Classes:In the Field Shooting

2017, June 2:
Georgetown At Night

When: 7:45 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 6

If you think Georgetown is pretty in the daytime, wait until you see it through your camera’s viewfinder at night! On this safari you will learn the techniques of nighttime photography without flash, using a tripod and long exposures and adjusting the white balance settings on your digital camera.

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2017, June 3:
National Zoo Field Shoot

When: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 8

Whether you’re planning an African safari or just want to learn how to photograph animals at the zoo or in your backyard, this class will help you capture more compelling images.

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2017, June 3:
Library of Congress Photo Safari

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 11

​Join instructor E. David Luria, at one of the most beautiful buildings in the nation’s capital, ​the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress.  We’ll photograph its ornate interiors and grand staircases as the afternoon sun falls on the exterior and spills into the Great Hall interior. 

At each point on the safari, tips on low-light and mixed-light photography, taking pictures of the vaulting ceilings in the Great Hall, and how to use wide-angle lenses to maintain straight verticals will be discussed as well as techniques of composition, exposure and lighting.

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2017, June 4:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics At Dumbarton Oaks Gardens

When: 3:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 3

This class is designed for those who have taken any of the Photography Basics classes and want the opportunity to work in the field to reinforce the material covered in the classroom. We’ve encouraged you to leave the Auto settings behind and to shoot in the Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority or Manual modes so now it’s time for some hands-on.

Our location at the beautiful gardens of Dumbarton Oaks gives us plenty of photo opportunities to practice exposure settings and creative captures. Join us and come away with stronger skills for setting exposure and capturing exciting images that you’re proud to show off.

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2017, June 10:
Historic Waterford Field Shoot

When: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Price: $104.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 5

Spend the afternoon in the historic village of Waterford, Virginia, a National Historic Landmark. This quaint town in Loudoun County is located along Catoctin Creek and offers many photo opportunities, from historic homes and buildings, to beautifullly landscaped gardens and even an old church and a mill.

Through special access, we'll also have the unique opportunity to step back in time and photograph in the Second Street School, a one-room school house complete with late 1800's period props.

Fee includes a donation to the Historic Waterford Foundation.

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2017, June 11:
St Matthews Cathedral Photo Safari

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 9

Beautiful St Matthews Cathedral offers incredible picture-taking opportunities. With special permission from the Cathedral Staff, we are pleased to offer an exclusive photo Safari that takes you inside this spectacular Cathedral, teaching you how to photograph church interiors without flash and how to photograph its stained glass windows.

Fee includes $10 donation to the Cathedral.

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2017, June 18:
Faces, Not Places, Photo Safari

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 11

This Photo Safari will give you very useful tips on how (and how not) to take posed and unposed photos of the people you know and how to capture candid moments of people you do NOT know in a variety of settings.

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2017, June 24:
Flower and Garden Photography at the National Cathedral

When: 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 10

Hidden behind the beautiful Washington National Cathedral is the Bishop’s Garden, a 59 acre area with stunning gardens, grounds and the peaceful Olmstead Woods.

Lovingly cared for by the All Hallows Guild, the summer garden is full with greenery and colorful blossoms, beautiful stonework, statuary and hidden nooks. With the National Cathedral as a backdrop, the Bishop's Garden offers the perfect place for garden and flower photography.  Join us and photograph lovely garden scenes from landscape scenes and intimate settings to getting close and focusing on the details and beauty of the garden plantings.

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2017, June 25:
Antiques and Treasures in Lucketts Virginia

When: 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 1

The antiques stores in Lucketts offer unique collections of décor, furniture, and knickknacks, making them a goldmine for photographers. We will be shooting at two stores that offer distinctly different types of photographic opportunities. From quirky and creative to unusual and hip, you will find that the antiques have their own personality. If you like textures, patterns, and subjects with character, you'll have a great time at Lucketts.

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2017, June 25:
Real Estate and Architectural Photography

When: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 2

Good pictures sell houses and condominiums via the web, or in brochures and publications. This class, designed for people wishing to photograph their own homes or real state agents shooting listed properties, is taught by professional architectural photographer, E. David Luria, and will take place in a private home, providing hands-on training in exterior and interior architectural photography.

Location: Centerville

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2017, July 7:
Lilies and Lotus at Kenilworth Gardens

When: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 10

Spend the morning photographing dew laden lotus blossoms, colorful water lilies and other aquatic flowers. Join Karen Messick for a photo shoot at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and capture stunning shots and learn how to use available light effectively in flower and nature photography. 

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2017, July 8:
Summer Sunflowers Photo Adventure

When: 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 9

Enjoy an early summer morning in the Sunflower fields of McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area.  We will capture the sunflowers in many different creative ways, such as macro, wide angle and more!

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2017, July 9:
Waterfalls of The Patapsco

When: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
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This class is SOLD OUT. Please see the September 9 date.

Maryland offers a variety of beautiful waterfalls that are just waiting to be discovered.  Join us for this “Adventure” hike through Cascade Falls in Patapsco Valley State Park and enjoy the meandering path along a babbling brook. Expand your creative nature photography by getting off the beaten track and find the hidden treasures on the trail.

2017, July 9:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics, Late Afternoon On The Mall

When: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 8

This class is designed for those who have taken any of the Photography Basics classes and want the opportunity to work in the field to reinforce the material covered in the classroom. We’ve encouraged you to leave the Auto settings behind and to shoot in the Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority or Manual modes so now it’s time for some hands-on.

We'll photograph in the area around the Washington Monument and the World War II Memorial where we’ll find plenty of photo opportunities from architecture, statues, fountains, street scenes and more in the late afternoon light thru to the beautiful royal blue sky of civil twilight.

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2017, July 11:
Marine Corps Silent Drill Team Photo Safari!

When: 5:55 PM - 8:30 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 10

Sunset at the US Marine Corps Memorial in Arlington brings a special treat on evenings during the summer: a breathtaking performance by the  US Marine Corps Silent Drill Team.

Don't miss the opportunity to photograph these Marines marching across the parade ground in front of the Memorial and then tossing their bayoneted rifles end over end at each other as we photograph them with our rapid shooting cameras. We'll also photograph the Memorial and the DC Skyline at twilight with the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the U.S.Capitol all lined up in our vewfinder. 
 

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2017, July 23:
Composition at The National Gallery of Art

When: 2:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 10

Photography, like painting, is all about composition:  the symmetry, the balance, the leading lines, the framing, the perspective, the points of interest in the image that draw the viewer’s eye. So this safari is all about training you to see and capture good composition in your photographs. This will help you become a more astute critic of your own photos by studying and documenting works of the masters.

We also teach you how to shoot artwork in low-light situations without flash or tripod, getting the right exposure and white balance.

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2017, July 25:
Marine Corps Silent Drill Team Photo Safari!

When: 5:55 PM - 8:30 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 10

Sunset at the US Marine Corps Memorial in Arlington brings a special treat on evenings during the summer: a breathtaking performance by the  US Marine Corps Silent Drill Team!

Don't miss the opportunity to photograph these Marines marching across the parade ground in front of the Memorial and then tossing their bayoneted rifles end over end at each other as we photograph them with our rapid shooting cameras. We'll also photograph the Memorial and the DC Skyline at twilight with the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the U.S.Capitol all lined up in our vewfinder. 
 

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2017, July 29:
Butterflies at Brookside Gardens

When: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Price: $109.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 8

Price includes $30 ticket for the "before hours" pass.

Join us for a special morning of photographing butterflies at Brookside Gardens. We’ll have special access to the butterflies for two hours before the conservatory opens to the public. You’ll be able to use tripods and not have to work around crowds of people. We’ll begin outside with a discussion of techniques and settings for butterfly photography, as well as some close-up garden photography. When it’s our time with the butterflies we’ll be prepped and ready to go, maximizing our butterfly experience.

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2017, August 5:
Hummingbirds in the Garden

When: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 4

Hummingbirds flit about visiting native flowering plantings for their sweet nectar giving ample opportunity for beautiful captures.

Join us and learn how to capture Hummingbirds in action. Learn what camera settings you’ll need to photograph birds in flight and how to be quick to get the shot.

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2017, August 9:
Hummingbirds in the Garden

When: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 6

Hummingbirds flit about visiting native flowering plantings for their sweet nectar giving ample opportunity for beautiful captures.

Join us and learn how to capture Hummingbirds in action. Learn what camera settings you’ll need to photograph birds in flight and how to be quick to get the shot.

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2017, August 13:
Real Estate and Architectural Photography

When: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 10

Good pictures sell houses and condominiums via the web, or in brochures and publications. This class, designed for people wishing to photograph their own homes or real state agents shooting listed properties, is taught by professional architectural photographer, E. David Luria, and will take place in a private home, providing hands-on training in exterior and interior architectural photography.

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2017, August 19:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics at U.S. Botanical Gardens

When: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 8

This class is designed for those who have taken any of the Photography Basics classes and want the opportunity to work in the field to reinforce the material covered in the classroom. We’ve encouraged you to leave the Auto settings behind and to shoot in the Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority or Manual modes so now it’s time for some hands-on.

Our location is the U.S. Botanical Gardens Conservatory which gives us plenty of photo opportunities to practice exposure settings and creative captures. Join us and come away with stronger skills for setting exposure and capturing exciting images that you’re proud to show off.

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2017, August 20:
Historic Fells Point

When: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 10

Jump start your creativity, resurface your enthusiasm and add diversity to your portfolio economically in a historic waterfront town. Explore new shooting techniques, create dramatic images and experience street photography tips.

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2017, August 20:
Morning on the Meadows

When: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 9

Late summer brings warm days and cool nights creating misty meadows in the morning. Country gardens damp with dew among a historic farm offers beautiful nature compositions.

Join us at Howard County Conservancy and let’s walk the meadows and gardens to create compelling captures. This class is designed for anyone wanting to develop their artistic eye with a camera.

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August 20, 2017:
The National Shrine of Immaculate Conception Photo Safari

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 10

​The National Shrine of Immaculate Conception, the largest Catholic basilica-style church in the United States, is a photographer’s delight with the soaring architecture, golden transepts and arches, little niches, altars and statuary that line the corridors of the Shrine as well as the stunning exterior and magnificently landscaped grounds.

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2017, August 26:
Twilight at National Airport Photo Safari

When: 5:45 PM - 8:15 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 10

The huge picture windows, the Jeffersonian-style arching domes, and the built-in artwork of architect Cesar Pelli’s $300 million Terminal B/C at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport provide many opportunities for good exterior and interior architectural photography. And the BEST time of day to capture all of this is at twilight, that period of deep blue-sky lighting which takes place shortly after sunset.

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2017, September 9:
Waterfalls of The Patapsco

When: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 10

Maryland offers a variety of beautiful waterfalls that are just waiting to be discovered.  Join us for this “Adventure” hike through Cascade Falls in Patapsco Valley State Park and enjoy the meandering path along a babbling brook. Expand your creative nature photography by getting off the beaten track and find the hidden treasures on the trail.

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