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November 23, 2019: 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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December 4, 2019: 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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December 7, 2019: Fieldwork - Photography Basics at U.S. Botanical Gardens

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee: $74
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 1

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 U.S. Botanical Gardens Conservatory and with the beautiful holiday decorations, we'll find 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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December 8, 2019: 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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December 11, 2019: Meadowlark’s Winter Walk Of Lights

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee: $79
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 10

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 14, 2019: 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: 6

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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December 14, 2019: Night Photography at Georgetown Glow

Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Geoff Livingston
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 3

Capture incredible nighttime images at the exciting GLOW art installation in Georgetown. Join Instructor Geoff Livingston for this unique nighttime photography class.

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December 19, 2019: Meadowlark’s Winter Walk Of Lights

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee: $79
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 9

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 29, 2019: Wintering Waterfowl

Time: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 9

Each winter thousands of ducks call the Chesapeake Bay area their home. Join us at Constitution Gardens in our Nation’s Capital and enjoy wintering waterfowl with the Washington Monument in the backdrop. You’ll enjoy several different species of ducks and learn how to photograph birds in the wild. Learn the concepts of bird photography and field skills needed to capture our feathered friends.

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January 4, 2020: Early Morning Light At Washington National Cathedral

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 10

The beautiful National Cathedral is a great place to hone your skills in architectural and church photography. And one of the best times to do it is in the early morning light especially in the winter months.  When the sun is low in the southern sky, its beams pour through the south-facing stained glass windows of the Nave, projecting a riot of colors from these windows onto the grey stone columns, walls, and floors of the cathedral.

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January 5, 2020: Photographic Composition – Essential Techniques

Time: 10:10 AM - 2:10 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. 

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 11, 2020: Exploring Macro Photography

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

Small subjects or little pieces of a larger subject are fascinating to explore with your camera. This class will teach you about the technical and creative aspects of successful close-ups. Find out how to work with different natural lighting conditions, as well 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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January 19, 2020: National Airport Photo Safari

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee: $74
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

The huge picture windows, the Jeffersonian-style arching domes, and the built-in artwork of architect Cesar Pelli’s $300 million Terminal B/C at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport provide many opportunities for good exterior and interior architectural photography. And the BEST time of day to capture all of this is at twilight, that period of deep blue-sky lighting which takes place shortly after sunset.

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January 25, 2020: Real Estate and Architectural Photography

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

Good pictures sell houses and condominiums via the web, or in brochures and publications. This class, designed for people wishing to photograph their own homes or real estate agents shooting listed properties, is taught by professional architectural photographer, E. David Luria, and will take place in a private home, providing hands-on training in exterior and interior architectural photography.

Location: Centerville

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