Classes

2016, January 23: Moms With Cameras - POSTPONED TO 2/13

2016, January 23:
Moms With Cameras - POSTPONED TO 2/13

When: 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Donna Vance
Spaces left: 4

Take your MOMtography to the next level! Learn how to photograph those magical moments from a Mom who understands just how fleeting childhood can be.

This class is for anyone wishing to learn 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: VisArts of Rockville

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WEBINAR Advanced Glamour and Beauty Retouching RESCHEDULED TO FEB 17

WEBINAR Advanced Glamour and Beauty Retouching RESCHEDULED TO FEB 17

When: 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Price: $34.00
Instructor: Chris Alvanas
Spaces left: 11

Take your portrait or wedding photography to the next level and give your clients what they are hoping to get when they are photographed while maintaining a “natural” look.

This 2 hour webinar, geared towards intermediate to advanced photographers, will demonstrate the techniques used to achieve a professional quality Beauty Retouch using the tools in Photoshop.

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2016, February 8: Sports Photography - Hoyas Basketball vs St. John’s

2016, February 8:
Sports Photography - Hoyas Basketball vs St. John’s

When: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Price: $325.00
Instructor: Mitchell Layton
Sold out!

Join Pro Sports Photographer Mitchell Layton and enjoy shooting the Georgetown vs. St. John's game. Here’s your chance to shoot college basketball courtside using arena strobe lighting.

2016, February 9, 16, 23: Photography Basics - 3 Sessions

2016, February 9, 16, 23:
Photography Basics - 3 Sessions

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 2

Location: Shirlington (Arlington, VA)

Appropriate for DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras with manual exposure settings.

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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2016, February 13: DSLR Photography - The Basics

2016, February 13:
DSLR Photography - The Basics

When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
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 Marie Joabar for an informative class covering exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more.

Location: VisArts of Rockville

This class is also offered on 3/6 in Falls Church.

2016, February 14: Early Morning Light At Washington National Cathedral

2016, February 14:
Early Morning Light At Washington National Cathedral

When: 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 5

If this class is SOLD OUT, consider the Insider's View To The National Cathedral offered on 3/13/16.

Those of us who live in the DC area are truly blessed to have right in our own backyard one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world: Washington National Cathedral.  Begun in 1907 with a cornerstone laid by President Theodore Roosevelt and finished in 1990 with a stone laid by President George H.W. Bush, this is the sixth largest cathedral in the world and an excellent example of Gothic architecture.

Instructor E. David Luria will also guide to doing your interior shots on the Manual exposure mode for best exposure and to creative use of your white balance menu (or the Kelvin scale if your camera allows it) for the best color rendition in the camera, thus avoiding extra steps in post-prooduction.

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2016, February 14: Photography As A Second Career

2016, February 14:
Photography As A Second Career

When: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 6

This class is also offered on 5/17.

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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2016, February 17: Monuments and Memorials

2016, February 17:
Monuments and Memorials

When: 9:40 AM - 1:10 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 9

Learn how to take great pictures BEFORE you go on that expensive trip! Join us as the instructor takes you to some of DC’s most popular attractions: White House, Lafayette Park, the Einstein, Lincoln, Korea, and Vietnam Three Servicemen Memorials, and finally to Union Station, where you learn to make all the moving people DISAPPEAR!

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2016, February 19: The National Mall Experience: A Photo Safari By Circulator Bus!

2016, February 19:
The National Mall Experience:
A Photo Safari By Circulator Bus!

When: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 9

Washington DC’s National Mall is one of the great treasures of the nation’s capital, rich in photo opportunities for any camera or phone!

But it is very long – 2 miles - making it difficult to capture in one afternoon.  So Paris-trained architectural photographer and Instructor E. David Luria is going to take you around on a  DC Circulator Bus to  all the best sites in a comfortable heated ride, while teaching you techniques of travel photography!

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2016, February 20: The Small Studio

2016, February 20:
The Small Studio

When: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Price: $195.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Sold out!

This class is SOLD OUT. Please see the 3/12 date.

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.

2016, February 20: Monuments and Memorials

2016, February 20:
Monuments and Memorials

When: 9:40 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 the instructor takes you to some of DC’s most popular attractions: White House, Lafayette Park, the Einstein, Lincoln, Korea, and Vietnam Three Servicemen Memorials, and finally to Union Station, where you learn to make all the moving people DISAPPEAR!

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2016, February 20: Fieldwork - Photography Basics at U.S. Botanical Gardens

2016, February 20:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics at U.S. Botanical Gardens

When: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Sold out!

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.

2016, February 20: Library of Congress Photo Safari

2016, February 20:
Library of Congress Photo Safari

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

​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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2016, February 21: The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth

2016, February 21:
The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth

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

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: Falls Church, Merrifield / Dunn Loring area

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2016, February 21: Creative Flower and Macro Photography at Baltimore Conservatory

2016, February 21:
Creative Flower and Macro Photography at Baltimore Conservatory

When: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 6

Take the winter chill off and spend some time brushing up your photographic vision and techniques in the Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory in Baltimore Maryland. Join Karen Messick as she guides the class through the original Palm house and the Orchid room built in 1888 and other choice spots at the Conservatory offering tips on image design and composition, exposure basics, understanding the histogram and more.

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2016, February 25: Getting Started in Event Photography

2016, February 25:
Getting Started in Event Photography

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 6

Location: DC

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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2016, February 27: Understanding the Nikon D7200, D7100 / D7000 Cameras

2016, February 27:
Understanding the Nikon D7200, D7100 / D7000 Cameras

When: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 8

If you are passionate about photography but struggle to understand the various settings on your Nikon D7200, 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.

Location: DC

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2016, February 27: National Cathedral “An Insider’s View”  Postponed  from 1/24 snow

2016, February 27:
National Cathedral “An Insider’s View”  Postponed from 1/24 snow

When: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Price: $94.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Sold out!

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.

2016, February 27: External Flash Made Easy

2016, February 27:
External Flash Made Easy

When: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Sold out!

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.

Location: DC

2016: One-On-One IMAGE Critique - You Choose The Date

2016:
One-On-One IMAGE Critique - You Choose The Date

When: AM - PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: Chris Alvanas
Spaces left: 1

Everyone wants to be able to take better pictures, that’s a fact, but how?  Well the logical first step is getting friendly advice from a professional that will give you ways to get closer to that goal. 

Join Chris Alvanas for an online one on one image critique where you can learn the strengths and weaknesses of your images and get guidance onhow to take them to the next level.  No matter what your level it is the best way to improve your skills in making images.

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2016, February 28: DSLR Photography - The Basics

2016, February 28:
DSLR Photography - The Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 5

JUST ADDED 

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.

Location: DC

This class is also offered on 3/6 in Falls Church and 3/13 in Rockville. Additional dates will be added soon. 

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2016, February 28: Penguins at the Maryland Zoo Baltimore

2016, February 28:
Penguins at the Maryland Zoo Baltimore

When: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 1

There is nothing that says winter more than darling penguins in the snow. The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is home to over 60 African penguins and their open air exhibit, Penguin Coast, offers unobstructed and close views of the penguins with plenty of photo opportunities.

Gain confidence with your wildlife and nature photography skills and create compelling wildlife images of the penguins in action

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2016, February 28: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

2016, February 28:
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: 5

NEW DATE JUST ADDED

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.

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2016, February 28: Fieldwork - Photography Basics at the Renwick Gallery

2016, February 28:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics at the Renwick Gallery

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 7

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 Wonder Exhibit at the Renwick Gallery 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’ll be proud to show off.

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2016, March 2: Dynamic Compositions Around The World

2016, March 2:
Dynamic Compositions Around The World

When: 7:00 PM -9:30 PM
Price: $64.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 12

Join Corey Hilz as he shares images from his travels to diverse destinations around the world and offer insights into his photographic techniques for people, landscapes and architecture. This presentation will give you ideas for moving beyond photos that simply document your travels, to capturing powerful images that covey your photographic vision regarless of whether you are in unfamiliar environments or spontaneous shooting situations.

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2016, March 5: Lightroom In A Day

2016, March 5:
Lightroom In A Day

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

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

This class covers both the Library and Develop Modules in one day. 

Location: Falls Church, Merrifield / Dunn Loring area

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2016, March 5: Fieldwork - Photography Basics at U.S. Botanical Gardens

2016, March 5:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics at U.S. Botanical Gardens

When: 10:00 AM - 12:30 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.

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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2016, March 5: Photography For Teens

2016, March 5:
Photography For Teens

When: 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Donna Vance
Spaces left: 12

Teens, learn how to take great photos with your digital SLR or Mirrorless camera!

Designed for those who want to learn photography basics and how to control their camera, this class provides a solid foundation. Although we touch on the Auto modes, we encourage leaving those modes and using the Aperture and Shutter modes for the most creative exposures. With a combination of presentation and hands-on practice, teens will leave the class with a solid understanding of exposure control from which they can continue growing and learning.

Appropriate for ages 14- 18.

Location: Falls Church - Dunn Loring area

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2016, March 5: Photos, Food and Fun on Capitol Hill: A Photo Safari

2016, March 5:
Photos, Food and Fun on Capitol Hill:
A Photo Safari

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 10

Led by your DC Metro Food Tours guide, you will be taken to these three restaurants on historic Capitol Hill with the guide giving you information about the restaurant, the history of the neighborhood, and unique cuisine of the restaurant. Then, before you dive in to taste the samples served by the restaurant,  Instructor E. David Luria will provide tips on camera settings, white balance, ISO, depth of field and composition and camera stability so that memories of your experience in the restaurant will exist not just in your stomach but in your camera as well, a VERY valuable skill to have on your next vacation!  He will also show you how to photograph the lovely interior of the restaurant from your table without disturbing fellow diners, using your water glasses as tripods.

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2016, March 6: DSLR Photography - The Basics

2016, March 6:
DSLR Photography - The Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
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 Marie Joabar for an informative class covering exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more.

Location: Falls Church - Dunn Loring area

This class is also offered on 2/28 in DC and on 3/13 in Rockville. Additional dates will be added soon. 

2016, March 6: Real Estate and Architectural Photography

2016, March 6:
Real Estate and Architectural Photography

When: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Price: $89.00
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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2016, March 9: Monuments and Memorials

2016, March 9:
Monuments and Memorials

When: 9:40 AM - 1:10 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 10

Learn how to take great pictures BEFORE you go on that expensive trip! Join us as the instructor takes you to some of DC’s most popular attractions: White House, Lafayette Park, the Einstein, Lincoln, Korea, and Vietnam Three Servicemen Memorials, and finally to Union Station, where you learn to make all the moving people DISAPPEAR!

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2016, March 12: Moms With Cameras

2016, March 12:
Moms With Cameras

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Donna Vance
Spaces left: 14

Take your MOMtography to the next level! Learn how to photograph those magical moments from a Mom who understands just how fleeting childhood can be.

This class is for anyone wishing to learn 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. Dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles or anyone interested in taking better photos of children are welcome.

Location: Falls Church (Dunn Loring area)

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2016, March 12: The Small Studio

2016, March 12:
The Small Studio

When: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Price: $195.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 2

NEW DATE JUST ADDED

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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2016, March 12: Monuments at Night Photo Safari

2016, March 12:
Monuments at Night Photo Safari

When: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 7

​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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2016, March 13: DSLR Photography - The Basics

2016, March 13:
DSLR Photography - The Basics

When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 12

JUST ADDED 

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.

Location: VisArts of Rockville

This class is also offered on 4/16 in DC. Additional dates will be added soon.

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2016, March 13: National Cathedral “An Insider’s View” Photo Safari

2016, March 13:
National Cathedral “An Insider’s View” Photo Safari

When: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Price: $94.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 4

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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2016, March 14: Workflow Strategy: Lightroom, Photoshop and Plug-ins

2016, March 14:
Workflow Strategy:
Lightroom, Photoshop and Plug-ins

When: 7:00 PM -9:30 PM
Price: $64.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 10

Lightroom, Photoshop and many popular plug-in programs... What do they do and how do you come up with your own personal strategy to integrate some or all of them into your workflow?  
 
Join Professional Photographer Roy Sewall in an engaging lecture and demonstration as he discusses best practices for an efficient workflow. With extensive Lightroom and Photoshop experience, Roy recommends an end-to-end workflow strategy as well as an in-depth look at file management steps.
 

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2016, March 19: Photoshop For Photographers

2016, March 19:
Photoshop For Photographers

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 11

Join Corey Hilz for a full 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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2016, March 19: City In Bloom: A Nighttime Architectural Safari

2016, March 19:
City In Bloom:
A Nighttime Architectural Safari

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 10

The Avenue of the Presidents linking the Capitol with the White House offers excellent opportunities to practice architectural photography, especially at night!

We'll photograph twilight shots of the magnificent Willard Hotel, the Wilson Building City Hall, the US Treasury Building, the Ronald Reagan International Trade Building, and the Old Post Office, ending inside the illuminated plaza of the Ronald Reagan Building and the long view of the US Capitol at the end of the avenue. 

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2016, March 20: Scenic Annapolis Harbor

2016, March 20:
Scenic Annapolis Harbor

When: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 6

​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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2016, March 20: The Lightroom Library In Depth

2016, March 20:
The Lightroom Library In Depth

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 8

Location:DC

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. 

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2016, March 23: DC Skyline and Full Moon Photo Safari

2016, March 23:
DC Skyline and Full Moon Photo Safari

When: 7:20 PM - 9:40 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 5

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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2016, March 27: Cherry Blossoms at Sunrise Photo Safari

2016, March 27:
Cherry Blossoms at Sunrise Photo Safari

When: 6:15 AM - 8:30 AM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 8

Join us for an early 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 FDR Memorial and the Washington Monument, all framed by blossoms in the early morning sun.

At each point on this safari, techniques of composition, exposure and lighting will be discussed.

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2016, April 2: Birds of Prey Field Shoot

2016, April 2:
Birds of Prey Field Shoot

When: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 5

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.

Location: Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria, VA 22306

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2016, April 2: Lightroom In A Day

2016, April 2:
Lightroom In A Day

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 10

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

This class covers both the Library and Develop Modules in one day. 

Location: DC

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2016, April 2: Monumental Pillow Fight Safari

2016, April 2:
Monumental Pillow Fight Safari

When: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 10

If you missed our Snowball Fight Safari or one of our exciting Snowfaris this past winter, here is your chance to learn how to photograph action-packed white stuff flying through the air!

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2016,  April 3: Early Morning Cherry Blossoms Photo Shoot

2016,  April 3:
Early Morning Cherry Blossoms Photo Shoot

When: 5:45 AM - 8:15 AM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 6

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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2016,  April 3: Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin Photo Safari

2016,  April 3:
Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin Photo Safari

When: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 12

Join us for a Photo Safari at the Tidal Basin during Cherry Blossom season!  We will explore the monuments and memorials, as well as lesser known locations to capture the beautiful cherry blossoms, while discussing composition, exposure, and lighting.

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2016, April 3: C&O Canal and Pennyfield Lockhouse Field Shoot

2016, April 3:
C&O Canal and Pennyfield Lockhouse Field Shoot

When: 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 5

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.

This class includes a follow up session on Monday, April 25 which covers an in-depth review and critique of captured images.

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2016, April 6: Creative Techniques

2016, April 6:
Creative Techniques

When: 7:00 PM -9:30 PM
Price: $64.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 11

Learn about an assortment of techniques that you can use to expand your photography skills. Topics include panning, subject motion, multiple exposures, shooting through, overlays, texture blending, light painting, star trails and focus stacking.

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2016, April 9: Early Morning Cherry Blossoms Photo Shoot

2016, April 9:
Early Morning Cherry Blossoms Photo Shoot

When: 5:45 AM - 8:15 AM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 8

Join us for an early morning at the Tidal Basin during Cherry Blossom season. We’ll photograph our way around the Tidal Basin, capturing the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument from many vantage points all framed by the cherry blossoms in the early morning light.

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2016, April 9: Fieldwork - Photography Basics with Cherry Blossoms

2016, April 9:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics with Cherry Blossoms

When: 8:45 AM - 11:15 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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2016,  April 10: Early Morning Cherry Blossoms Photo Shoot

2016,  April 10:
Early Morning Cherry Blossoms Photo Shoot

When: 5:45 AM - 8:15 AM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 8

Join us for an early morning at the Tidal Basin during Cherry Blossom season. We’ll photograph our way around the Tidal Basin, capturing the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument from many vantage points all framed by the cherry blossoms in the early morning light.

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2016,  April 10: Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin Photo Safari

2016,  April 10:
Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin Photo Safari

When: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 12

Join us for a Photo Safari at the Tidal Basin during Cherry Blossom season!  We will explore the monuments and memorials, as well as lesser known locations to capture the beautiful cherry blossoms, while discussing composition, exposure, and lighting.

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2016, April 16: Getting Started in Bird Photography

2016, April 16:
Getting Started in Bird Photography

When: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 9

Join us at the National Zoo and learn the tips and secrets that bird photographers use to capture beautiful images of our feathered friends.

Designed for the amateur photographer, we’ll combine a lecture with in-the-field practice and image feedback to give you a strong foundation to continue developing your bird photography skills. We’ll cover anticipating bird behavior, camera settings, lighting conditions, shooting situations and more. 

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2016, April 16: DSLR Photography - The Basics

2016, April 16:
DSLR Photography - The Basics

When: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 14

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.

Location: DC

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2016, April 16: Fieldwork - Photography Basics - Late Afternoon On The Mall

2016, April 16:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics - Late Afternoon On The Mall

When: 5:45 PM - 8:15 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 7

 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. If that weren’t enough, we’ll begin our class framing the Washington Monument in colorful tulips.

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2016, April 23: Great Falls At Dawn

2016, April 23:
Great Falls At Dawn

When: 6:00AM - 9:00AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 10

Great Falls of the Potomac River is truly the greatest natural wonder of the DC area and there is no better time to photograph it than at dawn.

Join Professional Photographer and C&O Canal & Potomac River expert Roy Sewall, and learn how to shoot in low light, capture flowing water, exploit the rising sun, compose waterscapes and more.

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2016, April 24: The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth

2016, April 24:
The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 10

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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2015, May 16: National Zoo Field Shoot

2015, May 16:
National Zoo Field Shoot

When: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 10

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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2016, May 1: Fieldwork - Photography Basics - Around The White House

2016, May 1:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics - Around The White House

When: 8:30 AM - 11:00 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 around the White House provides plenty of photo opportunities. We'll find Monuments to frame with the White House as a backdrop, street photography scenes and protesters, landscape shots of the White House, historic brick town homes lining Lafayette square and more.

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2016, May 1: External Flash Made Easy

2016, May 1:
External Flash Made Easy

When: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 10

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.

Location: DC

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2016, May 7: Historic Fells Point

2016, May 7:
Historic Fells Point

When: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 10

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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2016, May 7: Georgetown At Night Photo Safari

2016, May 7:
Georgetown At Night Photo Safari

When: 7:30 PM - 10:00 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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2016, May 17: Photography As A Second Career

2016, May 17:
Photography As A Second Career

When: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 16

If this class is sold out, look for it to be offered again soon.

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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2016, May 22: Faces, Not Places! Photo Safari

2016, May 22:
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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2016, June 26: Natural Light Portraiture

2016, June 26:
Natural Light Portraiture

When: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Erika Nizborski
Spaces left: 12

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 (less a $20 processing fee) 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, no credit or refund will be given. Changes to reschedule a class will incur a $20 processing fee. Changes to reschedule a class will incur the full charge if notice is given less than 5 days prior to the class. If Capital Photography Center cancels or postpones a class due to weather or low enrollment, you can choose a full refund or a credit towards a future class.

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