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July 20, 2024: Summer Sunflowers

Time: 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Fee: $114
Instructor: Kim Kelly
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 2

Fee does not include the park entrance fee. Participants will need to get their own entrance tickets. 

Have you ever wanted to photograph sunshine?  Here's your chance!  We'll visit a farm that plants 70+ acres of sunshine in the form of over 30 varieties of sunflowers. 

Price includes entrance fee.

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July 21, 2024: Exploring The Capitol Fountains and Gardens

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

The area surrounding the Capitol has many beautiful fountains and exquisitely maintained gardens.  Join us as we explore the grounds around the Capitol building, fountains at the Library of Congress and the lovely outdoor gardens of the U.S. Botanical Gardens. 

Learn techniques to capture colorful images within the gardens as well how to use long exposure of the flowing fountains.

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July 21, 2024: Fieldwork - Photo Basics at Union Station

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee: $84
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 Washington Union Station 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 28, 2024: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

Time: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field ShootingSmartphone Photography
Spaces left: 4

This class is also offered 8/11 and9/22.

earn to use the iPhone camera and go beyond taking a simple snapshot to creating a photograph that’s an artistic expression unique to your vision. Join Michael Koren at the National Gallery of Art and tap into your creative side through mobile photography.
 

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August 2, 2024: The Thrill of Horse Racing One-on-One

Time: 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Fee: $480
Instructor: Jeffrey Snyder
Category: In the Field ShootingLearn from the ProsSports Photography
Spaces left: 1

This opportunity is also offered on 8/9 and 8/16.

Ever wanted to capture the thrill of horse racing up close and personal? Be so close to the action that you can feel the earth rumble from the horses? Join Award winning, Pro Horse Racing photographer, Jeff Snyder, for a day at the races at the Laurel Race track.

This is a one-on-one special access opportunity to photograph at various vantage points throughout the day including at the starting gate, the Finish line & the Winners Circle.

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August 3, 2024: Sunset and Milky Way Stargazing in the Shenandoah

Time: 7:30PM - 12:30AM
Fee: $250
Instructor: Geoff Livingston
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Do you dream of taking beautiful, nightscape images with the Milky Way?  Learn tips, techniques and best practices with Geoff Livingston! 

Join us in the Shenandoah to capture amazing photos of the Milky Way and a beautiful sunset beforehand.

 

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August 4, 2024: Creative Composition at the Renwick Gallery

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

Expand your creativity at the Renwick Gallery. You’ll find unique photographic opportunities as we explore various styles of art, and mediums including fiber, ceramics, glass and metal. This class will emphasize going beyond the documentary image through creative approaches to perspective, depth of field, focus, and subject isolation.

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August 9, 2024: The Thrill of Horse Racing One-on-One

Time: 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Fee: $480
Instructor: Jeffrey Snyder
Category: In the Field ShootingLearn from the ProsSports Photography
Spaces left: 1

This opportunity is also offered on 8/16.

Ever wanted to capture the thrill of horse racing up close and personal? Be so close to the action that you can feel the earth rumble from the horses? Join Award winning, Pro Horse Racing photographer, Jeff Snyder, for a day at the races at the Laurel Race track.

This is a one-on-one special access opportunity to photograph at various vantage points throughout the day including at the starting gate, the Finish line & the Winners Circle.

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August 10, 2024: Fieldwork - Photo Basics at Library Of Congress

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee: $84
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 at the Library of Congress gives us plenty of photo opportunities to practice exposure settings and creative captures from varying depth of field shots to slow shutter speeds to blur the visitors in a creative way.

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August 11, 2024: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

Time: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field ShootingSmartphone Photography
Spaces left: 9

This class is also offered 9/22.

Learn to use the iPhone camera and go beyond taking a simple snapshot to creating a photograph that’s an artistic expression unique to your vision. Join Michael Koren at the National Gallery of Art and tap into your creative side through mobile photography.
 

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August 16, 2024: The Thrill of Horse Racing

Time: 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Fee: $480
Instructor: Jeffrey Snyder
Category: In the Field ShootingLearn from the ProsSports Photography
Spaces left: 1

Ever wanted to capture the thrill of horse racing up close and personal? Be so close to the action that you can feel the earth rumble from the horses? Join Award winning, Pro Horse Racing photographer, Jeff Snyder, for a day at the races at the Laurel Race track.

This special access class gives you the opportunity to photograph at various vantage points throughout the day including at the starting gate, the Finish line & the Winners Circle.

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August 17, 2024: Natural Light Portraiture, Series #5

Time: 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee: $139
Instructor: Geoff Livingston
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

Georgetown is an ideal place to practice natural light photography and portraiture. We'll find gorgeous light, leading lines, dramatic stircases, amazing architecture, and epic spaces, and all provide great opportunities to frame subjects and capture stunning images.
 

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August 18, 2024: Creative Garden and Flower Photography

Time: 3:00 PM- 5:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

Enjoy an afternoon in the gardens!  Dumbarton Oaks Gardens offers an incredible display of flower beds and lovely garden spaces. Join Corey Hilz and explore a diverse collection of plants and landscaping.

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August 24, 2024: Shooting Classic Cars

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Kim Kelly
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

VROOM! VROOM! The streets of Chesapeake City, Maryland will be overflowing with collectible vehicles, street rods, woodies, trucks and more for their annual car show. Stroll around this picturesque town on the C & D Canal and learn the art of car show photography with Kim Kelly.

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September 7, 2024: Jug Bay Wetlands Field Shoot

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Kim Kelly
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

Join Kim Kelly, as she leads you on an exploratory walk capturing nature's intimate details and living species that inhabit Jug Bay.

 

 

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September 13, 2024: Night Photography on the National Mall

Time: 77:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

Capture incredible nighttime images of DC's most exciting monuments and memorials! Join Instructor Marie Joabar for this unique nighttime photography class.

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September 14, 2024: National Zoo Field Shoot

Time: 8:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

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 15, 2024: Art and Architecture - Creative Captures

Time: 10:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

The National Gallery of Art offers an array of architectural and design details, as well as three dimensional pieces of art. Join Corey for a class exploring how to reimagine the lines and shapes of these elements to create unique and memorable photographs.

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September 22, 2024: Long Exposure Photography

Time: 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

Join Marie Joabar on the Tidal Basin and other key spots on the National Mall for a fun morning learning techniques for capturing long exposures. We'll smooth out water, blur the clouds, slow the water in fountains, practice panning, and capture some creative, abstract shots by moving the camera while exposing. 

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September 22, 2024: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

Time: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field ShootingSmartphone Photography
Spaces left: 9

Learn to use the iPhone camera and go beyond taking a simple snapshot to creating a photograph that’s an artistic expression unique to your vision. Join Michael Koren at the National Gallery of Art and tap into your creative side through mobile photography.
 

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September 29, 2024: Great Shots in the Urban World

Time: 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

Founded in 1745, historic downtown Frederick retains its old-world charm with a modern-day way of life. Quaint restaurants and small shops line the historic streets that are filled with activity. As such, urban photography opportunities are everywhere in Frederick. You will photograph the historic urban architecture constructed of brick and stone, and the more modern glass and steel buildings.

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October 5, 2024: Getting Started In Real Estate Photography

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Fee: $119
Instructor: Tammy Loverdos
Category: In the Field ShootingLearn from the Pros
Spaces left: 9

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: Clifton, VA 20124

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October 16, 2024: Sunset and Moonrise Over The Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum

Time: 4:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Fee: $114
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

 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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October 20, 2024: Exploring Antietam Battlefield

Time: 2:45 PM - 5:45 PM
Fee: $129
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

Join us on the hallowed grounds of Antietam National Battlefield for an afternoon field shoot. Learn composition techniques to take thoughtful compelling pictures of cannons, historic structures, monuments to the fallen, and plenty more.

This class includes a 1 hour image review session on Zoom about a week following the class at 7-8pm.

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November 17, 2024: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

Time: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field ShootingSmartphone Photography
Spaces left: 8

Learn to use the iPhone camera and go beyond taking a simple snapshot to creating a photograph that’s an artistic expression unique to your vision. Join Michael Koren at the National Gallery of Art and tap into your creative side through mobile photography.
 

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