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December 1, 2022: A Year of CPC Photography!

Time: Starting Jan 2023, Multiple dates - In-Person and Online
Fee: $305
Instructor: A Variety of CPC Instructors
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THIS PROGRAM BEGINS IN JANUARY 2023 AND ENDS IN DECEMBER. 
Join us for the YEAR!
Stay immersed in photography throughout the year with monthly themed topics, in-person meetups, and exciting presentations by various CPC instructors.

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December 10, 2022: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the Renwick Gallery

Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field ShootingSmartphone Photography
Spaces left: 2

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 Renwick Gallery and tap into your creative side through mobile photography.

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December 11, 2022: Capturing the Holiday Spirit on The National Mall

Time: 4:15 PM - 645 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Josh Steele
Category: Holiday ClassesIn the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 2

Explore landscape photography in a way that will give you an entirely new perspective of our nation’s capital. You’ll learn pro-level tips and techniques that turn the ordinary into the sublime and enable you to get the most out of your holiday photos.

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December 14, 2022: Meadowlark’s Winter Walk Of Lights

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Fee: $89
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Holiday ClassesIn the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

We are watching the weather and if rain is still forecasted for Wednesday, we’ll switch to Thursday. You’ll be able to switch your Meadowlark tickets as long as you do so prior to 2pm on Wednesday.

Meadowlark Garden’s Winter Walk of Lights features 500,000 lights and colorful holiday displays and is a special treat to photograph.  Join instructor Corey Hilz for a special evening wandering among this vibrant and whimsical wonderland.

Our class begins with Corey discussing the strategies for night photography and how to best capture the displays and colorful lights. You will learn what camera settings to use to capture high quality images, with special attention on White Balance, ISO and Autofocus. Focusing in the dark can a challenge and Corey will share tips and techniques that will improve your focusing accuracy.

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December 17, 2022: Library Of Congress Field Shoot

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Holiday ClassesIn the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

Our location at the Library of Congress gives us plenty of photo opportunities. From exciting holiday themed photos, to architectural shots, to creatively using intentional camera movement. 

We begin photographing in the Great Hall and capture the beautiful architecture and sculptures as well as the gorgeous Holiday tree. We'll then explore some of the hidden gems in the building interior.

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December 17, 2022: Miracle on 34th Street Holiday Lights

Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Fee: $94
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: Holiday ClassesIn the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

Since 1947, 34th St. in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore, lights up an entire city block with a colorful display of holiday decorations. Nationally recognized by the Travel Channel, Home and Garden and others, about 25 houses are covered with Holiday lights and decorations from the ground to the roof.  

Learn low light techniques and camera settings to capture the incredible light displays. You will learn to capture artistic images to help create your own Holiday card to share with friends and family.

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December 20, 2022: Garden of Lights at the Mormon Temple

Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Holiday ClassesIn the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

The Mormon Temple in Kensington, MD puts on a spectacular display of lights during the holiday season, with trees, bushes, reindeer, crèches, and other Biblical scenes, some with live models. These lights and the unique architecture of the Temple itself at night make for great photography.
 

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January 3, 2023: The Lightroom Classic Library Module via Zoom

Time: 7pm - 8pm
Fee: $159
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Editing/Post Processing
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THIS CLASS IS TAUGHT LIVE VIA ZOOM on Jan 3, 10, 17, 24.

Lightroom is the industry standard for amateurs and professional photographers alike for organizing and editing our images. At the heart of this powerful image management program lies the Library Module where we import, organize, sort, rate and tag our images. Marie covers the various options for importing images into your catalog to exporting images and everything in between, allowing you to set up and understand a system that keeps your images organized and easy to find. 

Join Marie Joabar in this class and learn in depth how to get the most from this amazing program! 

 

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January 7, 2023: 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: DC

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January 8, 2023: iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

Time: 10:15 AM - 2:15PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field ShootingSmartphone Photography
Spaces left: 7

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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January 8, 2023: Getting Started In Studio Lighting

Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Fee: $185
Instructor: Laura Hatcher
Category: Flash and Lighting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Join Laura Hatcher in her Old Town, Alexandria photography studio and learn what gear is best for creating your own studio. This hands-on class provides photographers an opportunity to learn how to set up various types of lighting equipment to create portraits in a studio setting. 

If this class is Sold Out, please see the 2/5 date. 

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January 21, 2023: Lightroom In A Day

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $159
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 3

Learn Lightroom 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 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: Falls Church

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January 21, 2023: 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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January 22, 2023: 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 for an informative class covering exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition, and more.

Location: Falls Church

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January 22, 2023: Exploring Headshot Photography

Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Fee: $175
Instructor: Laura Hatcher
Category: Learn from the Pros
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Join Laura Hatcher in her photography studio in Old Town, Alexandria and learn the basics of how to conduct an indoor-studio headshot session. This hands-on class provides photographers an opportunity to learn how to light, photograph, pose, and interact with headshot clients.

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January 22, 2023: External Flash Made Easy

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Flash and Lighting
Spaces left: 5

Learn how to get the most out of your external flash unit. The class will help you understand the modes and functions of your flash, as well as how aperture, shutter speed and ISO affect your flash photos. From adjusting the power of the flash to choosing how to position the flash, this class will help you become more skilled when using your external flash unit. 

This class is appropriate for ALL BRANDS: Nikon, Canon, Fuji, Pentax, Sony, etc.

Location: Falls Church 

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January 28, 2023: Creating A Photography Website 

Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Rick Frankle
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 8

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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January 28, 2023: Exploring Macro Photography

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

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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January 28, 2023: Getting Started In Portraiture

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Aaron Clamage
Category: Flash and Lighting
Spaces left: 8

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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January 29, 2023: Photoshop For Photographers

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $175
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 1

Join Corey Hilz for a day of hands-on Photoshop training geared towards the new or limited experience Photoshop user.

The class begins with an introduction to the Photoshop workspace and then explores techniques that only Photoshop offers, such as layers, masks, selections and creating composites. Photoshop's most exciting techniques require the use of layers so ample time is spent explaining how they operate and why you would want to use them.

Location: Falls Church

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January 29, 2023: Photographic Composition – Essential Techniques

Time: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

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. 

This class will teach you techniques to improve the composition of your photos with hands-on shooting experience coupled with feedback.

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January 29, 2023: The FUNdamentals of Food Photography

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $195
Instructor: Laura Chase de Formigny
Category: Learn from the Pros
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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February 4, 2023: Creative Smartphone Photography Field Shoot - Hirshhorn Museum

Time: 10:15 AM - 1:15 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field ShootingSmartphone Photography
Spaces left: 9

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'll explore the many creative and colorful exhibits at the Hirshorn Museum and have fun capturing many exciting images.

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February 5, 2023: Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Photo Basics & Misc Classroom
Spaces left: 8

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

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February 5, 2023: Getting Started In Studio Lighting

Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Fee: $185
Instructor: Laura Hatcher
Category: Flash and Lighting
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Join Laura Hatcher in her Old Town, Alexandria photography studio and learn what gear is best for creating your own studio. This hands-on class provides photographers an opportunity to learn how to set up various types of lighting equipment to create portraits in a studio setting. 

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February 6, 2023: The Lightroom Classic Develop Module via Zoom

Time: 7:00-8:00pm
Fee: $$159
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Editing/Post Processing
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THIS CLASS IS TAUGHT LIVE VIA ZOOM on Feb 6, 13, 20, 27

Designed exclusively for photographers, the Adobe Lightroom programs gives us powerful editing tools in the Develop Module. Marie will walk you though making global adjustments such as adjusting exposure, contrast, color, sharpness, noise reduction, and lens correction. The more powerful tools used for local adjustments such as the cloning, applying red eye or pet eye correction, the graduated and radial filters and the adjustment brush will also be covered giving you the control to edit your photos and make them the best they can be.

Join Marie Joabar in this Lightroom class learn in depth how to get the most from this amazing program!

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February 11, 2023: Sunrise and Early Morning On The Mall

Time: 6:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Judy Graham
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 10

The Jefferson Memorial is beautiful at anytime of day but especially when you can frame it with a sun rising behind it. Join Judy Graham and capture this amazing shot and then enjoy exploring other nearby monuments and memorials.  We will be making stops at the MLK Memorial and the DC War Memorial. We’ll also capture the Lincoln Memorial bathed in morning light and photograph at Constitution Gardens to creatively frame the Washington Monument from that vantage point.

 

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February 12, 2023: Art and Architecture - Creative Captures

Time: 10:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 8

The National Gallery of Art offers an array of architectural and design details, as well as three dimensional pieces of art. Join Corey for a class exploring how to reimagine the lines and shapes of these elements to create unique and memorable photographs.

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February 18, 2023: Fieldwork - Photo Basics at Library Of Congress

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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 at the Library of Congress gives us plenty of photo opportunities to practice exposure settings and creative captures from varying depth of field shots to slow shutter speeds to blur the visitors in a creative way.

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February 25, 2023: Getting Started In Portraiture

Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Aaron Clamage
Category: Flash and Lighting
Spaces left: 9

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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February 25, 2023: 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: 7

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: TBD

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February 26, 2023: Lightroom In A Day

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $159
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 8

Learn Lightroom 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 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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March 1, 2023: How To Be A Photography Business Owner

Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Fee: $225
Instructor: Laura Hatcher
Category: Learn from the Pros
Spaces left: 4

Class meets on March 1 and March 8, 2023. Students can choose to attend in-person or via Zoom. In-person is limited to just 4 people and is based on first come, first served.

Join Laura Hatcher and to learn how to lay a solid foundation and build an actionable plan towards legally making money with your camera.

This 2 session class is designed to provide experienced photographers, who aspire to earn money from photography, with accurate and relevant resources, lessons learned, and advice on establishing a legitimate photography business.

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March 11, 2023: The FUNdamentals of Food Photography

Time: 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee: $195
Instructor: Laura Chase de Formigny
Category: Learn from the Pros
Spaces left: 10

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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June 3, 2023: Cinque Terre in Italy Photo Workshop

Time: This is a multi-day event: June 3-10, 2023
Fee: $ From $3775
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Travel Workshops
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Plan your dream vacation, join Marie Joabar in CInque Terre, Italy from june 3-10, 2023 for an exciting 7 days photographing this picturesque region!

Seaside towns, charming villages, colorful beaches, and amazing views in 5 different towns in the area. Italy is gorgeous any time of year early June provides beautiful photographic opportunities and we’ll enjoy capturing them all.

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