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October 16, 2018: Tuscany Photography Workshop

Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee: $3690
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Travel Workshops
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Join Marie Joabar in Tuscany, Italy from October 16 to 24, 2018 for an exciting 8 days photographing this picturesque region! This workshop is offered through Il Chiostro at their annual Autumn Arts Festival held at the Dievole Chianti Classico Winery.

Historic walled cities, charming villages, sprawling wineries and ancient cathedrals, these are just some of the places we will visit on this fall photography workshop in beautiful Tuscany. Italy is gorgeous any time of year but autumn provides some of the best photographic opportunities and we’ll enjoy capturing them all.

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October 27, 2018: Horses in the Country

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

On a crisp autumn day let’s enjoy the country life and horses in a rustic barn setting. We will be visiting a small country horse facility with a classic red barn and horses filled with personality.

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October 27, 2018: Fieldwork - Photo Basics at OAKtoberfest at the National Arboretum

Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Fee: $69
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
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 is the OAKtoberfest Event at the National Arboretum. This event features family fun activities such as a kids costume parade, pumpkin painting, tree climbing, races, and more, and gives us plenty of photo opportunities to practice exposure settings and creative captures. If you’ve struggled capturing your kids at play, shooting candids or getting fun shots when you’re out and about, this class will help. Join us and come away with stronger skills for setting exposure and capturing your family’s playful moments.  

Class limit: 8

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October 28, 2018: Great Falls At Dawn

Time: 6:00AM - 9:00AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

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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October 28, 2018: Editing For Portraiture

Time: 12:00 PM - 5:30PM
Fee: $129
Instructor: Catherine Simmons
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 3

This class offers the tools needed to make your good portraits great. We will review some basic tools in Adobe Lightroom Classic and then take editing to the next level using some of the incredibly powerful yet simple tools available in Adobe Photoshop. We will cover topics such as skin retouching, fly away hairs, eye enhancement, wrinkle reduction, recovering lost highlights, and adding a texture to the background just to name a few.

If you are looking for the tools necessary to approach your portrait editing with confidence, this class is for you. 

Location: Falls Church

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November 3, 2018: Rock Creek Park Adventure

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

Join us for an “Adventure” hike in beautifully wild yet local Rock Creek Park.  Expand your creative nature photography by getting off the beaten track and find the hidden treasures on the trail.

Along the rapids area of Rock Creek Park, the road is closed on the weekends, bringing peace and quiet along the water. With a meandering trail along the river this adventure allows us to slow down and create compelling compositions of bridges, granite boulders and flowing waters.

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November 4, 2018: Historic Fells Point

Time: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Greg Holden
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

​Join Greg Holden as we photograph through the streets of Fells Point.  We’ll explore the historic waterfront area photographing interesting people, historic buildings, boats, abstracts in the water and other opportunities that we find in the early morning light.

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November 10, 2018: Antiques and Treasures in Lucketts Virginia

Time: 7:30 AM - 10:30AM
Fee: $79
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

The antiques stores in Lucketts offer unique collections of décor, furniture, and knickknacks, making them a goldmine for photographers. We will be shooting outdoors at two stores that offer distinctly different types of photographic opportunities. From quirky and creative to unusual and hip, you will find that the antiques have their own personality. If you like textures, patterns, and subjects with character, you'll have a great time at Lucketts.

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November 10, 2018: DSLR Photography Basics

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Greg Holden
Category: General Classroom
Spaces left: 4

Appropriate for DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras with manual exposure settings.

Today's 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.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. See all the DLSR classes at the General Classroom tab. 

Location: DC

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November 10, 2018: Creating Books with Lightroom’s Book Module

Time: 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Mel McNamara
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 6

Just in time for the holidays, learn to use the Book Module in Lightroom to create precious memory books as gifts. Or, gift yourself with a book to celebrate your own visual journey and share with friends, colleagues and family.  We will explore in depth the Lightroom Book Module to create visual stories that we can then upload to Blurb’s website for a book to be made.

Location: DC

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November 11, 2018: The Small Studio

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee: $195
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Category: Flash and Lighting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

RESCHEDULED FROM OCTOBER 20

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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November 11, 2018: Exploring Macro Photography

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

Small subjects or little pieces of a larger subject are fascinating to explore with your camera. This class will teach you about the technical and creative aspects of successful close-ups. Find out how to work with different natural lighting conditions, as well what equipment is most useful. The skills you will learn can be applied to any subject of macro photography, at home or in the field.

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November 13, 2018: Getting Started in Event Photography

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fee: $89
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: Learn from the Pro Lecture Series
Spaces left: 6

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 at this class 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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November 17, 2018: The Lightroom Library In Depth

Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Fee: $149
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 5

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. 

If you prefer to learn the Lightroom Library and Develop Module all in one day, consider our Lightroom In A Day class offered monthly.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. Follow the link here to see all of the Editing and Post Processing classes. 

Location: Falls Church 

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November 17, 2018: Smartphone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

Time: 11:30 AM - 3:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: Smartphone Photography
Spaces left: 7

Learn to use the camera that’s always with you and go beyond taking a simple snapshot to creating a photograph that’s an artistic expression unique to your vision. Join Michael Koren at the National Gallery of Art and tap into your creative side through mobile photography.

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November 18, 2018: DSLR Photography Basics

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: General Classroom
Spaces left: 11

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.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. See all the DLSR classes at the General Classroom tab. 

Location: Falls Church

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November 18, 2018: Getting Started In Portraiture

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Catherine Simmons
Category: Flash and Lighting
Spaces left: 1

If this class is sold out, please see the 12/9 date.

Having the ability to take your own professional looking portraits can not only serve as a way to save some money on expensive studio portraits but can also be a way to beautifully document the people you love in a way that is meaningful to you and that represents your unique style of expression.

If you want to advance your portraiture skills and techniques and begin taking portrait images that are high in both quality and aesthetic, this class is for you. With the skills learned in this class, you will have full control over all the elements that go into making a successful portrait.

Location: Falls Church

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December 1, 2018: Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam

Time: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

During the wintering months between November and January, a large number of Bald Eagles are known to gather on the Susquehanna River at Conowingo Dam. There are many wonderful spots along the dam to view and photograph the eagles

Suitable for photographers of all levels, this class will offer plenty of opportunity to work on capturing birds in flight, creating a story with your images, setting proper exposure for changing conditions, and learning about bird behavior.

Rescheduled from Nov 11.

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December 1, 2018: Lightroom In A Day

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $149
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 8

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 is designed to make Lightroom easy to understand and put you in control of all it has to offer. It will cover your workflow from beginning to end: from importing and organizing to adjusting, sharing and exporting your images.

If you prefer to learn at a slower pace consider the Lightroom Library In-Depth class and the Lightroom Develop Module In-Depth class offered every other month.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. Follow the link here to see all of the Editing and Post Processing classes.

Location: Falls Church

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December 1, 2018: DSLR Photography Basics

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: General Classroom
Spaces left: 9

Appropriate for DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras with manual exposure settings.

Today's 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.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. See all the DLSR classes at the General Classroom tab. 

Location: DC

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December 2, 2018: Fieldwork - Photography Basics at U.S. Botanical Gardens

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee: $69
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

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 and with the beautiful holiday decorations, we'll find 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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December 5, 2018: Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam

Time: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

During the wintering months between November and January, a large number of Bald Eagles are known to gather on the Susquehanna River at Conowingo Dam. There are many wonderful spots along the dam to view and photograph the eagles

Suitable for photographers of all levels, this class will offer plenty of opportunity to work on capturing birds in flight, creating a story with your images, setting proper exposure for changing conditions, and learning about bird behavior.

Rescheduled from Nov 14.

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December 6, 2018: Photography As A Second Career

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fee: $89
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: Learn from the Pro Lecture Series
Spaces left: 10

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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December 8, 2018: The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth

Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Fee: $149
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 8

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.

If you prefer to learn the Lightroom Library and Develop Module all in one day, consider our Lightroom In A Day class offered monthly.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. Follow the link here to see all of the Editing and Post Processing classes. 

Location: Falls Church

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December 8, 2018: External Flash Made Easy

Time: 9:30 AM -1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Flash and Lighting
Spaces left: 5

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. 

This class is appropriate for ALL BRANDS: Nikon, Canon, Fuji, Pentax, Sony, etc.

Location: DC

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December 8, 2018: Advanced External Flash Class

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Flash and Lighting
Spaces left: 6

Take your flash skills to the next level by expanding your creative options in the studio and on location. Learn to use your external flash off-camera (wirelessly or wired) and how to use multiple flashes.

We will also cover working with light modifiers for greater control and shaping the lighting on your subject.

Location: DC

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December 9, 2018: Photoshop For Photographers

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $195
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 7

Join Corey Hilz for a 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 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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December 9, 2018: Fieldwork - Photography Basics at U.S. Botanical Gardens

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee: $69
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
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 U.S. Botanical Gardens Conservatory and with the beautiful holiday decorations, we'll find 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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December 9, 2018: Getting Started In Portraiture

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Catherine Simmons
Category: Flash and Lighting
Spaces left: 9

Having the ability to take your own professional looking portraits can not only serve as a way to save some money on expensive studio portraits but can also be a way to beautifully document the people you love in a way that is meaningful to you and that represents your unique style of expression.

If you want to advance your portraiture skills and techniques and begin taking portrait images that are high in both quality and aesthetic, this class is for you. With the skills learned in this class, you will have full control over all the elements that go into making a successful portrait.

Location: Falls Church

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December 13, 2018: Meadowlark’s Winter Walk Of Lights

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee: $79
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 9

Meadowlark Garden’s Winter Walk of Lights features 500,000 lights and colorful holiday displays and is a special treat to photograph.  Join instructor Corey Hilz for a special evening wandering among this vibrant and whimsical wonderland.

Our class begins with Corey discussing the strategies for night photography and how to best capture the displays and colorful lights. You will learn what camera settings to use to capture high quality images, with special attention on White Balance, ISO and Autofocus. Focusing in the dark can a challenge and Corey will share tips and techniques that will improve your focusing accuracy.

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December 15, 2018: Holiday Time in Historic Annapolis

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fee: $84
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 4

Annapolis celebrates the holidays in grand style and considered one of America’s Best Towns for the Holidays by Travel and Leisure Magazine. Join us and walk the cobblestone streets of this historic town and enjoy the decked out town in all its finery. Decorated wreaths on brightly painted doorways and the boats along the marina will bring the creative holiday spirit behind the lens.

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December 18, 2018: Meadowlark’s Winter Walk Of Lights

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee: $79
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 9

Meadowlark Garden’s Winter Walk of Lights features 500,000 lights and colorful holiday displays and is a special treat to photograph.  Join instructor Corey Hilz for a special evening wandering among this vibrant and whimsical wonderland.

Our class begins with Corey discussing the strategies for night photography and how to best capture the displays and colorful lights. You will learn what camera settings to use to capture high quality images, with special attention on White Balance, ISO and Autofocus. Focusing in the dark can a challenge and Corey will share tips and techniques that will improve your focusing accuracy.

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December 20, 2018: Garden of Lights at the Mormon Temple Photo Safari

Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Fee: $79
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 10

​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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December 22, 2018: Moonrise over the Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum

Time: 3:15PM - 6:15PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

Join us for this exclusive and exciting opportunity to photograph the full moon rising over the Capitol Columns. 

We’ll start the class by capturing the Capital Columns bathed in the warm afternoon light. Then when the moon rises, we'll photograph it famed through the columns and then above them. 

A per person donation to the National Arboretum is included in the price of the class.

Limit 8-12

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