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Noma/Sursum Corda
50 Massachusetts Ave NE
Btwn First St NE & Union Station Dr NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Michael Koren

What you'll learn in this photography class:

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 at the National Portrait Gallery and then explore the surrounding areas, Penn Quarter and Chinatown.

The class will start with basic instruction on the operation of the native mobile phone’s camera. We’ll then cover some of the more advanced features of setting focus and exposure independently.

We’ll explore how to turn the mobile camera’s limitations such as one lens, fixed aperture, no zoom and a small sensor to advantages using creative techniques of focus, exposure and composition.

You’ll create pictures on an easily paced photo walk with guided instruction coupled with gentle critique and suggestions to make your pictures the best they can be. Later, after a bit of time dedicated to editing for the best results (using the native camera editing tools) we’ll share with each other our creative vision the photos created earlier in the day.

Note: This class varies from the Getting Started in SmartPhone Photography class in that we will not be working with any apps, only the native camera capture and editing tools. In the Getting Started class, we’ll cover the basics of your native phone capture capabilities but also explore how we can creatively edit our photos with various apps. Additionally, this is more of a shooting class with a smaller amount of time set aside to cover the capture/editing tools and critique. The Getting Started class goes into greater detail on the capture and editing aspects and we spend less time actually shooting.

This class is appropriate for all mobile phone cameras. No additional apps needed. There are no prerequisites, either class is fine for the beginner or the long-time user just wanting to get more creative in their compositions or their editing.

If we have inclement weather, we may skip shooting outdoors and instead, just work indoors at the Gallery.

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A refund or a credit towards another class (less a $20 processing fee) can be given if cancellation notice is given more than 5 business days from the scheduled class.

If there is no cancellation notice, or it is given 5 business days or less, no refund or credit will be given. Requests to reschedule a class will incur a $20 processing fee provided notice is given more than 5 business days prior to the class. If request to reschedule is given less than business 5 days prior to the class, no refund or credit will be given.

If Capital Photography Center cancels or postpones a class due to weather or low enrollment, you can choose a full refund or a credit towards a future class.

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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...

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