Classes

2017, March 25: Early Morning Cherry Blossoms Photo Shoot

2017, March 25:
Early Morning Cherry Blossoms Photo Shoot

When: 6:20 AM - 8:50 AM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Sold out!

Join us in the early morning at the Tidal Basin during Cherry Blossom season. Beginning before sunrise, we'll capture Jefferson Memorial framed with cherry blossoms set against the royal blue sky of civil twilight. We’ll then photograph our way around the Tidal Basin, capturing the Jefferson and the Washington Monument from many vantage points all framed by the cherry blossoms.

At each point along the way, we'll cover exposure settings, composition considerations and tips for dynamic photos.

2017, March 25: The Small Studio

2017, March 25:
The Small Studio

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

This Class is SOLD OUT. Please see the May 6 class and June 10 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.

2017, March 25: The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth

2017, March 25:
The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 3

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. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily. 

Location: DC

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2017, March 26: Early Morning Cherry Blossoms Photo Shoot

2017, March 26:
Early Morning Cherry Blossoms Photo Shoot

When: 6:20 AM - 8:50 AM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 1

Join us in the early morning at the Tidal Basin during Cherry Blossom season. Beginning before sunrise, we'll capture Jefferson Memorial framed with cherry blossoms set against the royal blue sky of civil twilight. We’ll then photograph our way around the Tidal Basin, capturing the Jefferson and the Washington Monument from many vantage points all framed by the cherry blossoms.

At each point along the way, we'll cover exposure settings, composition considerations and tips for dynamic photos.

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2017, March 26: Fieldwork - Photography Basics with Cherry Blossoms

2017, March 26:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics with Cherry Blossoms

When: 9:15 AM - 11:45 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.

Our location at the Tidal Basin provides plenty of photo opportunities. We’ll find the beautiful Cherry Blossom trees, the Jefferson and the Washington Monument framed in Cherry Blossoms and so much more.  Join us and come away with stronger skills for setting exposure and capturing exciting images that you’re proud to show off.

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2017, March 26: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

2017, March 26:
iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

When: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Sold out!

​Join Karen Messick at the National Gallery of Art for an afternoon of  “iPhoneography!”  We’ll learn how to use various iPhone apps throughout the Museum to capture sculptures, people, architecture and more.

This class is also offered on April 30.

Participants of this class may also be interested in the iPhone Walk About classes where we’re out in the field shooting. This LINK will filter the iPhone classes so you can see them more easily.

2017, March 28: Getting Started in Event Photography

2017, March 28:
Getting Started in Event Photography

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 9

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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2017, April 1: Canon Camera Basics

2017, April 1:
Canon Camera Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Price: $59.00
Instructor: Mike Sheras
Spaces left: 11

If you’ve been struggling to understand just what all those buttons and dials on your Canon camera are for then this class will help!

You'll come away with a better understanding of what your Canon camera offers and gain confidence to use it with a greater comfort level.

Location: Falls Church

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2017, April 1: External Flash Made Easy - For Canon Users

2017, April 1:
External Flash Made Easy - For Canon Users

When: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Mike Sheras
Spaces left: 2

While modern DSLR cameras all feature excellent low light performance, even the beginning photographer should consider adding an external speedlite (flash unit) to his or her arsenal of basic photographic tools.  Adding a flash can open new opportunities for better and different pictures.  

This class will explore how the Canon flash system works with the different modes and controls of the camera and also explain the differences between modern ETTL exposure and traditional manual flash.

Participants of this class are offered a 20% discount for attending the Advanced External Flash class offered on the same day in the afternoon. Information about how to get discount is in the confirmation letter.

Location: Falls Church

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2017, April 2: Birds of Prey Field Shoot

2017, April 2:
Birds of Prey Field Shoot

When: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Price: $104.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell and Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 4

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 these magnificent raptors including several owls, falcons and hawks.

Location: Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria

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2017, April 2: External Flash Made Easy

2017, April 2:
External Flash Made Easy

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 2

For Non Canon Users

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. 

Appropriate for Nikon, Fuji, Pentax, Sony, etc. users. Canon users should attend the Canon External Flash class. 

Participants of this class are offered a 20% discount for attending the Advanced External Flash class offered on the same day in the afternoon. Information about how to get discount is in the confirmation letter.

Location: Falls Church

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2017, April 2: Franciscan Monastery Photo Safari

2017, April 2:
Franciscan Monastery Photo Safari

When: 2:30 PM -5:00 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 8

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.

​Fee includes donation to Monastery

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2017, April 2: Advanced External Flash Class

2017, April 2:
Advanced External Flash Class

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Sold out!

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: Falls Church

This class is also offered on April 22.

2017, April 5, 430-550: Sports From The Sidelines

2017, April 5, 430-550:
Sports From The Sidelines

When: 4:30 PM - 5:50 PM
Price: $59.00
Instructor: Mike Sheras
Spaces left: 7

Learn how to capture the fast pace of soccer (or any field sport for that matter) shooting on the sidelines at the Loudoun Soccer club. We’ll review camera and exposure settings for capturing fast action sports, lighting challenges, tips on framing the shot and more! 

We will also be offering this class on 4/19 and 5/3 and those dates will be online soon.

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2016, April 5, 600-720: Sports From The Sidelines

2016, April 5, 600-720:
Sports From The Sidelines

When: 6:00 PM - 7:20 PM
Price: $59.00
Instructor: Mike Sheras
Spaces left: 8

Learn how to capture the fast pace of soccer (or any field sport for that matter) shooting on the sidelines at the Loudoun Soccer club. We’ll review camera and exposure settings for capturing fast action sports, lighting challenges, tips on framing the shot and more! 

We will also be offering this class on 4/19 and 5/3 and those dates will be online soon.

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2016, April 5, 730-900: Sports From The Sidelines

2016, April 5, 730-900:
Sports From The Sidelines

When: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Price: $59.00
Instructor: Mike Sheras
Spaces left: 8

Learn how to capture the fast pace of soccer (or any field sport for that matter) shooting on the sidelines at the Loudoun Soccer club. We’ll review camera and exposure settings for capturing fast action sports, lighting challenges, tips on framing the shot and more!

We will also be offering this class on 4/19 and 5/3 and those dates will be online soon.

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2017, April 8: Springtime at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

2017, April 8:
Springtime at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

When: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 7

The gardens are coming to life with flower beds packed with tulips in a multitude of colors, along with other spring flowers. Photographing first thing in the morning we'll be able to capture garden scenes bathed in soft warm light, along with lakes, a fountain and a gazebo.

At Meadowlark you can always find fresh photographic material, from landscape details to flower close-ups. The plant life offers opportunities for fine detail photographs as well as dreamy artistic compositions. We will explore ways to combine shape, texture and color into creative compositions.

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2017, April 8: Birds of Prey Field Shoot

2017, April 8:
Birds of Prey Field Shoot

When: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Price: $104.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell and Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 11

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 these magnificent raptors including several owls, falcons and hawks.

Location: Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria

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2017, April 9: Historic Fells Point

2017, April 9:
Historic Fells Point

When: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $99.00
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 experience street photography tips.

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2017, April 9: DSLR Photography Basics

2017, April 9:
DSLR Photography Basics

When: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Sold out!

Appropriate for DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras with manual exposure settings.

Todays digital cameras offer the photographer a wealth of tools that can lead to wonderful photographs and understanding the exposure settings allows you, not the camera, to craft the photo you envision. Take your camera off of Auto and take control!  Join Marie Joabar for an informative class covering exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more.

This class is also offered on April 22.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily. 

Location: DC

2017, April 9: Fieldwork - Photography Basics - Late Afternoon On The Mall

2017, April 9:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics - Late Afternoon On The Mall

When: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 7

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

We'll photograph in the area around the Washington Monument and the World War II Memorial where we’ll find plenty of photo opportunities from architecture, statues, fountains, street scenes and more in the late afternoon light thru to the beautiful royal blue sky of civil twilight.

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2017, April 11: DC Skyline and Full Moon Photo Safari

2017, April 11:
DC Skyline and Full Moon Photo Safari

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

Join Instructor E. David Luria and learn the techniques of night photography!  Capture post card quality images of the DC Skyline with the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the Capitol, all neatly aligned in your viewfinder.  If Mother Nature cooperates and the sky is clear, we'll frame the Moon to line up with the Monuments.

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2017, April 19, 430-550: Sports From The Sidelines

2017, April 19, 430-550:
Sports From The Sidelines

When: 4:30 PM - 5:50 PM
Price: $59.00
Instructor: Mike Sheras
Spaces left: 8

Learn how to capture the fast pace of soccer (or any field sport for that matter) shooting on the sidelines at the Loudoun Soccer club. We’ll review camera and exposure settings for capturing fast action sports, lighting challenges, tips on framing the shot and more! 

We will also be offering this class on 5/3.

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2017, April 19, 600-720: Sports From The Sidelines

2017, April 19, 600-720:
Sports From The Sidelines

When: 6:00 PM - 7:20 PM
Price: $59.00
Instructor: Mike Sheras
Spaces left: 8

Learn how to capture the fast pace of soccer (or any field sport for that matter) shooting on the sidelines at the Loudoun Soccer club. We’ll review camera and exposure settings for capturing fast action sports, lighting challenges, tips on framing the shot and more! 

We will also be offering this class on 5/3.

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2017, April 19, 730-900: Sports From The Sidelines

2017, April 19, 730-900:
Sports From The Sidelines

When: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Price: $59.00
Instructor: Mike Sheras
Spaces left: 8

Learn how to capture the fast pace of soccer (or any field sport for that matter) shooting on the sidelines at the Loudoun Soccer club. We’ll review camera and exposure settings for capturing fast action sports, lighting challenges, tips on framing the shot and more!

We will also be offering this class on 5/3.

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2017, April 22: Spring Tulips at Sherwood Gardens

2017, April 22:
Spring Tulips at Sherwood Gardens

When: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $99.00
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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2017, April 22: Getting Started with Bird Photography at Buddy Attick Lake

2017, April 22:
Getting Started with Bird Photography at Buddy Attick Lake

When: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 7

Learn the tips and secrets that bird photographers use to capture beautiful images of our feathered friends.

Designed for the amateur photographer, this class will get you well on your way on photographing birds (and wildlife) at its best. We’ll discuss the techniques and equipment used to obtain exciting images of the birds all around us.

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2017, April 22: DSLR Photography Basics

2017, April 22:
DSLR Photography Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
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 Corey Hilz for an informative morning about all things SLR: exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily. 

Location: Falls Church

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2017, April 22: College Sports - On the Sidelines at A.U.

2017, April 22:
College Sports - On the Sidelines at A.U.

When: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Price: $140.00
Instructor: Mitchell Layton
Spaces left: 4

Join Mitchell Layton and spend a day shooting NCAA Division 1 women's Lacrosse at American University.  Learn what it takes to be a Pro Sports Photographer and the dynamics of shooting college sports.

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2017, April 22: Advanced External Flash Class

2017, April 22:
Advanced External Flash Class

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 8

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: Falls Church

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2017, April 23: The Digital Art Room

2017, April 23:
The Digital Art Room

When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 3

Capturing an image with your camera is just the beginning of creating a digital work of art. This class will bring out the artist within you and help you tap into your creative side.

Go beyond Lightroom and learn a variety of post processing techniques that can bring your digital images to life. From painterly effect techniques, to working with textures to filters and slow shutter speeds, you’ll learn to see what’s before you and envision a more creative rendition before you even snap the shutter. 

Location: Falls Church

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2017, April 29: Photoshop For Photographers

2017, April 29:
Photoshop For Photographers

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

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's most exciting techniques require the use of layers so ample time is spent explaining how they operate and why you would want to use them.

This class is offered on other dates. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily. 

Location: DC

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2017, April 29 : DSLR Photography Basics

2017, April 29 :
DSLR Photography Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 15

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. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily. 

Location: Falls Church

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2017, April 29: Understanding the Nikon D7200, D7100, D7000 Cameras

2017, April 29:
Understanding the Nikon D7200, D7100, D7000 Cameras

When: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 12

If you are passionate about photography but struggle to understand the various settings on your Nikon D7200, D7100 or D7000 then this class is for you! We’ll explain the functions of the buttons and dials, and cover the most important settings in the menus. This class will take away your intimidation of the camera and leave you empowered to take incredible pictures.

Location: Falls Church

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2017, April 29: C&O Canal and Pennyfield Lockhouse Field Shoot

2017, April 29:
C&O Canal and Pennyfield Lockhouse Field Shoot

When: 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 5

Through a continued agreement with the C&O Canal Trust, we have been given an exclusive opportunity to enter and photograph historic Pennyfield Lockhouse on the C&O Canal which is in the C&O Canal National Historical Park.

Join instructor Roy Sewall, one of the leading photographers of the Potomac River and C&O Canal, as we explore the many interior photographic opportunities with furnishings evocative of the mid-1830s to early 1840s period; from wood and earthen floors, stone walls, wood beam ceilings, to the period furniture on both the main and second floors.  We'll also explore the area surrounding the Lockhouse from the C&O Canal, the lock, rock walls, rocky cliffs and more.

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2017, April 30: Lightroom In A Day

2017, April 30:
Lightroom In A Day

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 11

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

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. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily. 

Location: DC

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2017, April 30: Faces, Not Places, Photo Safari

2017, April 30:
Faces, Not Places, Photo Safari

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 6

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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2017, April 30: iPhone Photography, Getting Started - At the National Portrait Gallery

2017, April 30:
iPhone Photography, Getting Started - At the National Portrait Gallery

When: 11:45 AM - 3:45 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 9

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.

Participants of this class may also be interested in the iPhone Walk About classes where we’re out in the field shooting. This LINK will filter the iPhone classes so you can see them more easily.

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2017, May 5, Georgetown At Night Photo Safari

2017, May 5, Georgetown At Night Photo Safari

When: 7:45 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: $74.00
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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2017, May 6: The Small Studio

2017, May 6:
The Small Studio

When: 9:30 AM - 12:30 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.

This class is also offered on June 10.

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2017, May 6: Fair and Festival Photography at Flower Mart

2017, May 6:
Fair and Festival Photography at Flower Mart

When: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 8

Join us and learn the techniques of photographing street fairs and festivals. Wearing an Official Event Photographer badge, participants will roam the All Hallows Guild Flower Mart at the National Cathedral capturing photos of the people enjoying various events.

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2017, May 7: Washington National Cathedral Photo Safari

2017, May 7:
Washington National Cathedral Photo Safari

When: 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 10

Join E. David Luria and explore the many photo gems this magnificent Cathedral offers. Capture long shots down the nave and the beautiful stained glass windows lining the cathedral. From there we’ll go into the Lower Crypt, with its many different altars and places of worship, then to the 7th floor Observatory Level with its great views of DC. We'll also go into the adjoining Bishops Garden, from which we can get lovely shots of the cathedral structure in the morning light.

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2017, May 7: The Lightroom Library In Depth

2017, May 7:
The Lightroom Library In Depth

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 7

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. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily. 

Location: Falls Church

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2017, May 7: iPhone Walk About at U.S. Botanical Gardens

2017, May 7:
iPhone Walk About at U.S. Botanical Gardens

When: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 8

Enjoy working in the U.S. Botanical Gardens as Karen shows you how to understand the best light, apps and compositions for floral and fauna photography! 

We'll be using some fun apps to make amazing macro images, multiple exposure images and some HDR images as well. 

Participants of this class might also be interested in the Walk About About shooting Portraits on May 21.

Participants of this class may also be interested in the iPhone Walk About classes where we’re out in the field shooting. This LINK will filter the iPhone classes so you can see them more easily.

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2017, May 8: Take Your Photography To The Next Level

2017, May 8:
Take Your Photography To The Next Level

When: 7:30 PM -9:30 PM
Price: $64.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 8

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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2017, May 13: Rock Creek Park Adventure

2017, May 13:
Rock Creek Park Adventure

When: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 7

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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2017, May 13: DSLR Photography Basics

2017, May 13:
DSLR Photography Basics

When: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 9

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 Corey Hilz for an informative morning about all things SLR: exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily. 

Location: Leesburg

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2017, May 13: Historic Waterford Field Shoot

2017, May 13:
Historic Waterford Field Shoot

When: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Price: $104.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 8

Spend the afternoon in the historic village of Waterford, Virginia, a National Historic Landmark. This quaint town in Loudoun County is located along Catoctin Creek and offers many photo opportunities, from historic homes and buildings, to beautifullly landscaped gardens and even an old church and a mill.

Through special access, we'll also have the unique opportunity to step back in time and photograph in the Second Street School, a one-room school house complete with late 1800's period props.

Fee includes a donation to the Historic Waterford Foundation.

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2017, May 17: Photography As A Second Career

2017, May 17:
Photography As A Second Career

When: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 15

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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2017, May 19: Monuments at Night Photo Safari

2017, May 19:
Monuments at Night Photo Safari

When: 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 8

​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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2017, May 20: Fieldwork - Photography Basics in Old Town Alexandria

2017, May 20:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics in Old Town Alexandria

When: 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
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 in Old Town Alexandria gives us plenty of photo opportunities to practice exposure settings and creative captures. We begin down by the waterfront capturing the details in the harbor area, we’d then photograph quaint shops and historic homes decorated with spring flowers. We end at the Farmers Market in front of City Hall where we’ll find street scenes, colorful produce, flowers stalls and more.

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2017, May 20: Horses in the Country

2017, May 20:
Horses in the Country

When: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 8

Let’s go out to the country and enjoy horses in a rustic barn setting. We will visit a large and long established horse barn with a variety of horses, ranging from big to small. Frolicking in the paddocks on a spring morning the horses and their gentle strength will bring character and personality to your images. The facility offers several rustic barn scenes, perfect for capturing farm life in the country.

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2017, May 20: Moms With Cameras

2017, May 20:
Moms With Cameras

When: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Donna Vance
Spaces left: 11

Join us and learn how to capture all of your special memories from a Mom who understands just how priceless your moments can be.

This class is for anyone interested in learning more about their camera and photography to make those snapshots of their children really shine. It is perfect for beginners, but is also suited to hobbyists or enthusiasts who want to learn more, or want to conquer the things they struggle with when photographing their children.

Location: Falls Church

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2017, May 21: DSLR Photography - The Basics

2017, May 21:
DSLR Photography - The Basics

When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Greg Holden
Spaces left: 12

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 us for an informative class covering exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily. 

Location: TBD

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2017, May 21: iPhone Walk About Capturing Portraits

2017, May 21:
iPhone Walk About Capturing Portraits

When: 11:45 AM - 3:15 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 10

Enjoy working in the National Portrait Gallery as Karen shows you how to understand the best light, apps and compositions for portraits! We will work with several apps the enhance your photographic images and some that can convert your portrait photos into painterly or sketch versions.

Participants of this class may also be interested in the iPhone Walk About classes where we’re out in the field shooting. This LINK will filter the iPhone classes so you can see them more easily.

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2017, May 21: Composition at The National Gallery of Art

2017, May 21:
Composition at The National Gallery of Art

When: 2:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 10

Photography, like painting, is all about composition:  the symmetry, the balance, the leading lines, the framing, the perspective, the points of interest in the image that draw the viewer’s eye. So this safari is all about training you to see and capture good composition in your photographs. This will help you become a more astute critic of your own photos by studying and documenting works of the masters.

We also teach you how to shoot artwork in low-light situations without flash or tripod, getting the right exposure and white balance.

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2017, May 22: Creative Techniques

2017, May 22:
Creative Techniques

When: 7:00 PM -9:30 PM
Price: $64.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 15

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

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2017, June 3: National Zoo Field Shoot

2017, June 3:
National Zoo Field Shoot

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

Whether you’re planning an African safari or just want to learn how to photograph animals at the zoo or in your backyard, this class will help you capture more compelling images.

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2017, June 3: Seeing in Black & White

2017, June 3:
Seeing in Black & White

When: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Greg Holden
Spaces left: 10

Join Greg Holden and learn how to see, capture and process black and white images. From an image rich presentation, to time photographing in the field "seeing" color in black and white, to using Lightroom's powerful editing tools to convert your files, this class will help you create more compelling monochrome images.

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2017, June 3: Library of Congress Photo Safari

2017, June 3:
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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2017, June 4: Lightroom In A Day

2017, June 4:
Lightroom In A Day

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 12

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 offered on other dates and locations. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily.

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.

Location: Falls Church

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2017, June 17: The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth

2017, June 17:
The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth

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

This class is offered on other dates and locations. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily. 

Location: Falls Church

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2017, June 4: DSLR Photography Basics

2017, June 4:
DSLR Photography Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
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. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily. 

Location: DC

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2017, June 4: Fieldwork - Photography Basics At Dumbarton Oaks Gardens

2017, June 4:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics At Dumbarton Oaks Gardens

When: 3:15 PM - 5:45 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 beautiful gardens of Dumbarton Oaks 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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2017, June 10: The Small Studio

2017, June 10:
The Small Studio

When: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Price: $195.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 4

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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2017, June 11: Printing With Lightroom

2017, June 11:
Printing With Lightroom

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 10

This class will take you through the printing workflow in Lightroom giving you the knowledge and skills to create beautiful prints. Topics include printer settings, photo layout, soft proofing, color profiles, printer/paper profiles, and more. 

Participants of this class may also enjoy the Wacom Tablet class offered on the same day from 2:30 - 5:00. Your confimation letter for this printing class will give you a code for a discounted rate of 20% off the Wacom Tablet class.

Location: DC

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2017, June 11: Wacom Tablets - Powerful Tools for Photo Editing

2017, June 11:
Wacom Tablets - Powerful Tools for Photo Editing

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 10

Learn how to maximize the use your Wacom tablet for photo editing. We will cover everything from basic functions to custom buttons and features.

Location: DC

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2017, June 11: Getting Started In Food Photography

2017, June 11:
Getting Started In Food Photography

When: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Price: $139.00
Instructor: Renee Comet
Spaces left: 6

Join us at Renee Comet’s professional studio as she offers her tips and techniques for getting started in food photography.

Renee will share her creative process in an image rich presentation and will discuss the technical details, equipment basics and creative aspects to consider to help you develop your own vision.

Bonnie Benwick of the Washington Post Food section will be joining Renee at the class as a special guest instructor.

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2017, June 11: St Matthews Cathedral Photo Safari

2017, June 11:
St Matthews Cathedral Photo Safari

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 9

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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2017, June 24: Flower and Garden Photography at the National Cathedral

2017, June 24:
Flower and Garden Photography at the National Cathedral

When: 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 10

Hidden behind the beautiful Washington National Cathedral is the Bishop’s Garden, a 59 acre area with stunning gardens, grounds and the peaceful Olmstead Woods.

Lovingly cared for by the All Hallows Guild, the summer garden is full with greenery and colorful blossoms, beautiful stonework, statuary and hidden nooks. With the National Cathedral as a backdrop, the Bishop's Garden offers the perfect place for garden and flower photography.  Join us and photograph lovely garden scenes from landscape scenes and intimate settings to getting close and focusing on the details and beauty of the garden plantings.

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2017, June 24: Photoshop For Photographers

2017, June 24:
Photoshop For Photographers

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 10

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's most exciting techniques require the use of layers so ample time is spent explaining how they operate and why you would want to use them.

This class is offered on other dates. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily. 

Location: DC

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2017, June 25: Antiques and Treasures in Lucketts Virginia

2017, June 25:
Antiques and Treasures in Lucketts Virginia

When: 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 4

The antiques stores in Lucketts offer unique collections of décor, furniture, and knickknacks, making them a goldmine for photographers. We will be shooting 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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2017, June 25: DSLR Photography Basics

2017, June 25:
DSLR Photography Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 16

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. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily. 

Location: Falls Church

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2017, June 25: Real Estate and Architectural Photography

2017, June 25:
Real Estate and Architectural Photography

When: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 8

Good pictures sell houses and condominiums via the web, or in brochures and publications. This class, designed for people wishing to photograph their own homes or real state agents shooting listed properties, is taught by professional architectural photographer, E. David Luria, and will take place in a private home, providing hands-on training in exterior and interior architectural photography.

Location: Centerville

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2017, July 9: Waterfalls of The Patapsco

2017, July 9:
Waterfalls of The Patapsco

When: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 10

Maryland offers a variety of beautiful waterfalls that are just waiting to be discovered.  Join us for this “Adventure” hike through Cascade Falls in Patapsco Valley State Park and enjoy the meandering path along a babbling brook. Expand your creative nature photography by getting off the beaten track and find the hidden treasures on the trail.

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2017, July 23: Composition at The National Gallery of Art

2017, July 23:
Composition at The National Gallery of Art

When: 2:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 10

Photography, like painting, is all about composition:  the symmetry, the balance, the leading lines, the framing, the perspective, the points of interest in the image that draw the viewer’s eye. So this safari is all about training you to see and capture good composition in your photographs. This will help you become a more astute critic of your own photos by studying and documenting works of the masters.

We also teach you how to shoot artwork in low-light situations without flash or tripod, getting the right exposure and white balance.

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Class Cancellation Policy: Full credit towards another class (less a $20 processing fee) will be given if cancellation notice is given more than 5 business days from the scheduled class. If there is no cancellation notice, or if it is given 5 business days or less, no credit or refund will be given. Changes to reschedule a class will incur a $20 processing fee. Changes to reschedule a class will incur the full charge if notice is given less than 5 days prior to the class. If Capital Photography Center cancels or postpones a class due to weather or low enrollment, you can choose a full refund or a credit towards a future class.

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