Classes

2017, July 7: Lilies and Lotus at Kenilworth Gardens

2017, July 7:
Lilies and Lotus at Kenilworth Gardens

When: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 4

Spend the morning photographing dew laden lotus blossoms, colorful water lilies and other aquatic flowers. Join Karen Messick for a photo shoot at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and capture stunning shots and learn how to use available light effectively in flower and nature photography. 

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2017, July 8: Summer Sunflowers Photo Adventure

2017, July 8:
Summer Sunflowers Photo Adventure

When: 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 4

Enjoy an early summer morning in the Sunflower fields of McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area.  We will capture the sunflowers in many different creative ways, such as macro, wide angle and more!

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2017, July 8: DSLR Photography Basics

2017, July 8:
DSLR Photography Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 5

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.  Appropriate for DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras with manual exposure settings.

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, July 9: Waterfalls of The Patapsco

2017, July 9:
Waterfalls of The Patapsco

When: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Sold out!

This class is SOLD OUT. Please see the September 9 date.

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, July 9: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

2017, July 9:
iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

When: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 5

​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.

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

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

When: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 5

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

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, July 11: Marine Corps Silent Drill Team Photo Safari!

2017, July 11:
Marine Corps Silent Drill Team Photo Safari!

When: 5:55 PM - 8:30 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 6

Sunset at the US Marine Corps Memorial in Arlington brings a special treat on evenings during the summer: a breathtaking performance by the  US Marine Corps Silent Drill Team.

Don't miss the opportunity to photograph these Marines marching across the parade ground in front of the Memorial and then tossing their bayoneted rifles end over end at each other as we photograph them with our rapid shooting cameras. We'll also photograph the Memorial and the DC Skyline at twilight with the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the U.S.Capitol all lined up in our vewfinder. 
 

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2017, July 15: Lightroom In A Day

2017, July 15:
Lightroom In A Day

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 3

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, July 16: DSLR Photography Basics

2017, July 16:
DSLR Photography Basics

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

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 Corey Hilz 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.  http://capitalphotographycenter.com/categories/C1

Location: DC

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2017, July 22: The Lightroom Library In Depth

2017, July 22:
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: DC

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2017, July 23: Getting Started In Food Photography

2017, July 23:
Getting Started In Food Photography

When: 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Price: $159.00
Instructor: Renee Comet
Spaces left: 8

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.

This class has been revised and now includes a hands-on shooting session. Participants break into small groups and practice photographing various food set-ups and lighting conditions. 

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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: 5

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, July 25: Marine Corps Silent Drill Team Photo Safari!

2017, July 25:
Marine Corps Silent Drill Team Photo Safari!

When: 5:55 PM - 8:30 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 9

Sunset at the US Marine Corps Memorial in Arlington brings a special treat on evenings during the summer: a breathtaking performance by the  US Marine Corps Silent Drill Team!

Don't miss the opportunity to photograph these Marines marching across the parade ground in front of the Memorial and then tossing their bayoneted rifles end over end at each other as we photograph them with our rapid shooting cameras. We'll also photograph the Memorial and the DC Skyline at twilight with the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the U.S.Capitol all lined up in our vewfinder. 
 

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2017, July 29: Butterflies at Brookside Gardens

2017, July 29:
Butterflies at Brookside Gardens

When: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Price: $109.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 5

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.

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2017, July 29: DSLR Photography Basics

2017, July 29:
DSLR Photography Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
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 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, July 29: External Flash Made Easy - For Canon Users

2017, July 29:
External Flash Made Easy - For Canon Users

When: 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Mike Sheras
Spaces left: 7

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 7/30. Information about how to get discount is in the confirmation letter.

Location: Falls Church

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2017, July 30: External Flash Made Easy

2017, July 30:
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 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: DC

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2017, July 30: Advanced External Flash Class

2017, July 30:
Advanced External Flash Class

When: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Price: $79.00
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: DC

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2017, July 30: iPhone Walk About Capturing Portraits

2017, July 30:
iPhone Walk About Capturing Portraits

When: 11:45 AM - 3:15 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 8

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, August 5: Hummingbirds in the Garden

2017, August 5:
Hummingbirds in the Garden

When: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Sold out!

Hummingbirds flit about visiting native flowering plantings for their sweet nectar giving ample opportunity for beautiful captures.

Join us and learn how to capture Hummingbirds in action. Learn what camera settings you’ll need to photograph birds in flight and how to be quick to get the shot.

2017, August 6: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

2017, August 6:
iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

When: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 10

​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.

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, August 9: Hummingbirds in the Garden

2017, August 9:
Hummingbirds in the Garden

When: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Sold out!

Hummingbirds flit about visiting native flowering plantings for their sweet nectar giving ample opportunity for beautiful captures.

Join us and learn how to capture Hummingbirds in action. Learn what camera settings you’ll need to photograph birds in flight and how to be quick to get the shot.

2017, August 12: Lightroom In A Day

2017, August 12:
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.

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, August 13: Real Estate and Architectural Photography

2017, August 13:
Real Estate and Architectural Photography

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

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

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2017, August 19: Fieldwork - Photography Basics at U.S. Botanical Gardens

2017, August 19:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics at U.S. Botanical Gardens

When: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 5

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

Our location is the U.S. Botanical Gardens Conservatory which 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, August 20: Historic Fells Point

2017, August 20:
Historic Fells Point

When: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 10

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, August 20: Morning on the Meadows

2017, August 20:
Morning on the Meadows

When: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 9

Late summer brings warm days and cool nights creating misty meadows in the morning. Country gardens damp with dew among a historic farm offers beautiful nature compositions.

Join us at Howard County Conservancy and let’s walk the meadows and gardens to create compelling captures. This class is designed for anyone wanting to develop their artistic eye with a camera.

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2017, August 20: The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth

2017, August 20:
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: DC

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2017, August 20: The National Shrine of Immaculate Conception Photo Safari

2017, August 20:
The National Shrine of Immaculate Conception Photo Safari

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 10

​The National Shrine of Immaculate Conception, the largest Catholic basilica-style church in the United States, is a photographer’s delight with the soaring architecture, golden transepts and arches, little niches, altars and statuary that line the corridors of the Shrine as well as the stunning exterior and magnificently landscaped grounds.

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2017, August 26: DSLR Photography Basics

2017, August 26:
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, 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
Spaces left: 8

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, September 9: Waterfalls of The Patapsco

2017, September 9:
Waterfalls of The Patapsco

When: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 9

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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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.