Capital Photography Center | Photography Classes in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia

Early Morning Cherry Blossoms Photo Shoot

Early Morning Cherry Blossoms Photo Shoot

The Tidal Basin in the early morning light is a special place and surrounded with Cherry Blossoms even more so. Spend the morning capturing the photos to prove it.

We'll begin photographing the Jefferson against the royal blue sky of civil twilight and framed with cherry blossoms. From there we’ll work our way around the Tidal Basin, capturing the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument from many vantage points all framed by the cherry blossoms in the beautiful early morning light.

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

All skill levels welcome (but participants should have some familiarity with their camera and the settings).

For best results, bring a DSLR or mirrorless camera (with manual exposure controls such as aperture, shutter or manual mode) and lenses in the range from 18mm to 200mm and a circular polarizing filter. Tripods are definitely recommended for this early morning safari as we'll begin shooting in very low light.

Class Limit: 8

What People are Saying about Marie:

“Marie is very friendly and was able to put herself in the mind of the beginner using clear and concise communication!”

“Marie clearly knows photography and comes from a technical perspective, but she has a talent for translating that technical information into understandable content and not everyone can do that! She was terrific!”

“The instructor made the class so interesting that it did not appear to be a four-hour class!”

“Marie struck the perfect balance of knowing her stuff and being non-intimidating!"

Instructor: Marie Joabar

Marie Joabar

Drawing on more than 12 years experience as the Corporate Trainer and Education Programs Manager for one of the Washington DC area’s leading camera retailers, Marie Joabar founded Capital Photography Center in January 2012.

With a talented staff of instructors and a wide variety of classes, its mission is to help those with a love of photography grow their passion and reach their goals - be it to capture better snapshots or become a professional photographer.

As an instructor herself, Marie finds just the right way to take complicated concepts and technology, and break the information down into easy-to-understand nuggets to share with others. Whether teaching photography basics or helping one better understand their camera, she works to take away one’s intimidation or sense of overwhelming that often accompanies learning new things so they can begin enjoying the craft and develop their skills.

Marie is also very active in the Shenandoah Valley where she teaches photography classes for Shenandoah County and writes the Shared Exposures photography column for “The Mountain Courier.” Her photos can be found in various print and online publications for the Shenandoah County Department of Tourism and have been published in various local magazines and newspapers.

She is a member of ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) and VECCA (Valley Educational Center for the Creative Arts).

Marie teaches the following classes for Capital Photography Center:

  • DSLR Photography Basics
  • Fieldwork - Photography Basics
  • Understanding your Nikon D7000s
  • The Lightroom Library Module In Depth
  • The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth
  • And more

Date: March 24 2018

Time: 6:20 AM - 8:50 AM




1501 Maine Ave SW Washington DC 20024.

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Cancellation Policy:

  • A refund or a credit towards another class (less a $20 processing fee) can be given if cancellation notice is given more than 5 business days from the scheduled class.
  • If there is no cancellation notice, or it is given 5 business days or less, no refund or credit will be given.
  • Requests to reschedule a class will incur a $20 processing fee provided notice is given more than 5 business days prior to the class. If request to reschedule is given less than business 5 days prior to the class, no refund or credit will be given.
  • 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.