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2015, April 19: Fieldwork - Photography Basics - Late Afternoon On The Mall - Changed to 4/26 (rain)

2015, April 19:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics - Late Afternoon On The Mall - Changed to 4/26 (rain)

When: 5:45 PM - 8:15 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.

We'll photograph in the area around the World War II Memorial where we’ll find plenty of photo opportunities from architecture, statues, fountains, street scenes and more. We’ll also photograph the Washington Monument in the golden light of late afternoon and at twilight set off against the beautiful royal blue sky. If that weren’t enough, we’ll begin our class framing the Washington Monument in colorful tulips. 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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2015, Fundamentals of Macro Photography: 3 Sessions - 4/23, 5/2 and 5/7

2015, Fundamentals of Macro Photography:
3 Sessions - 4/23, 5/2 and 5/7

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

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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2015, April 25: Spring Tulips at Sherwood Gardens

2015, April 25:
Spring Tulips at Sherwood Gardens

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

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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2015, April 25: Introduction To Lightroom - The Library

2015, April 25:
Introduction To Lightroom - The Library

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $159.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 6

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, 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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2015, April 26: Fieldwork - Photography Basics at Brookside Gardens

2015, April 26:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics at Brookside Gardens

When: 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 5

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 enjoy photographing throughout Brookside choosing the most beautifully designed gardens and landscaped areas. We'll find endless photo opportunities from colorful flowers, water gardens and fountians, peaceful wooded paths and more. 

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2015, April 26: Introduction to Photoshop

2015, April 26:
Introduction to Photoshop

When: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 8

Location: Merrifield / Dunn Loring area

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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2015, April 28: Tidal Basin at Night

2015, April 28:
Tidal Basin at Night

When: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 5

Practice your nighttime photography skills  at the Tidal Basin, capturing the illuminated Jefferson Memorial , the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial , the downtown DC skyline the Washington Monument at twilight reflected in the Tidal Basin,  and the  lighting  on the inlays of the Civilian Conservation Corps display at the FDR Memorial, and the powerful statue of FDR himself.

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2015, May 1: Painting with Light Field Shoot

2015, May 1:
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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2015, May 2: Historic Fells Point

2015, May 2:
Historic Fells Point

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. Explore new shooting techniques, create dramatic images and experience street photography tips.

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2015, May 2: SLR Photography - The Basics

2015, May 2:
SLR Photography - The Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 2

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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: Merrifield / Dunn Loring area

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2015, May 3: The Lightroom Develop Module

2015, May 3:
The Lightroom Develop Module

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $159.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 11

Location: Merrifield / 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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2015, May 3: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

2015, May 3:
iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

When: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 8

​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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2015, May 6, 13, 20: Photography Basics - 3 Sessions

2015, May 6, 13, 20:
Photography Basics - 3 Sessions

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 10

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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2015, May 9: The Small Studio

2015, May 9:
The Small Studio

When: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Price: $195.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 1

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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2015, May 12: Photography As A Second Career

2015, May 12:
Photography As A Second Career

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

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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2015, May 13: Perfect Composition and the Art of Seeing

2015, May 13:
Perfect Composition and the Art of Seeing

When: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Price: $64.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 8

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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2015, May 14: Monuments at Night Photo Safari

2015, May 14:
Monuments at Night Photo Safari

When: 7:40 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 12

​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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2015, May 16: National Zoo Field Shoot

2015, May 16:
National Zoo Field Shoot

When: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 9

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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2015, May 16: Library of Congress Photo Safari

2015, May 16:
Library of Congress Photo Safari

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

​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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2015, May 17: SLR Photography - The Basics

2015, May 17:
SLR Photography - The Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 6

Location: DC

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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2015, May 17: Faces, Not Places! Photo Safari

2015, May 17:
Faces, Not Places! Photo Safari

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 12

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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2015, May 20: Perfect Exposure For Digital Photography, The Zone System of Metering

2015, May 20:
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: 12

​​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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2015, May 31: Shooting Street Portraits

2015, May 31:
Shooting Street Portraits

When: 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Jim Darling
Spaces left: 9

Join us at the Eastern Market in DC and discover ways to gain more confidence when shooting street portraits. Learn tips and techniques on how to capture a person’s character and the local flavor.

We’ll cover how to approach strangers in a public place, the best locations for success, dealing with available light, compositions and more.  Move beyond your comfort zone and explore new opportunities for shooting portraits.

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2015, May 31: St Matthews Cathedral Photo Safari

2015, May 31:
St Matthews Cathedral Photo Safari

When: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 12

Beautiful St Matthews Cathedral offers incredible picture-taking opportunities. With special permission from the Cathedral Staff, we are pleased to offer an exclusive photo Safari that takes you inside this spectacular Cathedral, teaching you how to photograph church interiors without flash and how to photograph its stained glass windows.

Fee includes $10 donation to the Cathedral.

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2015, June 1: Take Your Photography To The Next Level

2015, June 1:
Take Your Photography To The Next Level

When: 7:00 PM -9:30 PM
Price: $64.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 11

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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2015, June 6: Birds of Prey Field Shoot

2015, June 6:
Birds of Prey Field Shoot

When: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 8

Location: Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria, VA 22306

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 8 magnificent raptors including several owls, falcons, and hawks.

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2015, June 7: The Joy of Food Photography

2015, June 7:
The Joy of Food Photography

When: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Price: $109.00
Instructor: Renee Comet
Spaces left: 5

Join us at Renee Comet’s studio as she offers her insight into food photography. Renee will share her creative process in an image rich presentation and will demonstrate building a food shot from the very beginning using available light as well as using a basic studio light set up.

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2015, June 13: Birds of Prey Field Shoot

2015, June 13:
Birds of Prey Field Shoot

When: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 11

Location: Vienna, VA

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 8 magnificent raptors including several owls, falcons, and hawks.

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2015, June 14: SLR Photography - The Basics

2015, June 14:
SLR Photography - The Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $89.00
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: Merrifield / Dunn Loring area

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2015, June 27: Real Estate and Architectural Photography

2015, June 27:
Real Estate and Architectural Photography

When: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 8

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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2015, June 28: SLR Photography - The Basics

2015, June 28:
SLR Photography - The Basics

When: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 11

Location: DC

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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2015, June 28: Natural Light Portraiture

2015, June 28:
Natural Light Portraiture

When: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Erika Nizborski
Spaces left: 10

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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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.