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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 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: 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!

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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: 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: 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: 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 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 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 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 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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