Classes

2014, July 29: Ghostly Photo Walks In Lafayette Park!

2014, July 29:
Ghostly Photo Walks In Lafayette Park!

When: 8:15 PM 10:15 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 8

Location: DC

Don’t believe in ghosts, eh?  We will quickly change your mind on this new photo Safari taking place at Ghost Central: Lafayette Park, by the White House!

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2014, July 30, August 4, & 6: Photography Basics – Beyond Auto (3 Sessions)

2014, July 30, August 4, & 6:
Photography Basics – Beyond Auto (3 Sessions)

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 8

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, August 2: SLR Photography - The Basics

2014, August 2:
SLR Photography - The Basics

When: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 2

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, August 3: Lightroom - The Develop Module and Raw File Processing

2014, August 3:
Lightroom - The Develop Module and Raw File Processing

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $159.00
Instructor: Eliot Cohen
Spaces left: 7

Location: Vis Arts of Rockville

RAW files are the most flexible way to capture information in a digital format, and ​in this hands-on class, instructor Eliot Cohen will teach a systematic approach to optimizing these files, allowing a photographer to make better decisions about exposure, contrast white balance and sharpness - long after the file has been recorded in the camera!

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2014, August 3: Photography for Young Teens

2014, August 3:
Photography for Young Teens

When: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Erika Nizborski
Spaces left: 12

Location: VisArts of Rockville

Get your teen (ages 12-14) “exposed” to this exciting and creative hobby. 

From traditional to digital, we’ll explore light and help students craft an image using their camera and also with photographic paper. 

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2014, August 7: Monuments at Night Photo Safari

2014, August 7:
Monuments at Night Photo Safari

When: 8:20 PM - 11:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 11

​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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2014, August 16: Monuments and Memorials

2014, August 16:
Monuments and Memorials

When: 9:30 AM 1:15 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 7

Learn how to take great pictures BEFORE you go on that expensive trip! Join our Monuments and Memorials Photo Safari in which 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, August 23: Fieldwork - Photography Basics

2014, August 23:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics

When: 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 2

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.

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2014, August 24: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

2014, August 24:
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: 9

​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, August 24: St Matthews Cathedral Photo Safari

2014, August 24:
St Matthews Cathedral Photo Safari

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

​​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.

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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: 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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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: 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, while learning tips for correctly shooting architecture.

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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: 16

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: 11

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: $84.00
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: 9

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: Introduction to Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

2014, September 14:
Introduction to Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $215.00
Instructor: Eliot Cohen
Spaces left: 15

​Location: TBA

Designed for those with a desire to learn how to enhance their digital images, this class is a hands-on introduction to the techniques of the Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Elements editing programs. (No prior experience is necessary.)

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

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

When: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $164.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 11

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: 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.

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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: 9

​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: Introduction To Lightroom - The Library

2014, September 20:
Introduction To Lightroom - The Library

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $159.00
Instructor: Eliot Cohen
Spaces left: 14

Location: Merrifield / Dunn Loring area

Spend a day working with one of the most elegant file management tools,the Lightroom Library. Learn how to properly import, apply metadata, organize, keyword, search, collect, and export your files for any purpose.  Lightroom has some key concepts that will be explained in detail, as well as procedures for maintaining the catalog.

The class will provide in-depth coverage, not just an overview, and will be hands-on as you work on your laptop with your files.

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2014, September 21: Fieldwork - Photography Basics

2014, September 21:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics

When: 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 6

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.

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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: 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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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: 17

​​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: Digital Photography Basics - 3 Sessions

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

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Eliot Cohen
Spaces left: 12

This is a class designed to take new or newly practicing photographers to the point where they can control their camera and fore-go auto settings. If you would like to have more predictable outcomes, and more winning pictures, then this class will help immensely.  Important camera functions such as ISO, shutter speed, and aperture will be explained, demonstrated, and used by participants in and out of classroom.

Location: DC

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2014, October 5: National Zoo Field Shoot

2014, October 5:
National Zoo Field Shoot

When: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Eliot Cohen
Spaces left: 12

Whether you’re planning a trip to Africa or just want to take better photographs of animals, this is the field shoot for you!  Join Eliot Cohen as he provides instruction on how to improve your photographs of animals with composition, exposure, shutter speed, depth of field and more!

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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: 16

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: 12

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: 12

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: Lightroom - The Develop Module and Raw File Processing

2014, October 18:
Lightroom - The Develop Module and Raw File Processing

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $159.00
Instructor: Eliot Cohen
Spaces left: 14

Location: Merrifeild / Dunn Loring area

RAW files are the most flexible way to capture information in a digital format, and ​in this hands-on class, instructor Eliot Cohen will teach a systematic approach to optimizing these files, allowing a photographer to make better decisions about exposure, contrast white balance and sharpness - long after the file has been recorded in the camera!

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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: 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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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: 9

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: Demystifying Off-Camera Flash

2014, October 26:
Demystifying Off-Camera Flash

When: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $169.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 12

Location: VisArts in Rockville

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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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.