Classes

2015, January 27: Take Your Photography To The Next Level

2015, January 27:
Take Your Photography To The Next Level

When: 7:30 PM -9:30 PM
Price: $64.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 5

Location: VisArts of Rockville

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, 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: 4

​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
Sold out!

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.

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
Sold out!

​If this class is sold out, please see the March 8 in Rockville.

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. 

Location: DC

2015, February 2: Twilight, Full Moon, and Golden Hour Access to Washington National Cathedral

2015, February 2:
Twilight, Full Moon, and Golden Hour Access to Washington National Cathedral

When: 4:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 9

We have cleverly timed this safari to take place at one the very few times of the year when Cathedral closing time coincides with the onset of civil twilight and the rising of a full moon!

We begin our safari outside the Cathedral to catch the late afternoon sun as it bathes the Cathedral in a golden glow with long shadows. We then move inside to photograph the Nave and we'll find the sun shining through the west-facing Rose Window and the south-facing stained glass windows casting colorful reflections on the walls and floors of the cathedral. Then we move back outside to capture the Cathedral against the beautiful deep blue sky of civil twilight. Lastly, we'll frame it with the full moon adding even another touch of beauty to your shots.

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2015, February 4, 11, 18: Photography Basics - 3 Sessions

2015, February 4, 11, 18:
Photography Basics - 3 Sessions

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Sold out!

This class is SOLD OUT! Please see the March, April or May dates.

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.

Location: Shirlington (Arlington, VA)

2015, February 5: Photography As A Second Career

2015, February 5:
Photography As A Second Career

When: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 9

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

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

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2015, 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: 8

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
Sold out!

This class is SOLD OUT. Please see the Feb 22 date which we just added or the March 1 date.

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: VisArts of Rockville

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: 11

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 14: Demystifying Off-Camera Flash

2015, February 14:
Demystifying Off-Camera Flash

When: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $169.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 8

Location: Vis Arts of Rockville

Dynamic Lighting - It’s the one essential ingredient to all photography. This hands-on class is designed for beginners and will demystify both the automatic and manual operation of your off camera flash.  Don’t miss the chance to learn the basic and advanced uses of this essential tool from pro-photographer Tim Cooper.

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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: 11

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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2015, February 17: Sports Photography - Hoyas Basketball vs St John’s

2015, February 17:
Sports Photography - Hoyas Basketball vs St John’s

When: 5:00 PM - Approximately 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 game. Here’s your chance to shoot college basketball courtside using arena strobe lighting.

2015, February 19: Shedding Light on the Wedding Venue

2015, February 19:
Shedding Light on the Wedding Venue

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $169.00
Instructor: Moshe Zusman
Spaces left: 12

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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2015, February 21: Fieldwork - Photography Basics at the National Building Museum

2015, February 21:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics at the National Building Museum

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

If this class is sold out, please see the March 22 date at the U.S. Botanical Gardens.

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.

2015, February 21: Real Estate and Architectural Photography

2015, February 21:
Real Estate and Architectural Photography

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $79.00
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, February 22 - Just Added: SLR Photography - The Basics

2015, February 22 - Just Added:
SLR Photography - The Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 5

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, February 25: Creating the Realistic HDR Image

2015, February 25:
Creating the Realistic HDR Image

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $64.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 16

​​Location: Shirlington

While High Dynamic Range images are all the rage these days, too many end up looking like cartoons due to inaccurate shooting and over processing. With a little coaching, controlling these aspects of the technique is a snap. Join Professional Photographer Tim Cooper for a jam packed lecture on creating realistic, true to life High Dynamic Range imagery.

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2015, February 26: Body of Work

2015, February 26:
Body of Work

When: 7:00 PM -9:30 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 6

Many advanced photographers concentrate on building bodies of work, and subsequently present them in exhibits, printed portfolios, and websites. Having one’s work carefully critiqued is one of the best ways – and probably the best way - to learn.  Join Professional Photographer Roy Sewall for a critique on a body of work that you present.

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2015, February 28: The Small Studio

2015, February 28:
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 March 15 class.

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, February 28: Creative Flower Photography at Baltimore Conservatory

2015, February 28:
Creative Flower Photography at Baltimore Conservatory

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

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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2015, February 28: College Sports - Basketball at A.U. vs. Bucknell

2015, February 28:
College Sports - Basketball at A.U. vs. Bucknell

When: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Price: $160.00
Instructor: Mitchell Layton
Spaces left: 2

Join Mitchell Layton and learn what it takes to be a Pro Sports Photographer shooting at the American University basketball games against Bucknell. Here’s your chance to shoot an Olympic colligate sport and capture the nationally ranked American University basketball team as they take on the Bucknell Bisons. We'll be shooting courtside… up close and personal!

Mitchell will review camera settings, composition tips, white balance & lighting, what makes a great shot, looking at the moment and more.

The fee for this class covers 2 games. If you only want to participate in one game, the fee is $120.

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2015, March 1: SLR Photography - The Basics

2015, March 1:
SLR Photography - The Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 4

If this class is sold out, please see the February 22 date which we just added. Also offered on April 11 in 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.

Location: Merrifeild / Dunn Loring area

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2015, March 1: National Cathedral “An Insider’s View” Photo Safari

2015, March 1:
National Cathedral “An Insider’s View” Photo Safari

When: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Sold out!

This class is SOLD OUT but we have just added Feb 2 as another date to photograph at the Cathedral. Find out more HERE.

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, March 1: Understanding the Nikon D7100 and D7000 Cameras

2015, March 1:
Understanding the Nikon D7100 and D7000 Cameras

When: 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 8

Location: Merrifield / Dunn Loring area

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

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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: 10

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 7: Scenic Annapolis Harbor

2015, March 7:
Scenic Annapolis Harbor

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

​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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2015, March 7: Lightroom - The Develop Module

2015, March 7:
Lightroom - The Develop Module

When: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $159.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 12

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.    

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2015, March 8: Introduction to Photoshop

2015, March 8:
Introduction to Photoshop

When: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 12

Location: VisArts of Rockville

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, March 8: iPhone Photography, Getting Started - At the National Portrait Gallery

2015, March 8:
iPhone Photography, Getting Started - At the National Portrait Gallery

When: 11:45 AM - 3:45 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 8

Join Karen Messick at National Portrait Gallery for an afternoon of  “iPhoneography!”  Learn how to use various iPhone apps to capture abstract sculptures, colorful paintings and wall hangings, as well as the architecture of the building and the impressive Kogod courtyard.

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2015, March 10: Getting Started in Event Photography

2015, March 10:
Getting Started in Event Photography

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 11

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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2015, March 11: Perfect Composition and the Art of Seeing

2015, March 11:
Perfect Composition and the Art of Seeing

When: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Price: $64.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 15

Location: DC

Learn how to find and fine-tune your photograph’s intention!  Join professional photographer and instructor, Tim Cooper, for an information-packed class on photographic composition.  This popular topic is the keystone to meaningful and powerful images that withstand the test of time.

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2015, March 12, 19 and 26: Photography Basics - 3 Sessions

2015, March 12, 19 and 26:
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: DC

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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: 10

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 15: Lincoln and the War Memorials Photo Safari

2015, March 15:
Lincoln and the War Memorials Photo Safari

When: 2:30 PM 5:00 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 12

Learn how to take great pictures BEFORE you go on that expensive trip! Join us as our instructor, Paris-trained architectural photographer E. David Luria, takes you to some of the most popular monuments and historic buildings in Washington.

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2015, March 15: The Small Studio

2015, March 15:
The Small Studio

When: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Price: $195.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 3

Shooting in a studio provides a special opportunity to control light for portraits and full-body photography and is something that can easily be set up in the home.

Learn what's involved to make a small studio and how to equip it with the right gear. Spend the morning with Professional Photographer Roy Sewall exploring his small studio which has helped him create some truly unique photographs of people.

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2015, March 15: iPhone Photography, Getting Started -  Baltimore

2015, March 15:
iPhone Photography, Getting Started -  Baltimore

When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 10

​Location:  Baltimore
Join Karen Messick at Charles Village and the Baltimore Museum of Art for a morning of “iPhoneography!”  Learn how to use various iPhone apps indoors and outdoors to capture sculptures, people, architecture, and more.

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2015, March 22: Fieldwork - Photography Basics at U.S. Botanical Gardens and Capitol Area

2015, March 22:
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: 5

This class is designed for those who have taken any of the Photography Basics classes and want the opportunity to work in the field to reinforce the material covered in the classroom. We’ve encouraged you to leave the Auto settings behind and to shoot in the Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority or Manual modes so now it’s time for some hands-on.

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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2015, March 23: Lightroom, Photoshop And Your Editing Strategy

2015, March 23:
Lightroom, Photoshop And Your Editing Strategy

When: 7:00 PM -9:30 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 15

Lightroom, Photoshop, Topaz, Nik, Helicon Focus, Photomatix, tons of others … 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 Roy Sewall as he demonstrates why Lightroom should be the foundation of all your processing, how Photoshop can be engaged on an as-needed basis to address some photo improvements that Lightroom can’t handle, and how and why “third-party” software products can be brought into your workflow. 

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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: 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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2015, April 3: Cherry Blossoms at Sunrise Photo Safari

2015, April 3:
Cherry Blossoms at Sunrise Photo Safari

When: 6:15 AM - 8:30 AM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 12

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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2015, April 7: Cherry Blossoms at Sunrise Photo Safari

2015, April 7:
Cherry Blossoms at Sunrise Photo Safari

When: 6:15 AM - 8:30 AM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 12

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

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

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 11

Location: VisArts of Rockville

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, April 11: SLR Photography - The Basics

2015, April 11:
SLR Photography - The Basics

When: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $79.00
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: VisArts of Rockville

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2015, April 12: Great Falls At Dawn

2015, April 12:
Great Falls At Dawn

When: 6:20AM - 9:30AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 9

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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2015, April 12: iPhone Photography - Working with Apps In-Depth

2015, April 12:
iPhone Photography - Working with Apps In-Depth

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

Location: VisArts of Rockville

Join ​Karen L. Messick at this in-depth class learning how to use some of the most creative iPhone apps on the market. Karen will present a series of images and discuss the capture and the processing apps used on each while giving the participants insight into her creative process. In the hands-on portion of this class participants will shoot images around the venue and process these in-class. 

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2015, April 16: Georgetown At Night Photo Safari

2015, April 16:
Georgetown At Night Photo Safari

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

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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2015, April 18: Franciscan Monastery Photo Safari

2015, April 18:
Franciscan Monastery Photo Safari

When: 2:30 PM -5:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 10

If you have not been to the Franciscan Monastery, you are in for a treat! A little bit of Europe right here in DC, it is one of the great hidden treasures for architectural photography, a 93- year old Byzantine-style church modeled after Istanbul’s Hagia Sofia. Outdoors we'll enjoy many photo opportunities capturing the monastery, its arcades, the beautiful gardens and sculptures. Moving indoors, learn the techniques of interior photography without flash and the use of color-correcting filters. 

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2015, April 25: Spring Tulips at Sherwood Gardens

2015, April 25:
Spring Tulips at Sherwood Gardens

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

Join Karen L. Messick in Sherwood Gardens and capture amazing images of spring tulips, and flowering shrubs and trees!  Learn how to create artistic images using appropriate aperture, shutter speed, white balance, ISO, multiple exposure functions, and more!​

Location:  Baltimore

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2015, Private Consulting for J.F.

When: 00:00 AM
Price: $400.00
Spaces left: 2

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2015, May 2: Historic Fells Point

2015, May 2:
Historic Fells Point

When: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 9

​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 experince street photography tips.

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

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

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

Location: Shirlington (Arlington, VA)

Take your camera off Auto and take control! This class is designed for those who want to better understand the most important camera settings and how to set exposure manually to capture dramatic and engaging photos.

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2015, May 7: Monuments at Night Photo Safari

2015, May 7:
Monuments at Night Photo Safari

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

​Join Instructor E. David Luria, as we explore the best methods for photographing Washington, D.C.‘s monuments at night!  We will learn the best settings to use at night for achieving post card quality images of the Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Women’s Memorial and more.

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2015, May 16: Library of Congress Photo Safari

2015, May 16:
Library of Congress Photo Safari

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

​Join instructor E. David Luria, at one of the most beautiful buildings in the nation’s capital, ​the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress.  We’ll photograph its ornate interiors and grand staircases as the afternoon sun falls on the exterior and spills into the Great Hall interior. 

At each point on the safari, tips on low-light and mixed-light photography, taking pictures of the vaulting ceilings in the Great Hall, and how to use wide-angle lenses to maintain straight verticals will be discussed as well as techniques of composition, exposure and lighting.

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

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

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

This Photo Safari will give you very useful tips on how (and how not) to take posed and unposed photos of the people you know and how to capture candid moments of people you do NOT know in a variety of settings.

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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.