Classes

2016, June 11: Fieldwork - Photography Basics - Late Afternoon On The Mall POSTPONED FROM MAY 21

2016, June 11:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics - Late Afternoon On The Mall POSTPONED FROM MAY 21

When: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 2

 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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2016, June 12: Spring Flowers At Ladew Gardens POSTPONED FROM MAY 22

2016, June 12:
Spring Flowers At Ladew Gardens POSTPONED FROM MAY 22

When: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 3

THE FORECAST SHOWS A HIGHER CHANCE OF RAIN TOMORROW SO WE ARE POSTPONING THE CLASS TO JUNE 12.

Ladew Topiary Gardens is known around the world for its topiary and flower gardens. Mid-May is a beautiful time of year for roses and spring flowers.

Expand your creative garden and nature photography with a wide range of perspectives. Slowing down will allow us to work with exposure settings, depth of field, and composition. 

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2016, June 12 Faces, Not Places! Photo Safari- POSTPONED FROM MAY 21

2016, June 12 Faces, Not Places! Photo Safari- POSTPONED FROM MAY 21

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 4

This Photo Safari will give you very useful tips on how (and how not) to take posed and unposed photos of the people you know and how to capture candid moments of people you do NOT know in a variety of settings.

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2016, May 29: iPhone Photography, Getting Started - At the National Portrait Gallery

2016, May 29:
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: 1

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.

This class is also offered on 7/10 at the National Gallery of Art and 7/31 at the National Portrait Gallery.

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2016, June 4: The Lightroom Library In Depth

2016, June 4:
The Lightroom Library In Depth

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 4

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. 

Participants of this class might enjoy the Lightroom Develop Module In Depth class on 7/30 in Falls Church.

Location: Falls Church

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2016, June 5: Getting Started In Food Photography

2016, June 5:
Getting Started In Food Photography

When: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Price: $109.00
Instructor: Renee Comet
Spaces left: 5

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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2016, June 11: Rock Creek Park Adventure

2016, June 11:
Rock Creek Park Adventure

When: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Sold out!

Join us for an “Adventure” hike in beautifully wild yet local Rock Creek Park.  Expand your creative nature photography by getting off the beaten track and find the hidden treasures on the trail.

Along the rapids area of Rock Creek Park, the road is closed on the weekends, bringing peace and quiet along the water. With a meandering trail along the river this adventure allows us to slow down and create compelling compositions of bridges, granite boulders and flowing waters.

2016, June 11: DSLR Photography - The Basics

2016, June 11:
DSLR Photography - The Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 2

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.

This class is also offered on 6/26 in DC and  7/23 in Falls Church.

Location: Falls Church

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2016, June 11: The Small Studio

2016, June 11:
The Small Studio

When: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Price: $195.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 1

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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2016, June 12: Photoshop For Photographers

2016, June 12:
Photoshop For Photographers

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 3

Join Corey Hilz for a full day of hands on Photoshop training geared towards the new, or limited experience Photoshop user. 

The class begins with an introduction to the Photoshop workspace and then explores techniques that only Photoshop offers, such as layers, masks, selections and creating composites.  Photoshop's most exciting techniques require the use of layers so ample time is spent explaining how they operate and why you would want to use them.

Location: Falls Church

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2016, June 18: Antiques and Treasures in Lucketts Virginia

2016, June 18:
Antiques and Treasures in Lucketts Virginia

When: 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 4

The antiques stores in Lucketts offer unique collections of décor, furniture, and knickknacks, making them a goldmine for photographers. We will be shooting at two stores that offer distinctly different types of photographic opportunities. From quirky and creative to unusual and hip, you will find that the antiques have their own personality. If you like textures, patterns, and subjects with character, you'll have a great time at Lucketts.

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2016, June 18: Inside Exposure At Washington National Cathedral

2016, June 18:
Inside Exposure At Washington National Cathedral

When: 8:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Sold out!

For a couple of hours before the Cathedral is open to the public, photographers are given special access to photograph the nave and the west balcony. Join E. David Luria and learn how to best capture photographs of the beautiful stained glass windows and church interiors.

Fee includes $30 donation to Friends of the National Cathedral!

2016, June 18: Real Estate and Architectural Photography

2016, June 18:
Real Estate and Architectural Photography

When: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Sold out!

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.

Location: Centerville

2016, June 19: Fieldwork - Photography Basics At The Lincoln

2016, June 19:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics At The Lincoln

When: 7:00AM - 9:30 AM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 4

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 review the exposure settings and then photograph around the Lincoln Memorial in the morning light. We'll also explore the Korean Memorial and have fun with the Reflecting Fountain. Throughout the class we'll practice using various settings to achieve the look you want as well as introducing some creative techniques.

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2016, June 21: Getting Started in Event Photography

2016, June 21:
Getting Started in Event Photography

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 5

Location: DC

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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2016, June 25: Fieldwork - Photography Basics in Old Town Alexandria

2016, June 25:
Fieldwork - Photography Basics in Old Town Alexandria

When: 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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 in Old Town Alexandria gives us plenty of photo opportunities to practice exposure settings and creative captures. We begin down by the waterfront capturing the details in the harbor area, we’d then photograph quaint shops and historic homes decorated with fall trim, and end at the Farmers Market in front of City Hall where we’ll find street scenes, colorful produce, flowers stalls, and more.

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2016, June 25: Birds in Flight

2016, June 25:
Birds in Flight

When: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 10

For over 100 years, Black Crowned Night Herons have been calling the National Zoo their home. Using the trees surrounding the bird house, this large rookery is their summer home for raising their family.

Join us at the zoo and let’s watch these herons in action. Watching bird behavior while they go about their daily lives and seeing them flying between the trees, we’ll get the chance to capture them in flight. 

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2016, June 25: Lightroom In A Day

2016, June 25:
Lightroom In A Day

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 11

Learn Lightroom in a day with instructor Corey Hilz. We'll look at the 2 most powerful modules, the Library and the Develop Modules.

Location: DC

This class is also offered on 7/24 in Falls Church.

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2016, June 26: DSLR Photography - The Basics

2016, June 26:
DSLR Photography - The Basics

When: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 3

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 also offered on 7/23 in Falls Church.

Location: DC

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2016, June 26: Natural Light Portraiture

2016, June 26:
Natural Light Portraiture

When: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Erika Nizborski
Spaces left: 6

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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2016, June 27-July 29: Focus On - Weekly Photography Camps For Kids

2016, June 27-July 29:
Focus On - Weekly Photography Camps For Kids

When: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Price: $350.00
Spaces left: 10

A full-day camp designed for active elementary-aged kids to pursue their love of photography by integrating art and nature with active discovery.

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2016, July 8: Lilies and Lotus at Kenilworth Gardens

2016, July 8:
Lilies and Lotus at Kenilworth Gardens

When: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 9

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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2016, July 9: Summer Sunflowers Photo Adventure

2016, July 9:
Summer Sunflowers Photo Adventure

When: 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 6

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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2016, July 10: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

2016, July 10:
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: 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.

This class is also offered on 7/31 at the National Portrait Gallery.

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2016, July 23: Butterflies at Brookside Gardens

2016, July 23:
Butterflies at Brookside Gardens

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

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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2016, July 23: DSLR Photography - The Basics

2016, July 23:
DSLR Photography - The Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 15

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.

Location: Falls Church

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2016, July 23: Georgetown At Night Photo Safari

2016, July 23:
Georgetown At Night Photo Safari

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

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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2016, July 24: Lightroom In A Day

2016, July 24:
Lightroom In A Day

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 12

Learn Lightroom in a day with instructor Corey Hilz. We'll look at the 2 most powerful modules, the Library and the Develop Modules.

Location: Falls Church

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2016, July 24: Hummingbirds in the Garden

2016, July 24:
Hummingbirds in the Garden

When: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 6

Hummingbirds flit about the beautifully designed hummingbird rain garden of Brookside Gardens. These shining jewels visit 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.

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2016, July 26: Marine Corps Silent Drill Team Photo Safari!

2016, July 26:
Marine Corps Silent Drill Team Photo Safari!

When: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 8

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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2016, July 30: The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth

2016, July 30:
The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 5

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.

Location: Falls Church, Merrifield / Dunn Loring area

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2016, July 30: Library of Congress Photo Safari

2016, July 30:
Library of Congress Photo Safari

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 10

​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 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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2016, July 31: Butterflies at Brookside Gardens

2016, July 31:
Butterflies at Brookside Gardens

When: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Price: $109.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 4

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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2016, July 31: iPhone Photography, Getting Started - At the National Portrait Gallery

2016, July 31:
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: 9

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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2016, August 6: External Flash Made Easy

2016, August 6:
External Flash Made Easy

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

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: Falls Church

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2016, August 7: DSLR Photography - The Basics

2016, August 7:
DSLR Photography - The Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 12

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.

Location: DC

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2016, August 11: Creative Techniques

2016, August 11:
Creative Techniques

When: 7:00 PM -9:30 PM
Price: $64.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 12

Learn about an assortment of techniques that you can use to expand your photography skills. Topics include panning, subject motion, multiple exposures, shooting through, overlays, texture blending, light painting, star trails and focus stacking.

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2016, August 14: Composition, The Essence of Good Photography

2016, August 14:
Composition, The Essence of Good Photography

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 10

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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2016, August 20: The Lightroom Library In Depth

2016, August 20:
The Lightroom Library In Depth

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 7

Location: DC

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. 

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2016, August 21: National Airport Photo Safari

2016, August 21:
National Airport Photo Safari

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

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.

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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.