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August 15, 2020: Fieldwork - Photography Basics in Old Town Alexandria

Time: 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Fee: $79
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 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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August 15, 2020: Night Photography on the National Mall

Time: 8:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Geoff Livingston
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Capture incredible nighttime images of DC's most exciting monuments and memorials! Join Instructor Geoff Livingston for this unique nighttime photography class.

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August 23, 2020: Exploring Macro Photography

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 4

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 as 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 23, 2020: National Airport Photo Safari

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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 29, 2020: Morning On The Meadows

Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

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 30, 2020: Morning On The Meadows

Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

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 30, 2020: Macro and Garden Photography

Time: 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

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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 as well as techniques for compelling flower and garden photography. Find out how to work with different natural lighting conditions, as well as seeing stronger flower and close up compositions.

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August 30, 2020: Street Art and Mural Photography

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Geoff Livingston
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 3

There is no better place to photograph fantastic murals, street art, and neighborhood architecture than DC’s historic U Street and Shaw districts. Join Instructor Geoff Livingston and explore some of the most interesting and visually rich residential locations in the city.

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September 6, 2020: Waterfalls of The Patapsco Adventure

Time: 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 4

Maryland offers a variety of beautiful waterfalls that are just waiting to be discovered.  Join us for this “Adventure” hike through Cascade Falls in 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 12, 2020: Waterfalls Of The Potomac

Time: 5:30AM - 8:30AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

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 Corey Hilz and learn how to shoot in low light, capture flowing water, exploit the rising sun, compose waterscapes, and more.

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September 12, 2020: Annapolis At Twilight

Time: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 4

Let’s walk the cobblestone streets of Annapolis and capture this historic town. Starting in the afternoon we will photograph historic homes, lively streets and Naval Academy Cadets walking the streets in their whites. As the light dims, we’ll enjoy the blue hour just after sunset and capture car light trails with long exposures. The city lights brighten the dark sky and the charm of the city really shines through for night photography.

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September 13, 2020: Creative Close Up Photography in the Gardens

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Lori Lankford
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

Join instructor Lori Lankford for Creative Close Up Photography in the Gardens. Lori will share creative techniques and tools to create more compelling images.  We will use the garden as our studio and explore close-up nature, flower, garden photography. 

The class fee includes a supply bag (for you to keep) with tools to add creativity while photographing. 

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September 19, 2020: Exploring Street Photography

Time: 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

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 19, 2020: Night Photography on the National Mall

Time: 6:45 PM - 9:15 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Geoff Livingston
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

Capture incredible nighttime images of DC's most exciting monuments and memorials! Join Instructor Geoff Livingston for this unique nighttime photography class.

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September 20, 2020: National Zoo Field Shoot

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

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 26, 2020: Capturing Video With Still Cameras

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Tony Ventouris
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 4

NEW CLASS
Join Professional Photographer Tony Ventouris in this hands-on class and learn how to record videos with your DSLR or Mirrorless camera. Whether you’re looking to capture family fun, make documentaries, or be the next YouTuber star, this class will lay a solid foundation.

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October 4, 2020: Landscape Photography at Piscataway Park

Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

The Piscataway National Park is nestled across from Mount Vernon on the Maryland side of the Potomac River. Home to the National Colonial Farm, Piscataway Park offers a historical countryside stroll along the Potomac River. This class will provide hands-on learning on the concepts of Landscape photography and the tools that will help improve your landscape images.

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October 11, 2020: Autumn Along Gunpowder River

Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

Autumn is a Landscape photographer’s dream and what better than to enjoy it in scenic Maryland. Join Emily Carter Mitchell along the flowing waters of Gunpowder Falls State Park and improve your skills in Landscape photography.

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October 18, 2020: Exploring Macro Photography

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

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 as 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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