Capital Photography Center Blog
October 4, 2023
The key to an engaging landscape image is to convey a sense of depth. Having something interesting in the foreground grabs the viewer’s attention and draws them into the scene where they can explore the middle area and the background. When there is interest in all three areas, it’s important to render all of them sharp.
Learn about the 4 key elements used to capture great depth.Read More
September 14, 2023
What makes a good portrait? When Aaron Clamage teaches our Getting Started in Portraiture class, he asks the group what their definition of a Portrait is.
Some think of it as a formally posed photo of a person, or a studio headshot, while others think of it as a way to capture a person's essence or tell a story about them. These are all correct answers but I think we can agree that the most important part of a portrait is capturing the person’s essence or conveying their story.
Read on for tips for capturing great portraits.Read More
August 2, 2023
Filters can enhance the look of our images and there are plenty to choose from. Whether you photograph flowers and gardens, beautiful landscapes or dynamic cityscapes, there are a few filters you to consider having in your camera bag.Read More
July 6, 2023
We've officially hit the halfway mark of the year and it's time to take a moment to reflect on those fantastic New Year's resolutions and goals you set back in January. Remember the excitement and determination that fueled you when you made those commitments? Well, now's the perfect time to check in and assess your progress.Read More
June 15, 2023
We’ve just concluded our Cinque Terre, Italy Photo workshop and it is truly a spectacular area that we will definitely be going back to.
Cinque Terre is a coastal region north of Pisa and south of Genoa. The name translates to Five Lands and stands for the 5 villages. All feature colorful buildings built on the mountainside, terraced vineyards, olive trees sprinkled about, busy harbors, and the locals are friendly and welcoming. From the restaurants, to the cafes, markets, shops and the beaches, we had fun exploring each of these towns.
See our photos on our Cinque Terre Student Showcase https://capitalphotographycenter.com/showcase/cinque-terre-showcaseRead More
May 18, 2023
Long Exposure Photography is all about using a slow shutter speed. Since the shutter speed controls motion, we can slow it or “drag” it to blur anything that’s moving while keeping stationary subjects sharp. We can also use it for playful, creative and dramatic imagery.Read More
April 19, 2023
Black and white photography is experiencing a resurgence in popularity both in the digital world and the analog (film) world. What is it that’s responsible for this increased interest? Perhaps people want to explore the origin of the medium? Regardless of the reason, it provides today’s photographer with so many opportunities to create and express their artistic visionRead More
March 30, 2023
Composition can be challenging for many. For others, it comes naturally and “seeing” strong compositions comes easy. Some call that having a 'good eye'.
If you fall in the first category don’t be discouraged, composition can be learned. By studying the subject, spending time looking at other's images and practice, you can and will improve.Read More
February 16, 2023
In celebration of Black History month, we would like share this collection of photography books.
Each beautifully showcases some aspect of black history in America; black culture, black community and everyday life, black photographers, portraits of Harlem’s artistic community, civil rights issues, and more.
We hope you’ll explore the selection!Read More
January 26, 2023
Many of you have probably already heard the news of Roy Sewall passing away. Roy struggled with health issues and recently they got the best of him.
Although we are incredibly saddened we are so very fortunate to have known him! We have many fond memories of the years that Roy taught with us and I wanted to share a few stories here.Read More
December 15, 2022
There’s no doubt this is a busy time of year. Despite that, we should still carve out time for our photography, even if it is just around our home. Here are a few suggestions to make some meaningful holiday photos without a lot of stress, complication or making a big time commitment.Read More
November 20, 2022
Join us for the YEAR! Stay immersed in photography throughout the year with monthly themed topics, 4 in-person meetups, and 12 exciting presentations by various CPC instructors!
We're so excited to offer this new progam and it's such a geat way to stay 'focused' on your photography and grow with each of the topic presentations we'll offer.Read More