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April 20, 2024: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

Time: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field ShootingSmartphone Photography
Spaces left: 2

This class is also offered on 5/19 and 6/23.

Learn to use the iPhone camera 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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April 21, 2024: Lightroom In A Day

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $159
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 2

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..

Location: Falls Church, VA

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April 21, 2024: Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Photo Basics & Misc Classroom
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

This class is also offered on 5/11, 5/18, 6/2, and 6/22.

Appropriate for DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras with manual exposure settings.

Unlock the potential of your camera and embark on a journey to create amazing images. Whether you want to capture cherished moments with loved ones, document game-winning action, or preserve the beauty of your travels, our beginner photography classes provide the tools you need with hands-on practice.  Learn how to control the ‘look’ of your images by mastering the exposure settings, not relying on the auto mode of your camera.

Location: DC

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April 27, 2024: Fieldwork - Photo Basics At Brookside Gardens

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $84
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 2

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 or Manual mode so now it’s time for some hands-on.

Our location at the beautiful gardens at Brookside 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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April 27, 2024: Covered Bridges Field Shoot

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field ShootingSmartphone Photography
Spaces left: 1

This class is also offered on May 4.

See the world in a new way and learn how to photograph historic landmarks with artistic vision!

We’ll explore all the photographic possibilities at two historic covered bridges in Frederick County, MD. We’ll go beyond the tourist snapshot and use creative techniques of focus, exposure and composition.

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April 27, 2024: Night Photography in Georgetown

Time: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Geoff Livingston
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Also see Night Photography on the National Mall on 5/18.

Capture incredible nighttime images of DC's most exciting area, Georgetown! Join Instructor Geoff Livingston for this unique nighttime photography class.

 

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May 2, 2024: West Virginia New River Gorge Photo Workshop

Time: This is a multi-day event: May 2-5, 2024
Fee: $885
Instructor: Geoff Livingston and Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field ShootingTravel Workshops
Spaces left: 2


Join Instructors Geoff Livingston and Marie Joabar in wild West Virginia at the New River Gorge park for an amazing springtime photo workshop. We've chosen the ideal location for beautiful landscapes and night sky opportunities. 

Limit: 10-11

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May 4, 2024: Photoshop For Photographers

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $175
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 8

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's 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: Falls Church

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May 4, 2024: Covered Bridges Field Shoot

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field ShootingSmartphone Photography
Spaces left: 5

See the world in a new way and learn how to photograph historic landmarks with artistic vision!

We’ll explore all the photographic possibilities at two historic covered bridges in Frederick County, MD. We’ll go beyond the tourist snapshot and use creative techniques of focus, exposure and composition.

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May 5, 2024: 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. Learn 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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May 11, 2024: Jug Bay Wetlands Field Shoot

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Kim Kelly
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

NEW CLASS OFFERING

Join Kim Kelly, as she leads you on an exploratory walk capturing nature's intimate details and living species that inhabit Jug Bay.

 

 

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May 11, 2024: Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

Time: 9:30am-1:30pm
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Photo Basics & Misc Classroom
Spaces left: 5

This class is also offered on 5/18, 6/2 and 6/22.

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 Corey Hilz for an informative class covering exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition, and more.

Location: Falls Church, VA
 

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May 11, 2024: Advanced Lightroom - Powerful Masking Tools

Time: 2:30 pm-5:30 pm
Fee: $119
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 6

NEW CLASS OFFERING
Learn about Masking in Lightroom, from the basic to the complex. This class will focus entirely on using the Masking tool. Masking gives you the ability to selectively adjust large or small parts of a photo. You can make changes that are subtle or dramatic. 

Location: FC

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May 11, 2024: Fieldwork Photo Basics - Late Afternoon On The Mall

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee: $84
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

This class is designed for those who have taken any of the Photo 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.

We begin near the Jefferson and then make our way to the Washington Monument and the World War II Memorial where we’ll find plenty of photo opportunities from architecture, statues, fountains, street scenes and more in the late afternoon light thru to the beautiful blue sky of twilight.

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May 18, 2024: Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Photo Basics & Misc Classroom
Spaces left: 4

This class is also offered on 6/2 and 6/22

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.

Location: DC

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May 18, 2024: 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, and hands-on photographing around the White House area. 

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May 18, 2024: Night Photography on the National Mall

Time: 8:00 PM - 10:30 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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May 19, 2024: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

Time: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field ShootingSmartphone Photography
Spaces left: 3

This class is also offered on 6/23.

Learn to use the iPhone camera 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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May 19, 2024: Portrait Editing - Tools and Techniques

Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Fee: $185
Instructor: Laura Hatcher
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 5

Step into the portrait editing workflow of a professional headshot photographer and learn how to unleash the powerful editing tools available in Lightroom Classic and Photoshop!  

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May 19, 2024: Getting Started In Real Estate Photography

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Fee: $119
Instructor: Tammy Loverdos
Category: In the Field ShootingLearn from the Pros
Spaces left: 4

Learn the basics of Real Estate Photography and start developing a strong set skills in this field.

Tammy will take you through a variety of methods that are used in Real Estate- including lighting and bracketing for HDR (high dynamic range). We will also focus on composition theory and how it applies to spaces as well as various methods for dealing with lighting areas in a home from simple to more challenging. 

Location: TBD

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May 22, 2024: Sunset and Moonrise Over The Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum

Time: 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
Fee: $114
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

 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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June 1, 2024: Fieldwork - Photography Basics in Old Town Alexandria

Time: 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Fee: $84
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

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. 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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June 1, 2024: National Zoo Field Shoot

Time: 8:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

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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June 2, 2024: Long Exposure Photography

Time: 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 10

Join Marie Joabar on the Tidal Basin and other key spots on the National Mall for a fun morning learning techniques for capturing long exposures. We'll smooth out water, blur the clouds, slow the water in fountains, practice panning, and capture some creative, abstract shots by moving the camera while exposing. 

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June 2, 2024: Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Photo Basics & Misc Classroom
Spaces left: 10

This class is also offered on 6/22

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 Corey Hilz for an informative class covering exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition, and more.

Location: Falls Church

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June 2, 2024: External Flash Made Easy

Time: 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Flash and Lighting
Spaces left: 9


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: Falls Church, VA 
 

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June 8, 2024: Getting Started In Portraiture

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Aaron Clamage
Category: Flash and LightingLearn from the Pros
Spaces left: 8

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 aesthetics, this class is for you. 

Location: Falls Church
 

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June 8, 2024: Barnstorming In Frederick County

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Fee: $129
Instructor: Kim Kelly
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

The rolling hills around Frederick, Maryland are dotted with historic barns dating back to the mid eighteenth century. For one day only, a selected group of these farms open up their properties a Barnstormer Tour & Plein Air Paint Out.

Join instructor Kim Kelly for fun-filled day capturing these beautiful old barns and surrounding rural landscapes.

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June 8, 2024: In the Abstract – Creating Abstract Images

Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Beth Haubach
Category:
Spaces left: 8

NEW CLASS OFFERING
The techniques used in abstract photography provides a fresh approach to crafting unique images. They may also help the photographer develop a stronger eye and view subjects with a fresh perspective. Using a variety of techniques the photographer finds limitless options and is easily entertained as each frame gives a different result.  

Location: Falls Church

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June 9, 2024: Exploring The Capitol Fountains and Gardens

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

The area surrounding the Capitol has many beautiful fountains and exquisitely maintained gardens.  Join us as we explore the grounds around the Capitol building, fountains at the Library of Congress and the lovely outdoor gardens of the U.S. Botanical Gardens. 

Learn techniques to capture colorful images within the gardens as well how to use long exposure of the flowing fountains.

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June 9, 2024: Lightroom In A Day

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $159
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 7

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..

Location: DC

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June 15, 2024: Rock Creek Park Photo Hike

Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 10

Join Corey Hilz for a morning photo 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.

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June 22, 2024: Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Photo Basics & Misc Classroom
Spaces left: 10

Appropriate for DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras with manual exposure settings.

Unlock the potential of your camera and embark on a journey to create amazing images. Whether you want to capture cherished moments with loved ones, document game-winning action, or preserve the beauty of your travels, our beginner photography classes provide the tools you need with hands-on practice.  Learn how to control the ‘look’ of your images by mastering the exposure settings, not relying on the auto mode of your camera.

Location: DC

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June 23, 2024: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

Time: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field ShootingSmartphone Photography
Spaces left: 10

Learn to use the iPhone camera 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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June 23, 2024: Fieldwork - Photo Basics at American Art Museum

Time: 11:40 AM - 2:10 PM
Fee: $79
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 is the American Art Gallery / Nat Portrait Gallery 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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June 23, 2024: Getting Started In Studio Lighting

Time: 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Fee: $185
Instructor: Laura Hatcher
Category: Flash and LightingLearn from the Pros
Spaces left: 5

Join Laura Hatcher in her Old Town, Alexandria photography studio and learn what gear is best for creating your own studio. This hands-on class provides photographers an opportunity to learn how to set up various types of lighting equipment to create portraits in a studio setting. 

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July 14, 2024: Exploring Headshot Photography

Time: 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Fee: $185
Instructor: Laura Hatcher
Category: Flash and LightingLearn from the Pros
Spaces left: 5

Join Laura Hatcher in her photography studio in Old Town, Alexandria and learn the basics of how to conduct an indoor-studio headshot session. This hands-on class provides photographers an opportunity to learn how to light, photograph, pose, and interact with headshot clients.
 

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October 21, 2024: Tuscany Photography Workshop

Time: This is a multi-day event:
October 21-29, 2024
Fee: $3975
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Travel Workshops
Spaces left:

SOLD OUT but accepting wait list names.
Plan your dream vacation! Join Marie Joabar in Tuscany, Italy from October 21 to 29, 2024 for an exciting 8 days photographing this picturesque region!

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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