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January 26, 2019: Winter at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Time: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 1

RESCHEDULED FROM 1/13 & 1/20 DUE TO SNOW OR RAIN

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland’s Eastern Shore is filled with wintering wildlife. From the rarely seen DelMarVa squirrel to hundreds of Snow Geese filling the sky, you can discover a wide variety of wildlife exploring the refuge. Along with the wildlife are sweeping Eastern Shore scenes that are wonderful for landscape photography.

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January 27, 2019: Twilight at National Airport Photo Safari

Time: 4:00PM - 6:30PM
Fee: $74
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 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.

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February 2, 2019: Botanical Art at the Rawlings Conservatory

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Fee: $89
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 1

Escape the winter chill and spend the morning in a tropical oasis at the Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland. Built in 1888, the Conservatory is celebrating its 125th birthday this year and offers a wide variety of plantings from throughout the world. Join Emily Carter Mitchell in learning how to develop an artistic eye with flowers and greenery as your subject.

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February 10, 2019: Photographic Composition – Essential Techniques

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 4

The composition of a photograph is the single most important element a photographer uses to convey an artistic statement.  What’s included, excluded and the arrangement of elements within the frame is all part of composition. 

This class will teach you techniques to improve the composition of your photos with hands-on shooting experience coupled with feedback.

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February 16, 2019: Fieldwork - Photography Basics at U.S. Botanical Gardens

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

This class is sold out, the new date of 2/23 had just been added.

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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February 23, 2019: Fieldwork - Photography Basics at U.S. Botanical Gardens

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee: $69
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

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

Our location is the U.S. Botanical Gardens Conservatory 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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February 24, 2019: Exploring Macro Photography

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 4

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

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February 24, 2019: Real Estate and Architectural Photography

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 4

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 estate 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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March 2, 2019: Fieldwork - Photography Basics at Union Station

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $69
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

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 Washington Union Station 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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March 2, 2019: Snow Geese at Middle Creek - 2 Day Photo Workshop

Time: 1:00 PM Saturday to 1:00 PM Sunday
Fee: $299
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Each year in early spring, thousands of migrating Snow Geese arrive to Middle Creek Wildlife area in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Spending their days foraging on the corn fields, and roosting at night on the lake, these geese refuel before heading out on their last push north.

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March 8, 2019: Monuments at Night Photo Safari

Time: 5:45 PM - 8:15 PM
Fee: $79
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 3

​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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March 9, 2019: Eastern Shore’s Wintering Ducks

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Each winter, thousands of ducks call the Chesapeake Bay their home. One of their favorite places to visit is in Cambridge, Maryland where they are easily accessible for photography. Join us on the Choptank River and enjoy several different species of ducks. Spend time with this cooperative flock and improve your bird photography skills.

This class is limited to just 6 people due to space constraints at our shooting location.

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March 9, 2019: Library of Congress Photo Safari

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $74
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

​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 beautiful exterior and then move indoors and capture the 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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March 10, 2019: Exploring Macro Photography

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

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

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April 5, 2019: Georgetown At Night

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

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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April 14, 2019: Exploring Street Photography

Time: 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

This hands-on class will explore the unique aspects of the street photography genre and help you create compelling photographs that go beyond the ordinary snapshot.  Join Michael Koren for an afternoon learning pro level tips and techniques, privacy issues associated with street photography, as well as a hands-on session followed by an image review and feedback. 

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