Classes

2017, August 26: Butterflies at Brookside Gardens

2017, August 26:
Butterflies at Brookside Gardens

When: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Price: $109.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Sold out!

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

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

2017, August 26: Twilight at National Airport Photo Safari

2017, August 26:
Twilight at National Airport Photo Safari

When: 5:45 PM - 8:15 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Sold out!

The huge picture windows, the Jeffersonian-style arching domes, and the built-in artwork of architect Cesar Pelli’s $300 million Terminal B/C at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport provide many opportunities for good exterior and interior architectural photography. And the BEST time of day to capture all of this is at twilight, that period of deep blue-sky lighting which takes place shortly after sunset.

2017, August 27: DSLR Photography Basics

2017, August 27:
DSLR Photography Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 3

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, August 27: iPhone Walk About Capturing Portraits

2017, August 27:
iPhone Walk About Capturing Portraits

When: 11:45 AM - 3:15 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 6

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, September 8: Monuments at Night Photo Safari

2017, September 8:
Monuments at Night Photo Safari

When: 7:15 PM - 9:45 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 5

​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, September 9: National Zoo Field Shoot

2017, September 9:
National Zoo Field Shoot

When: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 7

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, September 9: Waterfalls of The Patapsco

2017, September 9:
Waterfalls of The Patapsco

When: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Sold out!

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.

2017, September 9: The Lightroom Library In Depth

2017, September 9:
The Lightroom Library In Depth

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 6

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, September 10: DSLR Photography Basics

2017, September 10:
DSLR Photography Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 4

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, September 10: Gunston Hall, An Architectural Photo Safari and Barbecue

2017, September 10:
Gunston Hall, An Architectural Photo Safari and Barbecue

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

Join Instructor E. David Luria on this safari and learn about interior and exterior architectural techniques, lighting, white balance, use of f stops and shutter speeds, and use of external flash to balance indoor and outdoor light.  A trained history guide from Gunston Hall will accompany our safari, explaining each of the rooms and answering any questions about Mason’s turbulent role during  the adoption of the US Constitution and its subsequent Bill of Rights.

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2017, September 10: iPhone Photography, Getting Started - At the National Portrait Gallery

2017, September 10:
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, September 16: College Sports - On the Sidelines at American University

2017, September 16:
College Sports - On the Sidelines at American University

When: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Price: $160.00
Instructor: Mitchell Layton
Spaces left: 5

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

This class is also offered on September 19, and October 21. This LINK will show you all of the sports classes more easily.

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2017, September 17: Early Morning at The Diyanet Center Mosque

2017, September 17:
Early Morning at The Diyanet Center Mosque

When: 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 6

Join Instructor E. David Luria and capture the striking architectural beauty of the new Diyanet Center of America Mosque in Lanham, MD as it rises before you in the morning sun. For lovers of architectural photography in the DC area, this place is really “Mecca!” This safari will be a great opportunity to enrich your own architectural portfolio, while training you to photograph religious institutions in your travels to  other parts of the world

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2017, September 17: Architectural Treasures of Sheradon - Kalorama

2017, September 17:
Architectural Treasures of Sheradon - Kalorama

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

This new safari- part of our architectural photography series -  begins with the magnificent Art Deco apartment buildings on Connecticut Avenue . We also photograph the stately Lothrop Mansion  and then wind our way through the back streets of Kalorama, past the French Ambassador's chateau-like residence, and past the very elegant homes and embassies that line the streets.

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2017, September 17: Fieldwork - Photography Basics - Around The U.S. Capitol

2017, September 17:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics - Around The U.S. Capitol

When: 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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.

We’ll review the exposure settings and then photograph around the Capitol Building and at Bartholdi Park and fountain, and practice using various settings to achieve the look you want in the image.

Location: US Capitol and Bartholdi Park area

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2017, September 19: College Sports - On the Sidelines at American University

2017, September 19:
College Sports - On the Sidelines at American University

When: 2:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Price: $160.00
Instructor: Mitchell Layton
Spaces left: 5

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

This class is also offered on October 21. This LINK will show you all of the sports classes more easily.

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2017, September 23: Scenic Annapolis Harbor

2017, September 23:
Scenic Annapolis Harbor

When: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $99.00
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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2017, September 23: Lightroom In A Day

2017, September 23:
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 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. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily. 

Location: DC

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2017, September 23: The Small Studio

2017, September 23:
The Small Studio

When: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Price: $195.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 1

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, September 24: Piscataway, A Creative Walk In Colonial Times

2017, September 24:
Piscataway, A Creative Walk In Colonial Times

When: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 6

The Piscataway National Park is nestled across from Mount Vernon on the Maryland side of the Potomac River. Home to the National Colonial Farm, Piscataway Park offers a historical countryside stroll along the Potomac River. The farm is home to heritage breeds of livestock as well as a wide variety of wildlife. Join us and continue to improve on both your technical skills as well as developing an eye for creating strong compositions with a variety of subjects.

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2017, September 24: DSLR Photography Basics

2017, September 24:
DSLR Photography Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 11

Appropriate for Mirrorless or DSLR cameras.

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, September 24: iPhone Walk About at U.S. Botanical Gardens

2017, September 24:
iPhone Walk About at U.S. Botanical Gardens

When: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 6

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 more.

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2017, September 24: Street Fair Photography at DC State Fair

2017, September 24:
Street Fair Photography at DC State Fair

When: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Sold out!

Join Instructor E. David Luria  and learn the techniques of photographing street fairs and festivals. Wearing an Official Event Photographer badge, participants will roam the fair capturing photos of the people enjoying various events from the Pet Parade, Sloppy Joe eating contest, Hula Hoop contest and so much more! 

2017, September 30: Photoshop For Photographers

2017, September 30:
Photoshop For Photographers

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

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.

Location: DC

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2017, September 30: Special Story-Telling Photography Safari for Seniors at the Newseum!

2017, September 30:
Special Story-Telling Photography Safari for Seniors at the Newseum!

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 7

Through a specially discounted arrangement with this monument to journalism and freedom of the press, we'll take you inside to some of the most interesting exhibits that help you learn how to tell stories with your pictures.

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

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

When: 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Mike Sheras
Spaces left: 9

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 $15 discount for attending the Advanced External Flash class offered on Oct 14. Information about how to get discount is in the confirmation letter.

Location: DC

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2017, October 1: Countryside Wineries Photo Shoot

2017, October 1:
Countryside Wineries Photo Shoot

When: 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 1

Join us for an afternoon of exploring vineyards in the Purcellville area in Virginia. Enjoy the picturesque location of these vineyards and explore photo opportunities from landscapes big and small, to delicate details of the grapes and their leaves.

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2017, October 7: DSLR Photography Basics

2017, October 7:
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, October 7: Real Estate and Architectural Photography

2017, October 7:
Real Estate and Architectural Photography

When: 3:00 PM - 6:00 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, October 8: The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth

2017, October 8:
The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth

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

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: Falls Church

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2017, October 14: External Flash Made Easy

2017, October 14:
External Flash Made Easy

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

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 $15 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, October 14: Advanced External Flash Class

2017, October 14:
Advanced External Flash Class

When: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 7

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, October 15: Faces, Not Places, Photo Safari

2017, October 15:
Faces, Not Places, Photo Safari

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

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, October 21: Lightroom In A Day

2017, October 21:
Lightroom In A Day

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 10

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

Location: Falls Church

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2017, October 21: The Small Studio

2017, October 21:
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, October 21: Georgetown At Night

2017, October 21:
Georgetown At Night

When: 6:00 PM - 8:30 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, October 21: College Sports - On the Sidelines at American University

2017, October 21:
College Sports - On the Sidelines at American University

When: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Price: $160.00
Instructor: Mitchell Layton
Spaces left: 5

Join Mitchell Layton and spend a day shooting NCAA Division 1 women's field hockey, and men's soccer 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, October 22: Historic Waterford Field Shoot

2017, October 22:
Historic Waterford Field Shoot

When: 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 10

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, October 28: Fieldwork - Photography Basics in Old Town Alexandria

2017, October 28:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics in Old Town Alexandria

When: 7:30 AM - 10:00 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 an autumn flair. 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, October 29: Great Falls At Dawn

2017, October 29:
Great Falls At Dawn

When: 6:00AM - 9:00AM
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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2017, October 29: DSLR Photography Basics

2017, October 29:
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, November 4: Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam

2017, November 4:
Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam

When: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 7

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.

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2017, November 5: DSLR Photography Basics

2017, November 5:
DSLR Photography Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Greg Holden
Spaces left: 8

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: DC

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2017, November 8: Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam

2017, November 8:
Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam

When: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 9

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.

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2017, November 9: Photography As A Second Career

2017, November 9:
Photography As A Second Career

When: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 12

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, November 11: Antiques and Treasures in Lucketts Virginia

2017, November 11:
Antiques and Treasures in Lucketts Virginia

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

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, November 11: Seeing in Black & White

2017, November 11:
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, November 12: Printing With Lightroom

2017, November 12:
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: Falls Church

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2017, November 12: Wacom Tablets - Powerful Tools for Photo Editing

2017, November 12:
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: Falls Church

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2017, November 14: Creative Techniques

2017, November 14:
Creative Techniques

When: 7:00 PM -9:30 PM
Price: $64.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 11

Learn about a variety of techniques that you can use to expand your photography skills and add creativity to your images. Topics include panning, subject motion, multiple exposures, shooting through, overlays, texture blending, light painting, star trails, focus stacking and so much more.  

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2017, November 18: The Lightroom Library In Depth

2017, November 18:
The Lightroom Library In Depth

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 8

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: DC

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2017, November 18: The Small Studio

2017, November 18:
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, November 18: Library of Congress Photo Safari

2017, November 18:
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, November 19: DSLR Photography Basics

2017, November 19:
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, November 19: Twilight at National Airport Photo Safari

2017, November 19:
Twilight at National Airport Photo Safari

When: 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 10

The huge picture windows, the Jeffersonian-style arching domes, and the built-in artwork of architect Cesar Pelli’s $300 million Terminal B/C at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport provide many opportunities for good exterior and interior architectural photography. And the BEST time of day to capture all of this is at twilight, that period of deep blue-sky lighting which takes place shortly after sunset.

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2017, December 2: Lightroom In A Day

2017, December 2:
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 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. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily. 

Location: DC

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2017, December 3: Composition at The National Gallery of Art

2017, December 3:
Composition at The National Gallery of Art

When: 2:30 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, December 7: Getting Started in Event Photography

2017, December 7:
Getting Started in Event Photography

When: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: $89.00
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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2017, December 9: The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth

2017, December 9:
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.

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, December 30:
Butterfly

When: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Price: $109.00
Spaces left: 1

For D. L.

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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.