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Discover a variety of photography classes in Washington, D.C.. From beginner courses on DSLR basics to advanced workshops on editing and composition, these classes provide the perfect opportunity to enhance your skills and unleash your creative potential.

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Half Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (DC)

Digital Photo Academy @ Location customized to student goals, Washington, DC

Capture stunning images and master your camera's capabilities with personalized instruction from expert photographers at Digital Photo Academy in Washington, DC. Explore various photography genres and receive hands-on guidance during an in-the-field shoot. Enhance your post-capture workflow skills and learn valuable editing techniques to bring your images to life.

(147) All levels 15 and older
$375
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All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (DC)

Digital Photo Academy @ Location customized to student goals, Washington, DC

Enhance your photography skills with a personalized, immersive experience led by expert instructors at Digital Photo Academy. Capture stunning images in various genres, receive guidance tailored to your camera and interests, and learn essential post-capture techniques. Schedule a private session to elevate your photography to new heights.

(147) All levels 15 and older
$675
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iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

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

Discover the art of iPhone photography at the National Gallery of Art, where you'll learn how to capture stunning images and transform them into artistic expressions through the use of editing apps. Unleash your creativity and master the techniques of exposure, composition, and focus for optimal results. Don't miss this opportunity to explore endless photographic possibilities with your iPhone camera.

(10) Beginner 16 and older
$99
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Monuments and Memorials: Travel Photography

Washington Photo Safari @ 1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC

Capture the essence of iconic landmarks and memorials in this hands-on travel photography course. Master the art of composition, exposure, and camera settings as you explore the diverse landscapes of Washington, D.C. Perfect for photographers of all levels seeking to enhance their skills in capturing stunning cityscapes and portraits.

(8) Beginner 16 and older
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F-Stops and Shutter Speeds

Washington Photo Safari @ TheNational Mall at Enid Haupt Gardens, Independence, VA

Master the art of manual photography and take control of your camera with this hands-on photography workshop in Washington, DC. Discover the secrets behind capturing crisp portraits, blurred backgrounds, and breathtaking landscapes. Join us at the iconic Smithsonian Castle and Enid Haupt Gardens for an unforgettable photography experience.

(8) All levels 16 and older
$99
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Creating A Photography Website

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

Learn how to showcase your photography skills and create a professional website with Adobe Portfolio at Capital Photography Center. Join Rick Frankle as he guides you through the process from start to finish, including planning, building, and maintaining your site. Enhance your online presence and take your photography career to the next level.

(10) All levels 16 and older
$99
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Creative Composition at the Renwick Gallery

Capital Photography Center @ 1661 Pennsylvania Avenue NW #1, Washington, DC

Enhance your photography skills with a hands-on exploration of art mediums at a renowned gallery. Immerse yourself in creative perspectives and techniques to transform your images beyond the ordinary. Unleash your artistic vision through unique angles and innovative compositions.

(10) All levels 16 and older
$99
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Abstracts and Still Lifes Photo Safari

Washington Photo Safari

Explore the world of abstracts and still lifes while refining your composition and lighting skills under expert guidance. Elevate your photography to new heights with this unique photo safari experience.

(8) All levels 16 and older
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Marine Corps Museum, Quantico, VA

Washington Photo Safari @ 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, VA

Immerse yourself in the iconic symbols and traditions of the US Marine Corp while capturing stunning images at a renowned military museum. Enhance your photography skills and gain a deeper appreciation the Marines.

(8) All levels 18 and older
$99
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Fieldwork - Photography Basics at Library Of Congress

Capital Photography Center @ 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC

Explore the beautiful architecture and hidden gems of the Library of Congress in this hands-on fieldwork class. Reinforce your photography basics as you practice exposure settings, depth of field, and creative captures in Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, or Manual modes. Join us to enhance your skills and capture stunning images you'll be proud of.

(10) Beginner 16 and older
$84
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Natural Light Portraiture

Capital Photography Center @ 3429 M St NW, Washington, DC

Discover the art of capturing stunning portraits in the heart of Capitol Hill's iconic scenery. Learn the secrets of natural light photography alongside a professional model, as you master the art of framing and posing under expert guidance.

(10) Intermediate 16 and older
$139
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Marine Corps Sunset Parade at the Iwo Jima Memorial

Washington Photo Safari @ Arlington, VA 22209, , Triangle, VA

Capture the professionalism and discipline at the Marine Corps Sunset Parade, held every Tuesday evening during the summer at the iconic U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington. Witness the performances by The Commandant's Own Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps and the Silent Drill Platoon as they showcase their skill. Immerse yourself in the history and photographic opportunities.

(8) All levels 18 and older
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Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

Capital Photography Center @ 8130 Porter Rd, Virginia, DC

Take control of your camera and capture stunning photographs with Photo Basics: Getting Off Auto. Learn how to choose the appropriate settings for the look you want, freeze or blur motion, and control the depth of field. Join us at Capital Photography Center and unlock the full potential of your DSLR or mirrorless camera.

(10) Beginner 16 and older
$99
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Master Your Digital Camera Controls (DC)

Digital Photo Academy @ 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct, Vienna, VA

Master Your Digital Camera Controls and discover the secrets to taking stunning photographs with any camera model. Unlock your camera's full potential and unleash your creativity in this comprehensive workshop. Don't miss out on this opportunity to elevate your photography skills.

(147) All levels 15 and older
$90
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Georgetown By Land and Canal! (Photographer)

Washington Photo Safari @ 3051 M St NW, Washington, DC

Embark on a captivating journey through Georgetown's iconic landmarks and historic canal, capturing the essence of its post-modern waterfront, colonial-style architecture, and picturesque scenery. Join a guided photo safari aboard a newly renovated canal boat, led by a period-costumed narrator, and immerse yourself in the rich history of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal.

(8) All levels 16 and older
$119
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Photoshop For Photographers

Capital Photography Center @ 1015 15th St NW, Washington, DC

Master the art of Photoshop and unlock its full potential for photographers in this hands-on training. Learn the essential techniques, from layers and masks to retouching tools and composites, to confidently enhance your images. Discover tips and tricks that will save you time and simplify your Photoshop workflow.

(10) All levels 16 and older
$175
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Exploring Headshot Photography

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

Discover the techniques for lighting, posing, and interacting with headshot clients in this photography class at the Capital Photography Center. Join Laura Hatcher in her studio and master the skills to capture stunning and professional headshots that leave a lasting impression on your clients. Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your headshot photography skills!

(10) All levels 16 and older
$185
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National Zoo Field Shoot

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

Discover the secrets of wildlife photography at the renowned National Zoo with this hands-on course. Learn how to capture stunning images of animals in their natural habitats using composition techniques, exposure control, and focusing skills. Unleash your creativity and take your photography to the next level.

(10) All levels 16 and older
$99
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Sunset and Moonrise Over The Capitol Columns

Capital Photography Center @ 3501 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC

Capture the stunning beauty of the Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum as the full moon rises, in this exclusive photography class. Don't miss your chance to frame the moon among the columns and witness the magical colors of the sunset sky. Recommended equipment includes a digital SLR or mirrorless camera with manual exposure controls and a zoom lens in the range of 18-200mm.

(10) All levels 16 and older
$114
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Sunset & Twilight from the Kennedy Center Terrace

Washington Photo Safari @ 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC

Capture the mesmerizing beauty of Washington, DC at sunset and twilight from the iconic Kennedy Center Terrace. Under the guidance of a professional photographer, learn techniques to photograph the cityscape as it transitions from golden hour to blue hour. From stunning skyline views to light trails of passing cars, this safari offers a unique opportunity to capture the capital's twilight magic.

(8) All levels 18 and older
$99
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Reviews for Photography Classes in Washington, D.C.

Photography Classes in Washington, D.C. are rated 4.7 stars based on 165 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • iPhone Photography - Getting Started at the National Gallery of Art

    Reviewed by Joan R. on 10/22/2023
    Michael presented a great class. Lots of information explained fully and with humor. I've already recommended it to friends.
  • Half Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (DC)

    Reviewed by Andy L. on 5/14/2023
    Bob was a terrific help giving me a wide-angle look at photography as well as in the weeds helpful hints about the kinds of photos I'll be taking. As a result of this class, I have a renewed confidence in my ability to not just improve my photographs but to keep learning as I go. It was a fun three hours and I'm raring to take improved shots!
  • Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

    Reviewed by David M. on 2/28/2022
    Outstanding! Exactly what I was looking for. Valuable guidance presented in an effective manner.
  • Photo Basics – Getting Off Auto

    Anonymous review on 1/27/2020
    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.
  • Monuments and Memorials: Travel Photography

    Reviewed by Katherine L. on 9/1/2019
    David was very knowledgeable, an incredible storyteller, and accommodating to our group.
  • Master Your Digital Camera Controls (DC)

    Reviewed by Shantris F. on 2/9/2019
    Bob was knowledgeable and fun. He explained concepts very simply. The class was perfect for beginners, I’m looking forward to taking another.

Discover the Best Photography Classes in Washington, D.C.

Learning photography has many levels to it. You can go from being a casual photographer to owning your own photography business. You can even consider the different types of photos you could take. For example, are you interested in still-life, portraits, or flowers? Having a lot of options is what makes deciding to learn photography so exciting. 

Why You Should Learn Photography in

Once you've decided to learn photography, you might be wondering what the benefits are. Well, there are quite a few, especially living in a place like If you want to create a community of others interested in photography, has some notable groups. There is The Photography Group meetup. This meetup group has 3,00+ members focused on taking pictures at various locations and events. With over 432 past events, there is undoubtedly something for you to learn something new and meet some great new people. 

Another great group is the D.C. Street Photography Collective or DC SPC. This non-profit comprises dedicated street photographers from the D.C., MD, and V.A. areas. DC SPC has been around since 2018 and connects photographers through meaningful conversation on and offline, photo walks, and artists' talks.

Suppose you are not necessarily looking to join a larger community of other photographers. In that case, there are still advantages to learning this new skill. For example, learning photography can be a great way to expand on employable skills or pick up a part-time job. In addition, Washington. D.C. is home to historical landmarks that are great to photograph.

Additionally, there is a large professional base in D.C. that would increase the need for professional photos. If you are looking to break into a career in photography, there are many places an up-and-coming photographer can start to build their portfolio. Finally, you could take pictures just as a hobby. No need to feel added pressure to monetize photos or meet others; you can use your camera to be productive during your free time, relieve stress, or tap into your creativity. 

In-Person Photography Classes in

In , it is fitting to have a photography center called Capital Photography Center. Created by Marie Joabar, Capital Photography Center offers amateurs and professionals a chance to learn and grow as photographers. They offer various classes designed to fit everyone’s schedules by offering weekend and weekday courses. Capital Photography provides a variety of classes for all levels of photographer. For example, an Exploring Street Photography course is provided for all levels. The course is hands-on and explores the unique aspects of street photography. Various topics are covered, including pro tips and techniques for capturing compelling images, hands-on image capture, proper procedures and settings for street photography, and image review and feedback. Students will create photographs demonstrating their personal vision while using their gear optimized for street photography. Students can expect to photograph from the White House to Lafayette Park. 

How To Be A Photography Business Owner is a great course to consider if you want to establish a legitimate business in photography. Instructor Laura Hatcher will teach students how to lay a foundation and build an actionable plan toward becoming a business owner. She will cover tools to run the business, understanding your value, growing a client base, avoiding common mistakes, and more. Finally, consider The FUNdamentals of Food Photography seminar if you want learning and fun. This class is all about building your food photography portfolio. It covers topics such as exposure setting, depth of field and focus choice, composition and camera angles, basic food styling types, and recommended gear. Students will break into small groups and practice photographing food in different lighting conditions. Students will receive feedback on up to four images at the end of class. 

Another D.C. photography school is the Washington Photo Safari in Forest Hills. Their motto is “See.Click.Learn”, showing students where the images are in the D.C. area and how to take them. Washington Photo Safari teaches their students photography techniques by taking them around critical sites of the nation’s capital and other cities to shoot while introducing image composition and design, popper exposure, lighting, and posing “models” for the best effect. The DC At Night By Smartphone course is true to the Washington Photo Safari motto. The course is designed for smartphone users to learn how to take great photos after dark while touring famous D.C. monuments. Students must bring their camera (smartphone is fine), extra memory card, and extra battery, and be sure to wear weather-appropriate clothing. 

The at-night seminar is set up like a safari taking you on the Metro past the Ulysses Grant Statue to photograph the West Front of the U.S. Capitol building at night. Next, students will travel up Pennsylvania Avenue to appreciate the beautiful architecture on the North Portico of the White House. Some fantastic locations will be visited after finally ending at the Albert Einstein Memorial for a group picture with your fellow students. This course is like a beautiful journey with photographs to document the experience. F-Stops and Shutter Speeds is an excellent course if you want to focus more on learning new skills or techniques. Students will learn how they can control their photos. The instructor will review White Balance and ISO settings and teach how to use the “M” setting. Students will leave this course feeling in control of their camera, helping them decide when to choose “Shutter Priority” or “Aperture Priority.” 

Virtual Photography Classes 

Virtual photography classes are a great way to learn and offer much flexibility. For example, when taking an online class option, you can log into your course anywhere. This flexibility adds convenience because that also means you have access to more classes. Gone are the days of being limited to only local classes, a short drive away. With access to virtual options, students can pick classes from all over the country and not miss a beat. While convenience is a huge factor in why you should consider an online option, it is important to consider some disadvantages as well. For example, suppose you are a student that needs instant feedback or extra support. In that case, it might be hard to get in an online class due to the limited access to the instructor. Most online classes account for this and include time for instructor feedback, but it could be a bit delayed. Once you have considered if a virtual option is best for you, the next step is finding the best course. 

Numerous schools offer online photography classes with many options; it all depends on what you are looking for at the time. For example, are you an iPhone user looking to improve your photo-taking skills or gain more knowledge on the different photo apps offered? iPhone Photography provided through the Chicago Botanic Garden might be what you want in an online class. This course is taught online via Zoom and, with an instructor's support, allows students to explore the better-known apps used for taking nature photos. The instructor will also go over the basics of iPhone photography. Students will then examine the photos taken during class and learn how to enhance, manipulate, or alter them. The course runs over three sessions and costs $124. 

If you are a beginner photographer and want to gain knowledge, there is a Virtual Beginner's Photography Class offered through Isla Studio Photography. This is a beginners level course that focuses on using an iPhone or a DSLR camera, but you are not required to have one for class. The seminar is a two-and-a-half-hour crash course on digital photography. Students will learn optimal settings to use in any lighting condition, what kind of camera to buy if they don't already own one, and concepts like exposure aperture and shutter speed. Again, no prior experience is required to attend. Students simply need a desire to learn or improve their photography skills. 

Private Group Photography Classes in

CourseHorse should be your go-to when planning your next team event or birthday party. They offer live online group classes based on whatever you are looking for at the time. For example, they have you covered if you want a private group photography class for your business. If you don’t see what you are looking for right away, CourseHorse can still be helpful. You can contact their free event planning team on their website; they will handle the rest. When completing the contact form, you must include the anticipated date of the event, group size, and a description of what you are looking for in your fun class. CourseHorse handles everything else for you. You will hear from your virtual party planner within two business hours of submitting the form, and the planning begins.

Once the event is booked, you will receive confirmation within 24 hours. CourseHorse has no booking fees, and if you need to change your group size after booking, they make it easy for you. On the event day, you and your team will use the link provided for one of their supported virtual platforms and enjoy the event. At this point, the virtual planning team will have already ensured your group received the course materials, and everyone can enjoy the fun event you helped plan.

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