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July 23, 2019: Marine Corps Silent Drill Team Photo Safari

Time: 5:55 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee: $89
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 2

RESCHEDULED FROM ARLINGTON TO DC

Don't miss the opportunity to photograph breathtaking performance by the  US Marine Corps Silent Drill Team as they perform at the base of the Lincoln Memorial and then toss their bayoneted rifles end over end at each other! We'll also photograph around the various memorials in the area including the Lincoln Memorial.

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July 27, 2019: Butterflies at Brookside Gardens

Time: 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Price includes $30 ticket for the "before hours" pass.

Join us for a special morning of photographing butterflies at Brookside Gardens. We’ll have special access to the butterflies for two hours before the conservatory opens to the public. You’ll be able to use tripods and not have to work around crowds of people. We’ll begin outside with a discussion of techniques and settings for butterfly photography, as well as some close-up garden photography. When it’s our time with the butterflies we’ll be prepped and ready to go, maximizing our butterfly experience.

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July 30, 2019: Marine Corps Silent Drill Team Photo Safari

Time: 5:55 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee: $89
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

RESCHEDULED FROM ARLINGTON TO DC

Don't miss the opportunity to photograph breathtaking performance by the  US Marine Corps Silent Drill Team as they perform at the base of the Lincoln Memorial and then toss their bayoneted rifles end over end at each other!  We'll also photograph around the various memorials in the area including the Lincoln Memorial. 

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August 3, 2019: Exploring Street Photography

Time: 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee: $99
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, as well as a hands-on session followed by an image review and feedback. 

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August 4, 2019: National Airport Photo Safari

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $74
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

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. 

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August 11, 2019: Street Art and Mural Photography

Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Geoff Livingston
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

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

There is no better place to photograph fantastic murals, street art, and neighborhood architecture than DC’s historic U Street and Shaw districts. Join Instructor Geoff Livingston and explore some of the most interesting and visually rich residential locations in the city.

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August 15, 2019: Moonset and Sunrise Over Capitol Columns At National Arboretum

Time: 5:00AM - 7:30 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 4

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 8-10

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August 17, 2019: Flower and Garden Photography at Longwood Gardens

Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

Join us at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvainia to capture creative floral and botanical art. 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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August 17, 2019: Night Photography on the National Mall

Time: 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Geoff Livingston
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

If this class is Sold Out, please see the September 21 date.

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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August 18, 2019: Real Estate and Architectural Photography

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 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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August 25, 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: 3

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 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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August 31, 2019: Morning On The Meadows

Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

Late summer brings warm days and cool nights creating misty meadows in the morning. Country gardens damp with dew among a historic farm offers beautiful nature compositions.

Join us at Howard County Conservancy and let’s walk the meadows and gardens to create compelling captures. This class is designed for anyone wanting to develop their artistic eye with a camera.

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September 7, 2019: Waterfalls of The Patapsco Adventure

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

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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September 7, 2019: Georgetown At Night

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee: $79
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

If you think Georgetown is pretty in the daytime, wait until you see it through your camera’s viewfinder at night! On this safari you will learn the techniques of nighttime photography without flash, using a tripod and long exposures and adjusting the white balance settings on your digital camera.

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September 13, 2019: Sunset and Moonrise Over The Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum

Time: 5:45PM - 8:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 2

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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September 14, 2019: Annapolis At Twilight

Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

Let’s walk the cobblestone streets of Annapolis and capture this historic town. Starting in the afternoon we will photograph historic homes, lively streets and Naval Academy Cadets walking the streets in their whites. As the light dims, we’ll enjoy the blue hour just after sunset and capture car light trails with long exposures. The city lights brighten the dark sky and the charm of the city really shines through for night photography.

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September 15, 2019: 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 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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September 21, 2019: National Zoo Field Shoot

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 10

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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September 21, 2019: Night Photography on the National Mall

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Geoff Livingston
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 9

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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September 22, 2019: Fieldwork - Photography Basics at The National Building Museum

Time: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $74
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.

Our location is the National Building Museum 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’ll be proud to show off.

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September 28, 2019: Editorial Portraiture

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $104
Instructor: Aaron Clamage
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

Mastering the technical aspects of lighting and composition is essential for any portrait photographer.  But, photographing profound editorial portraits that convey your subject’s personal story, demands a bit more imagination. 

How do you communicate information about your subject’s character, personality, life’s work and the world they live in, all within a single image.  In this class, we’ll explore how to use an environment to frame your subjects, while allowing their intimacy to shine through.

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September 28, 2019: Photographic Composition – Essential Techniques

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

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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October 12, 2019: Exploring Street Photography

Time: 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 9

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, as well as a hands-on session followed by an image review and feedback. 

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October 16, 2019: Street Art and Mural Photography

Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Geoff Livingston
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 9

There is no better place to photograph fantastic murals, street art, and neighborhood architecture than DC’s historic U Street and Shaw districts. Join Instructor Geoff Livingston and explore some of the most interesting and visually rich residential locations in the city.

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November 12, 2019: Moonset and Sunrise Over Capitol Columns At National Arboretum

Time: 5:00AM - 7:30 AM
Fee: $99
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.

Limit 8-10

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