Classes

2015, May 30: Sunrise Around The Lincoln

2015, May 30:
Sunrise Around The Lincoln

When: 5:10 AM - 7:40 AM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 6

Enjoy Washington like few ever see it, before the sun rises. We’ll spend a quiet morning capturing the cityscape outlined against the beautiful blue sky of twilight, the Capitol framed against the colorful sky the as the sun nears the horizon and the Lincoln and Korean Memorial bathed in the warm morning light following sunrise.

UPDATE: WE WILL BE HAVING THIS CLASS - The National Weather Service has predicted no rain for the morning, and sky cover of 50% which should be great to give us good color refected in the clouds. 

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2015, May 30: Fieldwork - Photography Basics At The Lincoln

2015, May 30:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics At The Lincoln

When: 8:30AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 4

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 Lincoln Memorial in the morning light. We'll aslo explore the Korean Memorial and have fun with the Reflecting Fountian. Throughout the class we'll practice using various settings to achieve the look you want as well as introducing some creative techniques.

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2015, May 30: The Small Studio

2015, May 30:
The Small Studio

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

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.

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: 1

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 - 6:00 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 7

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: 6

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 3: Perfect Exposure For Digital Photography, The Zone System of Metering

2015, June 3:
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: 5

​​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, 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: 2

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
Sold out!

If this class is SOLD OUT, please see the October 4 date.

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.

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: 6

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
Sold out!

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

2015, June 14: National Cathedral “An Insider’s View” Photo Safari

2015, June 14:
National Cathedral “An Insider’s View” Photo Safari

When: 12:30 PM - 3:30 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.

This class WILL sell out, sign up early!

2015, June 16, 23 and 29: Photography Basics - 3 Sessions

2015, June 16, 23 and 29:
Photography Basics - 3 Sessions

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

Location: DC

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, June 20 Fieldwork - Photography Basics at U.S. Botanical Gardens and Capitol Area

2015, June 20 Fieldwork - Photography Basics at U.S. Botanical Gardens and Capitol Area

When: 10:00 AM - 12:30 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.

Our location at the US Botanical Gardens Conservatory 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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2015, June 20: Creative Captures with Lensbaby

2015, June 20:
Creative Captures with Lensbaby

When: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 9

Learn how to use the creative Lensbaby lenses and accessories to expand your portfolio!  We'll have Lensbabys for Nikon and Canon and a few other brands so join us and find out how to use the selective focus effect in your images. We’ll explore both the technical and artistic aspects of shooting with a Lensbaby.

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2015, June 21: National Arboretum Field Shoot on Father’s Day

2015, June 21:
National Arboretum Field Shoot on Father’s Day

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

Join us this Father's Day morning at the National Arboretum and learn tips for photographing lush garden landscapes and beautiful close-up details. From the Capitol Columns to the Asian Gardens, Aquatic Gardens and more, we'll photograph scenes large and small, learning how to use light, perspective and pattern to capture dynamic images.

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2015, June 27: Historic Fells Point

2015, June 27:
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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2015, June 27: Lightroom - Summer Session

2015, June 27:
Lightroom - Summer Session

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $139.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 10

Location: Merrifield / Dunn Loring area

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

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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: 5

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: 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, June 28: National Cathedral “An Insider’s View” Photo Safari

2015, June 28:
National Cathedral “An Insider’s View” Photo Safari

When: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Price: $94.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 7

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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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: 7

Location: DC

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

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2015, July 10: Lilies and Lotus at Kenilworth Gardens

2015, July 10:
Lilies and Lotus at Kenilworth Gardens

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

​Location:  DC
Spend the morning photographing dew laden lotus blossoms, colorful water lilies and other aquatic flowers. Join Karen Messick for a photo shoot at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and capture stunning shots and learn how to use available light effectively in flower and nature photography. 

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2015, July 11: Summer Sunflowers Photo Adventure

2015, July 11:
Summer Sunflowers Photo Adventure

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

Location: Poolesville, MD

​Enjoy an early summer morning in the Sunflower fields of McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area.  We will capture the sunflowers in many different creative ways, such as macro, wide angle and more!

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2015, July 14, 21, 28: Photography Basics - 3 Sessions

2015, July 14, 21, 28:
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, July 18: SLR Photography - The Basics

2015, July 18:
SLR Photography - The Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 14

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, July 18: Library of Congress Photo Safari

2015, July 18:
Library of Congress Photo Safari

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

​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, July 19:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics - Around The White House

When: 2:00 PM - 4:30 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 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 homes lining Lafayette square and more.

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2015, July 25: Studio Lighting Essentials

2015, July 25:
Studio Lighting Essentials

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

Location: DC

Learn to use Studio Lighting from the ground up.

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

This class is designed specifically for those who understand the basics of manual 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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2015, July 26: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

2015, July 26:
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: 10

​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, July 26: Lighting Your Subject With Off Camera Flash

2015, July 26:
Lighting Your Subject With Off Camera Flash

When: 1:30 AM - 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.

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2015, July 30: Color Management and Color Printing

2015, July 30:
Color Management and Color Printing

When: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 10

When editing and enhancing your photographs it is important that the colors you see on the screen are as accurate as possible. This lecture will introduce you to color profiles (what they are, which ones to use) and how to effectively calibrate your monitor/laptop. 

Color management is also critical is when printing. Have you ever made a print and it looked nothing like what’s on your screen? Let’s fix that! We’ll go through the printing workflow in Lightroom and you’ll learn the key steps to ensure better looking prints.

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2015, August 2: SLR Photography - The Basics

2015, August 2:
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: DC

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2015, August 2:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics at the Sculpture Garden

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 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 at the National Gallery of Art Sculputer Garden provides plenty of photo opportunities. We’ll find interesting sculptures, landscape scenes, street scenes, people enjoying the huge water fountain, and more.

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2015, August 22: Butterflies at Brookside Gardens

2015, August 22:
Butterflies at Brookside Gardens

When: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 10

Price includdes $30 ticket for the "before hours" pass.

Join us for a special morning of photographing butterflies at Brookside Gardens. We’ll have special access to the butterflies for two hours before the conservatory opens to the public. You’ll be able to use tripods and not have to work around crowds of people. We’ll begin outside with a discussion of techniques and settings for butterfly photography, as well as some close-up garden photography. When it’s our time with the butterflies we’ll be prepped and ready to go, maximizing our butterfly experience.

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2015, August 23: Butterflies at Brookside Gardens

2015, August 23:
Butterflies at Brookside Gardens

When: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 10

Price includdes $30 ticket for the "before hours" pass.

Join us for a special morning of photographing butterflies at Brookside Gardens. We’ll have special access to the butterflies for two hours before the conservatory opens to the public. You’ll be able to use tripods and not have to work around crowds of people. We’ll begin outside with a discussion of techniques and settings for butterfly photography, as well as some close-up garden photography. When it’s our time with the butterflies we’ll be prepped and ready to go, maximizing our butterfly experience.

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2015, October 4: The Joy of Food Photography

2015, October 4:
The Joy of Food Photography

When: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Price: $109.00
Instructor: Renee Comet
Spaces left: 15

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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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.