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August 14, 2022: Exploring Macro Photography

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

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.

If this class is sold out, please see the October 2 date. 

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August 20, 2022: Fieldwork - Photo Basics at The National Building Museum

Time: 11:00 AM - 1:30 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 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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August 21, 2022: 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: 3

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: Old Town, Alexandria, 22314 

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August 27, 2022: Night Photography in Georgetown

Time: 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Capture incredible nighttime images of DC's most exciting area, Georgetown! Join Instructor Marie Joabar for this unique nighttime photography class.

If this class is sold out, please see the 10/1 date.

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August 28, 2022: Photographic Composition – Essential Techniques

Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM
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. 

We'll explore the area around the Renwick Gallery and the Old Exectutive Office Building and teach you techniques to improve you compositions with hands-on shooting experience coupled with feedback.

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September 10, 2022: Moonset and Sunrise Over Capitol Columns At National Arboretum

Time: 5:15 AM - 7:45AM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 1

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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September 10, 2022: Eclectic Hampden Field Shoot

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Lewis Katz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

On this field shoot we will explore the many fascinating aspects of this neighborhood in transition and its wonderful photographic opportunities.  Once an area where mill and factory workers lived this neighborhood now offers great street shooting opportunities as well as interesting architecture and a great skateboard park to capture those actions shots. Join Instructor Lewis Katz and explore a Hampden neighborhood in transition where the past and present collide. 

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September 24, 2022: Exploring Cylburn Arboretum

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Lewis Katz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

Cylburn Arboretum is a little known gem within the city of Baltimore.  Once owned by an industrial magnate it is now managed as a partnership between the city of Baltimore and the Cylburn Association.  It is now a gorgeous park with many different photo opportunities.

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September 25, 2022: Photographic Composition – Essential Techniques

Time: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
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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October 1, 2022: 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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October 1, 2022: Night Photography in Georgetown

Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

Capture incredible nighttime images of DC's most exciting area, Georgetown! Join Instructor Marie Joabar for this unique nighttime photography class.

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October 2, 2022: 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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October 16, 2022: Composition in Nature at Lake Roland Park

Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 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. 

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October 20, 2022: Autumn in the Shenandoah Photo Workshop

Time: This is a multi-day event: October 20-22, 2022
Instructors: Emily Carter Mitchell and Marie Joabar
Fee: $595

Category: In the Field ShootingTravel Workshops
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!


JUST ANNOUNCED
Join Instructor Emily Carter Mitchell and Marie Joabar in the Shenandoah for an amazing fall themed workshop. Autumn in the park is the ultimate destination for glorious fall color that landscape photographers dream of.

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October 23, 2022: Waterfalls Of The Potomac

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

Great Falls of the Potomac River is truly the greatest natural wonder of the DC area and there is no better time to photograph it than at dawn.

Join Corey Hilz and learn how to shoot in low light, capture flowing water, exploit the rising sun, compose waterscapes, and more.

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October 29, 2022: Fieldwork - Photo Basics in Old Town Alexandria

Time: 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee: $79
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 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 decorated with fall trim, and 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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November 6, 2022: Rock Creek Park Adventure

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

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.

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