Classes

2015, September 6: College Sports - Game Day at A.U.

2015, September 6:
College Sports - Game Day at A.U.

When: 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $205.00
Instructor: Mitchell Layton
Sold out!

Join Mitchell Layton and learn what it takes to be a Pro Sports Photographer shooting at the American University women's Soccer and Field Hockey, and Men’s Soccer games.

2015, September 11: Georgetown At Night Photo Safari

2015, September 11:
Georgetown At Night Photo Safari

When: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 8

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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2015, September 12: Scenic Annapolis Harbor

2015, September 12:
Scenic Annapolis Harbor

When: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 4

​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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2015, September 12: Lightroom In A Day

2015, September 12:
Lightroom In A Day

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Sold out!

This class is SOLD OUT so we've added one more date, September 20.

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 covers both the Library and Develop Modules in one day. For those looking for a more extensive learning experience covering each module on separate days, look at The Lightroom Library Module class on October 18 and The Lightroom Develop Module class on November 1. 

Location: Falls Church, Merrifield / Dunn Loring area

2015, September 13: Nature Photo Walk at Ladew Topiary Gardens

2015, September 13:
Nature Photo Walk at Ladew Topiary Gardens

When: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 3

Enjoy a lovely Sunday morning exploring one of America’s most picturesque gardens; Ladew Topiary Gardens.  Considered one of the top five gardens with its unique sculpted shrubs and themed garden rooms it offers many photographic treasures.

Bonus early-bird photo shoot at nearby sunflower fields. (8:30-9:30)

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2015, September 13: St Matthews Cathedral Photo Safari

2015, September 13:
St Matthews Cathedral Photo Safari

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 6

Beautiful St Matthews Cathedral offers incredible picture-taking opportunities. With special permission from the Cathedral Staff, we are pleased to offer an exclusive photo Safari that takes you inside this spectacular Cathedral, teaching you how to photograph church interiors without flash and how to photograph its stained glass windows.

Fee includes $10 donation to the Cathedral.

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2015, September 15: Photography As A Second Career

2015, September 15:
Photography As A Second Career

When: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 9

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.

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2015, September 19: Moms With Cameras

2015, September 19:
Moms With Cameras

When: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Donna Vance
Spaces left: 9

Join us and learn how to capture all of your special memories from a Mom who understands just how priceless your moments can be.

This class is for anyone interested in learning more about their camera and photography to make those snapshots of their children really shine. It is perfect for beginners, but is also suited to hobbyists or enthusiasts who want to learn more, or want to conquer the things they struggle with when photographing their children.

Location: Falls Church (Dunn Loring area)

This class is also offered on October 24 in Waldorf, MD.

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2015, September 20:Getting Started in Bird Photography

2015, September 20:
Getting Started in Bird Photography

When: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 5

Join us at the National Zoo and learn the tips and secrets that bird photographers use to capture beautiful images of our feathered friends.

Designed for the amateur photographer, we’ll combine a lecture with in-the-field practice and image feedback to give you a strong foundation to continue developing your bird photography skills. We’ll cover anticipating bird behavior, camera settings, lighting conditions, shooting situations and more. 

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2015, September 20: Lightroom In A Day

2015, September 20:
Lightroom In A Day

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

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 covers both the Library and Develop Modules in one day. For those looking for a more extensive learning experience covering each module on separate days, look at The Lightroom Library Module class on October 18 and The Lightroom Develop Module class on November 1. 

Location: Falls Church, Merrifield / Dunn Loring area

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2015, September 20: iPhone Photography, Getting Started - At the National Portrait Gallery

2015, September 20:
iPhone Photography, Getting Started - At the National Portrait Gallery

When: 11:45 AM - 3:45 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 2

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.

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2015, September 21: Take Your Photography To The Next Level

2015, September 21:
Take Your Photography To The Next Level

When: 7:30 PM -9:30 PM
Price: $64.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 9

Location: VisArts of Rockville

People always tell you your photos are great but in your mind, you know they could be better.  Perhaps you are entering competitions but not winning, or not winning as often as you’d like. You’re close but you need some guidance and direction on what to do to get your photography to the next level.  Join Roy Sewall for an insightful presentation on how to do just that.

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2015, September 24, October 1 & 8: Photography Basics (3 Sessions)

2015, September 24, October 1 & 8:
Photography Basics (3 Sessions)

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 10

Take your camera off Auto and take control! This class is designed for those who want to better understand the most important camera settings and how to set exposure manually to capture dramatic and engaging photos.

Location: VisArts of Rockville

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2015, September 26: The Small Studio

2015, September 26:
The Small Studio

When: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Price: $195.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 3

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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2015, September 26: SLR Photography - The Basics

2015, September 26:
SLR Photography - The Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 4

If this class is sold out, please see the 10/17 date in DC,    the 10/31 date in Falls Church or the 11/7 date in Rockville

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 Marie Joabar for an informative afternoon about all things SLR: exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more.

Location: Falls Church - Dunn Loring area

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2015, September 27: Shooting Street Portraits at Yards Park

2015, September 27:
Shooting Street Portraits at Yards Park

When: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Jim Darling
Spaces left: 5

Join us at Yards Park in DC and discover ways to gain more confidence when shooting street portraits. Learn tips and techniques on how to capture a person’s character and the local flavor.

We’ll cover how to approach strangers in a public place, the best locations for success, dealing with available light, compositions and more.  Move beyond your comfort zone and explore new opportunities for shooting portraits.

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2015, September 27: Fieldwork - Photography Basics - Around The White House

2015, September 27:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics - Around The White House

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 3

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 around the White House provides plenty of photo opportunities. We'll find Monuments to frame with the White House as a backdrop, street photography scenes and protesters, landscape shots of the White House, historic brick homes lining Lafayette square and more.

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2015, September 30: The Business of Wedding Photography

2015, September 30:
The Business of Wedding Photography

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Moshe Zusman
Spaces left: 13

​This high energy class will start you on the path toward developing a wedding photography business the right way.  Learn how and where to invest your time and capital building a foundation for success, including branding, marketing, pricing, and more!

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2015, October 3: Printing With Lightroom

2015, October 3:
Printing With Lightroom

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

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. 

 

Location: DC

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2015, October 3: Wacom Tablets: Powerful Tools for Photo Editing

2015, October 3:
Wacom Tablets:
Powerful Tools for Photo Editing

When: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Price: $64.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 11

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: DC

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2015, October 5: Lightroom, Photoshop And Your Workflow Strategy

2015, October 5:
Lightroom, Photoshop And Your Workflow Strategy

When: 7:30 PM -9:45 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 10

Lightroom, Photoshop and many popular plug-in programs… What do they do and how do you come up with your own personal strategy to integrate some or all of them into your workflow?  Professional Photographer Roy Sewall has extensive Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop experience and discusses best practices for an efficient workflow. 

Join Roy as he demonstrates why Lightroom should be the foundation of all your processing, how Photoshop can be engaged on an as-needed basis to address some photo improvements that Lightroom can’t handle, and how and why “third-party” software products can be brought into your workflow. 

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2015, October 7: Learn How to Price Yourself The Right Way

2015, October 7:
Learn How to Price Yourself The Right Way

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Moshe Zusman
Spaces left: 15

Pricing can be one of the most challenging parts of starting your own photography business. Learn from the pro, Moshe Zusman, how to design your own pricing, building from the ground up.

This class will be held at Moshe Zusman’s Studio in DC.

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2015, October 9: Tidal Basin at Night

2015, October 9:
Tidal Basin at Night

When: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 10

Practice your nighttime photography skills  at the Tidal Basin, capturing the illuminated Jefferson Memorial , the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial , the downtown DC skyline the Washington Monument at twilight reflected in the Tidal Basin,  and the  lighting  on the inlays of the Civilian Conservation Corps display at the FDR Memorial, and the powerful statue of FDR himself.

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2015, October 10: Fieldwork - Photography Basics at U.S. Botanical Gardens and Capitol Area

2015, October 10:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics at U.S. Botanical Gardens and Capitol Area

When: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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 at the US Botanical Gardens Conservatory 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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2015, October 11: Birds of Prey Field Shoot

2015, October 11:
Birds of Prey Field Shoot

When: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 12

Strong grasping feet equipped with sharp talons, a hooked upper beak, and excellent binocular vision are the features that qualify eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, and even vultures as raptors, or birds of prey.  These beautiful creatures are amazing to watch let alone photograph.

Participants will have the opportunity to photograph 8 magnificent raptors including several owls, falcons, and hawks.

Location: Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria, VA 22306

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2015, October 11: Architectural Treasures of Kalorama Heights

2015, October 11:
Architectural Treasures of Kalorama Heights

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 10

Want to see (and photograph) how the One Percent live?  Then join us on this walking photo workshop through one of the most exclusive and beautiful residential neighborhoods of the nation's capital: Kalorama Heights!  This safari, part of our architectural photography series, begins with the magnificent Art Deco buildings on Connecticut Avenue and winds through the back streets where we'll find and photograph the very elegant homes and embassies that line the streets.

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2015, October 13, 19, 27: Photography Basics - 3 Sessions

2015, October 13, 19, 27:
Photography Basics - 3 Sessions

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 10

Have you been bitten by the photography bug?  If you are you ready to move beyond the point and shoot aspect of your digital camera, then this class is for you!  Join Professional Photographer Tim Cooper as he introduces you to the magic world of photography and helps you build a solid foundation in the fundamentals.

Location: Shirlington

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2015, October 17: Fall Color in Susquehanna State Park

2015, October 17:
Fall Color in Susquehanna State Park

When: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 10

Join Karen Messick and explore Susquehanna State Park through your lens. Designed for all skill levels, the emphasis will be on creating beautiful landscape, water and macro images in natural light.

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2015, October 17: SLR Photography - The Basics

2015, October 17:
SLR Photography - The Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 12

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 Marie Joabar for an informative afternoon about all things SLR: exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more.

Location: DC

If this class is sold out, please see the 10/31 date in Falls Church  or the 11/7 date in Rockville

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2015, October 17: Natural Light Portraiture

2015, October 17:
Natural Light Portraiture

When: 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Erika Nizborski
Spaces left: 9

Location: DC

Jump start your career as a portrait photographer and learn the essentials of using natural light and posing techniques. Part presentation and part hands-on, participants will come away with a solid foundation on positioning their subjects and using and modifying natural light to enhance them.

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2015, October 18: The Lightroom Library In Depth

2015, October 18:
The Lightroom Library In Depth

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 13

Location: Falls Church- Merrifield / Dunn Loring area

At the heart of the Lightroom program lies the Library Module where we import, view, organize, and sort our images. Spend a day with professional photographer, author, and Adobe Beta Tester, Tim Cooper as he demystifies this powerful image management tool.  This in-depth, hands on class covers the essential aspects of Lightroom allowing you to set up and understand a system that keeps your images organized and easy to find.

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2015, October 18: The Joy of Food Photography

2015, October 18:
The Joy of Food Photography

When: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Price: $109.00
Instructor: Renee Comet
Spaces left: 10

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.

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2015, Fundamentals of Macro Photography: 3 Sessions - 10/20, 10/24, 10/29

2015, Fundamentals of Macro Photography:
3 Sessions - 10/20, 10/24, 10/29

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 9

Join Professional Photographer Tim Cooper as he introduces you to the world of Macro Photography in this 3 part series.

In the classroom and hands-on at the US Botanical Gardens you'll learn the fundamentals including macro equipment options, focusing for maximum sharpness, depth of field, soft focus techniques, double exposure techniques, modifying the light for macro, composition considerations and much more.  

All sessions are in DC.

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2015, October 23: College Sports - Game Day at A.U.

2015, October 23:
College Sports - Game Day at A.U.

When: 2:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Price: $205.00
Instructor: Mitchell Layton
Spaces left: 3

Join Mitchell Layton and learn what it takes to be a Pro Sports Photographer shooting at the American University Field Hockey and Women's Volleyball games.

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2015, October 24: Moms With Cameras

2015, October 24:
Moms With Cameras

When: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Donna Vance
Spaces left: 12

Join us and learn how to capture all of your special memories from a Mom who understands just how priceless your moments can be.

This class is for anyone interested in learning more about their camera and photography to make those snapshots of their children really shine. It is perfect for beginners, but is also suited to hobbyists or enthusiasts who want to learn more, or want to conquer the things they struggle with when photographing their children.

Location: Waldorf, MD

This class is also offered on September 19 in Falls Church, VA.

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2015, October 25: Waterfalls and Reflections at Great Falls, Maryland

2015, October 25:
Waterfalls and Reflections at Great Falls, Maryland

When: 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 10

​Join Professional Photographer Tim Cooper to explore the early morning splendor of the waterfalls of the Potomac River in Great Falls, Maryland. Learn the best techniques for capturing flowing water, waterfalls, sunrises, reflections and capturing the right exposures to create realistic looking HDR images.

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2015, October 25: Sunrise on the Potomac River Photo Safari

2015, October 25:
Sunrise on the Potomac River Photo Safari

When: 6:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 11

​Join instructor E. David Luria, as the sun comes up behind the Capitol and our Potomac River shoreline comes alive with activity.  We will photograph the Washington Harbour and Rock Creek Parkway during one of the best times to see Washington DC - at sunrise.

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2015, October 31: SLR Photography - The Basics

2015, October 31:
SLR Photography - The Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 15

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.

Location: Falls Church -Dunn Loring area

If this class is sold out, please see the 11/7 date  in Rockville

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2015, October 31: C&O Canal and Lockhouse 25 Field Shoot

2015, October 31:
C&O Canal and Lockhouse 25 Field Shoot

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 6

We continue our agreement with the C&O Canal Trust and are excited to explore additional lockhouses on the C&O Canal. Following the popular photo shoots at Pennyfield Lochouse (22) we now have been given an exclusive opportunity to enter and photograph historic Lockhouse 25 further north on the Canal near Edwards Ferry.

Join instructor Roy Sewall, one of the leading photographers of the Potomac River and C&O Canal, as we explore the many interior and exterior photographic opportunities at Lockhouse 25. Originally completed in 1830, it interprets the story of the C&O Canal and the town that surrounded Edwards Ferry during the Civil War. The lock, lockhouse and the ruins of Jarboe's store are set next to the Edwards Ferry Boat Ramp which looks across the river to Virginia.

This class includes a follow up session on Monday, November 9, which covers an in-depth review and critique of captured images.

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2015, November 1: National Arboretum Field Shoot

2015, November 1:
National Arboretum Field Shoot

When: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 9

Join us at the National Arboretum and learn tips for photographing lush garden landscapes and beautiful close-up details. From the Capitol Columns to the Asian Gardens, Aquatic Gardens and more, we'll photograph scenes large and small, learning how to use light, perspective and pattern to capture dynamic images.

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2015, November 1: The Lightroom Develop Module

2015, November 1:
The Lightroom Develop Module

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 12

Location: Falls Church, Merrifield / Dunn Loring area

Join professional photographer Tim Cooper as he provides in-depth explanations of the tools inside Lightroom’s Develop Module.  This class provides more than just a cursory explanation of the various sliders.  Here, Tim discusses what constitutes a good photograph and shows you the various ways to produce them. Whether you shoot Raw or Jpeg, Lightroom’s Develop module provides the platform to make each image the best it can be.    

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2015, November 3: Getting Started in Event Photography

2015, November 3:
Getting Started in Event Photography

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 12

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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2015, November 4: Shedding Light on the Wedding Venue

2015, November 4:
Shedding Light on the Wedding Venue

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $169.00
Instructor: Moshe Zusman
Spaces left: 15

Whether you need to brush up on your techniques, or learn new ones, we’ll be able to help you demystify the dreaded dark wedding reception. Never settle for bright white faces and backgrounds without detail again. We’ll cover the equipment and setup needed to achieve consistent lighting, types and use of radio triggers, how to balance color temperature of ambient versus artificial light, application and use of gels and more.

We’ll show you how you can get the shots you want - every time!

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2015, November 5 and 12: Moms With Cameras

2015, November 5 and 12:
Moms With Cameras

When: 7:00 PM -9:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Donna Vance
Spaces left: 10

Join us and learn how to capture all of your special memories from a Mom who understands just how priceless your moments can be.

This class is for anyone interested in learning more about their camera and photography to make those snapshots of their children really shine. It is perfect for beginners, but is also suited to hobbyists or enthusiasts who want to learn more, or want to conquer the things they struggle with when photographing their children.

Location: TBD

This class is also offered on September 19 in Falls Church, VA and on October 24 in Waldorf.

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2015, November 7: The Small Studio

2015, November 7:
The Small Studio

When: 9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Price: $195.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 3

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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2015, November 7: SLR Photography - The Basics

2015, November 7:
SLR Photography - The Basics

When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 14

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 Marie Joabar for an informative afternoon about all things SLR: exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more.

Location: VisArts of Rockville

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2015, November 8: Fieldwork - Photography Basics at U.S. Botanical Gardens and Capitol Area

2015, November 8:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics at U.S. Botanical Gardens and Capitol Area

When: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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.

Our location at the US Botanical Gardens Conservatory 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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2015, November 10, 17, 23: Photography Basics - 3 Sessions

2015, November 10, 17, 23:
Photography Basics - 3 Sessions

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 12

Location: DC

Take your camera off Auto and take control! This class is designed for those who want to better understand the most important camera settings and how to set exposure manually to capture dramatic and engaging photos.

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2015, November 14: Sports Photography - Hoyas Basketball vs Radford (Tournament)

2015, November 14:
Sports Photography - Hoyas Basketball vs Radford (Tournament)

When: Game tIme: TBD
Price: $325.00
Instructor: Mitchell Layton
Spaces left: 1

Join Pro Sports Photographer Mitchell Layton and enjoy shooting the Georgetown vs. Radford tournament game. Here’s your chance to shoot college basketball courtside using arena strobe lighting.

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2015, November 15: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

2015, November 15:
iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

When: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 10

​Join Karen Messick at the National Museum 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.

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2015, November 21: Introduction to Photoshop

2015, November 21:
Introduction to Photoshop

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 12

Although this program is powerful enough for the pros, it offers many options and opportunities for the digital enthusiast. Join Photoshop Author, Tim Cooper for a full day of hands on Photoshop training geared towards the new, or limited experience Photoshop user.   

Tim begins the class with an introduction to the Photoshop Workspace and then explores techniques that only Photoshop offers, such as selections, layers and creating composites.

Tim also gives an overview of how images travel between Lightroom and Photoshop.  Some crossover exists between the two programs, so Tim reviews what should be accomplished in Lightroom and when and why to work in Photoshop. 

Location: DC

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2015, November 22: Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam

2015, November 22:
Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam

When: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 1

If this class is sold out, please see the December 5 date.

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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2015, November 22: External Flash Made Easy

2015, November 22:
External Flash Made Easy

When: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 10

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.

Location: DC

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2015, November 28: Sports Photography - Hoyas Basketball vs Siena (Tournament)

2015, November 28:
Sports Photography - Hoyas Basketball vs Siena (Tournament)

When: Game tIme: TBD
Price: $325.00
Instructor: Mitchell Layton
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Join Pro Sports Photographer Mitchell Layton and enjoy shooting the Georgetown vs. Siena tournament game. Here’s your chance to shoot college basketball courtside using arena strobe lighting.

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2015, December 5: Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam

2015, December 5:
Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam

When: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 10

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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2015, dec 30:
Private Session for D.L.

When: 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Price: $335.00
Spaces left: 1

Private Session for D.L.

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2015, Private Consulting for J.F.

When: 00:00 AM
Price: $400.00
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Class Cancellation Policy: Full credit towards another class 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 prior to the class, no credit or refund will be given. Changes to reschedule a class will incur the full charge if notice is given less than 5 business days prior to the class.

Questions can be directed to Marie Joabar info@capitalphotographycenter.com.