2017, October 1: Countryside Wineries Photo Shoot

Early October is prime time for grape harvesting. The grapevines have turned beautiful colors and are at their most photogenic.

Join us for an afternoon of exploring vineyards in the Purcellville area in Virginia. Enjoy the picturesque location of these vineyards and explore photo opportunities from landscapes big and small, to delicate details of the grapes and their leaves.

You'll have opportunities to photograph scenic views of vineyards in the foothills of the Shenandoah mountains. Wander among the rows of vines and capture images packed with texture and vibrant color. We'll also look for interesting details inside the wineries including wine bottles, glasses, barrels, tanks and other tools of the wine making process.

Learn about:

  • Working with the light to capture dramatic landscape photos
  • Isolating details to show off textures and patterns
  • Using depth of field for creative effect
  • Composition techniques for maximum impact
  • How to use perspective to make dynamic photographs

Recommended Gear:

  • DSLR or mirrorless camera
  • Lens(es) covering the range 18-200mm
  • Polarizer
  • Tripod
  • Optional: diffuser and reflectors

Note: There may be opportunities to carpool from the Tysons area. If interested please send an email to Marie Joabar at info@capitalphotographycenter.com once you have registered.

Class Limit:  8

What People Are Saying...

"Corey Hilz never disappoints! I have taken several classes and workshops with Corey and I always come away with more photographic knowledge and insight than before. Not only does he have great vision, he is also technically savvy, making him a guru in the field and in the classroom. Corey is patient with all of his students regardless of level, and he makes his explanations easily understandable. I can’t recommend Corey enough if you are contemplating a workshop or class with him."

"Corey makes one feel confident. Yes, Corey truly is a gifted teacher, and he is able to clearly explain complex concepts to a complete novice."

"I've done enough photo workshops to know that some instructors are good in the field while others are good in the classroom. Corey is outstanding in both! In the field he has an uncanny ability to show up just when you need his help. His comments are always constructive and nonjudgmental. He lends his equipment freely (he got me hooked on Lensbaby) and encourages you to try new techniques. In the classroom, his teaching is methodical and logical. He shows you how to make the most of the digital darkroom with the software that you have (and then he shows you again using the software you wish you had). Corey is a natural teacher."

Instructor: Corey Hilz

Corey Hilz is a professional photographer specializing in nature and travel photography. He finds the diversity in nature and cultures around the world offer boundless opportunities for new images. Corey approaches his subjects with an artistic eye, looking for a fresh perspective. He goes beyond the documentary image to show a unique perspective using color, shape and line. He strives to share the beauty of a destination you’ve never seen and provide a new perspective on a familiar subject. While Corey has collected diverse images from extensive travel, he also find some of the most interesting subjects close to home.

Corey is a published author and his work is seen in magazines, books, calendars and catalogs. His photographs are also seen in exhibits and his prints are found in private collections. Corey has written six books, including two books on digital workflow and the first book dedicated to Lensbaby. 

Corey has a passion for sharing his knowledge and his instruction enables photographers to improve their photographs technically and artistically. He leads workshops to locations in the United States and abroad. More about Corey can be found on his website, www.coreyhilz.com

Corey teaches the following classes for Capital Photography Center.

  • Lightroom In A Day
  • Printing with Lightroom
  • Editing With The Wacom Tablet
  • Photoshop For Photographers
  • External Flash Made Easy
  • Creative Compositions
  • And Many Of The In-The-Field Shooting Classes