Capital Photography Center

Capital Photography Center

Art
Downtown, Washington, D.C., Washington, District of Columbia
(2 Reviews)

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.

Notes: Mailing address:PO Box 855 Alexandria, VA 22313

Reviews of Capital Photography Center

(2 Reviews)
Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

1/27/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto


Great beginner class for anyone looking to get into photography. Helps that it is an in-person class where you get to see hands on what each concept means and as a bonus you get to see various types of cameras - if you haven’t yet decided on buying/upgrading to one.

Photography Basics and Exposure Control

2/1/2021
Graham H.

Attended: Photography Basics and Exposure Control


Graham H. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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1616 H St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20006
Capital Photography Center
Downtown, Washington, D.C.
1616 H St NW
Btwn 17th St NW & Jackson Pl NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20006

Upcoming Classes at Capital Photography Center

Family and Children Photography
Family and Children Photography
Next start date:

Sunday Mar 14th, 10am - 11am Eastern Time

Getting Started in Portraiture
Getting Started in Portraiture
Next start date:

Sunday Mar 21st, 2:30pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time

Composition in Nature
Composition in Nature
Next start date:

Saturday Mar 13th, 8am - 11am Eastern Time

Painting with Light
Painting with Light
Next start date:

Saturday Mar 20th, 7:15pm - 10pm Eastern Time

Creative Smartphone Photography Field Shoot
Creative Smartphone Photography Field Shoot
Next start date:

Sunday Apr 11th, 8:30am - 12:30pm Eastern Time

Waterfalls of The Patapsco Adventure
Waterfalls of The Patapsco Adventure
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 17th, 9:15am - 12:15pm Eastern Time

Getting Started in Flower and Garden Photography
Getting Started in Flower and Garden Photography
Next start date:

Sunday Apr 18th, 8am - 10:30am Eastern Time

National Zoo Field Shoot
National Zoo Field Shoot
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 24th, 8am - 11:30am Eastern Time

Horses in the Country
Horses in the Country
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 24th, 8am - 11am Eastern Time

Creative Close Up Photography in the Gardens
Creative Close Up Photography in the Gardens
Next start date:

Sunday Apr 25th, 8:30am - 11am Eastern Time

Garden Photography - Storytelling In The Garden
Garden Photography - Storytelling In The Garden
Next start date:

Sunday May 2nd, 8am - 10:30am Eastern Time

Create Impressionistic Images in the Garden
Create Impressionistic Images in the Garden
Next start date:

Sunday May 16th, 8am - 10:30am Eastern Time

Getting Started in Bird Photography
Getting Started in Bird Photography
Next start date:

Sunday May 23rd, 9:30am - 12:30pm Eastern Time

Creative Garden Photography - Exploring Light
Creative Garden Photography - Exploring Light
Next start date:

Saturday Jun 5th, 4:30pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

Teachers at Capital Photography Center

Catherine Simmons Corey Hilz Emily Carter Mitchell Ford Lowcock Geoff Livingston Joanne Dugan Julia Dean Ken Merfeld Lewis Katz Linda Vallejo Lori Lankford Marie Joabar Mary Ellen McNamara Mel McNamara Michael Koren Mitchell Layton Richard Renaldi Roy Sewall Tony Ventouris Wendi Schneider Wendi Schneider
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