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October 21, 2017: Birds of Prey and Wildlife Critters Field Shoot

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $104

Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 1

Join us and enjoy the opportunity to photograph raptors, amphibians and wildlife animals including an owl, hawk, bat, skunk, snake and turtle. Although these are all wild creatures, they are not able to be returned to nature, instead they are cared for by the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center.

These beautiful creatures are amazing to watch let alone photograph. We'll be in a wooded setting and will have the opportunity to photograph each of them. The raptors will be tethered on a natural perch while the other critters will be held by the handler.

Location: Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria

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October 21, 2017: Lightroom In A Day

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $149
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 2

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 is designed to make Lightroom easy to understand and put you in control of all it has to offer. It will cover your workflow from beginning to end: from importing and organizing to adjusting, sharing and exporting your images.

If you prefer to learn at a slower pace consider the Lightroom Library In-Depth class and the Lightroom Develop Module In-Depth class offered every other month.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. Follow the link here to see all of the Editing and Post Processing classes. 

Location: Falls Church

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October 21, 2017: The Small Studio

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee: $195
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Category: Flash and Lighting
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.

This class is offered on other dates. Follow the link here to see all of the Lighting and Flash classes.

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October 21, 2017: Georgetown At Night

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee: $74
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

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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October 22, 2017: Historic Waterford Field Shoot

Time: 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Spend the afternoon in the historic village of Waterford, Virginia, a National Historic Landmark. This quaint town in Loudoun County is located along Catoctin Creek and offers many photo opportunities, from historic homes and buildings, to beautifullly landscaped gardens and even an old church and a mill.

Through special access, we'll also have the unique opportunity to step back in time and photograph in the Second Street School, a one-room school house complete with late 1800's period props.

Fee includes a donation to the Historic Waterford Foundation.

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October 28, 2017: Fieldwork - Photography Basics in Old Town Alexandria

Time: 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Fee: $69
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

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 an autumn flair. We 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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October 28, 2017: Birds of Prey Field Shoot

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $104

Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

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 these magnificent raptors including several owls, falcons and hawks.

Location: Carrie Murray Center, Baltimore

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October 28, 2017: College Sports - On the Sidelines at American University

Time: 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Fee: $160
Instructor: Mitchell Layton
Category: Sports Photography
Spaces left: 3

Join Mitchell Layton and spend a day shooting NCAA Division 1 women's Soccer and Volleyball at American University. Learn what it takes to be a Pro Sports Photographer and the dynamics of shooting college sports. 

This class is offered on other dates. Follow the link here to see all of the Sports Photography classes. 

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October 29, 2017: Great Falls At Dawn

Time: 6:45AM - 9:45AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 2

Great Falls of the Potomac River is truly the greatest natural wonder of the DC area and there is no better time to photograph it than at dawn.

Join Professional Photographer and C&O Canal & Potomac River expert Roy Sewall, and learn how to shoot in low light, capture flowing water, exploit the rising sun, compose waterscapes and more.

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October 29, 2017: DSLR Photography Basics

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: General Classroom
Spaces left: 8

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 offered on other dates and locations. Follow the link here to see all of the DSLR Photography Basics and other General Classroom classes. 

Location: Falls Church

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November 5, 2017: Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam

Time: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 4

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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November 5, 2017: DSLR Photography Basics

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Greg Holden
Category: General Classroom
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 Corey Hilz for an informative class covering exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. Follow the link here to see all of the DSLR Photography Basics and other General Classroom classes. 

Location: DC

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November 8, 2017: Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam

Time: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 1

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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November 9, 2017: Photography As A Second Career

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fee: $89
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: Learn from the Pro Lecture Series
Spaces left: 10

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.

Location: DC

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November 11, 2017: Antiques and Treasures in Lucketts Virginia

Time: 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee: $79
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

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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November 11, 2017: Seeing in Black & White

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Greg Holden
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 10

Join Greg Holden and learn how to see, capture and process black and white images. From an image rich presentation, to time photographing in the field "seeing" color in black and white, to using Lightroom's powerful editing tools to convert your files, this class will help you create more compelling monochrome images.

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November 12, 2017: Printing With Lightroom

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Editing/Post Processing
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. 

Participants of this class may also enjoy the Wacom Tablet class offered on the same day from 2:30 - 5:00. Your confimation letter for this printing class will give you a code for a discounted rate of 20% off the Wacom Tablet class.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. Follow the link here to see all of the Editing and Post Processing classes. 

Location: Falls Church

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November 12, 2017: Wacom Tablets - Powerful Tools for Photo Editing

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $69
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 7

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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November 12, 2017: Fieldwork - Late Afternoon On The Mall

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee: $69
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
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.

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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November 14, 2017: Creative Techniques

Time: 7:00 PM -9:30 PM
Fee: $64
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Learn from the Pro Lecture Series
Spaces left: 9

Learn about a variety of techniques that you can use to expand your photography skills and add creativity to your images. Topics include panning, subject motion, multiple exposures, shooting through, overlays, texture blending, light painting, star trails, focus stacking and so much more.  

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November 18, 2017: Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam

Time: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

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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November 18, 2017: The Lightroom Library In Depth

Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Fee: $149
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 6

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. 

If you prefer to learn the Lightroom Library and Develop Module all in one day, consider our Lightroom In A Day class offered monthly.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. Follow the link here to see all of the Editing and Post Processing classes. 

Location: Falls Church

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November 18, 2017: The Small Studio

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee: $195
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Category: Flash and Lighting
Spaces left: 4

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.

This class is offered on other dates. Follow the link here to see all of the Lighting and Flash classes.

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November 18, 2017: Library of Congress Photo Safari

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $74
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 9

​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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November 19, 2017: DSLR Photography Basics

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: General Classroom
Spaces left: 16

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 offered on other dates and locations. Follow the link here to see all of the DSLR Photography Basics and other General Classroom classes. 

Location: Falls Church

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November 19, 2017: Twilight at National Airport Photo Safari

Time: 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Fee: $74
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
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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November 19, 2017: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

Time: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Karen L. Messick
Category: iPhone Photography
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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December 2, 2017: Lightroom In A Day

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $149
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Editing/Post Processing
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 is designed to make Lightroom easy to understand and put you in control of all it has to offer. It will cover your workflow from beginning to end: from importing and organizing to adjusting, sharing and exporting your images.

If you prefer to learn at a slower pace consider the Lightroom Library In-Depth class and the Lightroom Develop Module In-Depth class offered every other month.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. Follow the link here to see all of the Editing and Post Processing classes. 

Location: Falls Church

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December 2, 2017: Fieldwork - Photography Basics at U.S. Botanical Gardens

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee: $69
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
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 is the U.S. Botanical Gardens Conservatory which 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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December 3, 2017: Composition at The National Gallery of Art

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $74
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 9

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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December 7, 2017: Getting Started in Event Photography

Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fee: $89
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: Learn from the Pro Lecture Series
Spaces left: 10

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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December 9, 2017: The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth

Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Fee: $149
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Editing/Post Processing
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.

If you prefer to learn the Lightroom Library and Develop Module all in one day, consider our Lightroom In A Day class offered monthly.

This class is offered on other dates and locations. Follow the link here to see all of the Editing and Post Processing classes. 

Location: Falls Church

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December 10, 2017: DSLR Photography Basics

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: General Classroom
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. 

This class is offered on other dates and locations. Follow the link here to see all of the DSLR Photography Basics and other General Classroom classes. 

Location: Falls Church

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December 13, 2017: Meadowlark’s Winter Walk Of Lights

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee: $69
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 10

Meadowlark Garden’s Winter Walk of Lights features 500,000 lights and colorful holiday displays and is a special treat to photograph.  Join instructor Corey Hilz for a special evening wandering among this vibrant and whimsical wonderland.

Our class begins with Corey discussing the strategies for night photography and how to best capture the displays and colorful lights. You will learn what camera settings to use to capture high quality images, with special attention on White Balance, ISO and Autofocus. Focusing in the dark can a challenge and Corey will share tips and techniques that will improve your focusing accuracy.

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December 16, 2017: Holiday Time in Historic Annapolis

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fee: $84
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 10

Annapolis celebrates the holidays in grand style and considered one of America’s Best Towns for the Holidays by Travel and Leisure Magazine. Join us and walk the cobblestone streets of this historic town and enjoy the decked out town in all its finery. Decorated wreaths on brightly painted doorways and the boats along the marina will bring the creative holiday spirit behind the lens.

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December 19, 2017: Garden of Lights at the Mormon Temple Photo Safari

Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Fee: $79
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 10

​The Mormon Temple in Kensington, MD puts on a spectacular display of lights during the holiday season. These lights and the unique architecture of the Temple itself at night make for great photography.

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December 21, 2017: Meadowlark’s Winter Walk Of Lights

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee: $69
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 10

Meadowlark Garden’s Winter Walk of Lights features 500,000 lights and colorful holiday displays and is a special treat to photograph.  Join instructor Corey Hilz for a special evening wandering among this vibrant and whimsical wonderland.

Our class begins with Corey discussing the strategies for night photography and how to best capture the displays and colorful lights. You will learn what camera settings to use to capture high quality images, with special attention on White Balance, ISO and Autofocus. Focusing in the dark can a challenge and Corey will share tips and techniques that will improve your focusing accuracy.

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