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June 26, 2022: Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Photo Basics & Misc Classroom
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Appropriate for DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras with manual exposure settings.

Today's digital cameras offer the photographer a wealth of tools that can lead to wonderful photographs and understanding the exposure settings allows you, not the camera, to craft the photo you envision. Take your camera off of Auto and take control! Join Marie Joabar for an informative class covering exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition, and more.

Location: DC

If this class is SOLD OUT please see the July 9, July 31, August 13, and August 28 dates.

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June 26, 2022: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

Time: 10:15 AM - 2:15PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: Smartphone Photography
Spaces left: 1

Learn to use the iPhone camera and go beyond taking a simple snapshot to creating a photograph that’s an artistic expression unique to your vision. Join Michael Koren at the National Gallery of Art and tap into your creative side through mobile photography.

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June 26, 2022: The Professional Headshot Workflow

Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Fee: $175
Instructor: Laura Hatcher
Category: Learn from the Pro Lecture Series
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

This class provides photographers who aspire to take professional headshots with an opportunity to learn how to attract, book, communicate to, and manage headshot clients from inquiry to delivery of images.  Join Laura Hatcher in her studio and practice how to interact with a client during a headshot session. Limited to just 4 students. 

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June 26, 2022: Waterfalls Of The Potomac

Time: 4:45AM - 7:45AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 4

Great Falls of the Potomac River is truly the greatest natural wonder of the DC area and there is no better time to photograph it than at dawn.

Join Corey Hilz and learn how to shoot in low light, capture flowing water, exploit the rising sun, compose waterscapes, and more.

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July 9, 2022: Lotus and Lilies at Kenilworth Gardens

Time: 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 1

Enjoy the graceful beauty of the Lotus blossoms and water lilies in their full glory at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens.  We will visit the gardens for the early morning light, capturing dew-laden lotus and other aquatic flowers. 

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July 9, 2022: Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Photo Basics & Misc Classroom
Spaces left: 4

Appropriate for DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras with manual exposure settings.

Today's digital cameras offer the photographer a wealth of tools that can lead to wonderful photographs and understanding the exposure settings allows you, not the camera, to craft the photo you envision. Take your camera off of Auto and take control!  Join Marie Joabar for an informative class covering exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition, and more.

Location: Falls Church

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July 10, 2022: St Matthews Cathedral Photo Safari

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: E. David Luria
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

Beautiful St Matthew's Cathedral offers incredible picture-taking opportunities. With special permission from the Cathedral staff, we are pleased to offer an exclusive Photo Safari that takes you inside this spectacular Cathedral, teaching you how to photograph church interiors without flash and how to photograph its stained glass windows.

The fee includes a per person donation to the Cathedral.

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July 16, 2022: Fieldwork - Photo Basics at American Art Museum

Time: 11:40 AM - 2:10 PM
Fee: $79
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

This class is designed for those who have taken any of the Photography Basics classes and want the opportunity to work in the field to reinforce the material covered in the classroom. We’ve encouraged you to leave the Auto settings behind and to shoot in the Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority or Manual modes so now it’s time for some hands-on.

Our location is the American Art Gallery / Nat Portrait Gallery which gives us plenty of photo opportunities to practice exposure settings and creative captures. Join us and come away with stronger skills for setting exposure and capturing exciting images that you’re proud to show off.

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July 16, 2022: Composition Field Shoot In Baltimore’s Harbor Area

Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

The composition of a photograph is the single most important element a photographer uses to convey an artistic statement.  What’s included, excluded and the arrangement of elements within the frame is all part of composition.  

In this field shoot class, you will learn techniques to improve a photograph’s composition in Baltimore’s iconic harbor area. We’ll have expansive views of the harbor and see weathered industrial machinery. On the water, we'll see sailboats, tugboats, and cargo ships gliding by as they go about their daily work.

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July 17, 2022: The FUNdamentals of Food Photography

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $195
Instructor: Laura Chase de Formigny
Category: Learn from the Pro Lecture Series
Spaces left: 2

Have fun with your food!

Join Laura Chase de Formigny and be prepared to learn from a pro as she shares her tips and tricks for getting started in food photography.

Location: DC

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July 23, 2022: Lightroom In A Day

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $159
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 2

Learn Lightroom Classic in a day with instructor Corey Hilz. We'll look at the 2 most powerful modules, the Library and the Develop Modules. This class is designed to make Lightroom Classic easy to understand and put you in control of all it has to offer. It will cover your workflow from beginning to end: from importing and organizing to adjusting, sharing and exporting your images. 

Location: DC

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July 24, 2022: Creative Smartphone Photography Field Shoot - Chinatown/Penn Quarter

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: Smartphone Photography
Spaces left: 7

See the world in a new way with the camera that’s always with you, your Smartphone.  Enjoy capturing images on your phone on a photo walk that’s designed to spark creativity!  We begin outdoors at the National Portrait Gallery and then explore the surrounding Penn Quarter with its quirky architecture and street scenes.

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July 24, 2022: Exploring Macro Photography

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 1

Small subjects or little pieces of a larger subject are fascinating to explore with your camera. This class will teach you about the technical and creative aspects of successful close-ups. Find out how to work with different natural lighting conditions, as well as what equipment is most useful. The skills you will learn can be applied to any subject of macro photography, at home or in the field.

If this class is SOLD OUT please see the August 14 date.

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July 30, 2022: Fieldwork - Photo Basics at Brookside Gardens

Time: 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fee: $84
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

This class is designed for those who have taken any of the Photography Basics classes and want the opportunity to work in the field to reinforce the material covered in the classroom. We’ve encouraged you to leave the Auto settings behind and to shoot in the Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority or Manual modes so now it’s time for some hands-on.

Our location at the Brooskide Gardens provides plenty of photo opportunities. We’ll find plenty of beautiful flowers, gorgeous landscapes and so much more. Join us and come away with stronger skills for setting exposure and capturing exciting images that you’re proud to show off.

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July 31, 2022: Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Photo Basics & Misc Classroom
Spaces left: 6

Appropriate for DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras with manual exposure settings.

Today's digital cameras offer the photographer a wealth of tools that can lead to wonderful photographs and understanding the exposure settings allows you, not the camera, to craft the photo you envision. Take your camera off of Auto and take control!  Join Corey Hilz for an informative class covering exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more.

Location: DC

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July 31, 2022: Exploring Street Photography

Time: 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

This hands-on class will explore the unique aspects of the street photography genre and help you create compelling photographs that go beyond the ordinary snapshot.  Join Michael Koren for an afternoon learning pro-level tips and techniques, privacy issues associated with street photography, and hands-on photographing around the White House area. 

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August 10, 2022: Sunset and Moonrise Over The Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum

Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Fee: $109
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 4

Join us for this exclusive and exciting opportunity to photograph the full moon rising over the lighted Capitol Columns. 

We’ll start the class by capturing the Capital Columns bathed in the warm afternoon light. Then when the moon rises, we'll photograph it famed through the columns and then above them. 

Note- there  will be a concert by the Navy Band held in the meadow near the Columns on this same evening. It should not interfere with our class but we wanted you to know. Hope you will enjoy having some background music while you’re shooting. 

A per person donation to the National Arboretum is included in the price of the class.

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August 13, 2022: Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Photo Basics & Misc Classroom
Spaces left: 10

Appropriate for DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras with manual exposure settings.

Today's digital cameras offer the photographer a wealth of tools that can lead to wonderful photographs and understanding the exposure settings allows you, not the camera, to craft the photo you envision. Take your camera off of Auto and take control!  Join Marie Joabar for an informative class covering exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition, and more.

Location: Falls Church

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August 13, 2022: Getting Started In Portraiture

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Aaron Clamage
Category: Flash and Lighting
Spaces left: 3

Having the ability to take your own professional-looking portraits can not only serve as a way to save some money on expensive studio portraits but can also be a way to beautifully document the people you love in a way that is meaningful to you and that represents your unique style of expression. If you want to advance your portraiture skills and techniques and begin taking portrait images that are high in both quality and aesthetics, this class is for you. 

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August 14, 2022: Exploring Macro Photography

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

Small subjects or little pieces of a larger subject are fascinating to explore with your camera. This class will teach you about the technical and creative aspects of successful close-ups. Find out how to work with different natural lighting conditions, as well as what equipment is most useful. The skills you will learn can be applied to any subject of macro photography, at home or in the field.

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August 20, 2022: Fieldwork - Photo Basics at The National Building Museum

Time: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $79
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

This class is designed for those who have taken any of the Photography Basics classes and want the opportunity to work in the field to reinforce the material covered in the classroom. We’ve encouraged you to leave the Auto settings behind and to shoot in the Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority or Manual modes so now it’s time for some hands-on.

Our location is the National Building Museum which gives us plenty of photo opportunities to practice exposure settings and creative captures. Join us and come away with stronger skills for setting exposure and capturing exciting images that you’ll be proud to show off.

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August 21, 2022: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at National Museum of the American Indian

Time: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: Smartphone Photography
Spaces left: 9

Learn to use the camera that’s always with you and go beyond taking a simple snapshot to using apps and creating a photograph that’s an artistic expression unique to your vision. Join Michael Koren at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC and tap into your creative side through smartphone photography.

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August 21, 2022: Getting Started In Real Estate Photography

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Tammy Loverdos
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

Learn the basics of Real Estate Photography and start developing a strong set skills in this field.

Tammy will take you through a variety of methods that are used in Real Estate- including lighting and bracketing for HDR (high dynamic range). We will also focus on composition theory and how it applies to spaces as well as various methods for dealing with lighting areas in a home from simple to more challenging. 

Location: Old Town, Alexandria, 22314 

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August 27, 2022: Night Photography in Georgetown

Time: 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 7

Capture incredible nighttime images of DC's most exciting area, Georgetown! Join Instructor Marie Joabar for this unique nighttime photography class.

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August 28, 2022: Photographic Composition – Essential Techniques

Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

The composition of a photograph is the single most important element a photographer uses to convey an artistic statement.  What’s included, excluded and the arrangement of elements within the frame is all part of composition. 

We'll explore the area around the Renwick Gallery and the Old Exectutive Office Building and teach you techniques to improve you compositions with hands-on shooting experience coupled with feedback.

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August 28, 2022: Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Photo Basics & Misc Classroom
Spaces left: 9

Appropriate for DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras with manual exposure settings.

Today's digital cameras offer the photographer a wealth of tools that can lead to wonderful photographs and understanding the exposure settings allows you, not the camera, to craft the photo you envision. Take your camera off of Auto and take control!  Join Corey Hilz for an informative class covering exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more.

Location: DC

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August 30, 2022: Webinar Recordings

Time: 1 hour
Fee: $$20

Category:
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Purchase any of our past Webinar recordings. Each webinar is 1 hour long on various topics. 

Instructor Emily Carter Mitchell - Backyard Bird Photography

Instructor Lori Lankford - Photographing Spring In The Garden  

Instructor Lori Lankford - Winter in Place! Creative Photography Ideas

Instructor Michael Koren - Exploring Street Photography

Instructor Marie Joabar  - The Joy of Using Lightroom Classic

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September 10, 2022: Moonset and Sunrise Over Capitol Columns At National Arboretum

Time: 5:15 AM - 7:45AM
Fee: $109
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

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 Capital Columns with the moon setting behind them, then we’ll turn around and photograph the sun as it rises through the columns. 

A per person donation to the National Arboretum is included in the price of the class.

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September 11, 2022: Fieldwork - Photo Basics at Union Station

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Fee: $79
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

This class is designed for those who have taken any of the Photography Basics classes and want the opportunity to work in the field to reinforce the material covered in the classroom. We’ve encouraged you to leave the Auto settings behind and to shoot in the Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority or Manual modes so now it’s time for some hands-on.

Our location is Washington Union Station which gives us plenty of photo opportunities to practice exposure settings and creative captures. Join us and come away with stronger skills for setting exposure and capturing exciting images that you’re proud to show off.

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September 17, 2022: Creating A Photography Website 

Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Rick Frankle
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 6

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

Includes a 1 to1.5 hour follow up Zoom session.  Date will be announced and sent to you soon.

Location: Falls Church 

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September 21, 2022: Arches and Canyonlands Photo Workshop

Time: This is a multi-day event: Sept 21-25, 2022
Fee: $$1660
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: Travel Workshops
Spaces left: 1

We've had a recent cancellation so we have 1 spot available.

Join Instructors Emily Carter Mitchell and Marie Joabar in the Moab area in Utah where we'll explore the geological treasures in the Arches and Canyonlands parks.

Each is special in its own way and offers plenty of photo ops of incredible vistas of the ancient landscape carved by the Colorado and Green Rivers. We'll also have opportunities for astrophotography capturing the Milky Way.

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October 1, 2022: Creating Books with Lightroom’s Book Module

Time: 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Mel McNamara
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 9

Learn to use the Book Module in Lightroom to create precious memory books as gifts. Or, gift yourself with a book to celebrate your own visual journey and share with friends, colleagues and family.  We will explore in depth the Lightroom Book Module to create visual stories that we can then upload to Blurb’s website for a book to be made.

This class includes 90 access to the online course with more than 30 videos (covering the same material as the classroom portion) which will be a great reference for reviewing.  

Location: Falls Church

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October 20, 2022: Autumn in the Shenandoah Photo Workshop

Time: This is a multi-day event: October 20-22, 2022
Instructors: Emily Carter Mitchell and Marie Joabar
Fee: $595

Category: In the Field ShootingTravel Workshops
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!


JUST ANNOUNCED
Join Instructor Emily Carter Mitchell and Marie Joabar in the Shenandoah for an amazing fall themed workshop. Autumn in the park is the ultimate destination for glorious fall color that landscape photographers dream of.

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