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October 24, 2020: Fieldwork - Photography Basics in Old Town Alexandria

Time: 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Fee: $79
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 4

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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October 25, 2020: Close Up Textures in the Gardens

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Lori Lankford
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Join instructor Lori Lankford for Close Up Textures in the Garden. Learn how to add more creativity and depth to your images by focusing on textures. This is a hands-on outdoor class where we will explore fall texture in the gardens, learning how to discover small details, depth, pattern, and color. 

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October 30, 2020: Sunset and Moonrise Over The Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum

Time: 4:45pm - 7:15pm
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

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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November 1, 2020: Autumn in Harpers Ferry

Time: 7:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Autumn in historical Harper's Ferry is beautiful and multiple photographic opportunities are abound. Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachian Trail where the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers meet, this quaint town offers a variety of subjects to capture. In this class we will enhance our technical skills while developing the creative eye for strong and compelling compositions. This class will offer intensive compositional concepts and coaching to help develop your artistic view of the world around you.

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November 7, 2020: Great Falls At Dawn

Time: 5:45AM - 8:45AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Roy Sewall
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

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 Professional Photographer and C&O Canal & Potomac River expert Roy Sewall, and learn how to shoot in low light, capture flowing water, exploit the rising sun, compose waterscapes and more.

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November 8, 2020: Rock Creek Park Adventure

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

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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November 8, 2020: Composition Field Shoot In Baltimore’s Harbor Area

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

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, see weathered industrial machinery, and an incredible view of the Domino Sugar factory.  On the water, we'll see sailboats, tugboats, and cargo ships gliding by as they go about their daily work.

We’ll be shooting during the late afternoon light as well as for about an hour after sunset so we’ll capture beautiful shots of the lit harbor scenes against a beautiful blue twilight sky.  

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November 14, 2020: 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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November 18, 2020: 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: 3

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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November 21, 2020: 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: 2

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 5, 2020: Miracle on 34th Street Holiday Lights

Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

Since 1947, 34th St. in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore, lights up an entire city block with a colorful display of holiday decorations. Nationally recognized by the Travel Channel, Home and Garden and others, about 25 houses are covered with Holiday lights and decorations from the ground to the roof.  

Learn low light techniques and camera settings to capture the incredible light displays. You will learn to capture artistic images to help create your own Holiday card to share with friends and family.

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December 6, 2020: Holiday Lights in Old Town Alexandria

Time: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Lori Lankford
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

Join instructor Lori Lankford for Holiday Lights in Old Town, Alexandria. Take a break from the fast pace of the season and enjoy the unique charm and history of Old Town Alexandria. 

This is a hands-on walking, outdoor class where we will explore the magical lights of the holiday season. We will use historical Alexandria as our backdrop to photograph various lights in creative ways. 

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December 9, 2020: Meadowlark’s Winter Walk Of Lights

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee: $84
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

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 12, 2020: 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: 8

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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