Capital Photography Center | Photography Classes in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and Online

Street Art and Mural Photography

Street Art and Mural Photography

There is no better place to photograph fantastic murals, street art, and neighborhood architecture than DC’s historic U Street and Shaw districts. Join Instructor Geoff Livingston and explore some of the most interesting and visually rich residential locations in the city.

We will start in Blagden Alley and then hop on the metro to the Shaw Station, one of the most colorful neighborhoods in the city with incredible murals and great street scenes. We then work our way west to 14th street, with a few stops in between to see some of the fantastic buildings in the neighborhood. 

Along the way, we'll walk where Duke Ellington strode through the city and the MLK riots occurred all the while creating some fabulous photographs – just make sure to wear good walking shoes!

Topics include: 
• Tips and techniques for capturing street art and murals
• Street photography composition tips
• What makes an exciting cityscape
• Neighborhood architectural tips

If you haven’t tried street photography or photographed murals before, we'll help you get more comfortable with this style of photography. DC is a great place to learn about this because it has wide sweeping avenues with a lot of light and is an active city with many characters walking about from hipsters to street people to tourists.

Although any camera will do, for best results we recommend a DSLR or mirrorless camera with manual exposure controls.

Limit: 8

NOTE - Students will be required to follow COVID-19 Safety Practices, conduct a Self-Screening Health Assessment and sign a Waiver of Liability prior to attending a class. These items can be reviewed on the class registration page.

What People Are Saying About Geoff

"This is a class that could easily go several hours more.... Jeff was awesome and looked to make sure that everyone had time for discussion and review."

"Geoff is terrific, class was a lot of fun!"

"I was very satisfied with the class and with Geoff in particular."

Instructor: Geoff Livingston

Geoff Livingston

Geoff Livingston is an award-winning professional photographer in the Washington, DC Area. He provides event photography, photojournalism, portraits, engagement shoots, and fine art photography.

Geoff has photographed President Barack Obama, Super Model Kendall Jenner, Actress Rosario Dawn, Actress Neve Campbell, Actress Gabrielle Union, Six Time MLB All Star Prince Fielder, and Republican Presidential Candidate John Kasich among others. His corporate experiences include Audi USA, Bank of America, the National Park Foundation, the National Park Service, Pearson Education, USA Today and more.

His fine art photography has been featured byExposed DC, Glen Echo Photoworks, the Art League and Del Ray Artisans in several exhibitions. His photography and photographic insights have also been featured in PetaPixel, NikonRumors, National Geographic, UK Magazine Digital Photographer, the Huffington Post, and Digital Photography School.

Geoff's work can be seen at

Geoff teaches the following classes for Capital Photography Center:

* Night Photography On the Mall
* Street Art and Mural Photography

Date: August 30 2020

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM




Blagden Alley NW, Washington, DC 20001

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Cancellation Policy for registrations after June 1, 2020

  • When canceling a class, we would prefer and appreciate as much notice as possible.
  • If you are feeling ill, are exposed to a person who has COVID-19, or answer yes to any of the questions on the Self Screening Health Assessment, we ask that you stay home. Our policy for these situations is that you can choose a credit code for the full amount of your purchase which can be applied toward the purchase of any future in-person class.
  • If there is another shutdown due to the Pandemic and a class is canceled due to that, we will issue a credit code for the full amount of your purchase which can be applied toward the purchase of any future class.
  • If we cancel a class due to low registration, you can choose a credit toward a future class or a full refund.
  • Students wishing to switch classes or dates will need to give 5 days notice. At this time there will be no fee to change.