Learn to use the camera that’s always with you and go beyond taking a simple snapshot to creating a photograph that’s an artistic expression unique to your vision. Join Michael Koren with your smartphone and capture the beauty of the historic Union Station and its surroundings all decked out in colorful holiday decorations.
This is a fabulous venue to capture images of people and architecture in a bustling urban environment. It provides opportunities for images of the iconic columns, chiseled inscriptions and Union Station’s neoclassical facade.
Union Station harkens from 1903 and was designed by Daniel H. Burnham, the principal architect of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. The station is designed in the Beaux-Arts style after the Baths of Caraculla and Diocletian and the triumphal Arch of Rome.
We’ll start with the basics of learning to use a smartphone camera and review the settings for optimal image capture to tips and techniques of exposure, composition and focus that produce the best results.
The number of photography apps available seems endless and can be very confusing when trying to choose what to purchase. Michael will cover some of the most exciting apps for image processing so you can achieve your artistic vision.
This class is designed for users of iOS and Android mobile devices. The list of apps will be included in your confirmation letter and should run no more than $10.
• Proper techniques and settings for smartphone image capture
• Tips and techniques for using phone’s native camera
• Learn exciting editing apps
• Hands-on capture and editing
• Image critique and feedback
Participants will need to bring a fully charged smartphone. A charger is a good idea too as photos quickly drain the batteries.
Class limit: 10
What People Are Saying About Michael
"He is excellent with adult learners — great deal of patience, humor, and kindness. I would love to take another class with him!"
"Michael is fantastic. So articulate, instructive, and patient!! We all were saying at the end of the class how amazing the afternoon had been!"
"I was blown away by the class!!! Much more then I expected it to be! I can’t wait to take more! I loved the way he explained things and the order he did stuff in made lots of sense. You can tell he is a seasoned teacher, and an experienced photographer who also loves it! Can’t wait to squeeze more of his classes into my schedule...."
Instructor: Michael Koren
Michael Koren is a free-lance sports and event photographer in the Washington/Baltimore metro area specializing in youth sports game-time action and team portraits. Prior to this Michael worked professionally shooting model portfolios, corporate portraits, product photography for catalogs, and client advertising campaigns.
Michael’s passion for photography is shared through his skill as a photography educator. Michael teaches classes at Montgomery College on a variety of photographic topics from mobile photography to street photography. Additionally, he has served as President and Education Chair of the Silver Spring Camera Club in Maryland. He has led numerous seminars and workshops for the Camera Club, Ritz Camera, Calumet and the former Washington School of Photography with topics ranging from beginner photography to hands-on advanced level workshops and classes.
Visit Michael’s website to learn more. https://www.michaelkorenphotography.com/
Michael teaches the following classes for Captial Photogaphy Center
Mobile Phone Photography
Action and Sports Photography