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In the Abstract – Creating Abstract Images

In the Abstract – Creating Abstract Images


Abstract photography is one way to capture simple, everyday subjects in different contexts allowing the photographer to create compelling images where the subject is often unrecognizable. 

The techniques used in abstract photography provides a fresh approach to crafting unique images. They may also help the photographer develop a stronger eye and view subjects with a fresh perspective. Using a variety of techniques the photographer finds limitless options and is easily entertained as each frame gives a different result.  

Join instructor Beth Haubach in this hands-on class as she shares her 3 favorite techniques to create abstract images; 
   •    Oil & Water photography
   •    Water Drop photography
   •    Bottled Light photography

The combination of presentation, demonstration, and hands-on photo shooting sessions is sure to spark the imagination and ultimately produce some unique and beautiful abstract images. Participants will come away with the know-how to replicated the set-ups in their own home.

Learn the essentials including:
   •    The tools and equipment needed
   •    Camera and exposure settings for the particular abastracts covered 
   •    Lighting for best results
   •    Post processing – Use tools in Lightroom (or Photoshop) for the final touches and polished look. 

Recommended Equipment:
   •    DSLR/mirrorless camera
   •    Macro lens if you have one, otherwise a zoom lens in range of 70-200mm
   •    Extension tubes or close up filters if you have them
   •    Tripod and remote trigger or cable release
   •    A laptop with Lightroom Classic or the mobile version installed

 •  This class is best suited for experienced hobbyists, intermediate or advanced photographers. It's not recommended for beginners.
 •  Participants should be familiar with basic camera operation, including setting the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. 
 •  For the editing portion of the class students should have familiarity with importing images in the Lightroom Library Module. Some Develop Module experience is helpful also.

Questions can be directed to Marie Joabar at

Class Limit: 8-9

Instructor: Beth Haubach

Beth Haubach

Beth joined Capital Photography as the Education Programs Manager in 2017 and we are now happy to have her as a talented instructor! She brings a long time love of photography with her having been bitten with the 'photo bug' back in her high school days. 

Beth has a keen eye for composition and what makes a strong image. Her skills vary from abstract, architectural, floral, landscape, portrait and street. As you can see, she loves to photograph mostly ANYTHING! 

She constantly pushes herself beyond her comfort zone and loves to explore new ideas and techniques to expand her skills further.

She looks forward to meeting and helping you think outside the box with your own photography. 

Date: June 08 2024

Time: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM




8130 Porter Rd, Falls Church 22042

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  • 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.
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