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Saint Matthews Cathedral

at Washington Photo Safari - Dupont Circle 1725 Rhode Island Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 20036

Dedicated in 1913, the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle (which honors the patron saint of civil servants) plays a major role in the Catholic life of the nation’s capital. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Washington, Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass here in 1979, and President John F. Kennedy’s funeral was celebrated here on November 25,...

Sunday Sep 26th, 3pm - 5pm Eastern Time

Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

at Capital Photography Center - Downtown, Washington, D.C. 1616 H St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 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...

Saturday Oct 2nd, 9:30am - 1:30pm Eastern Time

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Family and Children Photography

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Capital Photography Center - Downtown, Washington, D.C. 1616 H St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20006

Photographing families and children can be both meaningful and artistically rewarding as well as financially beneficial. Family portraiture is a beautiful way to celebrate the gift of togetherness, strengthen relational bonds, build self-esteem in children, and document the family unit.  Whether photographing children for the family album or creating...

Saturday Oct 16th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time

Night Photography on the National Mall

at Capital Photography Center - Southwest Washington, D.C. 1501 Maine Ave SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20024

Capture incredible nighttime images of DC's most exciting monuments and memorials! Join Instructor Geoff Livingston for this unique nighttime photography class. You will learn how to capture long exposures, tips and techniques for framing interesting compositions, tips for street photography at night and more. We’ll be capturing compelling...

Sunday Oct 3rd, 5:45pm - 8:15pm Eastern Time

Monuments and Memorials: Travel Photography

at Washington Photo Safari - Southwest Washington, D.C. 1000 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20560

The Monuments and Memorials photo safari provides basic instruction on all aspects of travel photography, explains F-stops, shutter speeds, white balance, ISO settings, and reviews composition techniques for taking pictures of people and places. Learn how to use your camera in the field, not in a classroom on this DC photography tour! After a 45-minute...

Thursday Sep 30th, 10am - 12:30pm Eastern Time

Eclectic Hampden Field Shoot

at Capital Photography Center - Baltimore 1500 Union Ave., Baltimore, Maryland 21211

Hampden is a close-knit neighborhood in Baltimore that is known for housing many of the mill workers along the Jones Falls at the turn of the century. Join Instructor Lewis Katz and explore a Hampden neighborhood in transition where the past and present collide.  We’ll have opportunities to photograph the older fading industrial areas...

Saturday Oct 2nd, 10am - 12:30pm Eastern Time

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Exploring Antietam Battlefield

at Capital Photography Center - Sharpsburg 5831 Dunker Church Rd, Sharpsburg, Maryland 21782

Join us on the hallowed grounds of Antietam National Battlefield for a morning field shoot.  Learn composition techniques to take thoughtful compelling pictures of cannon, historic structures, monuments to the fallen, and plenty more. We will visit three main areas of this historic area.  The Antietam National Battlefield with its monuments...

Saturday Oct 23rd, 2:45pm - 5:45pm Eastern Time

Creative Smartphone Photography Field Shoot

at Capital Photography Center - Penn Quarter 8th St NW & F St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

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 Chinatown/Penn Quarter area with its quirky architecture and street scenes. ...

Sunday Oct 3rd, 8:30am - 12:30pm Eastern Time

Close Up Textures in the Gardens

at Capital Photography Center - Wheaton 1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, Maryland 20902

Join instructor Lori Lankford for Close Up Textures in the Garden. Learn how to add more creativity and depth to your images by focusing on textures. This is a hands-on outdoor class where we will explore fall texture in the gardens, learning how to discover small details, depth, pattern, and color. Students will come away with techniques to use...

Saturday Oct 16th, 9am - 11:30am Eastern Time

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National Zoo Field Shoot

at Capital Photography Center - Northwest Washington 3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 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...

Sunday Oct 17th, 8am - 11:30am Eastern Time

Olympus Camera Users Safari: Live Composite

at Washington Photo Safari - Southwest Washington, D.C. 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20002

Olympus Camera Users Safari: Live Composite and Other Special Techniques For Olympus image creators Washington Photo Safari is offering for the first time a really fun opportunity to discover and embrace some of the cool features on your camera! The focus of this field trip will primarily be on the Live Composite feature which allows the user to...

Saturday Oct 2nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Waterfalls of the Potomac

at Capital Photography Center - McLean 9200 Old Dominion Dr, Virginia, District of Columbia 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...

Saturday Nov 13th, 6am - 9am Eastern Time

Sunset and Moonrise Over The Capitol Columns

at Capital Photography Center - Arboretum At 24th & R Streets NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002

Sunset and Moonrise Over The Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum 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 golden light of late afternoon. Then after sunset, we'll see a beautifully colored...

Tuesday Oct 19th, 5pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

Full Moonrise Over the Jefferson Memorial

at Washington Photo Safari

Think you can take better pictures than the ones you see on the postcards? Here is your chance to prove it by capturinga lovely view of a full moon rising just to the right of the Jefferson Memorial and reflected in the Tidal Basin. We begin our safari just before the 8:23pm sunset at the FDR Memorial in the golden hour, capturing the reflection of...

Wednesday Oct 20th, 5:45pm - 7:45pm Eastern Time

Getting Started in Portraiture

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Capital Photography Center - Merrifield 8130 Porter Rd, Virginia, District of Columbia 22042

Portraiture is one of today’s most valued genres of photography. Whether it is a timeless portrait of a loved one or a headshot for the corporate world, portraiture is relevant across the broad spectrum of photography. Having the ability to take your own professional looking portraits can not only serve as a way to save some money on expensive...

Sunday Nov 14th, 2:30pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time

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