Capital Photography Center Classes, Washington, D.C.

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Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

Capital Photography Center @ 1616 H St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Appropriate for DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras with manual exposure settings. Today’s cameras offer the photographer a wealth of tools that can lead to beautiful photographs. Capturing the perfect portrait of a loved one, a fleeting moment leading to the winning goal, or a stunning travel photo takes practice and know-how. Learn how YOU, not the camera, can control the final image by choosing the appropriate setting for the look you want. Understanding...

Saturday Oct 14th, 2:30–6:30pm Eastern Time

iPhone Photography - Getting Started

Capital Photography Center @ 4th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565

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 us at the National Gallery of Art and tap into your creative side through mobile photography. Using our iPhone cameras, we’ll explore the Museum's offerings from abstract sculptures, colorful paintings and wall hangings, to the architecture of the building as well. We’ll find endless photographic...

Saturday Oct 21st, 10:30am–2:30pm Eastern Time

Waterfalls of the Potomac

Capital Photography Center @ 9200 Old Dominion Dr, Virginia, DC 22102

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 photograph the early morning splendor of the falls from the overlook in Maryland, as well as some of the nearby sights such as the C&O Canal and Great Falls Tavern. Learn how to shoot in low light, capture flowing water, exploit the rising sun, compose waterscapes, and more. We...

Saturday Oct 28th, 6:30–9:30am Eastern Time

The FUNdamentals of Food Photography

Capital Photography Center @ 1616 H St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Have fun with your food! LC will share her creative process in an inspiring and image rich presentation and discuss the technical details, equipment basics and creative aspects to consider to help build your food photography portfolio and develop your own style and vision. She'll also discuss and demonstrate how to build a shot from the very beginning using available light (like what we might have at home in our own kitchens), as well as using...

Sunday Nov 5th, 2:30–6:30pm Eastern Time

Exploring The Capitol Fountains and Gardens

Capital Photography Center @ 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20540

The area surrounding the Capitol has many beautiful fountains and exquisitely maintained gardens.  Join us as we explore the grounds around the Capitol building, fountains at the Library of Congress and the lovely outdoor gardens of the U. S. Botanical Gardens. Learn techniques to capture colorful images within the gardens as well how to use long exposure of the flowing fountains. We’ll find opportunities for creatively faming the Capitol...

Sunday Oct 22nd, 8:30–11:30am Eastern Time

Lightroom In A Day

Capital Photography Center @ 8130 Porter Rd, Virginia, DC 22042

Learn Lightroom in a day. We'll look at the 2 most powerful modules, the Library and the Develop Modules. Learn how to use Lightroom to take charge of your digital workflow. 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. Find out how to choose which adjustments...

Saturday Nov 4th, 9am–5pm Eastern Time

Art and Architecture - Creative Captures

Capital Photography Center @ 4th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565

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. Throughout the class Corey will work with participants individually to answer questions, clarify concepts and suggest ways to infuse creativity into their images. We will explore the East Building...

Sunday Nov 12th, 10:15am–12:45pm Eastern Time

Long Exposure Photography

Capital Photography Center @ 1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington, DC 20242

Join Marie Joabar on the Tidal Basin and other key spots on the National Mall for a fun morning learning techniques for capturing long exposures. We'll smooth out water, blur the clouds, slow the water in fountains, practice panning, and capture some creative, abstract shots by moving the camera while exposing. Long Exposure Photography is all about using a slow shutter speed. Since the shutter speed controls motion, we can slow it or “drag”...

Saturday Oct 7th, 7–10am Eastern Time

Exploring Macro Photography

Capital Photography Center @ 100 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20001

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 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. Learn about: Equipment options Choosing the best...

Saturday Oct 14th, 10am–1:30pm Eastern Time

Photoshop For Photographers

Capital Photography Center @ 1616 H St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Although Photoshop is powerful enough for the pros, it offers many options and opportunities for the digital enthusiast. Join Corey Hilz for a full day of hands on Photoshop training geared towards the new or limited experience Photoshop user. This class focuses on the features of Photoshop that are useful for photographers and you'll learn skills that enable will you to use the program confidently and effectively. Corey will also share plenty...

Sunday Oct 15th, 9am–5pm Eastern Time

Fieldwork - Photography Basics @ Dumbarton Oaks Gardens

Capital Photography Center @ 1703 32nd St NW, Washington, DC 20007

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. We’ll review the exposure settings and then photograph around our location and practice using various...

Sunday Oct 29th, 2:30–5pm Eastern Time

Getting Started In Studio Lighting

Capital Photography Center @ 218 N Lee St, Washington, DC 22314

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. Students will set up and configure the lighting and modifiers, and will practice photographing each other to see in real time how they can control and shape the light....

Saturday Nov 4th, 1:30–5pm Eastern Time

Autumn Afternoon At The Tidal Basin

Capital Photography Center @ 1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington, DC 20242

Capture the golden light as it warms the Cherry trees lining the Tidal Basin. We'll shoot wide landscapes of the Jefferson Memorial, waterfalls at the FDR, MLK framed in fall color, and plenty of close-ups of autumn leaves. The Tidal Basin in autumn is a great spot to capture stunning fall photos! From wide shots of the memorials framed in colorful cherry tree leaves to close-ups of the leaves themselves, there are many photo opportunities waiting...

Saturday Nov 4th, 2–4:45pm Eastern Time

Creating Books with Lightroom’s Book Module

Capital Photography Center @ 8136 Porter St, Falls Church, VA 22042

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.  Photographs can take us on a journey.  We will explore in depth Lightroom Book Module to create visual stories that we can then upload to Blurb’s website for you to make a book for yourself or to share with others. Topics include: Images...

Sunday Nov 5th, 9:30am–1pm Eastern Time

National Zoo Field Shoot

Capital Photography Center @ 3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Join us for a morning at the National Zoo and learn tips for photographing animals. Whether you’re planning an African safari or just want to learn to take better photographs of the animals at the zoo or in your backyard, this class will help you capture more compelling images. Learn how to isolate subjects and effectively use available light to create dynamic photos. Improve your focusing skills to achieve sharp focus on moving and still subjects....

Sunday Nov 5th, 11am–2pm Eastern Time

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