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2014, August 24 - RESCHEDULED to September 14: iPhone Photography - Getting Started

2014, August 24 - RESCHEDULED to September 14:
iPhone Photography - Getting Started

When: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 6

​Join Karen Messick at the National Museum 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.

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2014, September 4: Georgetown At Night Photo Safari

2014, September 4:
Georgetown At Night Photo Safari

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

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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2014, September 5: College Sports - Game Day at A.U.

2014, September 5:
College Sports - Game Day at A.U.

When: 1:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Price: $205.00
Instructor: Mitchell Layton
Spaces left: 6

Join Mitchell Layton and learn what it takes to be a Pro Sports Photographer shooting at the American University women's Field Hockey and Volleyball and Men’s Soccer games.

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2014, September 6: Monuments and Memorials

2014, September 6:
Monuments and Memorials

When: 9:30 AM 1:15 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 5

Learn how to take great pictures BEFORE you go on that expensive trip! Join us as our instructor, Paris-trained architectural photographer E. David Luria, takes you to some of the most popular monuments and historic buildings in Washington.

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2014, September 6: Library of Congress Photo Safari

2014, September 6:
Library of Congress Photo Safari

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

​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, while learning tips for correctly shooting architecture.

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2014, September 6: Afternoon Fieldwork - Photography Basics

2014, September 6:
Afternoon Fieldwork - Photography Basics

When: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 1

Location: US Capitol area

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 U. S. Capitol Building area, and practice using various settings to achieve the look you want in the image.

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2014, September 7: SLR Photography - The Basics

2014, September 7:
SLR Photography - The Basics

When: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 1

Location: Merrifeild / Dunn Loring area

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 Marie Joabar for an informative afternoon about all things SLR: exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more.

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2014, Sept 9,16, 23 Photography Basics - 3 Sessions

2014, Sept 9,16, 23 Photography Basics - 3 Sessions

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 9

Location: Shirlington (Arlington, VA)

Have you been bitten by the photography bug?  If you are you ready to move beyond the point and shoot aspect of your digital camera, then this class is for you!  Join Professional Photographer Tim Cooper as he introduces you to the magic world of photography and helps you build a solid foundation in the fundamentals.

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2014, September 13: Monuments and Memorials

2014, September 13:
Monuments and Memorials

When: 9:30 AM 1:15 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 8

Learn how to take great pictures BEFORE you go on that expensive trip! Join us as our instructor, Paris-trained architectural photographer E. David Luria, takes you to some of the most popular monuments and historic buildings in Washington.

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2014, September 13: Painting with Light Field Shoot

2014, September 13:
Painting with Light Field Shoot

When: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 6

Painting with light is an exciting and artistic way to portray your subject in a completely unique manner.  Using the darkness of night as the backdrop and any subject as the canvas, the photographer works like a painter using a flashlight to illuminate, highlight and emphasize their subject.

The tools are simple and the technique easy to master.  Join Tim Cooper as he shares the tips and tricks to create lighting masterpieces. The class will begin with a one hour lecture and presentation followed by ample time in the field practicing the basics of light painting.

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2014, September 14: NEW & IMPROVED Introduction to Photoshop

2014, September 14:
NEW & IMPROVED Introduction to Photoshop

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $215.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 8

​Location: DC

Although this program is powerful enough for the pros, it offers many options and opportunities for the digital enthusiast.  Join Photoshop Author, Tim Cooper for a full day of hands on Photoshop training geared towards the new, or limited experience Photoshop user.   

Tim begins the class with an introduction to the Photoshop Workspace and then explores techniques that only Photoshop offers, such as creating panoramas, portrait retouching and adding text to photos. Other important topics include selections, layers and creating composites.  Tim also gives an overview of how images travel between Lightroom and Photoshop.  Some crossover exists between the two programs, so Tim reviews what should be accomplished in Lightroom and when and why to work in Photoshop. 

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2014, September 14 RESCHEDULED to September 21: iPhone Photography - Working with Apps In-Depth

2014, September 14 RESCHEDULED to September 21:
iPhone Photography - Working with Apps In-Depth

When: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $164.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 9

Location: DC

Join ​Karen L. Messick at this in-depth class learning how to use some of the most creative iPhone apps on the market. Karen will present a series of images and discuss the capture and the processing apps used on each while giving the participants insight into her creative process.

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2014, Fundamentals of Macro Photography: 3 Sessions - 9/15, 9/21 and 9/25

2014, Fundamentals of Macro Photography:
3 Sessions - 9/15, 9/21 and 9/25

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 12

Join Professional Photographer Tim Cooper as he introduces you to the world of Macro Photography in this 3 part series.

In the classroom and hands-on at the US Botanical Gardens you'll learn the fundamentals including macro equipment options, focusing for maximum sharpness, depth of field, soft focus techniques, double exposure techniques, modifying the light for macro, composition considerations and much more.  

All sessions are in DC.

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2014, September 18: Photography As A Second Career

2014, September 18:
Photography As A Second Career

When: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 14

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.

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2014, September 20: Historic Fells Point Field Shoot

2014, September 20:
Historic Fells Point Field Shoot

When: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 5

​Jump start your creativity, resurface your enthusiasm and add diversity to your portfolio economically in a historic waterfront town.  Build and enhance your street photography skills with Karen L. Messick in historic Fells Point!

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2014, September 20: Monuments and Memorials

2014, September 20:
Monuments and Memorials

When: 9:30 AM 1:15 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 7

Learn how to take great pictures BEFORE you go on that expensive trip! Join us as our instructor, Paris-trained architectural photographer E. David Luria, takes you to some of the most popular monuments and historic buildings in Washington.

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2014, September 20: NEW & IMPROVED Introduction To Lightroom - The Library

2014, September 20:
NEW & IMPROVED Introduction To Lightroom - The Library

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $159.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 9

Location: Merrifield / Dunn Loring area

At the heart of the Lightroom program lies the Library Module where we import, view, organize, and sort our images. Spend a day with professional photographer, author, and Adobe Beta Tester, Tim Cooper as he demystifies this powerful image management tool.   This in-depth class covers the essential aspects of Lightroom allowing you to set up and understand a system that keeps your images organized and easy to find.

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2014, September 21: Morning Fieldwork - Photography Basics

2014, September 21:
Morning Fieldwork - Photography Basics

When: 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
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Location: US Capitol and Bartholdi Park area

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.

2014, September 21: Natural Light Portraiture

2014, September 21:
Natural Light Portraiture

When: 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Erika Nizborski
Spaces left: 7

Location: DC

Jump start your career as a portrait photographer and learn the essentials of using natural light and posing techniques. Part presentation and part hands-on, participants will come away with a solid foundation on positioning their subjects and using and modifying natural light to enhance them.

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2014, September 22: Perfect Exposure For Digital Photography, The Zone System of Metering

2014, September 22:
Perfect Exposure For Digital Photography, The Zone System of Metering

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 16

​​Location: DC

The advent of instant image review on modern cameras has been both a blessing and a curse for today’s photographers.  They have made it easier to go home with correct exposures but harder to actually learn the craft of photography.  Join Professional Photographer Tim Cooper as he explains the practice and benefits of Zone System Metering with modern digital SLRs.

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2014, October 2, 9 and 16: Photography Basics - 3 Sessions

2014, October 2, 9 and 16:
Photography Basics - 3 Sessions

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 11

Take your camera off Auto and Take Control! This class is designed for those who want to better understand the most important camera settings and how to set exposure manually to capture dramatic and engaging photos.

Location: DC

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2014, October 4: Studio Lighting Essentials

2014, October 4:
Studio Lighting Essentials

When: 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Matthew Rakola
Spaces left: 12

Location: DC

Learn to use Studio Lighting from the ground up.

Learn the fundamentals of lighting techniques and equipment and how to apply that to creating engaging studio portraits. 

This class is designed specifically for those who understand the basics of manual photography but want to learn to light and shoot people in a controlled, studio environment, and will establish the building blocks on which students can build a studio photography portfolio. Many of these same principles can be applied to environmental portraits as well.

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2014, October 5: SLR Photography - The Basics

2014, October 5:
SLR Photography - The Basics

When: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 15

Location: VisArts of Rockville

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 Marie Joabar for an informative afternoon about all things SLR: exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more.

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2014, October 8: DC Skyline, Iwo Jima and the Full Moon Photo Safari

2014, October 8:
DC Skyline, Iwo Jima and the Full Moon Photo Safari

When: 6:35 PM - 9:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 11

Join Instructor E. David Luria, and learn the techniques of night photography!  David will show you how to achieving 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 Valentine's Day Moon to line up with the Monuments.

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2014, October 12: Insider’s View of St. Nicholas Cathedral

2014, October 12:
Insider’s View of St. Nicholas Cathedral

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 9

Hiding in plain sight is another architectural gem in northwest DC: St. Nicholas Cathedral!  Seat of the Primate of The Orthodox Church of America, this place of worship also offers great opportunities for interior and exterior photography in a spectacularly colorful setting.

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2014, October 18: NEW & IMPROVED Lightroom - The Develop Module

2014, October 18:
NEW & IMPROVED Lightroom - The Develop Module

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $159.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 14

Location: Merrifeild / Dunn Loring area

Join professional photographer Tim Cooper as he provides in-depth explanations of the tools inside Lightroom’s Develop Module.  This class provides more than just a cursory explanation of the various sliders.  Here, Tim discusses what constitutes a good photograph and shows you the various ways to produce them. Whether you shoot Raw or Jpeg, Lightroom’s Develop module provides the platform to make each image the best it can be.    

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2014, October 19: Faces, Not Places! Photo Safari

2014, October 19:
Faces, Not Places! Photo Safari

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

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

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2014, October 25: Birds of Prey Photo Safari

2014, October 25:
Birds of Prey Photo Safari

When: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: David Muse
Spaces left: 8

Raptors, avian predators, birds of prey, oh my! See and photograph magnificent falcons, hawks, owls and other species in natural settings, while our instructor David Muse, covers a number of techniques designed to maximize your photos of these raptors.

Location: Owings Mills

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2014, October 26: Waterfalls and Reflections at Great Falls, Maryland

2014, October 26:
Waterfalls and Reflections at Great Falls, Maryland

When: 6:20AM - 9:30AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 9

​Join Professional Photographer Tim Cooper to explore the early morning splendor of the waterfalls of the Potomac River in Great Falls, Maryland. Learn the best techniques for capturing flowing water, waterfalls, sunrises, reflections and capturing the right exposures to create realistic looking HDR images.

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2014, October 26: C&O Canal and Pennyfield Lockhouse Field Shoot

2014, October 26:
C&O Canal and Pennyfield Lockhouse Field Shoot

When: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 8

​Through an exciting new 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.

Join us 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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2014, October 28: Perfect Composition and the Art of Seeing

2014, October 28:
Perfect Composition and the Art of Seeing

When: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Price: $64.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 15

Location: DC

Learn how to find and fine-tune your photograph’s intention!  Join professional photographer and instructor, Tim Cooper, for an information-packed class on photographic composition.  This popular topic is the keystone to meaningful and powerful images that withstand the test of time.

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2014, November 2: SLR Photography - The Basics

2014, November 2:
SLR Photography - The Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 16

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 Marie Joabar for an informative afternoon about all things SLR: exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more.

Location: Merrifeild / Dunn Loring area

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2014, November 2: Understanding the Nikon D7100 and D7000 Cameras

2014, November 2:
Understanding the Nikon D7100 and D7000 Cameras

When: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 12

Location: Merrifield / Dunn Loring area

If you are passionate about photography but struggle to understand the various settings on your Nikon D7100 or D7000 then this class is for you! We’ll explain the functions of the buttons and dials, and cover the most important settings in the menus. This class will take away your intimidation of the camera and leave you empowered to take incredible pictures.

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2014, November 9: iPhone Photography, Getting Started - At the National Portrait Gallery

2014, November 9:
iPhone Photography, Getting Started - At the National Portrait Gallery

When: 11:45 AM - 3:45 PM
Price: $89.00
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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2014, November 22: NEW & IMPROVED Introduction To Lightroom - The Library

2014, November 22:
NEW & IMPROVED Introduction To Lightroom - The Library

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $159.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 14

Location: VisArts of Rockville

At the heart of the Lightroom program lies the Library Module where we import, view, organize, and sort our images. Spend a day with professional photographer, author, and Adobe Beta Tester, Tim Cooper as he demystifies this powerful image management tool.   This in-depth class covers the essential aspects of Lightroom allowing you to set up and understand a system that keeps your images organized and easy to find.

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2014, November 23: Demystifying Off-Camera Flash

2014, November 23:
Demystifying Off-Camera Flash

When: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $169.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 11

Location: Merrifield area, VA

Dynamic Lighting - It’s the one essential ingredient to all photography. This hands-on class is designed for beginners and will demystify both the automatic and manual operation of your off camera flash.  Don’t miss the chance to learn the basic and advanced uses of this essential tool from pro-photographer Tim Cooper.

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2014, December 6: NEW & IMPROVED Lightroom - The Develop Module

2014, December 6:
NEW & IMPROVED Lightroom - The Develop Module

When: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $159.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 14

Location: Vis Arts of Rockville

Join professional photographer Tim Cooper as he provides in-depth explanations of the tools inside Lightroom’s Develop Module.  This class provides more than just a cursory explanation of the various sliders.  Here, Tim discusses what constitutes a good photograph and shows you the various ways to produce them. Whether you shoot Raw or Jpeg, Lightroom’s Develop module provides the platform to make each image the best it can be.    

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Class Cancellation Policy: Full credit towards another class will be given if cancellation notice is given more than 5 business days from the scheduled class. If there is no cancellation notice, or if it is given 5 business days or less prior to the class, no credit or refund will be given. Changes to reschedule a class will incur the full charge if notice is given less than 5 business days prior to the class.

Questions can be directed to Marie Joabar info@capitalphotographycenter.com.