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January 28, 2023: Creating A Photography Website 

Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Rick Frankle
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 1

If this class is Sold Out, please see the March 18 date.

Whether you want to showcase your skills as a photographer or are a photo hobbyist who wants to share your work on a personal website, Adobe Portfolio gives you the tools you need with a professional look. Bring your best photographs and join Rick Frankle as he guides you through the creation of your website from start to finish.

Includes a 1 to1.5 hour follow up Zoom session.  Date will be announced and sent to you soon.

Location: Falls Church 

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January 28, 2023: Exploring Macro Photography

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 2

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.

This class is also offered on March 11. 

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January 28, 2023: Getting Started In Portraiture

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Aaron Clamage
Category: Flash and Lighting
Spaces left: 2

This class is also offered on March 18th.

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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January 29, 2023: Eagles and Wildlife at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Kim Kelly
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

If this class is Sold Out, please see the 2/18 date.

Blackwater NWR boasts over 20,000 acres of marsh and woodlands that serve a large population of migrating birds along the Atlantic Flyway. During the winter months the number of ducks, geese, snow geese and other migrating birds swell. Second only to Florida, Blackwater has the largest population of nesting eagles on the east coast and January is nesting time for these birds.

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January 29, 2023: Photoshop For Photographers

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

If this class is Sold Out, please see the 3/26 date.

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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January 29, 2023: Photographic Composition – Essential Techniques

Time: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 3

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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January 29, 2023: The FUNdamentals of Food Photography

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $195
Instructor: Laura Chase de Formigny
Category: Learn from the Pros
Spaces left: 3

Have fun with your food! Join Laura Chase de Formigny and be prepared to learn from a pro as she shares her tips and tricks for getting started in food photography.

Location: DC

This class is also offered on March 11th.

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February 4, 2023: Creative Smartphone Photography Field Shoot - Hirshhorn Museum

Time: 10:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field ShootingSmartphone Photography
Spaces left: 1

See the world in a new way with the camera that’s always with you, your Smartphone. Enjoy capturing images on your phone on a photo walk that’s designed to spark creativity!  We'll explore the many creative and colorful exhibits at the Hirshorn Museum and have fun capturing many exciting images.

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February 5, 2023: 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!

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 5, 2023: Getting Started In Studio Lighting

Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Fee: $185
Instructor: Laura Hatcher
Category: Flash and Lighting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

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. 

If this class is Sold Out, please see the 2/2, 2/26 and 3/28 dates. 

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February 6, 2023: The Lightroom Classic Develop Module via Zoom

Time: 7:00-8:00pm
Fee: $$159
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left:

THIS CLASS IS TAUGHT LIVE VIA ZOOM on Feb 6, 13, 20, 27

Designed exclusively for photographers, the Adobe Lightroom programs gives us powerful editing tools in the Develop Module. Marie will walk you though making global adjustments such as adjusting exposure, contrast, color, sharpness, noise reduction, and lens correction. The more powerful tools used for local adjustments such as the cloning, applying red eye or pet eye correction, the graduated and radial filters and the adjustment brush will also be covered giving you the control to edit your photos and make them the best they can be.

Join Marie Joabar in this Lightroom class learn in depth how to get the most from this amazing program!

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February 11, 2023: Sunrise and Early Morning Winter Light at the Tidal Basin

Time: 6:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Judy Graham
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

Improve your landscape skills with the master of Landscape photography, the talented Judy Graham! Judy will help you capture exciting images of the Washington Monument, the MLK Memorial, and the FDR Memorial in the early morning winter light. If Mother Nature cooperates, we'll capture the sun rising over the Jefferson Memorial.

Throughout the morning Judy will be making recommendations and will help you see and create unique and compelling images.

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February 11, 2023: Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

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

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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

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February 12, 2023: Art and Architecture - Creative Captures

Time: 10:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

The National Gallery of Art offers an array of architectural and design details, as well as three dimensional pieces of art. Join Corey for a class exploring how to reimagine the lines and shapes of these elements to create unique and memorable photographs.

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February 18, 2023: Eagles and Wildlife at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Kim Kelly
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 3

Blackwater NWR boasts over 20,000 acres of marsh and woodlands that serve a large population of migrating birds along the Atlantic Flyway. During the winter months the number of ducks, geese, snow geese and other migrating birds swell. Second only to Florida, Blackwater has the largest population of nesting eagles on the east coast and January is nesting time for these birds.

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February 18, 2023: Fieldwork - Photo Basics at Library Of Congress

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 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 at the Library of Congress gives us plenty of photo opportunities to practice exposure settings and creative captures from varying depth of field shots to slow shutter speeds to blur the visitors in a creative way.

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February 19, 2023: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

Time: 10:15 AM - 2:15PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field ShootingSmartphone 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 25, 2023: Getting Started In Real Estate Photography

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Tammy Loverdos
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

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: Alexandria, VA

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February 25, 2023: Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Photo Basics & Misc Classroom
Spaces left: 7

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

Location: Falls Church

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February 26, 2023: Lightroom In A Day

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

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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February 26, 2023: Compelling Compositions at the U.S. Botanical Gardens

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee: $94
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

The Conservatory at the Botanic Gardens offer plenty of options for thinking thru your compositions and seeing stronger images. We'll focus on storytelling with larger landscape shots as well as filling the frame with the details. We'll look for the less obvious ways to compose striking images.

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February 26, 2023: Getting Started In Studio Lighting

Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Fee: $185
Instructor: Laura Hatcher
Category: Flash and Lighting
Spaces left: 2

This class is also offered on 2/2 and 3/28. 

oin 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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March 1, 2023: How To Be A Photography Business Owner

Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Fee: $225
Instructor: Laura Hatcher
Category: Learn from the Pros
Spaces left: 4

Class meets on March 1 and March 8, 2023. Students can choose to attend in-person or via Zoom. In-person is limited to just 4 people and is based on first come, first served.

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

This 2 session 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.

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March 2, 2023: The Art of Black and White Photography

Time: Multiple dates 7-8:30pm
Fee: $125
Instructor: Lewis Katz
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left:

This class is held with Lewis on Zoom from 7-8:30 pm on March 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2023. 

 From start to finish, learn how to create powerful and emotive black and white images.

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March 4, 2023: Painting with Light

Time: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

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 5, 2023: Phone Photography at the Renwick Gallery

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field ShootingSmartphone Photography
Spaces left: 7

See the world in a new way with the camera that’s always with you, your Smartphone. Enjoy capturing images on your phone on a photo walk that’s designed to spark creativity!  We'll explore the many creative and colorful exhibits at the Renwick Gallery and have fun capturing many exciting images.  Learn to use the powerful features built in to the camera app that will change how you think about photographing with a smartphone.  

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March 5, 2023: Exploring Headshot Photography

Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Fee: $185
Instructor: Laura Hatcher
Category: Learn from the Pros
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

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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March 6, 2023: Moonset and Sunrise Over Capitol Columns At National Arboretum

Time: 5:00 AM - 7:15 AM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

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 11, 2023: Exploring Macro Photography

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

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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March 11, 2023: The FUNdamentals of Food Photography

Time: 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee: $195
Instructor: Laura Chase de Formigny
Category: Learn from the Pros
Spaces left: 9

Have fun with your food! Join Laura Chase de Formigny and be prepared to learn from a pro as she shares her tips and tricks for getting started in food photography.

Location: DC

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March 12, 2023: Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Photo Basics & Misc Classroom
Spaces left: 7

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

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March 12, 2023: Night Photography on the National Mall

Time: 6:45 PM - 9:15 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

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

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March 18, 2023: Creating A Photography Website

Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Rick Frankle
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 7

Whether you want to showcase your skills as a photographer or are a photo hobbyist who wants to share your work on a personal website, Adobe Portfolio gives you the tools you need with a professional look. Bring your best photographs and join Rick Frankle as he guides you through the creation of your website from start to finish.

Includes a 1 to1.5 hour follow up Zoom session.  Date will be announced and sent to you soon.

Location: Falls Church 

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March 18, 2023: Getting Started In Portraiture

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Aaron Clamage
Category: Flash and Lighting
Spaces left: 5

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 19, 2023: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

Time: 10:15 AM - 2:15PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field ShootingSmartphone Photography
Spaces left: 9

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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March 25, 2023: Early Morning Cherry Blossoms Photo Shoot with Corey Hilz

Time: 5:45 AM - 8:15 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

Join us in the early morning at the Tidal Basin during Cherry Blossom season. Beginning before sunrise, we'll capture Jefferson Memorial framed with cherry blossoms set against the deep blue sky of twilight. We’ll then photograph our way around the Tidal Basin, capturing the Jefferson and the Washington Monument from many vantage points all framed by the cherry blossoms.

At each point along the way, we'll cover exposure settings, composition considerations and tips for dynamic photos.

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March 25, 2023: Photography Scavenger Hunt at the Naval Academy Campus

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Kim Kelly
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

Let’s have a little fun with photography while developing the “art of seeing” and learning numerous compositional techniques to bring your images to the next level. 

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March 25, 2023: Fieldwork Photo Basics with Cherry Blossoms with Corey Hilz

Time: 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee: $84
Instructor: Corey Hilz
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 at the Tidal Basin provides plenty of photo opportunities. We’ll find the beautiful Cherry Blossom trees, the Jefferson and the Washington Monument framed in Cherry Blossoms and so much more.  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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March 25, 2023: Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Photo Basics & Misc Classroom
Spaces left: 7

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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March 26, 2023: Early Morning Cherry Blossoms Photo Shoot

Time: 5:45 AM - 8:15 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

Join us in the early morning at the Tidal Basin during Cherry Blossom season. Beginning before sunrise, we'll capture Jefferson Memorial framed with cherry blossoms set against the deep blue sky of twilight. We’ll then photograph our way around the Tidal Basin, capturing the Jefferson and the Washington Monument from many vantage points all framed by the cherry blossoms.

At each point along the way, we'll cover exposure settings, composition considerations and tips for dynamic photos.

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March 26, 2023: Photoshop For Photographers

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $175
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 7

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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March 28, 2023: Getting Started In Studio Lighting

Time: 9:30am - 1:00pm
Fee: $185
Instructor: Laura Hatcher
Category: Flash and Lighting
Spaces left: 4

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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April 1, 2023: Composition Field Shoot In Baltimore’s Harbor Area

Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

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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April 15, 2023: Cunningham Falls Park

Time: 8:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Kim Kelly
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 9

Located in the picturesque Catoctin Mountains near the town of Thurmont, Maryland, Cunningham Falls State Park encompasses over 6,000 acres featuring a man-made lake, forests, and Maryland’s tallest (78ft) cascading waterfall, Cunningham Falls. Join me, Kim Kelly, as I lead you on a meandering walk along a natural wooded trail, exploring the newly budding spring flora and wildlife in the area leading up to the falls.

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April 15, 2023: Lightroom In A Day

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

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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April 16, 2023: 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.

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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April 16, 2023: Fieldwork Photo Basics - Late Afternoon On The Mall

Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee: $79
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

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 21, 2023: Night Photography on the National Mall

Time: 7:45 PM - 10:15 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

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

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April 29, 2023: 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. 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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April 30, 2023: Exploring Street Photography

Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 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, 2023: May Day In Annapolis

Time: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Kim Kelly
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

Join Kim Kelly on a walk-about around the beautiful and historic streets of downtown Annapolis as the city celebrates the decades old tradition of May Day. As we stroll around the historic streets, we will have an abundance of photographic opportunities to practice our compositional techniques, explore depth of field, and learn to work in a variety of lighting conditions.

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June 3, 2023: Cinque Terre in Italy Photo Workshop

Time: This is a multi-day event: June 3-10, 2023
Fee: $ From $3775
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Travel Workshops
Spaces left:

SOLD OUT!

Plan your dream vacation, join Marie Joabar in CInque Terre, Italy from june 3-10, 2023 for an exciting 7 days photographing this picturesque region!

Seaside towns, charming villages, colorful beaches, and amazing views in 5 different towns in the area. Italy is gorgeous any time of year early June provides beautiful photographic opportunities and we’ll enjoy capturing them all.

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October 11, 2023: Autumn In Maine Photo Workshop

Time: This is a multi-day event: October 11-15, 2023
Fee: $ See description
Instructor: Marie Joabar and Kim Kelly
Category: Travel Workshops
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The Acadia National Park area on Mount Desert Island, is a photographer’s paradise! Join Instructors Marie Joabar and Kim Kelly and explore the area around Bar Harbor and the best of Acadia including Cadillac Mountain, Jordan Pond, Otter Cliffs, Sand Beach and more, all framed in beautiful autumn color. Discover the ‘Quiet Side’ of Acadia and capture classic harbor views, fall color in along the lakes and from the overlooks and so much more.

We’ve got an exciting itinerary planned to photograph some of the more iconic locations as well as some hidden gems. We’ll be out shooting gorgeous sunrises and will also capture some colorful sunsets. Everyone will come away from this workshop with amazing images and wonderful memories.

Fee includes 4 nights lodging in a lovely bed and breakfast on Mount Desert Island.

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