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 full moon over the lighted Capitol Columns. After the moon has set we'll frame the columns with the pink glow in the sky before sunrise as well as the sun rising through them. Lastly, we'll photograph the columns and grounds bathed in the beautiful golden light that follows.
This is a very unique opportunity to photograph the columns before the Arboretum is open to the public.
Digital SLR or Mirrorless camera with manual exposure controls.
A zoom lens in the range of 18 – 200mm.
Tripod (required for night photography) and remote trigger switch if available.
Prerequisite: Students should be able to work with exposure controls (ISO, Aperture and Shutter speeds) and also be familiar with their camera.
A per person donation to the National Arboretum is included in the price of the class.
COVID Safety Practices: Please bring a mask and wear it anytime we are gathered close together or when the instructor is working with you. When we are spread out you can remove your mask if you’d like.
Questions can be directed to Marie Joabar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class Limit: 8-9
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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