Classes

2014, April 19: Scenic Annapolis Harbor

2014, April 19:
Scenic Annapolis Harbor

When: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 2

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, quaint storefronts, interesting architecture at the Naval Academy and so much more here in Maryland’s Capitol.

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2014, April 19: Birds of Prey Photo Safari

2014, April 19:
Birds of Prey Photo Safari

When: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: David Muse
Sold out!

Raptors, avian predators, birds of prey, oh my! See and photograph magnificent eagles, falcons, hawks, and owls in natural settings, while our instructor David Muse, covers a number of techniques designed to maximize your photos of these raptors.

Location: Owings Mills

2014, April 19: Georgetown By Land and Sea

2014, April 19:
Georgetown By Land and Sea

When: 2:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 10

In this Safari we capture the unique colonial-style architecture of the homes, restaurants and storefronts of Georgetown streets, including views of the C&O Canal. We also shoot along the Potomac and photograph the Post-modern complex of Washington Harbour, with its columns and fountains and beautiful views of the DC waterfront. 

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2014, April 24, Sports Photography - The Winning Shot!

2014, April 24, Sports Photography - The Winning Shot!

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $64.00
Instructor: Mitchell Layton
Spaces left: 8

Join Mitchell Layton and learn what it takes to be a Pro Sports Photographer. ​Mitchell shares his secrets from more than 20 years experience shooting baseball, basketball, football, hockey, the Olympics and more.

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2014, April 26: Introduction to Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

2014, April 26:
Introduction to Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $215.00
Instructor: Eliot Cohen
Spaces left: 10

​Location: DC

Designed for those with a desire to learn how to enhance their digital images, this class is a hands-on introduction to the techniques of the Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Elements editing programs. (No prior experience is necessary.)

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2014, April 26: Library of Congress Photo Safari

2014, April 26:
Library of Congress Photo Safari

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
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​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, while learning tips for correctly shooting architecture.

2014, APRIL 27: Spring Tulips at Sherwood Gardens

2014, APRIL 27:
Spring Tulips at Sherwood Gardens

When: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 6

Date changed to April 27 to catch the tulips in peak bloom. The previous date of May 3 will be to late, thank Mother Nature.

Join Karen L. Messick in Sherwood Gardens and capture amazing images of spring tulips, and flowering shrubs and trees!  Learn how to create artistic images using appropriate aperture, shutter speed, white balance, ISO, multiple exposure functions, and more!​

Location:  Baltimore

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2014, April 27: SLR Photography - Beyond the Basics

2014, April 27:
SLR Photography - Beyond the Basics

When: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 4

Location: DC

Take your photography further!

This class is Part 2 and is available to those that have taken the SLR Photography - The Basics class. It’s designed to build on your understanding of the manual exposure modes and introduce you to more advanced settings to get the most out of your camera and grow your photography! 

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2014, April 27: C&O Canal and Pennyfield Lockhouse Field Shoot

2014, April 27:
C&O Canal and Pennyfield Lockhouse Field Shoot

When: 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 4

​Through an exciting new agreement with the C&O Canal Trust, we have been given an exclusive opportunity to enter and photograph historic Pennyfield Lockhouse on the C&O Canal.

Join instructor Roy Sewall, one of the leading photographers of the Potomac River and C&O Canal, as we explore the many interior photographic opportunities with furnishings evocative of the mid-1830s to early 1840s period; from wood and earthen floors, stone walls, wood beam ceilings, to the period furniture on both the main and second floors.  We'll also explore the area surrounding the Lockhouse from the C & O Canal, the lock, rock walls, rocky cliffs and more.

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

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2014, April 28: Perfect Composition and the Art of Seeing -

2014, April 28:
Perfect Composition and the Art of Seeing -

When: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Price: $64.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 4

Location: DC

Learn how to find and fine-tune your photograph’s intention!  Join professional photographer and instructor, Tim Cooper, for an information-packed class on photographic composition.  This popular topic is the keystone to meaningful and powerful images that withstand the test of time.

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2014, April 29: Painting with Light Photo Excursion

2014, April 29:
Painting with Light Photo Excursion

When: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: $99.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
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Painting with light is an exciting and artistic way to portray your subject in a completely unique manner.  Using the darkness of night as the backdrop and any subject as the canvas, the photographer works like a painter using a flashlight to illuminate, highlight and emphasize their subject.

The tools are simple and the technique easy to master.  Join Tim Cooper as he shares the tips and tricks to create lighting masterpieces. The class will begin with a one hour lecture and presentation followed by ample time in the field practicing the basics of light painting.

2014, May 1: Photography As A Second Career

2014, May 1:
Photography As A Second Career

When: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Price: $84.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 13

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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2014, May 3: Introduction To Lightroom - The Library

2014, May 3:
Introduction To Lightroom - The Library

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $159.00
Instructor: Eliot Cohen
Spaces left: 10

Location: Merrifield / Dunn Loring area

Spend a day working with one of the most elegant file management tools,the Lightroom Library. Learn how to properly import, apply metadata, organize, keyword, search, collect, and export your files for any purpose.  Lightroom has some key concepts that will be explained in detail, as well as procedures for maintaining the catalog.

The class will provide in-depth coverage, not just an overview, and will be hands-on as you work on your laptop with your files.

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2014, May 3: Faces, Not Places! Photo Safari

2014, May 3:
Faces, Not Places! Photo Safari

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 9

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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2014, May 4: iPhone Photography - Working with Apps In-Depth

2014, May 4:
iPhone Photography - Working with Apps In-Depth

When: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $164.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 2

Location: DC

Join ​Karen L. Messick at this in-depth class learning how to use some of the most creative iPhone apps on the market. Karen will present a series of images and discuss the capture and the processing apps used on each while giving the participants insight into her creative process. In the hands-on portion of this class participants will shoot images around the venue and process these in-class. 

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2014, May 4: Paris on the Potomac

2014, May 4:
Paris on the Potomac

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 9

This photo Safari is a whirlwind visit to many DC locations with instruction given on architectural photography techniques, how to take the best quality landmark photos here AND in Paris. We will give you tips on exposure, composition, lighting, and white balance, and you will get to see some of Washington’s most photogenic locations.

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2014, May 5: Take Your Photography To The Next Level

2014, May 5:
Take Your Photography To The Next Level

When: 7:30 PM -9:30 PM
Price: $64.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 13

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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2014, May 8, 13, 15 Photography Basics - 3 Sessions Thur/Tues/Thur

2014, May 8, 13, 15 Photography Basics - 3 Sessions Thur/Tues/Thur

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 12

We have changed the days of this class to Thursday/TUESDAY/Thursday. (Not Thursday/Monday/Thursday.)

Location: DC

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.

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2014, Fundamentals of Macro Photography: 3 Sessions - 4/30, 5/10 and 5/14

2014, Fundamentals of Macro Photography:
3 Sessions - 4/30, 5/10 and 5/14

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Sold out!

If this class is sold out, please see the June 3, 8 and 10 class.

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.

2014, May 10: Black and White - Creating the Files - Making the Prints

2014, May 10:
Black and White - Creating the Files - Making the Prints

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Eliot Cohen
Spaces left: 5

Location: Washington, DC

Many of us remember the traditional black and white darkroom and the rich, long scaled prints that could be made.  Join Eliot Cohen for a hands-on class in the making of elegant black and white prints working with files converted from color originals (Raw or JPEG).

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2014, May 17: SLR Photography - The Basics

2014, May 17:
SLR Photography - The Basics

When: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 7

Location: VisArts of 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.

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2014, May 17: C&O Canal and Pennyfield Lockhouse Field Shoot

2014, May 17:
C&O Canal and Pennyfield Lockhouse Field Shoot

When: 4:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Price: $149.00
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Spaces left: 6

​Through an exciting new agreement with the C&O Canal Trust, we have been given an exclusive opportunity to enter and photograph historic Pennyfield Lockhouse on the C&O Canal.

Join instructor Roy Sewall, one of the leading photographers of the Potomac River and C&O Canal, as we explore the many interior photographic opportunities with furnishings evocative of the mid-1830s to early 1840s period; from wood and earthen floors, stone walls, wood beam ceilings, to the period furniture on both the main and second floors.  We'll also explore the area surrounding the Lockhouse from the C & O Canal, the lock, rock walls, rocky cliffs and more.

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

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2014, May 18: Demystifying Off-Camera Flash

2014, May 18:
Demystifying Off-Camera Flash

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $169.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 10

Location: DC

Dynamic Lighting - It’s the one essential ingredient to all photography. This hands-on class is designed for beginners and will demystify both the automatic and manual operation of your off camera flash.  Don’t miss the chance to learn the basic and advanced uses of this essential tool from pro-photographer Tim Cooper.

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2014, May 20: The Dynamics of Night Photograpy

2014, May 20:
The Dynamics of Night Photograpy

When: 7:00PM - 9:45PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 12

Location:  Silver Spring

Add another dimension to your photographic skill set!  Night photography is an exciting genre made easier with the use of the digital camera. Join instructor Tim Cooper for an exciting presentation on creating dramatic night time imagery followed by hands-on shooting in downtown Silver Spring .

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2014, May 29: Lighting for Engagements and Portraits

2014, May 29:
Lighting for Engagements and Portraits

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Moshe Zusman
Spaces left: 14

​Move beyond natural light and embrace the beauty of combining strobes and ambient light to make the perfect engagement or portrait shot! This class will offer creative solutions to help you light any situation; portraits, engagement sessions, weddings and more.

This class will be held at Moshe Zuzman Studio in DC.

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2014, May 31: Franciscan Monastery Photo Safari

2014, May 31:
Franciscan Monastery Photo Safari

When: 2:30 PM -5:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 10

If you have not been to the Franciscan Monastery, you are in for a treat! A little bit of Europe right here in DC, it is one of the great hidden treasures for architectural photography, a 93- year old Byzantine-style church modeled after Istanbul’s Hagia Sofia. Shoot the monastery, its arcades and the church and learn the techniques of interior photography without flash and the use of color-correcting filters. 

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2014, June 1: SLR Photography - The Basics

2014, June 1:
SLR Photography - The Basics

When: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 15

Location: Merrifeild / Dunn Loring area

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.

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2014, June 1: Understanding the Nikon D7100 and D7000 Cameras

2014, June 1:
Understanding the Nikon D7100 and D7000 Cameras

When: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Price: $74.00
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Spaces left: 14

Location: Merrifield / Dunn Loring area

If you are passionate about photography but struggle to understand the various settings on your Nikon D7100 or D7000 then this class is for you! We’ll explain the functions of the buttons and dials, and cover the most important settings in the menus. This class will take away your intimidation of the camera and leave you empowered to take incredible pictures.

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2014, June 1: iPhone Photography, Getting Started at the National Portrait Gallery

2014, June 1:
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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2014, Fundamentals of Macro Photography: 3 Sessions - 6/3, 6/8 and 6/10

2014, Fundamentals of Macro Photography:
3 Sessions - 6/3, 6/8 and 6/10

When: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Price: $189.00
Instructor: Tim Cooper
Spaces left: 11

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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2014, June 7: Lightroom Develop

2014, June 7:
Lightroom Develop

When: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Price: $159.00
Instructor: Eliot Cohen
Spaces left: 14

Location: Merrifield / Dunn Loring area

RAW files are the most flexible way to capture information in a digital format, and ​in this hands-on class, instructor Eliot Cohen will teach a systematic approach to optimizing these files, allowing a photographer to make better decisions about exposure, contrast white balance and sharpness - long after the file has been recorded in the camera!

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2014, June 8: Folger Shakespeare Library Photo Safari

2014, June 8:
Folger Shakespeare Library Photo Safari

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 12

Join instructor E. David Luria at the beautiful Folger Shakespeare Library while learning tips for correctly shooting architecture.  On the outside, its white marble harmonizes with such nearby buildings as the Library of Congress, the Capitol, and the Supreme Court. Inside, the design evokes Tudor England with elements such as oak paneling, ornamental floor tile, and high plaster ceilings. 

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2014, June 21: Introduction to Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

2014, June 21:
Introduction to Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $215.00
Instructor: Eliot Cohen
Spaces left: 15

​Location: DC

Designed for those with a desire to learn how to enhance their digital images, this class is a hands-on introduction to the techniques of the Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Elements editing programs. (No prior experience is necessary.)

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2014, June 22: St Matthews Cathedral Photo Safari

2014, June 22:
St Matthews Cathedral Photo Safari

When: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Price: $79.00
Instructor: E. David Luria
Spaces left: 12

​​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.

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2014, June 29: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at Historic Union Station

2014, June 29:
iPhone Photography - Getting Started at Historic Union Station

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

​Join Karen Messick at Historic Union Station for an afternoon of  “iPhoneography!”  We’ll learn how to use various iPhone apps indoors and outdoors to capture the iconic columns, chiseled inscriptions and Union Station’s neoclassical facade.

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2014, July 12: Intermediate Editing with Photoshop or Elements - Layers and Selections

2014, July 12:
Intermediate Editing with Photoshop or Elements - Layers and Selections

When: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $215.00
Instructor: Eliot Cohen
Spaces left: 15

​Location:  DC

Get more out of your Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Photoshop Elements software by joining us for Intermediate Editing.  This “hands-on” class will provide you with in-depth knowledge of selections, layers, collages, and more!

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2014, July 13: iPhone Photography, Getting Started -  Baltimore

2014, July 13:
iPhone Photography, Getting Started -  Baltimore

When: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Price: $89.00
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Spaces left: 10

​Location:  Baltimore
Join Karen Messick at Charles Village and the Baltimore Museum of Art for a morning of “iPhoneography!”  Learn how to use various iPhone apps indoors and outdoors to capture sculptures, people, architecture, and more.

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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.