2017, May 13: Historic Waterford Field Shoot

Fee includes a donation to the Historic Waterford Foundation.

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.

We'll also be able to photograph in a number of private gardens in Waterford and you'll have the opportunity to capture intimate garden scenes, decorative features and close-ups of flowers.

The class begins at an individual's home with a presentation illustrating the photo opportunities throughout Waterford as well as a discussion of techniques for capturing your best shots.

Throughout the afternoon Corey can help you with your creative vision as well as answer technical questions and will give you immediate feedback on your technique and compositions with critiques in the field. A small group size allows everyone to receive individual attention.

Learn about…
- How to use perspective to make dynamic photographs
- Emphasizing architectural details to show off textures and patterns
- Isolating small garden scenes
- Using depth of field for creative effect 
- Techniques for compelling flower photographs
- Composition techniques for maximum impact 

Equipment Recommendations
- DSLR or mirrorless camera
- Lens(es) covering the range 18-200mm
- Polarizer
- Tripod
- Optional: macro lens or close-up accessories for flower and plant close-ups, diffuser and reflectors 

Note - If anyone would like to carpool please contact Marie Joabar at info@capitalphotographycenter.com. For the most flexibility in coordinating, please share where you would be coming from and if you would like to drive or be a passenger.

Class Limit: 10

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