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April 1, 2022: CPC Photo Community - July thru Dec 2022

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Fee: $99
Instructor: Lori Lankford
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By popular demand, we're running a second sesson of the Community from July thru December 2022. 

The Jan thru June CPC Photo Community has been so popular we're running another session. Join this online space to connect, share images, learn new skills, and stay inspired. All skill level of photographers are welcome.  Enjoy monthly themed topics, photo walks, and more.

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June 4, 2022: Landscape Photography at Piscataway Park

Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 6

Piscataway Park is nestled across from Mount Vernon on the Maryland side of the Potomac River. Home to the Colonial Farm, Piscataway Park offers a historical countryside stroll along the Potomac River. This class will provide hands-on learning on the concepts of Landscape photography and the tools that will help improve your landscape images.

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June 4, 2022: Fieldwork - Photography Basics in Old Town Alexandria

Time: 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Fee: $79
Instructor: Marie Joabar
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

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 in Old Town Alexandria gives us plenty of photo opportunities to practice exposure settings and creative captures. We begin down by the waterfront capturing the details in the harbor area, we’d then photograph quaint shops and historic homes decorated with an autumn flair. We end at the Farmers Market in front of City Hall where we’ll find street scenes, colorful produce, flowers stalls and more.

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June 5, 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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June 5, 2022: Capturing the Beauty of Roses

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Lori Lankford
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

Join instructor Lori Lankford for a class on rose garden photography.  Lori will give you an introduction to capturing beautiful close-up images in the garden. We will cover technical skills of close-up flower photography, exploring the depth of field, use of light, and selective focus. 

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June 5, 2022: Composition Field Shoot In Baltimore’s Harbor Area

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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.  

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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June 11, 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: 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 Corey Hilz for an informative class covering exposure control, depth of field, lens choices, composition and more.

Location: Falls Church

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June 11, 2022: Getting Started in Bird Photography at the Maryland Zoo Baltimore

Time: 9:50 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 5

Join us at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and learn how to photograph birds in the wild. Learn the concepts of digital photography, field skills and equipment needed capture our feathered friends.  Designed for the beginning/novice photographer, this course will get you well on your way in photographing nature and wildlife at its best. 

Includes an orientation session via on 6/9/22 from 7-8 p.m.

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June 11, 2022: External Flash Made Easy

Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Flash and Lighting
Spaces left: 6

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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June 12, 2022: Lavender Fields Forever

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: $125
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: SOLD OUT!

Join Emily Carter Mitchell at a small family-owned lavender farm in Maryland and capture lovely images of the fields and flowers. Begin developing your artistic and creative eye for landscape photography by learning the concepts of subject framing and background selection that influence your compositional choices.  

The fee includes $25 entrance fee and includes a large bundle of lavender to take home.

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June 12, 2022: Photoshop For Photographers

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee: $175
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: Editing/Post Processing
Spaces left: 4

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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June 18, 2022: Rock Creek Park Adventure

Time: 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 2

Join Emily Carter Mitchell for an “Adventure” hike in beautifully wild yet local Rock Creek Park. Expand your creative nature photography by getting off the beaten track and find the hidden treasures on the trail.

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June 18, 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: 2

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

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June 25, 2022: Exploring Macro Photography

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 2

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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June 25, 2022: Annapolis At Twilight

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee: $99
Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell
Category: In the Field Shooting
Spaces left: 2

Let’s walk the cobblestone streets of Annapolis and capture this historic town. Starting in the afternoon we will photograph historic homes, lively streets and Naval Academy Cadets walking the streets in their whites. As the light dims, we’ll enjoy the blue hour just after sunset and capture car light trails with long exposures. The city lights brighten the dark sky and the charm of the city really shines through for night photography.

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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: 7

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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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: 5

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: 3

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: 9

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 1, 2022: Webinar Recordings

Time: 1 hour
Fee: $$20

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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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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: 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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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: 8

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 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: 6

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: 7

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: 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 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 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: 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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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: 8

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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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: SOLD OUT!

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING NAMES FOR A WAITLIST- Send email to info@capitalphotographycenter.com

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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