Classes

2014, December 1: Photography As A Second Career

2014, December 1:
Photography As A Second Career

When: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 2

With careful planning while you keep your day job, you CAN turn your hobby and your love of photography into a lucrative profession. Many people facing retirement, reduced pensions or job layoffs have successfully become full-time or part-time photographers, earning significant income with their photo skills.

We'll explore ways to make a successful transition looking at such options as shooting for stock, events, weddings, portraits, sports,  food, pets and more.

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2014, December 1, 4, 8: Photography Basics - 3 Sessions

2014, December 1, 4, 8:
Photography Basics - 3 Sessions

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 6

Location: Shirlington (Arlington, VA)

Have you been bitten by the photography bug?  If you are you ready to move beyond the point and shoot aspect of your digital camera, then this class is for you!  Join Professional Photographer Tim Cooper as he introduces you to the magic world of photography and helps you build a solid foundation in the fundamentals.

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2014, December 2: Shedding Light on the Wedding Venue Rescheduled to Feb 19

2014, December 2:
Shedding Light on the Wedding Venue Rescheduled to Feb 19

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $169.00
Instructor: Moshe Zusman
Spaces left: 13

New pricing, now just $169.

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

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

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2014, December 5: Holidays at Longwood Gardens Field Shoot

2014, December 5:
Holidays at Longwood Gardens Field Shoot

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

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

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2014, December 6: NEW & IMPROVED Lightroom - The Develop Module

2014, December 6:
NEW & IMPROVED Lightroom - The Develop Module

When: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $159.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Sold out!

Location: Vis Arts of Rockville

Join professional photographer Tim Cooper as he provides in-depth explanations of the tools inside Lightroom’s Develop Module.  This class provides more than just a cursory explanation of the various sliders.  Here, Tim discusses what constitutes a good photograph and shows you the various ways to produce them. Whether you shoot Raw or Jpeg, Lightroom’s Develop module provides the platform to make each image the best it can be.    

2014, December 7 NEW & IMPROVED Lightroom - The Develop Module- New Date Just Added

2014, December 7 NEW & IMPROVED Lightroom - The Develop Module- New Date Just Added

When: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $159.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 9

Because of the high demand, we have added one more date at the same location at VisArts in Rockville. The next date after this is in February.

Join professional photographer Tim Cooper as he provides in-depth explanations of the tools inside Lightroom’s Develop Module.  This class provides more than just a cursory explanation of the various sliders.  Here, Tim discusses what constitutes a good photograph and shows you the various ways to produce them. Whether you shoot Raw or Jpeg, Lightroom’s Develop module provides the platform to make each image the best it can be.    

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2014, December 7: SLR Photography - The Basics

2014, December 7:
SLR Photography - The Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 8

Location: VisArts of Rockville

Digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex) cameras offer the photographer a wealth of tools that can lead to wonderful photographs and understanding the exposure settings allows you, not the camera, to craft the photo you envision. Take your camera off of Auto and take control!  Join Marie Joabar for an informative afternoon about all things SLR: exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more.

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2014, December 10: Monuments and Memorials, Half Day

2014, December 10:
Monuments and Memorials, Half Day

When: 9:40 AM - 1:15 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 6

Learn how to take great pictures BEFORE you go on that expensive trip! Join instructor E. David Lura as he 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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2014, December 13: Fieldwork - Photography Basics at U.S. Botanical Gardens and Capitol Area

2014, December 13:
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 and (if the weather is good) the area around the Capitol provides plenty of photo opportunities. We’ll find flower and garden scenes, people, landscape and street scenes, water fountains, and 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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2014, December 18: Garden of Lights at the Mormon Temple Photo Safari

2014, December 18:
Garden of Lights at the Mormon Temple Photo Safari

When: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 4

​The Mormon Temple in Kensington, MD puts on a spectacular display of lights during the holiday season. These lights and the unique architecture of the Temple itself at night make for great photography.

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2014, December 20: Monuments and Memorials, Half Day

2014, December 20:
Monuments and Memorials, Half Day

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 Instructor E. David Luria as he 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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2014, December 20: Sports Photography - Hoyas Basketball vs Charlotte

2014, December 20:
Sports Photography - Hoyas Basketball vs Charlotte

When: 10:00 AM - Approximately 2:00 PM
Price: $325.00
Instructor: Mitchell Layton
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Join Pro Sports Photographer Mitchell Layton and enjoy shooting the Georgetown vs. Charlotte game. Here’s your chance to shoot college basketball courtside using arena strobe lighting.

2014, December 20: Shooting The Lights at Night

2014, December 20:
Shooting The Lights at Night

When: 3:45PM - 6:45PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 5

Location: Shirlington

Add another dimension to your photographic skill set!  Night photography is an exciting genre made easier with the use of the modern digital camera. Shirlington Village is beautifully decorated during the Holiday Seasons as is a special treat to photograph. Join instructor Tim Cooper for an exciting presentation on creating dramatic night time imagery followed by hands-on shooting in Shirlington.

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2014, December 21: Holiday Scenes at the U.S. Capitol

2014, December 21:
Holiday Scenes at the U.S. Capitol

When: 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 8

Join Tim Cooper at this special holiday themed class to photograph the Capitol Christmas tree and the area around the Capitol building in the late afternoon light, at twilight and into the night.

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

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

When: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 6

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

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2014, December 31: Monuments and Memorials, Half Day

2014, December 31:
Monuments and Memorials, Half Day

When: 9:40 AM - 1:15 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 Instructor E. David Luria as he 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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2015, January 7, 14, 21: Photography Basics (3 Sessions)

2015, January 7, 14, 21:
Photography Basics (3 Sessions)

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 12

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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2015, January 11: SLR Photography - The Basics

2015, January 11:
SLR Photography - The Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 15

Digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex) cameras offer the photographer a wealth of tools that can lead to wonderful photographs and understanding the exposure settings allows you, not the camera, to craft the photo you envision. Take your camera off of Auto and take control!  Join Marie Joabar for an informative afternoon about all things SLR: exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more.

Location: Merrifeild / Dunn Loring area

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2015, January 11: St Matthews Cathedral Photo Safari

2015, January 11:
St Matthews Cathedral Photo Safari

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 3

​​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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2015, January 17: Introduction To Lightroom - The Library

2015, January 17:
Introduction To Lightroom - The Library

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $159.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 14

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, January 17: B&O Railroad Museum

2015, January 17:
B&O Railroad Museum

When: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 11

​Expand your portfolio while creating artistic images of Historic Trains in the Baltimore Round House Train Museum, outside on the train depot and in the restoration building. Get out of program mode and begin to meter manually. Learn how to make creative exposures with selective focus and aperture selection. Understand how to meter light and capture the best exposure possible.

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2015, January 18: iPhone Photography, Getting Started - At the National Building Museum

2015, January 18:
iPhone Photography, Getting Started - At the National Building Museum

When: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 9

​Join Karen Messick at National Building Museum for an afternoon of  “iPhoneography!”  Learn how to use various iPhone apps to capture the impressive architecture and design of the building, the open archways, the iconic Corinthian columns and children & families enjoying the Great Hall.

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2015, January 18: National Airport Photo Safari

2015, January 18:
National Airport Photo Safari

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 7

The huge picture windows, the Jeffersonian-style arching domes, and the built-in artwork of architect Cesar Pelli’s $300 million Terminal B/C at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport provide many opportunities for good exterior and interior architectural photography.

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2015, January 20, 27, Feb 3: Photography Basics - 3 Sessions

2015, January 20, 27, Feb 3:
Photography Basics - 3 Sessions

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

Location: DC

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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2015, January 28: The Business of Wedding Photography

2015, January 28:
The Business of Wedding Photography

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

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

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2015, Fundamentals of Macro Photography: 3 Sessions - 1/29, 2/8 and 2/12

2015, Fundamentals of Macro Photography:
3 Sessions - 1/29, 2/8 and 2/12

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, January 31: NEW & IMPROVED Introduction to Photoshop

2015, January 31:
NEW & IMPROVED Introduction to Photoshop

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 4

​Location: DC

Although this program is powerful enough for the pros, it offers many options and opportunities for the digital enthusiast.  Join Photoshop Author, Tim Cooper for a full day of hands on Photoshop training geared towards the new, or limited experience Photoshop user.   

Tim begins the class with an introduction to the Photoshop Workspace and then explores techniques that only Photoshop offers, such as selections, layers and creating composites. Tim also gives an overview of how images travel between Lightroom and Photoshop.  Some crossover exists between the two programs, so Tim reviews what should be accomplished in Lightroom and when and why to work in Photoshop. 

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2015, February 7: The Lightroom Develop Module

2015, February 7:
The Lightroom Develop Module

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $159.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 12

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, February 8: SLR Photography - The Basics

2015, February 8:
SLR Photography - The Basics

When: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 15

Location: VisArts of Rockville

Digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex) cameras offer the photographer a wealth of tools that can lead to wonderful photographs and understanding the exposure settings allows you, not the camera, to craft the photo you envision. Take your camera off of Auto and take control!  Join Marie Joabar for an informative afternoon about all things SLR: exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more.

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2015, February 8: Backup Strategies for Today’s Digital Photographer

2015, February 8:
Backup Strategies for Today’s Digital Photographer

When: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Ed Palaszynski
Spaces left: 12

Location: VisArts of Rockville

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

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2015, February 15: Introduction To Lightroom - The Library

2015, February 15:
Introduction To Lightroom - The Library

When: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $159.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 13

Location: VisArts of Rockville

At the heart of the Lightroom program lies the Library Module where we import, view, organize, and sort our images. Spend a day with professional photographer, author, and Adobe Beta Tester, Tim Cooper as he demystifies this powerful image management tool.   This in-depth, hands on class covers the essential aspects of Lightroom allowing you to set up and understand a system that keeps your images organized and easy to find.

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March, 2015: HDR at Architectural Salvage Shop - Second Chance

March, 2015:
HDR at Architectural Salvage Shop - Second Chance

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

Exact Date To Be Set Soon

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

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2015, March 5: DC Skyline, Iwo Jima and the Full Moon Photo Safari

2015, March 5:
DC Skyline, Iwo Jima and the Full Moon Photo Safari

When: 6:00 PM - 8:30 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 Moon to line up with the Monuments.

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2015, March 14: Introduction to Scanning

2015, March 14:
Introduction to Scanning

When: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Ed Palaszynski
Spaces left: 12

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

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2015, March 31: Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin Photo Safari

2015, March 31:
Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin Photo Safari

When: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 15

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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2015, June 30:
Private Session for S W

When: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Price: $220.00
Spaces left: 1

Private Session on 12/7 for S W

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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.