Classes

2014, October 23, 30, 4: Photography Basics (3 Sessions)

2014, October 23, 30, 4:
Photography Basics (3 Sessions)

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 5

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: VisArts of Rockville

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2014, October 24: Painting with Light - Part 2

2014, October 24:
Painting with Light - Part 2

When: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 2

The popularity of our Painting with Light Class has prompted us to add Painting with Light 2! This class will help hone the skills of the photographer familiar with the basics of Light Painting. 

With special permission, we will photograph at Ivy Hill Cemetery. Established in 1856, this cemetery is located on 25 sloping acres tucked off King Street, just a mile north of Old Town.  Among the century-old oaks and meandering gravel paths are thousands of headstones that offer a peek into Alexandria’s past.

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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
Sold out!

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

2014, October 25: NEW & IMPROVED Introduction to Photoshop

2014, October 25:
NEW & IMPROVED Introduction to Photoshop

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $215.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 7

​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 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, 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
Sold out!

​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.

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
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​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.

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: 10

Location: Shirlington

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 1: Introduction to Scanning

2014, November 1:
Introduction to Scanning

When: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Ed Palaszynski
Spaces left: 13

Location: VisArts of Rockville

If you have shoe boxes filled with family photographs or old slides and want learn how to scan and convert them into digital files, then this class is for you. Join Ed Palaszynski and learn the best practices for how to effectively scan your photographs, slides and negatives so future generations may enjoy them.

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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: 7

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: 6

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 7: DC Skyline, Iwo Jima and the Full Moon Photo Safari

2014, November 7:
DC Skyline, Iwo Jima and the Full Moon Photo Safari

When: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 8

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 Moon to line up with the Monuments.

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2014, November 8:Morning Fieldwork - Photography Basics - Rescheduled from 10/26 due to Marathon

2014, November 8:
Morning Fieldwork - Photography Basics - Rescheduled from 10/26 due to Marathon

When: 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 2

Rescheduled from 10/26 due to Marathon.

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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November 8, 2014: HDR at Architectural Salvage Shop - Second Chance

November 8, 2014:
HDR at Architectural Salvage Shop - Second Chance

When: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Price: $159.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 10

Learn to shoot images for ​​HDR processing at the Second Chance Architectural Restoration Center in Baltimore. This class will give you a chance to capture bracketed image files while finding fabulous shots in the antique salvage shop. The afternoon portion of the class will be spent processing images with various HDR Software giving you hands-on experience with the format.

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2014, November 8: Library of Congress Photo Safari

2014, November 8:
Library of Congress Photo Safari

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

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, November 9: Studio Lighting Essentials

2014, November 9:
Studio Lighting Essentials

When: 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Matthew Rakola
Spaces left: 8

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 exposure but want to learn to light and photograph 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, 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: 6

​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 9: Cherry Blossoms in the Fall

2014, November 9:
Cherry Blossoms in the Fall

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 8

 Washington’s famous cherry trees are a spectacle in the FALL!  Who KNEW? You can frame the Washington Monument or the Jefferson Memorial in a circle of fiery red leaves, or you can zoom in on a huge cherry tree with its colorful branches arcing over the pathway and touching the surface of the water, what a great shot!  Join us as we lead you to the best views of fall on the Tidal Basin. Tips on composition, exposure and lighting will be discussed at each stop on the way.

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2014, November 11, 18, 25: Photography Basics - 3 Sessions

2014, November 11, 18, 25:
Photography Basics - 3 Sessions

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

Location: Shirlington (Arlington, VA)

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.

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2014, November 19: The Business of Wedding Photography

2014, November 19:
The Business of Wedding Photography

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Moshe Zusman
Spaces left: 19

​This high energy class will start you on the path toward developing a wedding photography business the right way.  Learn how and where to invest your time and capital building a foundation for success, including branding, marketing, pricing, and more!

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2014, November 20: Creating the Realistic HDR Image

2014, November 20:
Creating the Realistic HDR Image

When: 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 18

​​Location: DC

While High Dynamic Range images are all the rage these days, too many end up looking like cartoons due to inaccurate shooting and over processing. With a little coaching, controlling these aspects of the technique is a snap. Join Professional Photographer Tim Cooper for a jam packed lecture on creating realistic, true to life High Dynamic Range imagery.

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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: 12

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, hands on 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: 7

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, November 23: National Cathedral “An Insider’s View” Photo Safari

2014, November 23:
National Cathedral “An Insider’s View” Photo Safari

When: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 10

One of the most beautiful churches in Washington DC. The Washington National Cathedral took 90 years to build and offers great opportunities for exterior and interior architectural photography. We’ll teach you how (and how not) to photograph stained glass windows and church interiors without flash. Enjoy the opportunity to photograph on a guided tour to locations inside the Cathedral not open to the public.

This class WILL sell out, sign up early!

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2014, December 1, 3, 8: Photography Basics - 3 Sessions

2014, December 1, 3, 8:
Photography Basics - 3 Sessions

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

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, December 1: Photography As A Second Career

2014, December 1:
Photography As A Second Career

When: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 15

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, December 2: Shedding Light on the Wedding Venue

2014, December 2:
Shedding Light on the Wedding Venue

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $200.00
Instructor: Moshe Zusman
Spaces left: 19

​The fee for this class includes the Perfect Venue Lighting DVD (valued at $129) that each participant receives for attending. 

Whether you need to brush up on your techniques, or learn new ones, we’ll be able to help you demystify the dreaded dark wedding reception. Never settle for bright white faces and backgrounds without detail again. We’ll cover the equipment and setup needed to achieve consistent lighting, types and use of radio triggers, how to balance color temperature of ambient versus artificial light, application and use of gels and more.

We’ll show you how you can get the shots you want - every time!

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2014, December 5: Holidays at Longwood Gardens Field Shoot

2014, December 5:
Holidays at Longwood Gardens Field Shoot

When: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 10

Join Karen on this field trip and explore the Conservatory with its many rooms decorated at holiday time. Abundant photographic opportunities exist at Longwood and you'll take home some terrific holiday images from this field trip, and maybe some decorating ideas!​

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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: 10

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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2014, December 7: SLR Photography - The Basics

2014, December 7:
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, December 7: Backup Strategies for Today’s Digital Photographer

2014, December 7:
Backup Strategies for Today’s Digital Photographer

When: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Ed Palaszynski
Spaces left: 14

Location: VisArts of Rockville

Understanding your options for incorporating backup strategies in your work flow is invaluable in keeping your photographs safe. ​Join Ed Palaszynski for an in-depth discussion and demo on best practices and strategies to keep your files safe for you and for future generations.

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2014, December 21: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at Historic Union Station

2014, December 21:
iPhone Photography - Getting Started at Historic Union Station

When: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 9

​Join Karen Messick at Historic Union Station for an afternoon of  “iPhoneography!”  We’ll learn how to use various iPhone apps indoors and outdoors to capture the iconic columns, chiseled inscriptions and Union Station’s neoclassical facade all decked out in holiday decorations.

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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.