Capital Photography Center | Photography Classes in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and Online

Who knew COVID would last this long?

If you have an expiring Gift Certificate or a Credit Code that you were unable to use due to COVID, not to worry. We have extended the expiration dates so they will be good thru 2021 and perhaps into 2022 depending on the original expiration date. 

Classes : In the Field Shooting

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April 24, 2021: Horses in the Country

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

On a fresh spring day let’s 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. 

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April 25, 2021: Exploring Street Photography

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 1

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 in the Black Lives Matter area.   

This class includes an image review and feedback session via Zoom on 4/29.

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April 26, 2021: Moonset and Sunrise Over Capitol Columns At National Arboretum

Time: 5:15 AM - 7:45 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.

Limit 8-9

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May 1, 2021: May Day In Annapolis

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

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 2, 2021: Garden Photography - Storytelling In The Garden

Time: 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Lori Lankford
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

IF THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT, PLEASE SEE THE MAY 23 DATE.

Join instructor Lori Lankford for Garden Photography at Brookside Gardens. In this course, we will explore how to create images that weave together to create a story of the garden. 

The course will focus on capturing images using various technical skills, exploring depth of field, light, and selective focus. We will capture the small, fine details in the garden as well as the larger scale garden views.  The final images will weave together to tell the story of the entire garden.

Limited to just 6 people.

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May 8, 2021: Eclectic Hampden Field Shoot

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee: $129
Instructor: Lewis Katz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 1

IF CLASS IS SOLD OUT, PLEASE SEE JUNE 6 DATE.

Hampden is a close-knit neighborhood in Baltimore that is known for housing many of the mill workers along the Jones Falls at the turn of the century. Join Instructor Lewis Katz and explore a Hampden neighborhood in transition where the past and present collide. 

This class includes a 60-75 minute Zoom session a week after the class for an image review.

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May 8, 2021: Painting with Light

Time: 8:00PM-11:00PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 1

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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May 15, 2021: Cunningham Falls Adventure

Time: 8:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Maryland offers a variety of beautiful waterfalls that are just waiting to be discovered, and Cunningham Falls in the Catoctin Mountains is nature at its best.

Located north of Frederick, Maryland, Cunningham Falls State Park is the home of Maryland’s highest cascading waterfall. Boasting 78 feet tall, Cunningham Falls is easily reached by a short hike and the lush late spring colors will enhance its beauty.

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May 15, 2021: 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: 5

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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May 16, 2021: Create Impressionistic Images in the Garden

Time: 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee: $129
Instructor: Lori Lankford
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 2

This course includes a 1.5-hour Zoom session covering photoshop techniques for editing the garden images (no knowledge of Photoshop is required). 

Join instructor Lori Lankford for the course Create Impressionistic Images in the Garden at Greenspring Gardens. Using the garden as our studio Lori will teach you how to create Monet-like impressionistic images.

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May 22, 2021: Night Photography on the National Mall

Time: 8:15 PM - 10:45 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Geoff Livingston
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 4

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 23, 2021: Garden Photography - Storytelling In The Garden

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Lori Lankford
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

Join instructor Lori Lankford for Garden Photography in the Smithsonian Gardens. In this course, we will explore how to create images that weave together to create a story of the garden. 

The course will focus on capturing images using various technical skills, exploring depth of field, light, and selective focus. We will capture the small, fine details in the garden as well as the larger scale garden views.  The final images will weave together to tell the story of the entire garden.

Limited to just 6 people.

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May 23, 2021: Getting Started in Bird Photography at the Maryland Zoo Baltimore

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Join us at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and learn how to photograph birds in the wild. Learn the concepts of digital photography, field skills and equipment needed capture our feathered friends.  Designed for the beginning/novice photographer, this course will get you well on your way in photographing nature and wildlife at its best.

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June 5, 2021: Creative Garden Photography - Exploring Light

Time: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Lori Lankford
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Join instructor Lori Lankford for Capturing Light In The Garden. In this course, we will explore the beautiful late afternoon light in the garden. 

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 3 of the Smithsonian gardens as our studio, we’ll find beautiful natural light to enhance our images in a creative way.

Limited to just 6 students.

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June 6, 2021: Eclectic Hampden Field Shoot

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee: $129
Instructor: Lewis Katz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

Hampden is a close-knit neighborhood in Baltimore that is known for housing many of the mill workers along the Jones Falls at the turn of the century. Join Instructor Lewis Katz and explore a Hampden neighborhood in transition where the past and present collide. 

This class includes a 60-75 minute Zoom session a week after the class for an image review.

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June 12, 2021: Exploring Street Photography

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee: $125
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

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 in the Black Lives Matter area. 

This class includes an image review and feedback session via Zoom on 6/16.

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June 13, 2021: Rock Creek Park Adventure

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

Join Emily Carter Mitchell for an “Adventure” 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. With a meandering hike along the river this adventure allows us to slow down and create compelling compositions of bridges, granite boulders and flowing waters.

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June 13, 2021: Getting Started in Flower and Garden Photography

Time: 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Lori Lankford
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 4

Join instructor Lori Lankford and learn how to photograph beautiful flowers and lovely garden.  Lori will give you an introduction to capturing beautiful close-up images in the garden. We will cover technical skills of close-up flower photography, exploring depth of field, light, and selective focus.

All skill levels welcome.

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