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

Creating A Photography Website

Creating A Photography Website

Whether you want to showcase your skills as a photographer or are a photo hobbyist who wants to share your work on a personal website, Adobe Portfolio gives you the tools you need.

Included with any Adobe Creative Cloud account, Portfolio is a great way to build a website with a professional look.  If you want to showcase your skills as a photographer, an online portfolio is an essential piece of your toolkit.  

Bring your best photographs and join Rick Frankle as he guides you through the creation of your website from start to finish.

Topics include;
- The differences between a Professional Portfolio and a Photo Gallery which is best for you.
- Planning and building the site.
- Navigating the Adobe Portfolio interface.
- Choosing a theme, creating a Welcome page, adding your images, creating your Collections.
- Adding text and captions.
- Tips for maintaining and updating your page.

Rick will also share information on integrating Adobe Portfolio with Lightroom, Behance, and selling images in Adobe Stock. 

This class is taught as a 2.5 hour in-person session and a follow-up session on Zoom. In the in-person portion Rick will demonstrate and walk you through starting your webpage and getting it set up. Students will bring their own laptop or computer with 10-15 images to work with.  

Questions can be directed to Marie Joabar at

Class Limit:  8-10

We’re thrilled to share some of the websites that students from past classe have made.  Check out their new sites and beautiful work at the links below. 

Lisa Getter -
Jane Mahaffie -
Mark McDonough -
Kim Holland -
Eli Schwartz -

What People Are Saying About Rick

"Such a great class to learn how to showcase your work. I’m excited to publish my work online."

"Rick is terrific, I really like his pace and how clear his explanations were."

"As a novice for websites, I needed help with everything and Rick made it so easy."

"Rick is very personable and so willing to answer people’s questions. I really enjoyed this class!"

“Just wanted to share how much I appreciated Rick and his class. Not only did I enjoy the class, he went out of his way after the class to help me with a problem I was having and we ended up doing a brief zoom session so he could show me what I needed.  It may have been a small thing from his end, but for me, it was a big thing! You are lucky to have him as part of your team."

“Rick is a great instructor and is easy to follow along. He made the chore of creating a website an enjoyable project for me and I’m excited as I continue adding my photos to it.”

Instructor: Rick Frankle

Rick Frankle

Rick Frankle worked as a teacher and computer specialist in the Howard County, Maryland Public School System for over 30 years. He earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology Leadership with a focus on multimedia development from The George Washington University. He was named as Outstanding Educator by the Howard County Chamber of Commerce.

He began exploring the world of photography in the darkroom at summer camp. More recently, he has used his passion for photography to document his travel experiences throughout the world.  

You can learn more about Rick on his website,  

Date: July 27 2024

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM




8136 Porter St, Falls Church, VA 22042

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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.
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  • 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.