lives so that

    others may be free.

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  • Acknowledgments The best work always comes from a collaboration of talented people. Thanks to Stephanie McComb, Chris Wolfgang, and the other editors at Wiley for their hard work of hammering, straightening, and polishing this book into what you see today. The National Park Service and other personnel at the sites mentioned in this book also deserve much credit: Over the years that I have explored these areas, I have come away impressed by their upbeat attitudes, knowledgeable guidance, and tireless patience. Thanks to the team at Any Chance Productions for their assistance and friendship, Abigail T. for being a great photography assistant, and to Fizzle for your patience and sage advice.

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  • Contents Acknowledgments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiii

    Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxiii

    Who the Book Is For . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxiii

    How the Book Is Organized . . . . . . . . . . . xxiv

    1 Arlington Memorial Bridge . . . . 3 Why It’s Worth a Photograph . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

    Where Can I Get the Best Shot? . . . . . . . . . . 4 The west end, north side of the bridge. . . . . . . . . .5 The west bank of the Potomac River, north of the bridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 The east end, south side of the bridge . . . . . . . . . .6

    How Can I Get the Best Shot?. . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Camera settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

    2 Arlington National Cemetery. . 11 Why It’s Worth a Photograph . . . . . . . . . . . 12

    Where Can I Get the Best Shot? . . . . . . . . . 12 The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier . . . . . . . . . . . .13 M