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June 23, 2018: Fieldwork - Photography Basics in Old Town Alexandria

Time: 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Fee: $69
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 2

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 in Old Town Alexandria gives us plenty of photo opportunities to practice exposure settings and creative captures. We begin down by the waterfront capturing the details in the harbor area, we’d then photograph quaint shops and historic homes decorated with an autumn flair. We end at the Farmers Market in front of City Hall where we’ll find street scenes, colorful produce, flowers stalls and more.

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June 23, 2018: Horses in the Country

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

POSTPONED FROM MAY 19 DUE TO RAIN

In the spirit of Preakness, let’s go out to the country and enjoy horses in a rustic barn setting. Maryland is one of the top states for the horse industry and brings in over $1 billion in revenue. Naming the Thoroughbred as the state horse, horses are an integral part of Maryland. Frolicking in the paddocks on a spring morning the horses and their gentle strength will bring character and personality to your images.

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June 24, 2018: Historic Fells Point

Time: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Greg Holden
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 4

Postponed from 6/3 due to rain.

​Join Greg Holden as we photograph through the streets of Fells Point.  We’ll explore the historic waterfront area photographing interesting people, historic buildings, boats, abstracts in the water and other opportunities that we find in the early morning light.

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June 24, 2018: Exploring Macro Photography

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Small subjects or little pieces of a larger subject are fascinating to explore with your camera. This class will teach you about the technical and creative aspects of successful close-ups. Find out how to work with different natural lighting conditions, as well what equipment is most useful. The skills you will learn can be applied to any subject of macro photography, at home or in the field.

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June 28, 2018: Moonset and Sunrise Over Capitol Columns At National Arboretum

Time: 4:45AM - 7:15 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Date changed to June 28 from June 27.

Join us in the wee hours of the morning for this special access opportunity to photograph the moonset and sunrise over the Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum.

We’ll start the class by capturing the Capital Columns with the moon setting behind them, then we’ll turn around and photograph the sun as it rises through the columns.

A per person donation to the National Arboretum is included in the price of the class.

Limit 8

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June 30, 2018: National Zoo Field Shoot

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

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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June 30, 2018: Real Estate and Architectural Photography

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

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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July 10, 2018: Marine Corps Silent Drill Team Photo Safari

Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee: $79
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 4

Don't miss the opportunity to photograph breathtaking performance by the  US Marine Corps Silent Drill Team as they perform at the base of the Lincoln Memorial and then toss their bayoneted rifles end over end at each other! We'll also photograph around the various memorials in the area including the Lincoln Memorial.

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July 14, 2018: Lotus Blossoms at Kenilworth Gardens

Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 3

Enjoy the graceful beauty of the Lotus blossoms and water lilies in their full glory at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens.  We will visit the gardens for the early morning light, capturing dew laden lotus and other aquatic flowers. 

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July 15, 2018: Sunflowers at McKee-Beshers Marsh

Time: 6:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Sunny Sunflower faces greet you in the early morning at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area. With wide sweeping fields of sunflowers, the possibilities are endless for the flower, nature and wildlife photographer. 

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July 24, 2018: Marine Corps Silent Drill Team Photo Safari

Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee: $79
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 10

Don't miss the opportunity to photograph breathtaking performance by the  US Marine Corps Silent Drill Team as they perform at the base of the Lincoln Memorial and then toss their bayoneted rifles end over end at each other! We'll also photograph around the various memorials in the area including the Lincoln Memorial.

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July 27, 2018: Moonset and Sunrise Over Capitol Columns At National Arboretum

Time: 5:05AM - 7:30 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Join us in the wee hours of the morning for this special access opportunity to photograph the moonset and sunrise over the Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum.

We’ll start the class by capturing the Capital Columns with the moon setting behind them, then we’ll turn around and photograph the sun as it rises through the columns.

A per person donation to the National Arboretum is included in the price of the class.

Limit 8

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July 28, 2018: Fieldwork - Photography Basics at Union Station

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee: $69
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 4

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 Washington Union Station 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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August 4, 2018: Hummingbirds in the Garden

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

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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August 5, 2018: Exploring Macro Photography

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

Small subjects or little pieces of a larger subject are fascinating to explore with your camera. This class will teach you about the technical and creative aspects of successful close-ups. Find out how to work with different natural lighting conditions, as well what equipment is most useful. The skills you will learn can be applied to any subject of macro photography, at home or in the field.

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August 5, 2018: Twilight at National Airport Photo Safari

Time: 6:15PM - 8:45PM
Fee: $74
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 9

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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August 8, 2018: Hummingbirds in the Garden

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
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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August 11, 2018: Butterflies at Brookside Gardens

Time: 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 4

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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August 12, 2018: Fieldwork - Photography Basics at U.S. Botanical Gardens

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee: $69
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

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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August 18, 2018: Morning On The Meadows

Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

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 18, 2018: Library of Congress Photo Safari

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $74
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

​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 beautiful exterior and then move indoors and capture the 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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August 19, 2018: Exploring Street Photography

Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 9

This hands-on class will explore the unique aspects of the street photography genre and help you create compelling photographs that go beyond the ordinary snapshot.  Join Michael Koren for an afternoon learning pro level tips and techniques, privacy issues associated with street photography, as well as a hands-on session followed by an image review and feedback. 

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