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January 16, 2021: Exploring Antietam Battlefield

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee: $94
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 1

Join us on the hallowed grounds of Antietam National Battlefield for an afternoon field shoot.  Learn composition techniques to take thoughtful compelling pictures of cannon, historic structures, monuments to the fallen, and plenty more.

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January 17, 2021: Photography Basics and Exposure Control - ONLINE COURSE

Time: 11:00am - 12:20 pm
Fee: $140
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: General Classroom
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THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE.

Learn how YOU, not the camera, can control the look of an image. This course is designed for those who want to learn more about photography basics and manual exposure settings.

This course consists of three, 1 hour 20-minute instructor-led live Zoom sessions on Sundays, January 17, 24, 31 from 11:00 am-12:20 pm.

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January 23, 2021: Wildlife Photography Field Practice

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Becoming successful as a wildlife photographer requires practice and time in the field. Join Emily Carter Mitchell in a park near Joppa, Maryland that has an abundance of cooperative wildlife.

On a paved walkway, you’ll have the opportunity to photograph a variety of bird species including Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Chickadee, Northern Cardinals and more. Both Eastern Gray squirrels and Black squirrels will run up to you asking for a peanut, which you’ll happily offer from your goody bag that is provided.

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January 27, 2021: The Lightroom Classic Library Module - ONLINE COURSE

Time: 7pm - 8pm
Fee: $160
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: Editing/Post Processing
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THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE.

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 Online course and learn in depth how to get the most from this amazing program! 

OFFERED ONLINE ONLY through our Online site. Follow this link and scroll by date to the upcoming courses.

We will not offer the In-Person Lightroom In Depth classes until we are past COVID-19. 

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January 28, 2021: Sunset and Moonrise Over The Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum

Time: 4:15pm - 6:45pm
Fee: $109
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 3

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. 

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

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January 30, 2021: Wildlife Photography Field Practice

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 3

Becoming successful as a wildlife photographer requires practice and time in the field. Join Emily Carter Mitchell in a park near Joppa, Maryland that has an abundance of cooperative wildlife.

On a paved walkway, you’ll have the opportunity to photograph a variety of bird species including Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Chickadee, Northern Cardinals and more. Both Eastern Gray squirrels and Black squirrels will run up to you asking for a peanut, which you’ll happily offer from your goody bag that is provided.

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January 31, 2021: Composition in Nature

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

In this course, you’ll learn the wide variety of compositions that can be discovered out in nature. From sweeping landscapes and intimate scenes to close-ups and abstracts. With a creative eye, one can come home from an outing with unique images.

Join Emily Carter Mitchell at the National Wildlife Refuge center and develop your artistic eye for nature photography. You’ll learn how your composition choice conveys your interpretation of the natural world. We’ll look at nature’s smaller scenes, including intimate landscapes, portraits of trees and plants, and abstracts from textures and patterns.

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January 31, 2021: Getting Started In Portraiture

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Catherine Simmons
Category: Flash and Lighting
Spaces left: 1

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. 

Location: Falls Church

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February 7, 2021: Composition Field Shoot In Baltimore’s Harbor Area

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 1

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, see weathered industrial machinery, and an incredible view of the Domino Sugar factory.  On the water, we'll see sailboats, tugboats, and cargo ships gliding by as they go about their daily work.

We’ll be shooting during the late afternoon light as well as for about an hour after sunset so we’ll capture beautiful shots of the lit harbor scenes against a beautiful blue twilight sky.  

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February 11, 2021: Getting started with iPhone Photography - ONLINE COURSE

Time: 7pm
Fee: $120
Instructor: Michael Koren
Category: Editing/Post Processing
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THIS IS AN ONLINE COURSE.

Join instructor Michael Koren and learn to use the iPhone camera that’s always with you and go beyond taking a simple snapshot to create a photograph that’s an artistic expression unique to your vision.

OFFERED ONLINE ONLY through our Online site. Follow this link and scroll by date to the upcoming courses.

We will not offer the In-Person iPhone classes until we are past COVID-19. Hopefully in the spring!

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February 13, 2021: Painting with Light

Time: 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

Join instructor Marie Joabar and learn the tips and tricks to create lighting masterpieces. With special access to the historic Ivy Hill Cemetery at nighttime, we’ll light paint some of the older tombstones, some dating back to the 1800s, as well as the old vault.

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February 15, 2021: Backyard Bird Photography - Free Webinar

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fee: $Free
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
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Join us for a free webinar on February 15th at 7:00 pm and learn about creating a backyard bird photography studio.
Whether photographing birds in your backyard garden or in the wild, this webinar has something for everyone!

NOTE: This Webinar is limited to 100 people and requires pre-registration. 

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February 21, 2021: Exploring Manassas Battlefield Park

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee: $125
Instructor: Lori Lankford
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

Join instructor Lori Lankford for this 2 part class. Explore Battlefield Park in-person and learn tips for creative captures of historic landmark sights. The following week, join Lori for a live 1 hour Zoom session as she demonstrates and offers tips for creatively editing the images from the shoot.  

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March 6, 2021: Painting With Light at National Arboretum

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

Come explore some hidden gems at the Arboretum after the light of day is gone. Using our flashlights, we’ll ‘paint’ our subjects with light for unique and creative images.  Join us for this special access to the National Arboretum at nighttime class and learn the techniques to create lighting masterpieces. 

A per person donation to the Arboertum is included in the fee for this class. 

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