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July 22, 2018: Sunflowers at McKee-Beshers Marsh

Time: 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 3

Sunny Sunflower faces greet you in the early morning at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area. With wide sweeping fields of sunflowers, the possibilities are endless for the flower, nature and wildlife photographer. 

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July 24, 2018: Marine Corps Silent Drill Team Photo Safari

Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee: $79
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 2

Don't miss the opportunity to photograph breathtaking performance by the  US Marine Corps Silent Drill Team as they perform at the base of the Lincoln Memorial and then toss their bayoneted rifles end over end at each other! We'll also photograph around the various memorials in the area including the Lincoln Memorial.

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July 26, 2018: 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: 3

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 at this class 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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July 27, 2018: Moonset and Sunrise Over Capitol Columns At National Arboretum

Time: 5:05AM - 7:30 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Join us in the wee hours of the morning for this special access opportunity to photograph the moonset and sunrise over the Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum.

We’ll start the class by capturing the Capital Columns with the moon setting behind them, then we’ll turn around and photograph the sun as it rises through the columns.

A per person donation to the National Arboretum is included in the price of the class.

Limit 8

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July 28, 2018: Seeing in Black and White

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Greg Holden
Category: Editing/Post ProcessingGeneral Classroom
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

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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July 28, 2018: Fieldwork - Photography Basics at Union Station

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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 is Washington Union Station 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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July 28, 2018: Natural Light Portraiture

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Fee: $99

Category: Flash and Lighting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Postponed from June 2 due to rain.

Jump start your career as a portrait photographer and learn the essentials of using natural light and posing techniques. Part presentation and part hands-on, participants will come away with a solid foundation on positioning their subjects and using and modifying natural light to enhance them.

Location: DC

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July 29, 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: Falls Church

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July 29, 2018: Family and Children Photography

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Catherine Simmons
Category: General Classroom
Spaces left: 1

Photographing families and children can be both meaningful and artistically rewarding as well as financially beneficial. Family portraiture is a beautiful way to celebrate the gift of togetherness, strengthen relational bonds, build self-esteem in children, and document the family unit.

Whether photographing children for the family album or creating timeless portraits for future generations to enjoy, this class will help you build the skills necessary to achieve your goals. 

Location: Falls Church

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July 29, 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: 4

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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July 29, 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: SOLD OUT!

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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August 3, 2018: Fun and Finds at A Salvage Shop

Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fee: $79
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

Join us at the Community Forklift salvage shop as we explore through our lens all the fun and finds we’ll see there. This class is being held during their First Friday event so we can capture all the great architectural treasures indoors in their warehouse and then enjoy capturing the fun and a bit of street photography at the outdoor event.

From vintage chandeliers and radiators to the people enjoying great food, live music and face painting, we’ll have plenty of opportunities for some really fun photography.

As with our other street fair and festivals classes, participants will wear Official Event Photographer badges and can roam the property capturing salvage shots and or photos of the First Friday happenings.

Limit 8

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August 4, 2018: Hummingbirds in the Garden

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Hummingbirds flit about visiting native flowering plantings for their sweet nectar giving ample opportunity for beautiful captures.

Join us and learn how to capture Hummingbirds in action. Learn what camera settings you’ll need to photograph birds in flight and how to be quick to get the shot.

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August 4, 2018: Lightroom In A Day

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $149
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 1

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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August 5, 2018: Exploring Macro Photography

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

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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August 5, 2018: Twilight at National Airport Photo Safari

Time: 6:15PM - 8:45PM
Fee: $74
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

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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August 8, 2018: Hummingbirds in the Garden

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Hummingbirds flit about visiting native flowering plantings for their sweet nectar giving ample opportunity for beautiful captures.

Join us and learn how to capture Hummingbirds in action. Learn what camera settings you’ll need to photograph birds in flight and how to be quick to get the shot.

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August 11, 2018: Butterflies at Brookside Gardens

Time: 6:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Price includes $30 ticket for the "before hours" pass.

Join us for a special morning of photographing butterflies at Brookside Gardens. We’ll have special access to the butterflies for two hours before the conservatory opens to the public. You’ll be able to use tripods and not have to work around crowds of people. We’ll begin outside with a discussion of techniques and settings for butterfly photography, as well as some close-up garden photography. When it’s our time with the butterflies we’ll be prepped and ready to go, maximizing our butterfly experience.

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August 11, 2018: DSLR Photography Basics

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

Appropriate for DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras with manual exposure settings.

Today's 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: FC

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August 11, 2018: External Flash Made Easy

Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Flash and Lighting
Spaces left: 3

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. 

This class is appropriate for ALL BRANDS: Nikon, Canon, Fuji, Pentax, Sony, etc.

Location: DC

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August 11, 2018: A Photo Safari from the CEB Tower Observation Deck!

Time: 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Fee: $94
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left:

When you fly into Reagan Washington National Airport from the north, coming down the Potomac River, you get a fleeting glimpse of the DC area. If you are sitting on the right side of your plane, you see the Arlington Skyline and then the Pentagon. If you are lucky enough to sit on the left side of the plane, you see all the beautiful monuments and the Capitol on the National Mall. Your view lasts about 30 seconds  and then it's gone! If the plane’s wing is not in the way, you might even get a picture!

Now you can experience that view at your leisure with your feet planted firmly on the ground, AND get beautiful pictures at the same time by joining us for this exciting new photo Safari from the 35th floor rooftop Observation Deck of the newly opened CEB Building Tower in Arlington VA, just slightly west of the airplane flight paths.

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August 12, 2018: Hummingbirds in the Garden

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 1

Hummingbirds flit about visiting native flowering plantings for their sweet nectar giving ample opportunity for beautiful captures.

Join us and learn how to capture Hummingbirds in action. Learn what camera settings you’ll need to photograph birds in flight and how to be quick to get the shot.

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August 12, 2018: Photoshop For Photographers

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $195
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 6

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 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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August 12, 2018: 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: 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 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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August 18, 2018: Morning On The Meadows

Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

Late summer brings warm days and cool nights creating misty meadows in the morning. Country gardens damp with dew among a historic farm offers beautiful nature compositions.

Join us at Howard County Conservancy and let’s walk the meadows and gardens to create compelling captures. This class is designed for anyone wanting to develop their artistic eye with a camera.

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August 18, 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: 4

​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 beautiful exterior and then move indoors and capture the 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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August 19, 2018: DSLR Photography Basics

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

Appropriate for DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras with manual exposure settings.

Today's 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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August 19, 2018: Exploring Street Photography

Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

This hands-on class will explore the unique aspects of the street photography genre and help you create compelling photographs that go beyond the ordinary snapshot.  Join Michael Koren for an afternoon learning pro level tips and techniques, privacy issues associated with street photography, as well as a hands-on session followed by an image review and feedback. 

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September 9, 2018: Waterfalls of The Patapsco Adventure

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

Maryland offers a variety of beautiful waterfalls that are just waiting to be discovered.  Join us for this “Adventure” hike through Patapsco Valley State Park and enjoy the meandering path along a babbling brook. Expand your creative nature photography by getting off the beaten track and find the hidden treasures on the trail.

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September 14, 2018: Georgetown At Night

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee: $79
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

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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September 15, 2018: 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. See all the DLSR classes at the General Classroom tab. 

Location: Falls Church

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September 15, 2018: Getting Started in Bird Photography at the Maryland Zoo Baltimore

Time: 9:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Fee: $84
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

Join us at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and learn how to photograph birds in the wild. Learn the concepts of digital photography, field skills and equipment needed capture our feathered friends.  Designed for the beginning/novice photographer, this course will get you well on your way in photographing nature and wildlife at its best.

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September 15, 2018: Getting Started In Portraiture

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Catherine Simmons
Category: Flash and Lighting
Spaces left: 9

Having the ability to take your own professional looking portraits can not only serve as a way to save some money on expensive studio portraits but can also be a way to beautifully document the people you love in a way that is meaningful to you and that represents your unique style of expression.

If you want to advance your portraiture skills and techniques and begin taking portrait images that are high in both quality and aesthetic, this class is for you. With the skills learned in this class, you will have full control over all the elements that go into making a successful portrait.

Location: Falls Church

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September 16, 2018: Exploring Macro Photography

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

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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September 16, 2018: Faces, Not Places, Photo Safari

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $74
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
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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September 22, 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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September 22, 2018: Smartphone Photography - Getting Started at the American Indian Museum

Time: 11:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: Smartphone Photography
Spaces left: 10

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

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September 23, 2018: Getting Started In Food Photography

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Fee: $169
Instructor: Renee Comet
Category: Learn from the Pro Lecture Series
Spaces left: 8

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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September 23, 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.

Today’s 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 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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September 27, 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: 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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September 29, 2018: Fieldwork - Photography Basics in Old Town Alexandria

Time: 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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.

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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September 29, 2018: National Zoo Field Shoot

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

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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September 29, 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.

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September 29, 2018: Creating Books with Lightroom’s Book Module

Time: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Mel McNamara
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 8

Photographs can take us on a journey.  Learn to use the Book Module in Lightroom to create your own visual journey to share with friends, colleagues, and family or to sell.  We will explore in depth the Lightroom Book Module to create visual stories that we can then upload to Blurb’s website for you to make a book for yourself or to share with others.

Location: Falls Church

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September 30, 2018: External Flash Made Easy

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Flash and Lighting
Spaces left: 8

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.

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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September 30, 2018: Advanced External Flash Class

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Flash and Lighting
Spaces left: 4

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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September 30, 2018: Exploring Street Photography

Time: 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 10

This hands-on class will explore the unique aspects of the street photography genre and help you create compelling photographs that go beyond the ordinary snapshot.  Join Michael Koren for an afternoon learning pro level tips and techniques, privacy issues associated with street photography, as well as a hands-on session followed by an image review and feedback. 

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October 6, 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.

Today's 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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October 6, 2018: Family and Children Photography

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Catherine Simmons
Category: General Classroom
Spaces left: 8

Photographing families and children can be both meaningful and artistically rewarding as well as financially beneficial. Family portraiture is a beautiful way to celebrate the gift of togetherness, strengthen relational bonds, build self-esteem in children, and document the family unit.

Whether photographing children for the family album or creating timeless portraits for future generations to enjoy, this class will help you build the skills necessary to achieve your goals. 

Location: DC

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October 13, 2018: 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.

Location: Falls Church

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October 13, 2018: Wacom Tablets - Powerful Tools for Photo Editing

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $69
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Editing/Post Processing
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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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October 14, 2018: Exploring Macro Photography

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
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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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October 16, 2018: Tuscany Photography Workshop

Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee: $3690
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Travel Workshops
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Join Marie Joabar in Tuscany, Italy from October 16 to 24, 2018 for an exciting 8 days photographing this picturesque region! This workshop is offered through Il Chiostro at their annual Autumn Arts Festival held at the Dievole Chianti Classico Winery.

Historic walled cities, charming villages, sprawling wineries and ancient cathedrals, these are just some of the places we will visit on this fall photography workshop in beautiful Tuscany. Italy is gorgeous any time of year but autumn provides some of the best photographic opportunities and we’ll enjoy capturing them all.

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October 20, 2018: The Small Studio

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

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October 28, 2018: Great Falls At Dawn

Time: 6:00AM - 9:00AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 9

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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