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January 26, 2022: How To Be A Photography Business Owner

Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Fee: $225
Instructor: Laura Hatcher
Category: Learn from the Pro Lecture Series
Spaces left: 2

Class meets on Jan 26 and on Feb 2.

Join Laura Hatcher to learn how to lay a solid foundation and build an actionable plan towards legally making money with your camera.

This 2 session in-person class is designed to provide experienced photographers, who aspire to earn money from photography, with accurate and relevant resources, lessons learned, and advice on establishing a legitimate photography business.

This class is also offered as a single session class on Sunday, March 13.

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January 29, 2022: Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: General Classroom
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

New Date Just Added

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: DC

If this class is sold out, please see the February 19, 27 or March 12 dates.

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January 30, 2022: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

Time: 11:30 AM - 2:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: Smartphone Photography
Spaces left: 6

New Date Just Added!

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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January 30, 2022: The Professional Headshot Workflow

Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Fee: $175
Instructor: Laura Hatcher
Category: Learn from the Pro Lecture Series
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

If this class is Sold Out, please see the March 6 date. 

This class provides photographers who aspire to take professional headshots with an opportunity to learn how to attract, book, communicate to, and manage headshot clients from inquiry to delivery of images.  Join Laura Hatcher in her studio and practice how to interact with a client during a headshot session. Limited to just 4 students.

People who enjoy this topic might also enjoy the How To Be A Photography Business Owner class offered Jan 26 and again on March 13.

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January 31, 2022: Webinar Recordings

Time: 1 hour
Fee: $$20

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Purchase any of our past Webinar recordings. Each webinar is 1 hour long on various topics. 

Instructor Emily Carter Mitchell - Backyard Bird Photography

Instructor Lori Lankford - Photographing Spring In The Garden  

Instructor Lori Lankford - Winter in Place! Creative Photography Ideas

Instructor Michael Koren - Exploring Street Photography

Instructor Marie Joabar  - The Joy of Using Lightroom Classic

Instructor Catherine Simmons - Photoshop Essentials

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February 5, 2022: Photographic Composition – Essential Techniques

Time: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

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. 

This class will teach you techniques to improve the composition of your photos with hands-on shooting experience coupled with feedback.

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February 6, 2022: The Lightroom Classic Develop Module - Powerful Editing Tools

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $159
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Designed exclusively for photographers, the Adobe Lightroom Develop Module offers incredible tools for editing our digital images. Join Marie Joabar as she provides in-depth explanations of these tools and shows you various ways to edit your photos whether you shoot Raw or JPEG. 

Bonus offering - This class offers students access to more than 35 pre-recorded video lessons so they can re-review what was covered in the classroom and also watch and learn from topics that weren't covered. 

If you prefer to learn the Lightroom Library and Develop Module all in one day, consider our Lightroom In A Day class offered monthly.

Location: DC

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February 8, 2022: Group Photo Critique Session

Time: 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Fee: $64
Instructor: Lewis Katz
Category: Learn from the Pro Lecture Series
Spaces left: 5

Did you ever want to get other photographer’s as well as a professional’s opinion of your work?  Here is your opportunity to participate in a group critique session with a professional photographer and several or your peers. 

This class meets on Zoom at 7-8:15pm EST 

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February 12, 2022: Winter Wonderland Adventure

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 3

The month of February surely will bring wintery scenes and is ideal for the hearty photographer in this photographic outing. Using weather to our advantage, one can create unique images that tell a story.

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February 12, 2022: Using Lightpads to Create Magical Floral Images

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Lori Lankford
Category: General Classroom
Spaces left: 4

Join Lori Lankford and learn hands-on how to creatively photograph florals using a lightpad or lightbox. 

Location: DC

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February 12, 2022: Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: General Classroom
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

If this class is sold out, please see the February 19 or 27 dates.

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: DC

If this class is sold out, please see the February 19, 27, or March 12 dates.

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February 13, 2022: 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: 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 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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February 16, 2022: Sunset and Moonrise Over The Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum

Time: 4:15pm - 7:00pm
Fee: $109
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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February 19, 2022: Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 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.

Location: DC

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February 20, 2022: Winter in Historic Frederick

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Lori Lankford
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

Join Lori Lankford and enjoy a winter walk through the historic town of Frederick. We will explore many aspects of winter photography. Capturing long shadows, water reflections, and street scenes will be covered while we explore Carroll Creek and Baker Park in Frederick, MD. 

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February 20, 2022: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

Time: 11:30 AM - 2:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: Smartphone Photography
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

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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February 26, 2022: Lightroom In A Day

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $159
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 1

Learn Lightroom Classic 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 Classic 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

If this class is sold out, please see the March 27th date.

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February 26, 2022: Snow Geese Photo Workshop

Time: Multi-day WORKSHOP - Feb 26 and Feb 27
Fee: $239
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: Travel Workshops
Spaces left: 7

Each year in early spring, thousands of migrating Snow Geese arrive in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Spending their days foraging on the corn fields, and roosting at night on the lake, these geese refuel before heading out on their last push north.

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February 27, 2022: Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: General Classroom
Spaces left: 4

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: Falls Church

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February 27, 2022: Getting Started In Portraiture

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Catherine Simmons
Category: Flash and Lighting
Spaces left: 1

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. 

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March 5, 2022: Photographic Composition – Essential Techniques

Time: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

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. 

This class will teach you techniques to improve the composition of your photos with hands-on shooting experience coupled with feedback.

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March 5, 2022: Eastern Shore’s Wintering Ducks

Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Each winter, thousands of ducks call the Chesapeake Bay their home. One of their favorite places to visit is in Cambridge, Maryland where they are easily accessible for photography. Join us and enjoy several different species of ducks. Spend time with this cooperative flock and improve your bird photography skills.

This class is limited to just 6 people.

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March 6, 2022: The Lightroom Classic Library Module - Getting Organized

Time: 9:30 AM- 1:30 PM
Fee: $159
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 7

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.

Spend an afternoon with Marie Joabar learning the Lightroom Classic Library Module covering the various options for importing images into your catalog, organizing them in folders, and managing them with a system that keeps your images organized and easy to find. 

Bonus offering - This class offers students access to more than 35 pre-recorded video lessons so they can re-review what was covered in the classroom and also watch and learn from topics that weren't covered. 

If you prefer to learn the Lightroom Library and Develop Module all in one day, consider our Lightroom In A Day class offered monthly.

Location: Falls Church

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March 6, 2022: The Professional Headshot Workflow

Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Fee: $175
Instructor: Laura Hatcher
Category: Learn from the Pro Lecture Series
Spaces left: 4

This class provides photographers who aspire to take professional headshots with an opportunity to learn how to attract, book, communicate to, and manage headshot clients from inquiry to delivery of images.  Join Laura Hatcher in her studio and practice how to interact with a client during a headshot session. Limited to just 4 students. 

People who enjoy this topic might also enjoy the How To Be A Photography Business Owner class offered March 13.

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March 12, 2022: Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
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 Corey Hilz for an informative class covering exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more.

Location: Falls Church

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March 12, 2022: Getting Started In Portraiture

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Catherine Simmons
Category: Flash and Lighting
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. 

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March 12, 2022: Painting with Light

Time: 6:15PM-9:15PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

Join instructor Marie Joabar and learn the tips and tricks to create lighting masterpieces. With special access to the historic Ivy Hill Cemetery at nighttime, 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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March 13, 2022: Waterfalls Of The Potomac

Time: 6:00AM - 9:00AM
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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March 13, 2022: Smartphone Photography - Art On The Mall

Time: 11:30 AM - 2:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: Smartphone Photography
Spaces left: 3

Learn to use the camera that’s always with you and go beyond taking a simple snapshot to creating a photograph that’s an artistic expression unique to your vision. Join Michael Koren outdoors at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden and the exciting new "Draw the Curtain" covering the outside of the Hirschhorn Museum building. We’ll find endless photographic opportunities perfect for smartphone photography in this area.

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March 13, 2022: How To Be A Photography Business Owner

Time: 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Fee: $225
Instructor: Laura Hatcher
Category: Learn from the Pro Lecture Series
Spaces left: 8

Join Laura Hatcher to learn how to lay a solid foundation and build an actionable plan towards legally making money with your camera.

This class is designed to provide experienced photographers, who aspire to earn money from photography, with accurate and relevant resources, lessons learned, and advice on establishing a legitimate photography business.

People who enjoy this topic might also enjoy the Professional Headshot Workflow class offered on March 6.

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March 17, 2022: Moonset and Sunrise Over Capitol Columns At National Arboretum

Time: 5:45 AM - 8:15 AM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

Join us in the wee hours of the morning for this special access opportunity to photograph the moonset and sunrise over the lighted Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum. We’ll start the class by capturing the Capital Columns with the moon setting behind them, then we’ll turn around and photograph the sun as it rises through the columns. 

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

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March 19, 2022: The Lightroom Classic Develop Module - Powerful Editing Tools

Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fee: $159
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 6

Designed exclusively for photographers, the Adobe Lightroom Develop Module offers incredible tools for editing our digital images. Join Marie Joabar as she provides in-depth explanations of these tools and shows you various ways to edit your photos whether you shoot Raw or JPEG. 

Bonus offering - This class offers students access to more than 35 pre-recorded video lessons so they can re-review what was covered in the classroom and also watch and learn from topics that weren't covered. 

If you prefer to learn the Lightroom Library and Develop Module all in one day, consider our Lightroom In A Day class offered monthly.

Location: Falls Church 

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March 19, 2022: Composition Field Shoot In Baltimore’s Harbor Area

Time: 3:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

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 and see weathered industrial machinery. On the water, we'll see sailboats, tugboats, and cargo ships gliding by as they go about their daily work.

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March 20, 2022: Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: General Classroom
Spaces left: 6

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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March 27, 2022: Lightroom In A Day

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $159
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 8

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

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March 30, 2022: Tulip Magnolias at the Smithsonian Gardens

Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

A lovely garden is tucked away next to the Smithsonian Castle and is filled with beautiful saucer magnolias that bloom magnificently in early spring.

Join Emily Carter Mitchell for this early morning garden photo field shoot to improve on your garden and floral photography. This garden offers a variety of subjects that help develop your creative eye for strong compositions.

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March 30, 2022: Springtime In Charleston Photo Workshop

Time: This is a multi-day event: March 30-April 3, 2022
Fee: $1450
Instructor: Lori Lankford
Category: Travel Workshops
Spaces left: 3

Join us in Charleston in the most beautiful season of Springtime.

Charleston South Carolina is a seaside town steeped in rich history. Spring is one of the best times to visit the low country as the city is bathed in spring color and the weather is perfect. This workshop will explore the civil war era homes and cobblestone streets of historic Charleston. Experience the iconic plantations where we will capture the gardens filled with azaleas and the trails of live oak trees. Visiting several coastal towns we will capture colorful sunrises and sunsets. 

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April 9, 2022: Waterfalls in the Patapsco

Time: 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

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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April 10, 2022: Fieldwork - Late Afternoon On The Mall

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee: $79
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.

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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April 15, 2022: Moonset and Sunrise Over Capitol Columns At National Arboretum

Time: 4:30 AM - 7:15 AM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

Join us in the wee hours of the morning for this special access opportunity to photograph the moonset and sunrise over the lighted Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum. We’ll start the class by capturing the Capital Columns with the moon setting behind them, then we’ll turn around and photograph the sun as it rises through the columns. 

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

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April 16, 2022: Horses in the Country

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

Enjoy the country life and horses in a rustic barn setting. Join Emily Mitchell at an exclusive historical estate filled with Maryland history and horses in the back drop.

A per person donation is collected for the horse handlers and the facility. 

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April 23, 2022: Beginner Flower Photography in the Garden

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Lori Lankford
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

Join instructor Lori Lankford for a Beginner class on Garden Photography.  The class will give you an introduction to capturing beautiful close-up images in the garden.

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April 24, 2022: Waterfalls Of The Potomac

Time: 5:15AM - 8:15AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 9

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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April 24, 2022: Springtime at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Time: 5:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $165
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

With an expansive 23,000 acres, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland’s Eastern Shore offers wonderful landscapes filled with wildlife. Spring migration will be in full swing and the refuge can be filled with a wide variety of songbirds.

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April 30, 2022: 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.

Location: DC

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April 30, 2022: 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 1, 2022: Create Impressionistic Images - Winterthur Gardens

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Lori Lankford
Category: In the Field ShootingTravel Workshops
Spaces left: 4

Join instructor Lori Lankford for a spring day spent creatively capturing garden scenes at the renown Winterthur Gardens. Learn tips and techniques to creatively capture beautiful floral and garden images. 

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May 1, 2022: May Day In Annapolis

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

Join Emily Carter Mitchell and celebrate spring in a unique event in Historic Annapolis.

On May 1st Annapolis homes and businesses decorate their entryways with baskets of fresh-cut flowers and colorful ribbons to commemorate May Day. We will walk the historic streets and work on our technical and compositional skills to create a wonderful collection of images to share. This class is great for any camera of choice and all skill levels are welcome to attend.

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May 15, 2022: Delaware Shorebird Extravaganza

Time: 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee: $175
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 2

The Delaware seashore during the month of May attracts thousands of Horseshoe crabs that lay their eggs on the sandy shoreline. The Horseshoe crab eggs are a critical food source for migrating shorebirds along their long journey from the south on their way to their breeding grounds in the north.

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May 15, 2022: Creative Garden Photography - Exploring Light

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Lori Lankford
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

Join instructor Lori Lankford and explore natural light in garden photography. 

We will review types of light, how to find and create bokeh, how to modify the light, and how to use light to enhance our images. Using Dumbarton Oaks Gardens as our studio, we’ll find beautiful natural light to enhance our images in a creative way.

Class limit: 8 students.

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May 22, 2022: Creative Close-Up Photography in the Gardens

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Lori Lankford
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

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 fun tools to add creativity while photographing. 

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