Classes

2016: One-On-One IMAGE Critique - You Choose The Date

2016:
One-On-One IMAGE Critique - You Choose The Date

When: AM - PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: Chris Alvanas
Spaces left: 1

Everyone wants to be able to take better pictures, that’s a fact, but how?  Well the logical first step is getting friendly advice from a professional that will give you ways to get closer to that goal. 

Join Chris Alvanas for an online one on one image critique where you can learn the strengths and weaknesses of your images and get guidance onhow to take them to the next level.  No matter what your level it is the best way to improve your skills in making images.

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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: 8

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
Sold out!

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!

2016, July 9: Waterfalls In The Park “Adventure”

2016, July 9:
Waterfalls In The Park “Adventure”

When: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 2

Maryland offers a variety of beautiful waterfalls that are just waiting to be discovered.  Join us for this “Adventure” hike through Cascade Falls in Patapsco Valley State Park and enjoy the meandering path along a babbling brook. Expand your creative nature photography by getting off the beaten track and find the hidden treasures on the trail.

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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: 3

​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: 6

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: 11

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 8/7 in DC.

Location: Falls Church

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2016, July 23: Night Photography 101

2016, July 23:
Night Photography 101

When: 8:15 PM - 10:15 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 5

For the photographer, night time opens up a whole new world to explore and capture. Join us in the area around the Lincoln Memorial and learn how to shoot during twilight and on in to the night as well.

We’ll explore camera settings, gear, and tips and techniques for photographing exciting night scenes including how to capture car light trails. 

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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: 6

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: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Sold out!

This class is SOLD OUT!  Please see the August 6 date.

Hummingbirds flit about visiting 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.

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: 6

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
Sold out!

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

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: 3

​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: 1

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, July 31: St Matthews Cathedral Photo Safari

2016, July 31:
St Matthews Cathedral Photo Safari

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 11

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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2016, August 6: Hummingbirds in the Garden

2016, August 6:
Hummingbirds in the Garden

When: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Spaces left: 6

Hummingbirds flit about visiting 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, 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: 6

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 6: Georgetown At Night Photo Safari

2016, August 6:
Georgetown At Night Photo Safari

When: 7:45 PM - 10:15 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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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: 4

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 7: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

2016, August 7:
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 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.

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2016, August 7: Real Estate and Architectural Photography

2016, August 7:
Real Estate and Architectural Photography

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

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

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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: Lightroom In A Day

2016, August 14:
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: DC

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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 16: Marine Corps Silent Drill Team Photo Safari!

2016, August 16:
Marine Corps Silent Drill Team Photo Safari!

When: 6:00 PM - 8:30 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, 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 20: Twilight at National Airport Photo Safari

2016, August 20:
Twilight at National Airport Photo Safari

When: 7:30 PM - 9:45 PM
Price: $69.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 9

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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2016, August 21: Butterflies at Brookside Gardens

2016, August 21:
Butterflies at Brookside Gardens

When: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Price: $109.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 8

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, August 27: Moms With Cameras

2016, August 27:
Moms With Cameras

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 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: DC

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2016,  August 28: iPhone Photography, Getting Started - At the National Portrait Gallery

2016,  August 28:
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: 10

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 28: Views from the Washington Monument at Twilight

2016, August 28:
Views from the Washington Monument at Twilight

When: 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 8

​Join Instructor E. David Luria on a special twilight safari to the top of the Washington Monument! The views from this 550 foot tall structure are nothing short of spectacular, ESPECIALLY as the sun is setting, casting a golden light on the buildings and monuments. THIS is the time to get your REALLY postcard-perfect pix of DC!

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2016, September 4: Views from the Washington Monument at Twilight

2016, September 4:
Views from the Washington Monument at Twilight

When: 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 9

​Join Instructor E. David Luria on a special twilight safari to the top of the Washington Monument! The views from this 550 foot tall structure are nothing short of spectacular, ESPECIALLY as the sun is setting, casting a golden light on the buildings and monuments. THIS is the time to get your REALLY postcard-perfect pix of DC!

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2016, September 10: DSLR Photography - The Basics

2016, September 10:
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, September 17: Historic Fells Point

2016, September 17:
Historic Fells Point

When: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 8

Jump start your creativity, resurface your enthusiasm and add diversity to your portfolio economically in a historic waterfront town. Explore new shooting techniques, create dramatic images and experience street photography tips.

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2016, September 17: Lightroom In A Day

2016, September 17:
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, September 18: Printing With Lightroom

2016, September 18:
Printing With Lightroom

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $94.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 9

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: Falls Church

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2016, September 18: Wacom Tablets - Powerful Tools for Photo Editing

2016, September 18:
Wacom Tablets - Powerful Tools for Photo Editing

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $64.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 9

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: Falls Church

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2016, September 25: The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth

2016, September 25:
The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 10

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: DC

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2016, October 1: Moms With Cameras

2016, October 1:
Moms With Cameras

When: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Donna Vance
Spaces left: 15

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)

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2016, October 16: Photoshop For Photographers

2016, October 16:
Photoshop For Photographers

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Spaces left: 12

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: Washington DC

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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.