Capital Photography Center | Photography Classes in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia
  • Conrad Hocking
  • Conrad Hocking
  • Conrad Hocking
  • Conrad Hocking
  • Len Green
  • Len Green
  • Brent Schnupp
  • Jennifer Seiler
  • Toby Silverman
  • Toby Silverman
  • Toby Silverman
  • Robert Brossart
  • James Wright
  • Lauren Forgie
  • Conrad Hocking
  • Anna-Maija Mattila-Litvak
  • Conrad Hocking
  • Michael Garth
  • Michael Garth
  • Laura Jordan
  • Laura Jordan
  • Pamela Kay
  • Pamela Kay
  • Petrice Henley
  • Siobhan Dugan
  • Richard Gassman
  • Lionel Miller
  • Lionel Miller
  • Gabrielle Gipson
  • Gabrielle Gipson
  • Merle Litowitz
  • Andrew Berrier
  • Andrew Berrier
  • Andrew Berrier
  • Brandon Shapiro
  • Rachel Paletta
  • Satonya Dews
  • Michael Terry
  • Michael Terry
  • Katie Evans
  • Gary Suskauer
  • Carrie Loy
  • Julie Ciatti
  • Julie Ciatti
  • Art Pittman
  • Robert Christin
  • Lee Halvorsen
  • Lee Halvorsen
  • Lee Halvorsen
  • Lee Halvorsen
  • Conrad Hocking
  • Conrad Hocking
  • Hilary Heincer
  • Debbie Prior
  • Debbie Prior
  • Brian Hagenbuch
  • Joy Philippi
  • Melissa Adams
  • Doug Shepherd
  • Doug Shepherd
  • Jeff at JSJ Photography
  • Beth Haubach
  • Kathleen Swendiman
  • Hilary Heincer
  • Carrie Loy
  • Margery Silverton
  • Jay McKain
  • Dhiraj Patil
  • Dhiraj Patil
  • Dhiraj Patil
  • Conrad Hocking
  • Conrad Hocking
  • Debra Meehan Prior
  • Debra Meehan Prior
  • Janet Brake
  • Mark Phillips
  • Elliott Garufi
  • Hilary Heincer
  • Cairo Carr
  • Hilary Heincer
  • Hilary Heincer
  • Meghan Brennan
  • Ernest Barreto
  • Joseph Whitmore
  • Carroll Sparwasser
  • Isiah Dupree
  • Gary Stanley
  • Gary Stanley
  • Katie Hertrich
  • Dianne Stoddard
  • Dianne Stoddard
  • Cheryl MacLean
  • Barbara Gilbert
  • Elliot Williams
  • Julie Miller
  • Mariel Smith
  • Roy Mesler
  • Janet Brake
  • Satonya Dews
  • Jerome Bussey
  • Elliot Williams
  • Rick Trinnes
  • Donna Headlee
  • Elliot Williams
  • Elliot Williams
  • Satonya Dews
  • Beamie Young
  • Elliot Williams
  • Louis An
  • Nienke Dc
  • Gabrielle Gipson
  • Gabrielle Gipson
  • Debbie MacArthur
  • Philip Orwig
  • Satonya Dews
  • Satonya Dews
  • Philip Orwig
  • Philip Orwig
  • Debra Meehan Prior
  • Joy Philippi
  • Joy Philippi
  • Karisha Kuypers
  • Dorothy Sasscer
  • Bob Connolly
  • Jay McKain
  • Jay McKain
  • Debbie MacArthur
  • Debbie MacArthur
  • Debbie MacArthur
  • Satonya L Dews
  • Robert Jacobs
  • Bob Dodge
  • Bob Dodge
  • Dhiraj Patil
  • Paula Freer
  • Kevin Wolf
  • Kevin Wolf
  • Kevin Wolf
  • Kathleen Swendiman
  • Audrey Gassman
  • David Dickens
  • Satonya Dews
  • Satonya Dews

About Capital Photography Center

How We Began

Marie Joabar

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 three topics in 2003 to almost 50 in 2011, and earned it the reputation of having the area’s largest selection of classes with the widest variety of topics.

When Penn Camera closed in January 2012, it was a logical choice to open Capital Photography Center to continue offering amateurs, hobbyists and professionals the opportunity to continue learning and grow their photography.

Who We Are

Our instructor list boasts some of the area’s best instructors; founder of the popular Washington Photo Safari, E. David Luria, renowned photographer and educator, Corey Hilz, the talented travel, landscape and portrait photographer, Roy Sewall, award winning wildlife and bird photographer, Emily Carter Mitchell, pro sports shooter, Mitchell Layton, and the popular food photographer, Renee Comet, just to name a few. All of our instructors are Professional Photographers but more important than that is their skill at communicating and teaching. 

Our Classes

With busy schedules and family demands, our classes are the perfect fit! No need to clear the calendar for a 6 week session or commit to a class that runs on 3 different dates. Our classes are single sessions so it’s easy to schedule a single day or an early morning or afternoon class. 

Most of our classes are taught on the weekends although from time to time we offer a weekday evening or early morning class.

Our classes are small enough so no matter where you are with your photography or your camera, we can work with each person at their individual level. Most are limited to just 10 to 12 students which allows plenty of individual attention and makes learning an enjoyable experience.

Our instructors are truly passionate about sharing their knowledge but also strive to make learning fun. No matter what your skill level is, you’ll enjoy our classes and find we attract a great group of like-minded people. 

Our classroom classes are offered in Falls Church and in DC. Our In-The-Field classes are offered throughout the area from as far away as Waterford, Virginia, and Baltimore, Maryland and as near as the U.S. Capitol.

Where To Start

If you are new to photography, we suggest learning exposure basics and getting off of the Auto mode. Our DSLR class is perfect for this and lays a solid foundation in the basics.

If you’re good with the basics there’s no better place to continue learning than an In-The-Field- Shooting class. Just choose the ones that excite you the most or cover the topics you want to learn more about.

For editing skills consider one of the Lightroom or Photoshop classes. From there, the learning continues with our Printing, Digital Art, Seeing in Black and White and other post processing classes.

Lighting can take your photography to new levels and set you apart from the pack. We’ve got that covered in our Flash Photography and Small Studio classes.

Contacting Us

Although we have an office in DC and Alexandria, our hours vary so the best way to contact us is with an email to Marie Joabar at info@capitalphotographycenter.com.