Capital Photography Center Blog
September 17, 2022
EXCITING NEW CLASS OFFERINGS
We're excited to introduce these new classes and we hope you'll enjoy attending them. Our core classes continue to be popular but it's always fun to find new places to photograph at, new topics to teach, and new instructors that we can learn from. Watch the website for several more we'll be adding soon!
August 24, 2022
Good composition is the ingredient that separates the snap shooter from the artist. It’s the difference between merely documenting a scene and providing your viewer with your personal interpretation of that scene. While learning the basics of leading lines and the rule of thirds is somewhat easy, creating meaningful images using these rules is a lifelong endeavor. Successful composition is always a delicate balance between perception, expression, and execution.Read More
August 4, 2022
It's that time of year, Fair Season! From August thru September there's a fair to photograph every single weekend. The shutterbug will find endless opportunities day or night, indoors or out, from colorful arcades, neon-lit carnival rides, tractor pulls, farm animals, livestock auctions, harvest contests, Miss Fair pageants, to street photography scenes.
14 local area fairs are listed at the bottom of this article so plan to enjoy one near you and have fun photographing it.Read More
July 7, 2022
When we buy a new camera, the auto focus is typically set so the camera chooses what to focus on and also how to focus whether to focus at a single distance or to follow a moving subject.
At our classes and in our Private Sessions, we find many people struggle to achieve sharp focus. They’re frustrated when the focus system is not working the way they need it to so let’s take a look at the settings and learn why.
June 15, 2022
Summer and vacation season are here so whether you're spending time poolside or traveling, throw a photography book in your bag to pick up a tip or two or just for a little inspiration.
Here are some of our favorites. Whether you’re an amateur or professional, photograph people or landscapes, we hope you find some of these books worth the read.Read More
May 19, 2022
Camera Movement shots has become so popular and at our classes, we’re often asked about how to do it. It’s a ton of fun so if you haven’t already tried it, I encourage you to give it a shot!Read More
April 7, 2022
It’s so exciting to see the area come to life with all the spring color. This is the perfect time to plan some beautiful family, engagement, or portrait shots, wide landscape shots or just spend your time getting lost in flower and garden photography.
Here are some of our favorite outdoor spots for photography in the Washington, DC area in springtime.Read More
March 9, 2022
Winter is behind us and we can hardly wait for the spring blooms. The Saucer Magnolias and Cherry Blossoms are getting ready to pop and close on their heels are the redbuds, dogwoods, the colorful tulips.
Even if flower photography is not your passion, it’s hard to pass by these spring beauties without framing a few in your viewfinder.Read More
January 6, 2022
As the year begins, let’s make sure we’re starting off on the right foot with good photography practices. Now is a great time to identify your bad habits and going forward, make a commitment and a strategy to correct them. Check out the list below of some common bad habits… are any of them on your list?Read More
October 21, 2021
Autumn provides shutterbugs of all levels the chance to photograph any and everything with a colorful fall back drop. Although it’s a bit slow this year, soon we’ll be at peak so get your cameras ready for some beautiful fall landscapes and seasonal portraits of family and friends.
Consider these 10 tips for exciting fall photos.Read More