We begin near the Jefferson and our timing will be perfect as we find it framed in Cherry Blossoms. We'll then make our way to the Washington Monument and the World War II Memorial where we’ll find plenty of photo opportunities from architecture, statues, fountains, street scenes and more in the late afternoon light thru to the beautiful blue sky of twilight. We’ll review the exposure settings and then photograph around our location and practice using various settings to achieve the look you want in the image.
We'll be working with you to reinforce:
- Camera Controls
- ISO Settings
- Controlling motion with Shutter Speeds
- Depth of Field and setting the aperture for the 'look' you want
- White Balance
- Focus Settings
- Playback tools to evaluate focus and exposure
- Composition - Framing an interesting photograph
Join us and come away with stronger skills for setting exposure and capturing exciting images that you’re proud to show off.
Any camera with the Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority or Manual modes is appropriate. Bring your camera and any or all of your lenses. We’ll work with what you have in your bag. Tripods are not required but if you bring one, we'll show you how to use it and we'll experiment with slow shutter speeds around the fountain at the WWII Memorial.
Please note: It is assumed you have already taken a Basics class and are somewhat familiar with the manual exposure modes. We will not be able to introduce you to this material at this class.
What People are Saying about Marie:
“Marie is very friendly and was able to put herself in the mind of the beginner using clear and concise communication!”
“Marie clearly knows photography and comes from a technical perspective, but she has a talent for translating that technical information into understandable content and not everyone can do that! She was terrific!”
“The instructor made the class so interesting that it did not appear to be a four-hour class!”
“Marie struck the perfect balance of knowing her stuff and being non-intimidating!"
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Drawing on more than 12 years experience as the Corporate Trainer and Education Programs Manager for one of the Washington DC area’s leading camera retailers, Marie Joabar founded Capital Photography Center in January 2012.
With a talented staff of instructors and a wide variety of classes, its mission is to help those with a love of photography grow their passion and reach their goals - be it to capture better snapshots or become a professional photographer.
As an instructor herself, Marie finds just the right way to take complicated concepts and technology, and break the information down into easy-to-understand nuggets to share with others. Whether teaching photography basics or helping one better understand their camera, she works to take away one’s intimidation or sense of overwhelming that often accompanies learning new things so they can begin enjoying the craft and develop their skills.
Marie is also very active in the Shenandoah Valley where she teaches photography classes for Shenandoah County and writes the Shared Exposures photography column for “The Mountain Courier.” Her photos can be found in various print and online publications for the Shenandoah County Department of Tourism and have been published in various local magazines and newspapers.
She is a member of ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) and VECCA (Valley Educational Center for the Creative Arts). Her work can be seen on her website at www.mariejoabar.com.
Marie teaches the following classes for Capital Photography Center:
- DSLR Photography Basics
- Fieldwork - Photography Basics
- The Lightroom Library Module In Depth
- The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth
- And more