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

Summer Sunflowers

Summer Sunflowers

Fee does not include the park entrance fee. Participants will need to get their own Early Bird ticket for 6am-8am, see link below. 

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. 

Unlike some other sunflower fields in the area, here you will be able to photograph sunflowers in differing heights, sizes and colors ranging from yellows, oranges, reds, bi-colors to even white ones.

These blooms serve as attractors to many insects & birds; providing wonderful opportunities to photograph bees, butterflies and other flying creatures as they visit the flowers.

We’ll work with you to get good exposures, and help you ‘see’ creative compositions using different techniques. Capture a range of images from the wide expanse down to the intimate details.

Come away with a camera full of your all-time favorites of sunny sunflowers.

Recommended Equipment – Digital camera with a variety of lenses from wide angle, mid-range, telephoto to macro, 18-200mmshould be fine. A circular polarizing filter. If you have them bring your diffuser & reflector. Tripod.

Participants will need to get their own Early Bird ticket for 6am-8am, here is the link,

Questions can be directed to Marie Joabar at

Class Limit: 8-10

What People Are Saying About Kim

“Kim showed us different techniques, angles and backgrounds to display in the photos, which made the photos a lot more interesting than the photos that I normally take.”

“What made this class, was the knowledge of the event and backstory that was given throughout this workshop. Kudos to Kim for putting up with us moving around on a hot summer day.”  

“Kim is a great instructor and I learned so much at the class.” 

"Kim’s class exceeded my expectations and I love her teaching style."

"Great workshop with Kim! I learned so much from her and had fun in the process!"

Instructor: Kim Kelly

Kim Kelly

Kim’s interest in photography took root when she received her first camera, a Canon AT-1 (film) as a college graduation gift and she has continued to shoot ever since. She eventually migrated over to digital technology and her passion for capturing images continued to grow. Kim served as the Field Trip Director for three years for the Digital Photography Club of Annapolis and serves as the club’s liaison to the Maryland Photography Alliance. 

She currently makes her home near Annapolis and considers the Chesapeake Bay region, with its extensive shorelines and historic maritime richness, her playground. Through her images, she hopes to invoke a curiosity in the viewer to ask questions about her subjects. She enjoys taking them places they would not normally go themselves. Many of her works feature old workboats or nautical treasures found in and around the tributaries of the Bay. She is also passionate about photographing nature, wildlife, landscapes, travel, and architecture, etc. 

Kim’s works have been displayed in local Annapolis businesses, been in juried shows and have been in print in several publications including Chesapeake Bay Magazine, Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources 2019 Calendar, MarinaLife and the cover of the Tidewater Times. She has had several solo exhibitions in the area as well. You can see her images adorning the walls of several commercial & residential properties in the area.

Date: July 20 2024

Time: 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM




Nokesville, VA

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Class Cancellation Policy

  • A refund or a credit towards another class (less a $20 processing fee) can be given if cancellation notice is given more than 5 business days from the scheduled class.
  • If there is no cancellation notice, or it is given 5 business days or less, no refund or credit will be given.
  • Please check the name and date of the class carefully. Requests to reschedule a class will incur a $20 processing fee provided notice is given more than 5 business days prior to the class. If request to reschedule is given less than business 5 days prior to the class, no refund or credit will be given.
  • If Capital Photography Center cancels or postpones a class due to weather or low enrollment, you can choose a full refund or a credit towards a future class.