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February 22, 2018: 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: 1

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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February 24, 2018: Early Morning Light At Washington National Cathedral

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 4

The beautiful National Cathedral is a great place to hone your skills in architectural and church photography. And one of the best times to do it is in the early morning light especially in the winter months.  When the sun is low in the southern sky, its beams pour through the south-facing stained glass windows of the Nave, projecting a riot of colors from these windows onto the grey stone columns, walls, and floors of the cathedral.

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February 24, 2018: DSLR Photography Basics

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

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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February 24, 2018: Exploring Macro Photography

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

This class is SOLD OUT, please see the April 14 date.

Small subjects or little pieces of a larger subject are fascinating to explore with your camera. This class will teach you about the technical and creative aspects of successful close-ups. Find out how to work with different natural lighting conditions, as well what equipment is most useful. The skills you will learn can be applied to any subject of macro photography, at home or in the field.

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February 24, 2018: Sports Photography - Hoyas Basketball vs Providence

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Fee: $325
Instructor: Mitchell Layton
Category: Sports Photography
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Join Pro Sports Photographer Mitchell Layton and enjoy shooting the Georgetown vs. Providence game. Here’s your chance to shoot college basketball courtside using arena strobe lighting.

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February 24, 2018: Snow Geese at Middle Creek

Time: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 1

Each year in early spring, thousands of migrating Snow Geese arrive to Middle Creek Wildlife Management area in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Spending their days foraging on the corn fields, and roosting at night on the lake, these geese refuel before heading out on their last push north.

Join Emily Carter Mitchell in this exciting class in Pennsylvania. We'll head up to Lancaster County to capture the thousands of Snow Geese on their migratory route in Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area. 

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February 25, 2018: Lightroom In A Day

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

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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February 25, 2018: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $79
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left:

The Ronald Reagan Building, dedicated in May 1998, completed the redevelopment of Pennsylvania Avenue by reflecting its symbolic and historic character as well as that of the nation’s capital. It is a welcome addition to our architectural series offering the opportunity to learn interior and extrerior photography.

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February 25, 2018: Smartphone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

Time: 11:30 AM - 3:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: Smartphone Photography
Spaces left: 2

Learn to use the camera that’s always with you and go beyond taking a simple snapshot to creating a photograph that’s an artistic expression unique to your vision. Join Michael Koren at the National Gallery of Art and tap into your creative side through mobile photography.

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February 28, 2018: Sports Photography - Hoyas Basketball vs Marquette

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee: $325
Instructor: Mitchell Layton
Category: Sports Photography
Spaces left: 2

Join Pro Sports Photographer Mitchell Layton and enjoy shooting the Georgetown vs. Marquette game. Here’s your chance to shoot college basketball courtside using arena strobe lighting.

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March 3, 2018: DSLR Photography Basics

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: General Classroom
Spaces left: 3

NEW DATE JUST ADDED

Appropriate for Mirrorless or DSLR cameras.

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 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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March 3, 2018: Eastern Shore’s Wintering Ducks

Time: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Each winter, thousands of ducks call the Chesapeake Bay their home. One of their favorite places to visit is in Cambridge, Maryland where they are easily accessible for photography. Join us on the Choptank River and enjoy several different species of ducks. Spend time with this cooperative flock and improve your bird photography skills.

This class is limited to just 6 people due to space constraints at our shooting location.

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March 3, 2018: Eastern Shore’s Wintering Ducks - Afternoon

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Each winter, thousands of ducks call the Chesapeake Bay their home. One of their favorite places to visit is in Cambridge, Maryland where they are easily accessible for photography. Join us on the Choptank River and enjoy several different species of ducks. Spend time with this cooperative flock and improve your bird photography skills.

This class is limited to just 6 people due to space constraints at our shooting location.

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March 3, 2018: Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, VA

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $79
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left:

The US Marines have built a spectacular $120 million facility in nearby Quantico that tells the history of the Marine Corps from 1774 to the present, with separate galleries devoted to such major conflicts as World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and Korea. Each gallery is a treasure-trove of great photo opportunities.

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March 4, 2018: Printing With Lightroom

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 4

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: DC

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March 4, 2018: 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: 6

Wacom tablets are a great tool to use when editing your photos, especially when working with brushes and other fine grain adjustments. Learn how to maximize the use of these for photo editing. We will cover everything from basic functions to custom buttons and features.

Location: DC

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March 10, 2018: The Lightroom Library In Depth

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

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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March 10, 2018: 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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March 10, 2018: Exploring Macro Photography

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

This class is SOLD OUT, please see the April 14 date.

Small subjects or little pieces of a larger subject are fascinating to explore with your camera. This class will teach you about the technical and creative aspects of successful close-ups. Find out how to work with different natural lighting conditions, as well what equipment is most useful. The skills you will learn can be applied to any subject of macro photography, at home or in the field.

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March 10, 2018: 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: 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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March 11, 2018: Photoshop For Photographers

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $195
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 2

Join Corey Hilz for a 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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March 11, 2018: DSLR Photography Basics

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

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. See all the DLSR classes at the General Classroom tab. 

Location: DC

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March 11, 2018: DSLR Photography Basics-Afternoon

Time: 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Greg Holden
Category: General Classroom
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

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 Greg Holden 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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March 17, 2018: The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth

Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Fee: $149
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 2

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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March 17, 2018: Hillwood Gardens and Museum

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $89
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left:

The gardens of the late Post Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriwether Post are among the most beautiful gardens in the Washington area. Adjoining the very elegant and popular Hillwood Museum in upper northwest Washington, the gardens offer incredible opportunities for photography - the paths, the mansion, the greenhouse, the statuary, and the refurbished Japanese Gardens. You will pick up some tips on garden and estate photography and the use of your Macro lens.
 

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March 18, 2018: Smartphone Photography - Getting Started at the Air and Space Museum in DC

Time: 10:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: Smartphone Photography
Spaces left: 9

Learn to use the camera that’s always with you and go beyond taking a simple snapshot to creating a photograph that’s an artistic expression unique to your vision. 
Join Michael Koren at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum in Washington DC and tap into your creative side through smartphone photography.

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March 18, 2018: Real Estate and Architectural Photography

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

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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March 24, 2018: Early Morning Cherry Blossoms Photo Shoot

Time: 6:20 AM - 8:50 AM
Fee: $74
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Join us in the early morning at the Tidal Basin during Cherry Blossom season. Beginning before sunrise, we'll capture Jefferson Memorial framed with cherry blossoms set against the royal blue sky of civil twilight. We’ll then photograph our way around the Tidal Basin, capturing the Jefferson and the Washington Monument from many vantage points all framed by the cherry blossoms.

At each point along the way, we'll cover exposure settings, composition considerations and tips for dynamic photos.

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March 24, 2018: Lightroom In A Day

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

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: DC

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March 24, 2018: Fieldwork - Photography Basics with Cherry Blossoms

Time: 9:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Fee: $69
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
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.

Our location at the Tidal Basin provides plenty of photo opportunities. We’ll find the beautiful Cherry Blossom trees, the Jefferson and the Washington Monument framed in Cherry Blossoms and so much more.  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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March 25, 2018: External Flash Made Easy

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Flash and Lighting
Spaces left: 2

For ALL BRANDS, Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, Etc.

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. 

Appropriate for ALL BRANDS: Nikon, Canon, Fuji, Pentax, Sony, etc. users.

Participants of this class are offered a 20% discount for attending the Advanced External Flash class offered on the same day in the afternoon. Information about how to get discount is in the confirmation letter.

Location: Falls Church

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March 25, 2018: Advanced External Flash Class

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee: $79
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Flash and Lighting
Spaces left: 6

Take your flash skills to the next level by expanding your creative options in the studio and on location. Learn to use your external flash off-camera (wirelessly or wired) and how to use multiple flashes.

We will also cover working with light modifiers for greater control and shaping the lighting on your subject.

Location: Falls Church

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March 30, 2018: Early Morning Cherry Blossoms Photo Shoot

Time: 6:15 AM - 8:45 AM
Fee: $74
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

Join us in the early morning at the Tidal Basin during Cherry Blossom season. Beginning before sunrise, we'll capture Jefferson Memorial framed with cherry blossoms set against the royal blue sky of civil twilight. We’ll then photograph our way around the Tidal Basin, capturing the Jefferson and the Washington Monument from many vantage points all framed by the cherry blossoms.

At each point along the way, we'll cover exposure settings, composition considerations and tips for dynamic photos.

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March 31, 2018: Early Morning Cherry Blossoms Photo Shoot

Time: 6:15 AM - 8:45 AM
Fee: $74
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

Join us in the early morning at the Tidal Basin during Cherry Blossom season. Beginning before sunrise, we'll capture Jefferson Memorial framed with cherry blossoms set against the royal blue sky of civil twilight. We’ll then photograph our way around the Tidal Basin, capturing the Jefferson and the Washington Monument from many vantage points all framed by the cherry blossoms.

At each point along the way, we'll cover exposure settings, composition considerations and tips for dynamic photos.

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March 31, 2018: DC Skyline and Full Moon Photo Safari

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

Join Instructor E. David Luria and learn the techniques of night photography!  Capture post card quality images of the DC Skyline with the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the Capitol, all neatly aligned in your viewfinder.  If Mother Nature cooperates and the sky is clear, we'll frame the Moon to line up with the Monuments.

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April 7, 2018: Spring at the Franciscan Monastery

Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

Enjoy a morning of nature and architecture at the Franciscan Monastery. In the spring their courtyard offers an incredible display of flower beds packed with tulips in a multitude of colors, along with other spring flowers. They offer opportunities for fine detail close-ups as well as dreamy artistic compositions. We will also explore the architecture inside the monastery where you'll find beautiful designs including arches, a domed ceiling and stained glass windows.

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April 7, 2018: Birds of Prey and Wildlife Critters Field Shoot

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $104
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell and Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 13

Join us and enjoy the opportunity to photograph raptors, amphibians and wildlife animals that might include a turtle, a snake, an owl, a hawk, a skunk, a bat and possibly an artic fox. 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 or on a leash on the ground.

Location: Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria

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April 8, 2018: Lightroom In A Day

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $149
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 10

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: DC

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April 8, 2018: Moms With Cameras

Time: 11:30 AM - 3:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Catherine Simmons
Category: General Classroom
Spaces left: 9

Take your MOMtography to the next level!  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 understanding the features of their cameras and using them to capture everything from the fleeting spontaneous moments of childhood to beautiful, professional looking portraits.

(Dads, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and Friends are welcome. This class is not limited to just Moms.)

Location: Falls Church

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April 8, 2018: Fieldwork - Late Afternoon On The Mall

Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Fee: $69
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

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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April 14, 2018: The Lightroom Library In Depth

Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Fee: $149
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 5

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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April 14, 2018: Exploring Macro Photography

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

NEW DATE JUST ADDED

Small subjects or little pieces of a larger subject are fascinating to explore with your camera. This class will teach you about the technical and creative aspects of successful close-ups. Find out how to work with different natural lighting conditions, as well what equipment is most useful. The skills you will learn can be applied to any subject of macro photography, at home or in the field.

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April 15, 2018: Birds of Prey and Wildlife Critters Field Shoot

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $104
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell and Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 12

Join us and enjoy the opportunity to photograph raptors, amphibians and wildlife animals that might include a turtle, a snake, an owl, a hawk, a skunk, a bat and possibly an artic fox. 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 or on a leash on the ground.

Location: Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria

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April 15, 2018: DSLR Photography Basics

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: General Classroom
Spaces left: 12

Appropriate for Mirrorless or DSLR cameras.

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 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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April 21, 2018: DSLR Photography Basics

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: General Classroom
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 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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April 21, 2018: 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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April 22, 2018: Great Falls At Dawn

Time: 5:45AM - 8:45AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

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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April 25, 2018: Springtime In The Smokies Photo Workshop

Time: This is a mult-day event: April 25-29, 2018
Fee: $1175

Category: Travel Workshops
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Join us for this exciting spring workshop to Great Smoky Mountain National Park! This workshop is being timed to coincide with the peak spring wildflower season, we'll find the forest floor carpeted with a riot of wildflowers and the dogwood and redbud should also be at peak.  Additionally, all the streams and waterfalls running at a very high volume will make for even more photographic opportunities. If that weren't enough, this park offers great landscapes, charming historic buildings and settlements, bear, deer, coyote, turkey, songbirds and so much more. Join Steve Gettle and Marie Joabar in the Smokies during the peak springtime shooting season.

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April 28, 2018: National Zoo Field Shoot

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

Whether you’re planning an African safari or just want to learn how to photograph animals at the zoo or in your backyard, this class will help you capture more compelling images.

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May 5, 2018: Rock Creek Park Adventure

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $84
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

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.

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May 5, 2018: Fair and Festival Photography at Flower Mart

Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Fee: $79
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

Join us and learn the techniques of photographing street fairs and festivals. Wearing an Official Event Photographer badge, participants will roam the All Hallows Guild Flower Mart at the National Cathedral capturing photos of the people enjoying various events.

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May 6, 2018: Lightroom In A Day

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $149
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 10

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. This LINK will filter the classes so you can see them more easily.

Location: Falls Church

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May 6, 2018: DSLR Photography Basics

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: General Classroom
Spaces left: 10

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. See all the DLSR classes at the General Classroom tab. 

Location: DC

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May 12, 2018: 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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May 19, 2018: Horses in the Country

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 3

In the spirit of Preakness, let’s go out to the country and enjoy horses in a rustic barn setting. Maryland is one of the top states for the horse industry and brings in over $1 billion in revenue. Naming the Thoroughbred as the state horse, horses are an integral part of Maryland. Frolicking in the paddocks on a spring morning the horses and their gentle strength will bring character and personality to your images.

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May 19, 2018: Photoshop For Photographers

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $195
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 10

Join Corey Hilz for a 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: DC

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May 20, 2018: The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth

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

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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June 3, 2018: Historic Fells Point

Time: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Greg Holden
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 10

​Join Greg Holden as we photograph through the streets of Fells Point.  We’ll explore the historic waterfront area photographing interesting people, historic buildings, boats, abstracts in the water and other opportunities that we find in the early morning light.

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June 3, 2018: Getting Started In Food Photography

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Fee: $159
Instructor: Renee Comet
Category: Learn from the Pro Lecture Series
Spaces left: 9

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.

Bonnie Benwick of the Washington Post Food section will be joining Renee at the class as a special guest instructor.

This class includes a hands-on shooting session. Participants break into small groups and practice photographing various food set-ups and lighting conditions. 

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