Capital Photography Center

Capital Photography Center

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Merrifield, Virginia, District of Columbia
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How We Began

Capital Photography Center was created by Marie Joabar who for more than a decade was the Education Programs Manager and Corporate Trainer at Penn Camera, one of Washington D.C.’s long standing photography retailers. Marie developed that company’s educational program growing it from three topics in 2003 to almost 50 in 2011, and earned it the reputation of having the area’s largest selection of classes with the widest variety of topics. When Penn Camera closed in January 2012, it was a logical choice to open Capital Photography Center to continue offering amateurs, hobbyists and professionals the opportunity to continue learning and grow their photography.

Who We Are

Our instructor list boasts some of the area’s best instructors; founder of the popular Washington Photo Safari, E. David Luria, renowned photographer and educator, Corey Hilz, the talented travel, landscape and portrait photographer, Roy Sewall, award winning wildlife and bird photographer, Emily Carter Mitchell, pro sports shooter, Mitchell Layton, and the popular food photographer, Renee Comet, just to name a few. All of our instructors are Professional Photographers but more important than that is their skill at communicating and teaching.

Our Classes

With busy schedules and family demands, our classes are the perfect fit! No need to clear the calendar for a 6 week session or commit to a class that runs on 3 different dates. Our classes are single sessions so it’s easy to schedule a single day or an early morning or afternoon class.

Most of our classes are taught on the weekends although from time to time we offer a weekday evening or early morning class.

Our classes are small enough so no matter where you are with your photography or your camera, we can work with each person at their individual level. Most are limited to just 10 to 12 students which allows plenty of individual attention and makes learning an enjoyable experience.

Our instructors are truly passionate about sharing their knowledge but also strive to make learning fun. No matter what your skill level is, you’ll enjoy our classes and find we attract a great group of like-minded people.

Our classroom classes are offered in Falls Church and in DC. Our In-The-Field classes are offered throughout the area from as far away as Waterford, Virginia, and Baltimore, Maryland and as near as the U.S. Capitol.Where To Start If you are new to photography, we suggest learning exposure basics and getting off of the Auto mode. Our DSLR class is perfect for this and lays a solid foundation in the basics. If you’re good with the basics there’s no better place to continue learning than an In-The-Field- Shooting class. Just choose the ones that excite you the most or cover the topics you want to learn more about. For editing skills consider one of the Lightroom or Photoshop classes. From there, the learning continues with our Printing, Digital Art, Seeing in Black and White and other post processing classes. Lighting can take your photography to new levels and set you apart from the pack. We’ve got that covered in our Flash Photography and Small Studio classes.

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8130 Porter Rd, Virginia, District of Columbia 22042
Capital Photography Center
Merrifield
8130 Porter Rd
At Gallows Rd
Virginia, District of Columbia 22042

Upcoming Classes at Capital Photography Center

Real Estate and Architectural Photography
Real Estate and Architectural Photography
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Saturday Jan 25th, 2pm - 5pm

Photography As A Second Career
Photography As A Second Career
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Thursday Feb 6th, 7pm - 10pm

DSLR Photography Basics
DSLR Photography Basics
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Sunday Feb 9th, 9:30am - 1:30pm

Smartphone Photography
Smartphone Photography
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Sunday Feb 16th, 11:30am - 3:30pm

Getting Started In Portraiture
Getting Started In Portraiture
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Saturday Feb 22nd, 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Fieldwork - Photography Basics at American Art Museum
Fieldwork - Photography Basics at American Art Museum
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Sunday Feb 23rd, 11:45am - 2:15pm

Photoshop For Photographers
Photoshop For Photographers
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Saturday Feb 29th, 9am - 5pm

Exploring Macro Photography
Exploring Macro Photography
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Sunday Mar 1st, 10am - 1:30pm

The Small Studio
The Small Studio
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Saturday Mar 7th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Lightroom In A Day
Lightroom In A Day
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Sunday Mar 8th, 9am - 5pm

Take Your Photography To The Next Level
Take Your Photography To The Next Level
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Tuesday Mar 10th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

External Flash Made Easy
External Flash Made Easy
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Sunday Mar 15th, 2:30pm - 6:30pm

The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth
The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth
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Saturday Mar 21st, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Family and Children Photography
Family and Children Photography
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Sunday Mar 22nd, 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Photographic Composition – Essential Techniques
Photographic Composition – Essential Techniques
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Sunday Feb 23rd, 10:10am - 2:10pm

Fieldwork - Photography Basics @ Dumbarton Oaks Gardens
Fieldwork - Photography Basics @ Dumbarton Oaks Gardens
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Saturday Apr 18th, 3:15pm - 5:45pm

Smartphone Photography at the American Indian Museum
Smartphone Photography at the American Indian Museum
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Sunday Apr 19th, 11:15am - 3:15pm

Preparing for an African Safari
Preparing for an African Safari
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Saturday Apr 25th, 2:30pm - 6pm

The Lightroom Library In Depth
The Lightroom Library In Depth
Next start date:

Sunday Apr 19th, 9:30am - 4:30pm