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2017, July 29:
Summer Sunflowers

When: 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 4

The sunflowers have not bloomed yet so a new date will be scheduled soon.

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 29:
Butterflies at Brookside Gardens

When: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Price: $109.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
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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2017, July 29:
External Flash Made Easy - For Canon Users

When: 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Mike Sheras
Spaces left: 1

While modern DSLR cameras all feature excellent low light performance, even the beginning photographer should consider adding an external speedlite (flash unit) to his or her arsenal of basic photographic tools.  Adding a flash can open new opportunities for better and different pictures.  

This class will explore how the Canon flash system works with the different modes and controls of the camera and also explain the differences between modern ETTL exposure and traditional manual flash.

Participants of this class are offered a 20% discount for attending the Advanced External Flash class offered on 7/30. Information about how to get discount is in the confirmation letter.

Location: Falls Church

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2017, July 30:
External Flash Made Easy

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 5

For Non Canon Users

Learn how to get the most out of your external flash unit. The class will help you understand the modes and functions of your flash, as well as how aperture, shutter speed and ISO affect your flash photos. From adjusting the power of the flash to choosing how to position the flash, this class will help you become more skilled when using your external flash unit. 

Appropriate for Nikon, Fuji, Pentax, Sony, etc. users. Canon users should attend the Canon External Flash class. 

Participants of this class are offered a 20% discount for attending the Advanced External Flash class offered on the same day in the afternoon. Information about how to get discount is in the confirmation letter.

Location: DC

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2017, July 30:
iPhone Walk About Capturing Portraits

When: 11:45 AM - 3:15 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 6

Enjoy working in the National Portrait Gallery as Karen shows you how to understand the best light, apps and compositions for portraits! We will work with several apps the enhance your photographic images and some that can convert your portrait photos into painterly or sketch versions.

Participants of this class may also be interested in the iPhone Walk About classes where we’re out in the field shooting. This LINK will filter the iPhone classes so you can see them more easily.

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2017, July 30:
Advanced External Flash Class

When: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 2

Take your flash skills to the next level by expanding your creative options in the studio and on location. Learn to use your external flash off-camera (wirelessly or wired) and how to use multiple flashes.

We will also cover working with light modifiers for greater control and shaping the lighting on your subject.

Location: DC

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2017, August 1:
Marine Corps Silent Drill Team Photo Safari

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

Don't miss the opportunity to photograph breathtaking performance by the  US Marine Corps Silent Drill Team as they march across the parade ground in front of the Memorial and then toss their bayoneted rifles end over end at each other! 

We have reserved space in the VIP seating area so we have the best vantage point for photographing this. Don't miss your chance!

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, August 5:
Hummingbirds in the Garden

When: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
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.

2017, August 6:
iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

When: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 10

​Join Karen Messick at the National Gallery of Art for an afternoon of  “iPhoneography!”  We’ll learn how to use various iPhone apps throughout the Museum to capture sculptures, people, architecture and more.

Participants of this class may also be interested in the iPhone Walk About classes where we’re out in the field shooting. This LINK will filter the iPhone classes so you can see them more easily.

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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
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.

2017, August 12:
Lightroom In A Day

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 10

Learn Lightroom in a day with instructor Corey Hilz. We'll look at the 2 most powerful modules, the Library and the Develop Modules. This class is designed to make Lightroom easy to understand and put you in control of all it has to offer. It will cover your workflow from beginning to end: from importing and organizing to adjusting, sharing and exporting your images.

If you prefer to learn at a slower pace consider the Lightroom Library In-Depth class and the Lightroom Develop Module In-Depth class offered every other month.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily.

Location: Falls Church

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2017, August 13:
Hummingbirds in the Garden

When: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Sold out!

By popular demand, this new date was just added.

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.

2017, August 13:
DSLR Photography Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 7

Appropriate for DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras with manual exposure settings.

Todays digital cameras offer the photographer a wealth of tools that can lead to wonderful photographs and understanding the exposure settings allows you, not the camera, to craft the photo you envision. Take your camera off of Auto and take control!  Join Marie Joabar for an informative class covering exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily. 

Location: DC

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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: 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.

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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: 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 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:
Morning on the Meadows

When: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
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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2017, August 20:
Historic Fells Point

When: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 8

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:
The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 6

Designed exclusively for photographers, the Adobe Lightroom Develop Module offers incredible tools for editing our digital images. Join Marie Joabar as she provides in-depth explanations of these tools and shows you various ways to edit your photos whether you shoot Raw or JPEG.

If you prefer to learn the Lightroom Library and Develop Module all in one day, consider our Lightroom In A Day class offered monthly.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily. 

Location: DC

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

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 7

​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:
Butterflies at Brookside Gardens

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

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 26:
Twilight at National Airport Photo Safari

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

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, August 27:
DSLR Photography Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 15

Appropriate for DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras with manual exposure settings.

Todays digital cameras offer the photographer a wealth of tools that can lead to wonderful photographs and understanding the exposure settings allows you, not the camera, to craft the photo you envision. Take your camera off of Auto and take control!  Join Marie Joabar for an informative class covering exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily. 

Location: Falls Church

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2017, September 8:
Monuments at Night Photo Safari

When: 7:15 PM - 9:45 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 9

​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, September 9:
National Zoo Field Shoot

When: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 10

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, September 9:
Waterfalls of The Patapsco

When: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 6

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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2017, September 9:
The Lightroom Library In Depth

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 8

Lightroom is the industry standard for amateurs and professional photographers alike for organizing and editing our images. At the heart of this powerful image management program lies the Library Module where we import, organize, sort, rate and tag our images.

Spend a day with Marie Joabar learning the Library Module in-depth covering the various options for importing images into your catalog to exporting images and everything in between, allowing you to set up and understand a system that keeps your images organized and easy to find. 

If you prefer to learn the Lightroom Library and Develop Module all in one day, consider our Lightroom In A Day class offered monthly.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily. 

Location: Falls Church

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2017, September 10:
DSLR Photography Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 10

Appropriate for DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras with manual exposure settings.

Todays digital cameras offer the photographer a wealth of tools that can lead to wonderful photographs and understanding the exposure settings allows you, not the camera, to craft the photo you envision. Take your camera off of Auto and take control!  Join Marie Joabar for an informative class covering exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily. 

Location: DC

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2017, September 10:
iPhone Photography, Getting Started - At the National Portrait Gallery

When: 11:45 AM - 3:45 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 9

Join Karen Messick at National Portrait Gallery for an afternoon of  “iPhoneography!”  Learn how to use various iPhone apps to capture abstract sculptures, colorful paintings and wall hangings, as well as the architecture of the building and the impressive Kogod courtyard.

Participants of this class may also be interested in the iPhone Walk About classes where we’re out in the field shooting. This LINK will filter the iPhone classes so you can see them more easily.

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2017, September 16:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics - Around The U.S. Capitol

When: 7:30 AM - 10:00 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.

We’ll review the exposure settings and then photograph around the Capitol Building and at Bartholdi Park and fountain, and practice using various settings to achieve the look you want in the image.

Location: US Capitol and Bartholdi Park area

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2017, September 17:
Early Morning at The Diyanet Center Mosque

When: 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 9

Join Instructor E. David Luria and capture the striking architectural beauty of the new Diyanet Center of America Mosque in Lanham, MD as it rises before you in the morning sun. For lovers of architectural photography in the DC area, this place is really “Mecca!” This safari will be a great opportunity to enrich your own architectural portfolio, while training you to photograph religious institutions in your travels to  other parts of the world

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2017, September 23:
Scenic Annapolis Harbor

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

​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, September 23:
Lightroom In A Day

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 12

Learn Lightroom in a day with instructor Corey Hilz. We'll look at the 2 most powerful modules, the Library and the Develop Modules. This class is designed to make Lightroom easy to understand and put you in control of all it has to offer. It will cover your workflow from beginning to end: from importing and organizing to adjusting, sharing and exporting your images.

If you prefer to learn at a slower pace consider the Lightroom Library In-Depth class and the Lightroom Develop Module In-Depth class offered every other month.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily. 

Location: DC

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2017, September 23:
The Small Studio

When: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Price: $195.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 4

Shooting in a studio provides a special opportunity to control light for portraits and full-body photography and is something that can easily be set up in the home.

Learn what's involved to make a small studio and how to equip it with the right gear. Spend the morning with Professional Photographer Roy Sewall exploring his small studio which has helped him create some truly unique photographs of people.

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2017, September 24:
Piscataway, A Creative Walk In Colonial Times

When: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 10

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2017, September 24:
DSLR Photography Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 12

Appropriate for Mirrorless or DSLR cameras.

Digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex) cameras offer the photographer a wealth of tools that can lead to wonderful photographs and understanding the exposure settings allows you, not the camera, to craft the photo you envision. Take your camera off of Auto and take control! Join Corey Hilz for an informative morning about all things SLR: exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily. 

Location: Falls Church

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2017, September 24:
iPhone Walk About at U.S. Botanical Gardens

When: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 9

Enjoy working in the U.S. Botanical Gardens as Karen shows you how to understand the best light, apps and compositions for floral and fauna photography! 

We'll be using some fun apps to make amazing macro images, multiple exposure images and more.

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2017, September 24:
Street Fair Photography at DC State Fair

When: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 6

Join Instructor E. David Luria  and learn the techniques of photographing street fairs and festivals. Wearing an Official Event Photographer badge, participants will roam the fair capturing photos of the people enjoying various events from the Pet Parade, Sloppy Joe eating contest, Hula Hoop contest and so much more! 

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2017, September 30:
Photoshop For Photographers

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 10

Join Corey Hilz for a day of hands on Photoshop training geared towards the new or limited experience Photoshop user. 

The class begins with an introduction to the Photoshop workspace and then explores techniques that only Photoshop offers, such as layers, masks, selections and creating composites.  Photoshop's most exciting techniques require the use of layers so ample time is spent explaining how they operate and why you would want to use them.

Location: DC

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2017, October 7:
DSLR Photography Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 12

Appropriate for DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras with manual exposure settings.

Todays digital cameras offer the photographer a wealth of tools that can lead to wonderful photographs and understanding the exposure settings allows you, not the camera, to craft the photo you envision. Take your camera off of Auto and take control!  Join Marie Joabar for an informative class covering exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily. 

Location: DC

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2017, October 8:
The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 8

Designed exclusively for photographers, the Adobe Lightroom Develop Module offers incredible tools for editing our digital images. Join Marie Joabar as she provides in-depth explanations of these tools and shows you various ways to edit your photos whether you shoot Raw or JPEG.

If you prefer to learn the Lightroom Library and Develop Module all in one day, consider our Lightroom In A Day class offered monthly.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily. 

Location: Falls Church

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2017, October 14:
External Flash Made Easy

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 10

For Non Canon Users

Learn how to get the most out of your external flash unit. The class will help you understand the modes and functions of your flash, as well as how aperture, shutter speed and ISO affect your flash photos. From adjusting the power of the flash to choosing how to position the flash, this class will help you become more skilled when using your external flash unit. 

Appropriate for Nikon, Fuji, Pentax, Sony, etc. users. Canon users should attend the Canon External Flash class. 

Participants of this class are offered a 20% discount for attending the Advanced External Flash class offered on the same day in the afternoon. Information about how to get discount is in the confirmation letter.

Location: Falls Church

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2017, October 14:
Advanced External Flash Class

When: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 8

Take your flash skills to the next level by expanding your creative options in the studio and on location. Learn to use your external flash off-camera (wirelessly or wired) and how to use multiple flashes.

We will also cover working with light modifiers for greater control and shaping the lighting on your subject.

Location: Falls Church

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2017, October 15:
Faces, Not Places, Photo Safari

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 9

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, October 21:
Lightroom In A Day

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 10

Learn Lightroom in a day with instructor Corey Hilz. We'll look at the 2 most powerful modules, the Library and the Develop Modules. This class is designed to make Lightroom easy to understand and put you in control of all it has to offer. It will cover your workflow from beginning to end: from importing and organizing to adjusting, sharing and exporting your images.

If you prefer to learn at a slower pace consider the Lightroom Library In-Depth class and the Lightroom Develop Module In-Depth class offered every other month.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily.

Location: Falls Church

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2017, October 21:
Georgetown At Night

When: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 10

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, October 28:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics in Old Town Alexandria

When: 7:30 AM - 10:00 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 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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2017, October 29:
DSLR Photography Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 16

Appropriate for DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras with manual exposure settings.

Todays digital cameras offer the photographer a wealth of tools that can lead to wonderful photographs and understanding the exposure settings allows you, not the camera, to craft the photo you envision. Take your camera off of Auto and take control!  Join Marie Joabar for an informative class covering exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more. 

This class is offered on other dates and locations. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily. 

Location: Falls Church

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2017, November 5:
DSLR Photography Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Greg Holden
Spaces left: 9

Appropriate for DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras with manual exposure settings.

Todays digital cameras offer the photographer a wealth of tools that can lead to wonderful photographs and understanding the exposure settings allows you, not the camera, to craft the photo you envision. Take your camera off of Auto and take control!  Join us for an informative class covering exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily. 

Location: DC

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2017, November 9:
Photography As A Second Career

When: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 12

With careful planning while you keep your day job, you CAN turn your hobby and your love of photography into a lucrative profession. Many people facing retirement, reduced pensions or job layoffs have successfully become full-time or part-time photographers, earning significant income with their photo skills.

We'll explore ways to make a successful transition looking at such options as shooting for stock, events, weddings, portraits, sports,  food, pets and more.

Location: DC

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2017, November 14:
Creative Techniques

When: 7:00 PM -9:30 PM
Price: $64.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 11

Learn about a variety of techniques that you can use to expand your photography skills and add creativity to your images. Topics include panning, subject motion, multiple exposures, shooting through, overlays, texture blending, light painting, star trails, focus stacking and so much more.  

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2017, November 18:
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, November 19:
Twilight at National Airport Photo Safari

When: 3:30 PM - 6:00 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, December 3:
Composition at The National Gallery of Art

When: 2:30 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, December 7:
Getting Started in Event Photography

When: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 12

Are you the person they turn to in the office when there is a birthday party, an awards ceremony, a visit by the Chairman of the Board. Why?  Because you are the ONLY person who knows how to operate the office camera!  So bring your camera (or the office camera), plus all your lenses and your flash unit and join us on a special safari that will train you to take more professional pictures of office events AND will help you turn those pictures into images that tell a STORY to make your PR Director happy.

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