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October 30, 2020: Sunset and Moonrise Over The Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum

Time: 4:45pm - 7:15pm
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Join us for this exclusive and exciting opportunity to photograph the full moon rising over the lighted Capitol Columns. 

We’ll start the class by capturing the Capital Columns bathed in the warm afternoon light. Then when the moon rises, we'll photograph it famed through the columns and then above them. 

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

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November 1, 2020: Autumn in Harpers Ferry

Time: 7:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Autumn in historical Harper's Ferry is beautiful and multiple photographic opportunities are abound. Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachian Trail where the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers meet, this quaint town offers a variety of subjects to capture. In this class we will enhance our technical skills while developing the creative eye for strong and compelling compositions. This class will offer intensive compositional concepts and coaching to help develop your artistic view of the world around you.

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November 7, 2020: Great Falls At Dawn

Time: 5:45AM - 8:45AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Roy Sewall
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 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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November 8, 2020: Rock Creek Park Adventure

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

Join Emily Carter Mitchell for an “Adventure” hike in beautifully wild yet local Rock Creek Park. Expand your creative nature photography by getting off the beaten track and find the hidden treasures on the trail. With a meandering hike along the river this adventure allows us to slow down and create compelling compositions of bridges, granite boulders and flowing waters.

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November 8, 2020: Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

Time: 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: General Classroom
Spaces left: 3

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.

Our DC classroom has been remodeled and is a huge room now, plenty of space to really spread out. 

NOTE - Students will be required to follow COVID-19 Safety Practices, conduct a Self-Screening Health Assessment and sign a Waiver of Liability prior to attending a class. These items can be reviewed on the class registration page.

Location: DC

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November 8, 2020: Composition Field Shoot In Baltimore’s Harbor Area

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

The composition of a photograph is the single most important element a photographer uses to convey an artistic statement.  What’s included, excluded and the arrangement of elements within the frame is all part of composition.  

In this field shoot class, you will learn techniques to improve a photograph’s composition in Baltimore’s iconic harbor area. We’ll have expansive views of the harbor, see weathered industrial machinery, and an incredible view of the Domino Sugar factory.  On the water, we'll see sailboats, tugboats, and cargo ships gliding by as they go about their daily work.

We’ll be shooting during the late afternoon light as well as for about an hour after sunset so we’ll capture beautiful shots of the lit harbor scenes against a beautiful blue twilight sky.  

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November 11, 2020: The Lightroom Classic Library Module - Online

Time: 7pm
Fee: $160
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Editing/Post Processing
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Lightroom is the industry standard for amateurs and professional photographers alike for organizing and editing our images. At the heart of this powerful image management program lies the Library Module where we import, organize, sort, rate and tag our images. Marie covers the various options for importing images into your catalog to exporting images and everything in between, allowing you to set up and understand a system that keeps your images organized and easy to find. 

Join Marie Joabar in this Online course and learn in depth how to get the most from this amazing program! 

OFFERED ONLINE ONLY through our Online site. Follow this link and scroll by date to the upcoming courses.

We will not offer the In-Person Lightroom In Depth classes until we are past COVID-19. 

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November 14, 2020: Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam

Time: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

During the wintering months between November and January, a large number of Bald Eagles are known to gather on the Susquehanna River at Conowingo Dam. There are many wonderful spots along the dam to view and photograph the eagles

Suitable for photographers of all levels, this class will offer plenty of opportunity to work on capturing birds in flight, creating a story with your images, setting proper exposure for changing conditions, and learning about bird behavior.

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November 18, 2020: Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam

Time: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 3

During the wintering months between November and January, a large number of Bald Eagles are known to gather on the Susquehanna River at Conowingo Dam. There are many wonderful spots along the dam to view and photograph the eagles

Suitable for photographers of all levels, this class will offer plenty of opportunity to work on capturing birds in flight, creating a story with your images, setting proper exposure for changing conditions, and learning about bird behavior.

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November 21, 2020: Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam

Time: 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 2

During the wintering months between November and January, a large number of Bald Eagles are known to gather on the Susquehanna River at Conowingo Dam. There are many wonderful spots along the dam to view and photograph the eagles

Suitable for photographers of all levels, this class will offer plenty of opportunity to work on capturing birds in flight, creating a story with your images, setting proper exposure for changing conditions, and learning about bird behavior.

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November 21, 2020: Painting With Light

Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 4

New Class Just Added

Join instructor Marie Joabar and learn the tips and tricks to create lighting masterpieces. With special access to the historic Ivy Hill Cemetery, we’ll light paint some of the older tombstones, some dating back to the 1800s, as well as the old vault.

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November 23, 2020: Photoshop Essentials - Free WEBINAR

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fee: $Free
Instructor: Catherine Simmons
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Join us for a free webinar on November 23th at 7:00 pm and learn just how essential Photoshop can be to any photographer's workflow.

Instructor Catherine Simmons will show off some exciting tools as she does a live demonstration editing a portrait composite and a landscape scene.  Tools covered include the liquify filter, transform tools, layers and masking, and adjustment layers. 

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November 30, 2020: Getting Started with Photoshop - Online

Time: 7pm
Fee: $175
Instructor: Catherine Simmons
Category: Editing/Post Processing
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Join instructor Catherine Simmons for a five-week introduction to the wonders of Photoshop. Even the most beginner level participants will finish the course with a solid understanding and usable set of skills in the program. No previous experience in Photoshop is required.

OFFERED ONLINE ONLY through our Online site. Follow this link and scroll by date to the upcoming courses.

We will not offer the In-Person Photoshop class until we are past COVID-19. 

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December 5, 2020: Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: General Classroom
Spaces left: 8

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.

Our DC classroom has been remodeled and is a very large room now, plenty of space to spread out. 

NOTE - Students will be required to follow COVID-19 Safety Practices, conduct a Self-Screening Health Assessment and sign a Waiver of Liability prior to attending a class. These items can be reviewed on the class registration page.

Location: DC

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December 5, 2020: Miracle on 34th Street Holiday Lights

Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

Since 1947, 34th St. in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore, lights up an entire city block with a colorful display of holiday decorations. Nationally recognized by the Travel Channel, Home and Garden and others, about 25 houses are covered with Holiday lights and decorations from the ground to the roof.  

Learn low light techniques and camera settings to capture the incredible light displays. You will learn to capture artistic images to help create your own Holiday card to share with friends and family.

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December 6, 2020: Holiday Lights in Old Town Alexandria

Time: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Lori Lankford
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 4

Join instructor Lori Lankford for Holiday Lights in Old Town, Alexandria. Take a break from the fast pace of the season and enjoy the unique charm and history of Old Town Alexandria. 

This is a hands-on walking, outdoor class where we will explore the magical lights of the holiday season. We will use historical Alexandria as our backdrop to photograph various lights in creative ways. 

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December 9, 2020: Meadowlark’s Winter Walk Of Lights

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee: $84
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

Meadowlark Garden’s Winter Walk of Lights features 500,000 lights and colorful holiday displays and is a special treat to photograph.  Join instructor Corey Hilz for a special evening wandering among this vibrant and whimsical wonderland.

Our class begins with Corey discussing the strategies for night photography and how to best capture the displays and colorful lights. You will learn what camera settings to use to capture high quality images, with special attention on White Balance, ISO and Autofocus. Focusing in the dark can a challenge and Corey will share tips and techniques that will improve your focusing accuracy.

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December 12, 2020: Holiday Time in Historic Annapolis

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

Annapolis celebrates the holidays in grand style and considered one of America’s Best Towns for the Holidays by Travel and Leisure Magazine. Join us and walk the cobblestone streets of this historic town and enjoy the decked out town in all its finery. Decorated wreaths on brightly painted doorways and the boats along the marina will bring the creative holiday spirit behind the lens.

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