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October 31, 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: 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 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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November 7, 2021: Exploring the Bishop’s Gardens and Olmsted Woods at National Cathedral

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Lori Lankford
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 1

Explore the Bishop's Garden and Olmsted Woods at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington DC.  

Join instructor Lori Lankford for a nature photo walk in the fall gardens and nature trail. This class will focus on capturing fall color, fall texture, using natural light, and creative shooting techniques.

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November 13, 2021: Waterfalls Of The Potomac

Time: 6:00AM - 9:00AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

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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November 13, 2021: Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam

Time: 6:30 AM - 10:30 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 13, 2021: 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: 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 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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November 17, 2021: Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam

Time: 6:30 AM - 10:30 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 19, 2021: Sunset and Moonrise Over The Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum

Time: 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Fee: $109
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 4

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.

A morning version of this class is offered on 12/18. We'll shoot the moonset and sunrise.

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December 4, 2021: 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: 8

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 5, 2021: Holiday Lights in Old Town Alexandria

Time: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Fee: $109
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 11, 2021: 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: 3

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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December 12, 2021: Holiday Lights in Old Town Alexandria

Time: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Lori Lankford
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

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 15, 2021: 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: 6

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 18, 2021: Moonset and Sunrise Over Capitol Columns At National Arboretum

Time: 5:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Fee: $109
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 8-9

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