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June 4, 2022: Landscape Photography at Piscataway Park

Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

Piscataway Park is nestled across from Mount Vernon on the Maryland side of the Potomac River. Home to the Colonial Farm, Piscataway Park offers a historical countryside stroll along the Potomac River. This class will provide hands-on learning on the concepts of Landscape photography and the tools that will help improve your landscape images.

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June 4, 2022: 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: SOLD OUT!

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 decorated with an autumn flair. 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 5, 2022: Capturing the Beauty of Roses

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Lori Lankford
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

Join instructor Lori Lankford for a class on rose garden photography.  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 the depth of field, use of light, and selective focus. 

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June 5, 2022: Composition Field Shoot In Baltimore’s Harbor Area

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

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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June 11, 2022: Getting Started in Bird Photography at the Maryland Zoo Baltimore

Time: 9:50 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

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. 

Includes an orientation session via on 6/9/22 from 7-8 p.m.

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June 12, 2022: Lavender Fields Forever

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $125
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Join Emily Carter Mitchell at a small family-owned lavender farm in Maryland and capture lovely images of the fields and flowers. Begin developing your artistic and creative eye for landscape photography by learning the concepts of subject framing and background selection that influence your compositional choices.  

The fee includes $25 entrance fee and includes a large bundle of lavender to take home.

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June 18, 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: 2

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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June 18, 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: 2

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

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June 25, 2022: Exploring Macro Photography

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 2

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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June 25, 2022: Annapolis At Twilight

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 2

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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June 26, 2022: Waterfalls Of The Potomac

Time: 4:45AM - 7:45AM
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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July 9, 2022: Lotus and Lilies at Kenilworth Gardens

Time: 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

Enjoy the graceful beauty of the Lotus blossoms and water lilies in their full glory at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens.  We will visit the gardens for the early morning light, capturing dew-laden lotus and other aquatic flowers. 

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July 10, 2022: St Matthews Cathedral Photo Safari

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

Beautiful St Matthew's Cathedral offers incredible picture-taking opportunities. With special permission from the Cathedral staff, we are pleased to offer an exclusive Photo Safari that takes you inside this spectacular Cathedral, teaching you how to photograph church interiors without flash and how to photograph its stained glass windows.

The fee includes a per person donation to the Cathedral.

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July 16, 2022: 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: 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 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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July 31, 2022: 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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