Classes:In the Field Shooting

2017, February 25:
Snow Geese at Middle Creek - REVISED

When: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
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THE MILD WINTER HAS BROUGHT THE SNOW GEESE EARLY SO WE'VE REVISED THIS TO A SINGLE DAY CLASS AND ARE MOVING THE DATE UP.

Each year in early spring, thousands of migrating Snow Geese arrive to Middle Creek Wildlife Management area in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Spending their days foraging on the corn fields, and roosting at night on the lake, these geese refuel before heading out on their last push north.

Join Emily Carter Mitchell in this exciting class in Pennsylvania. We'll head up to Lancaster County to capture the thousands of Snow Geese on their migratory route in Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area. 

2017, February 26:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics at U.S. Botanical Gardens

When: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 1

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, February 26:
Real Estate and Architectural Photography

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

This class is sold out! We are also offering this class on June 25.

2017, March 4:
Eastern Shore’s Wintering Ducks

When: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $109.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
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Each winter, thousands of ducks call the Chesapeake Bay their home. One of their favorite places to visit is in Cambridge, Maryland where they are easily accessible for photography.

Join us on the Choptank River and enjoy several different species of ducks. Spend time with this cooperative flock and improve your bird photography skills.

2017, March 4:
Eastern Shore’s Wintering Ducks AFTERNOON Session

When: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Price: $109.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 2

Due to high demand, we have added an afternoon session.

Each winter, thousands of ducks call the Chesapeake Bay their home. One of their favorite places to visit is in Cambridge, Maryland where they are easily accessible for photography.

Join us on the Choptank River and enjoy several different species of ducks. Spend time with this cooperative flock and improve your bird photography skills

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2017, March 12:
DC Skyline and Full Moon Photo Safari

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 10

Join Instructor E. David Luria and learn the techniques of night photography!  Capture post card quality images of the DC Skyline with the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the Capitol, all neatly aligned in your viewfinder.  If Mother Nature cooperates and the sky is clear, we'll frame the Moon to line up with the Monuments.

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2017, March 18:
Early Morning Cherry Blossoms Photo Shoot

When: 6:10 AM - 8:40 AM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 5

Join us in the early morning at the Tidal Basin during Cherry Blossom season. Beginning before sunrise, we'll capture Jefferson Memorial framed with cherry blossoms set against the royal blue sky of civil twilight. We’ll then photograph our way around the Tidal Basin, capturing the Jefferson and the Washington Monument from many vantage points all framed by the cherry blossoms.

At each point along the way, we'll cover exposure settings, composition considerations and tips for dynamic photos.

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2017, March 18:
Cherry Blossoms At The Tidal Basin Photo Shoot

When: 9:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 8

Enjoy your morning at the Tidal Basin during Cherry Blossom season. We’ll photograph our way around the Tidal Basin capturing the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial from many vantage points all framed by the cherry blossoms.

At each point along the way, we'll cover exposure settings, composition considerations and tips for dynamic photos.

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2017, March 18:
Composition at The National Gallery of Art

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 7

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, March 19:
Scenic Annapolis Harbor

When: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 5

​Spend the morning in historic Annapolis with Karen Messick and photograph all that it has to offer. There are countless opportunities for illustrious street shots, magnificent boats, abstract reflections in the harbor, nautical captures of ropes, flags and ships details and more in Annapolis, Maryland’s Capitol. 

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2017, March 22:
Early Morning Cherry Blossoms Photo Shoot

When: 6:10 AM - 8:40 AM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 8

Join us in the early morning at the Tidal Basin during Cherry Blossom season. Beginning before sunrise, we'll capture Jefferson Memorial framed with cherry blossoms set against the royal blue sky of civil twilight. We’ll then photograph our way around the Tidal Basin, capturing the Jefferson and the Washington Monument from many vantage points all framed by the cherry blossoms.

At each point along the way, we'll cover exposure settings, composition considerations and tips for dynamic photos.

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2017, March 22:
Cherry Blossoms At The Tidal Basin Photo Shoot

When: 9:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 9

Enjoy your morning at the Tidal Basin during Cherry Blossom season. We’ll photograph our way around the Tidal Basin capturing the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial from many vantage points all framed by the cherry blossoms.

At each point along the way, we'll cover exposure settings, composition considerations and tips for dynamic photos.

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2017, March 25:
Early Morning Cherry Blossoms Photo Shoot

When: 6:10 AM - 8:40 AM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 8

Join us in the early morning at the Tidal Basin during Cherry Blossom season. Beginning before sunrise, we'll capture Jefferson Memorial framed with cherry blossoms set against the royal blue sky of civil twilight. We’ll then photograph our way around the Tidal Basin, capturing the Jefferson and the Washington Monument from many vantage points all framed by the cherry blossoms.

At each point along the way, we'll cover exposure settings, composition considerations and tips for dynamic photos.

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2017, March 25:
Cherry Blossoms At The Tidal Basin Photo Shoot

When: 9:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 7

Enjoy your morning at the Tidal Basin during Cherry Blossom season. We’ll photograph our way around the Tidal Basin capturing the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial from many vantage points all framed by the cherry blossoms.

At each point along the way, we'll cover exposure settings, composition considerations and tips for dynamic photos.

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2017, March 26:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics with Cherry Blossoms

When: 9:15 AM - 11:45 AM
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 at the Tidal Basin provides plenty of photo opportunities. We’ll find the beautiful Cherry Blossom trees, the Jefferson and the Washington Monument framed in Cherry Blossoms and so much more.  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, April 1:
Early Morning Cherry Blossoms Photo Shoot

When: 6:10 AM - 8:40 AM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 9

Join us in the early morning at the Tidal Basin during Cherry Blossom season. Beginning before sunrise, we'll capture Jefferson Memorial framed with cherry blossoms set against the royal blue sky of civil twilight. We’ll then photograph our way around the Tidal Basin, capturing the Jefferson and the Washington Monument from many vantage points all framed by the cherry blossoms.

At each point along the way, we'll cover exposure settings, composition considerations and tips for dynamic photos.

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2017, April 1:
Cherry Blossoms At The Tidal Basin Photo Shoot

When: 9:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 9

Enjoy your morning at the Tidal Basin during Cherry Blossom season. We’ll photograph our way around the Tidal Basin capturing the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial from many vantage points all framed by the cherry blossoms.

At each point along the way, we'll cover exposure settings, composition considerations and tips for dynamic photos.

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2017, April 2:
Birds of Prey Field Shoot

When: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Price: $104.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell and Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 13

Strong grasping feet equipped with sharp talons, a hooked upper beak, and excellent binocular vision are the features that qualify eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, and even vultures as raptors, or birds of prey.  These beautiful creatures are amazing to watch let alone photograph.

Participants will have the opportunity to photograph these magnificent raptors including several owls, falcons and hawks.

Location: Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria

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2017, April 2:
Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin Photo Safari

When: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 8

Join us for a morning Photo Safari at the Tidal Basin during Cherry Blossom season!  We’ll photograph our way around the entire Tidal Basin, capturing the Jefferson Memorial, the Washington Monument and the FDR Memorial a all framed by the beautiful cherry blossoms. 

At each point on this safari, instructor E. David Luria will cover techniques of composition, exposure and lighting.

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2017, April 8:
Birds of Prey Field Shoot

When: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Price: $104.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell and Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 16

Strong grasping feet equipped with sharp talons, a hooked upper beak, and excellent binocular vision are the features that qualify eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, and even vultures as raptors, or birds of prey.  These beautiful creatures are amazing to watch let alone photograph.

Participants will have the opportunity to photograph these magnificent raptors including several owls, falcons and hawks.

Location: Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria

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2017, April 8:
Georgetown At Night Photo Safari

When: 7:45 PM - 10:15 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 12

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, April 9:
Historic Fells Point

When: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 9

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

When: 5:30 PM - 8:00 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, April 22:
Spring Tulips at Sherwood Gardens

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

Join Karen L. Messick in Sherwood Gardens and capture amazing images of spring tulips, and flowering shrubs and trees!  Learn how to create artistic images using appropriate aperture, shutter speed, white balance, ISO, multiple exposure functions, and more!​

Location:  Baltimore

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2017, April 22:
Getting Started with Bird Photography at Buddy Attick Lake

When: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 9

Learn the tips and secrets that bird photographers use to capture beautiful images of our feathered friends.

Designed for the amateur photographer, this class will get you well on your way on photographing birds (and wildlife) at its best. We’ll discuss the techniques and equipment used to obtain exciting images of the birds all around us.

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2017, April 29:
C&O Canal and Pennyfield Lockhouse Field Shoot

When: 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 6

Through a continued agreement with the C&O Canal Trust, we have been given an exclusive opportunity to enter and photograph historic Pennyfield Lockhouse on the C&O Canal which is in the C&O Canal National Historical Park.

Join instructor Roy Sewall, one of the leading photographers of the Potomac River and C&O Canal, as we explore the many interior photographic opportunities with furnishings evocative of the mid-1830s to early 1840s period; from wood and earthen floors, stone walls, wood beam ceilings, to the period furniture on both the main and second floors.  We'll also explore the area surrounding the Lockhouse from the C&O Canal, the lock, rock walls, rocky cliffs and more.

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2017, April 30:
Faces, Not Places, Photo Safari

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 10

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, May 19:
Monuments at Night Photo Safari

When: 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 10

​Join Instructor E. David Luria, as we explore the best methods for photographing Washington, D.C.‘s monuments at night!  We will learn the best settings to use at night for achieving post card quality images of the Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Women’s Memorial and more.

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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: 12

​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 25:
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.

Location: Centerville

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