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2017, February 23:
College Sports - Basketball at George Washington Univ.

When: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Price: $129.00
Instructor: Mitchell Layton
Spaces left: 3

Join Pro Sports Photographer Mitchell Layton and enjoy shooting the George Washington University Men's basketball team as they take on Massachusetts. Capture the action shooting under the basket!

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2017, February 25:
The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Sold out!

This class is Sold Out! Please see the March 25 date.

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.

Location: DC

2017, February 25:
The Small Studio

When: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Price: $195.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 3

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, February 25:
Snow Geese at Middle Creek - REVISED

When: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Sold out!

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
Sold out!

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, February 27:
Take Your Photography To The Next Level

When: 7:30 PM -9:30 PM
Price: $64.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Sold out!

Rescheduled from January 30.

People always tell you your photos are great but in your mind, you know they could be better.  Perhaps you are entering competitions but not winning, or not winning as often as you’d like. You’re close but you need some guidance and direction on what to do to get your photography to the next level.  Join Roy Sewall for an insightful presentation on how to do just that.

2017, March 4:
Eastern Shore’s Wintering Ducks

When: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $109.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Sold out!

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 5:
DSLR Photography Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Sold out!

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 Corey Hilz for an informative class covering exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more.

This class is also offered on March 11 in Leesburg, March 19, April 9, and April 22.

Location: DC

2017, March 5, 2017:
iPhone Photography Walk About On The Mall

When: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 7

​This walk about is great for learning how to capture interesting travel photographs with your iPhone. Put on your walking shoes and join Karen Messick making images around the Mall in Washington.

Karen will share her tips and insights as she creates compositions. She’ll also share her ideas on processing images from interesting street photography, portraits, macro to landscapes.

This class is also offered on May 7 and May 21.

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2017, March 11:
DSLR Photography Basics In LEESBURG

When: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 8

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 also offered on March 19April 9, and April 22.

Location: Leesburg

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2017, March 12:
Lightroom In A Day

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 8

Learn Lightroom in a day with instructor Corey Hilz. We'll look at the 2 most powerful modules, the Library and the Develop Modules.

If you prefer to learn at a slower pace consider our Lightroom Library In Depth class on March 25 and the Lightroom Develop Module In Depth class on February 25.

Location: Falls Church

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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:
The Lightroom Library In Depth

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 5

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. 

Location: DC

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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 19:
Photoshop For Photographers

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 4

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.

This class is also offered on April 29.

Location: DC

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2017, March 19:
DSLR Photography Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 6

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 also offered on April 9 and April 22.

Location: Falls Church

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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 25:
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, March 25:
The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 7

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.

Location: DC

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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, March 26:
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: 5

​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.

This class is also offered on April 30.

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2017, March 28:
Getting Started in Event Photography

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 11

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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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 1:
Canon Camera Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Price: $64.00
Instructor: Mike Sheras
Spaces left: 14

If you’ve been struggling to understand just what all those buttons and dials on your Canon camera are for then this class will help!

You'll come away with a better understanding of what your Canon camera offers and gain confidence to use it with a greater comfort level.

Location: Falls Church

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2017, April 1:
External Flash Made Easy - For Canon Users

When: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Mike Sheras
Spaces left: 8

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.

Location: Falls Church

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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 2:
External Flash Made Easy

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 8

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. 

Location: Falls Church

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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:
DSLR Photography Basics

When: 12:00 PM - 4:00 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 also offered on April 22.

Location: DC

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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 22:
DSLR Photography Basics

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

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.

Location: Falls Church

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2017, April 23:
The Digital Art Room

When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 5

Capturing an image with your camera is just the beginning of creating a digital work of art. This class will bring out the artist within you and help you tap into your creative side.

Go beyond Lightroom and learn a variety of post processing techniques that can bring your digital images to life. From painterly effect techniques, to working with textures to filters and slow shutter speeds, you’ll learn to see what’s before you and envision a more creative rendition before you even snap the shutter. 

Location: Falls Church

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2017, April 29:
Photoshop For Photographers

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 8

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, 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:
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.

Location: DC

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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, April 30:
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.

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2017, May 6:
Moms With Cameras

When: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Donna Vance
Spaces left: 11

Join us and learn how to capture all of your special memories from a Mom who understands just how priceless your moments can be.

This class is for anyone interested in learning more about their camera and photography to make those snapshots of their children really shine. It is perfect for beginners, but is also suited to hobbyists or enthusiasts who want to learn more, or want to conquer the things they struggle with when photographing their children.

Location: Falls Church

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2017, May 07:
iPhone Walk About at U.S. Botanical Gardens

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

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 some HDR images as well. 

This class is also offered on May 21.

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2017, May 8:
Take Your Photography To The Next Level

When: 7:30 PM -9:30 PM
Price: $64.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 8

People always tell you your photos are great but in your mind, you know they could be better.  Perhaps you are entering competitions but not winning, or not winning as often as you’d like. You’re close but you need some guidance and direction on what to do to get your photography to the next level.  Join Roy Sewall for an insightful presentation on how to do just that.

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2017, May 13:
Seeing in Black & White

When: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Greg Holden
Spaces left: 10

Join Greg Holden and learn how to see, capture and process black and white images. From an image rich presentation, to time photographing in the field "seeing" color in black and white, to using Lightroom's powerful editing tools to convert your files, this class will help you create more compelling monochrome images.

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2017, May 17:
Photography As A Second Career

When: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 16

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, 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, May 21:
iPhone Walk About Capturing Portraits

When: 11:45 AM - 3:15 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 10

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.

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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 11:
Getting Started In Food Photography

When: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Price: $139.00
Instructor: Renee Comet
Spaces left: 8

Join us at Renee Comet’s professional studio as she offers her tips and techniques for getting started in food photography.

Renee will share her creative process in an image rich presentation and will discuss the technical details, equipment basics and creative aspects to consider to help you develop your own vision.

Bonnie Benwick of the Washington Post Food section will be joining Renee at the class as a special guest instructor.

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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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2017:
Private Training - JB Bal $70

When: 9:00 AM - 9:01 AM
Price: $70.00
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