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Natural Light Portrait Photography

Washington Photo Safari @ 1401 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231

Does natural light photography seem unnatural to you? Would you like to take creative portraits of friends and family, or add outdoor portraiture to your photography services? Maybe experiment with portraits that are a bit moody and artistic? Then this safari is right up your alley! Join portrait photographer Vickie Gray as she helps demystify the art of natural light portraiture. She will share tips and techniques for taking compelling, artistic...

Saturday Jun 24th, 3–5pm Eastern Time

Getting Started in Portraiture

Capital Photography Center @ 8136 Porter St, Falls Church, VA 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 studio portraits but can also be a way to beautifully document the people you love in a way that is...

Saturday Jun 17th, 1:30–4:30pm Eastern Time

External Flash Made Easy

Capital Photography Center @ 1616 H St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Learn how to get the most out of your external flash unit. The class will help you understand the modes and functions of your flash, as well as how aperture, shutter speed and ISO affect your flash photos. From adjusting the power of the flash to choosing how to position the flash, this class will help you become more skilled when using your external flash unit. There are a lot of ways you can use flash to light your subject. Should you fire the...

Sunday Jul 9th, 2:30–6:30pm Eastern Time

The FUNdamentals of Food Photography

Capital Photography Center @ 1616 H St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Have fun with your food! LC will share her creative process in an inspiring and image rich presentation and discuss the technical details, equipment basics and creative aspects to consider to help build your food photography portfolio and develop your own style and vision. She'll also discuss and demonstrate how to build a shot from the very beginning using available light (like what we might have at home in our own kitchens), as well as using...

Saturday Jul 15th, 2:30–6:30pm Eastern Time

Moonset and Sunrise Over Capitol Columns

Capital Photography Center @ At 24th & R Streets NE, Washington, DC 20002

Moonset and Sunrise Over Capitol Columns At National Arboretum Join us in the wee hours of the morning for this special access opportunity to photograph the moonset and sunrise over the lighted Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum. We’ll start the class by capturing the full moon over the lighted Capitol Columns. After the moon has set we'll frame the columns with the pink glow in the sky before sunrise as well as the sun rising through...

Friday Sep 29th, 5:30–7:45am Eastern Time

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Exploring Macro Photography

Capital Photography Center @ 100 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20001

Small subjects or little pieces of a larger subject are fascinating to explore with your camera. This class will teach you about the technical and creative aspects of successful close-ups. Find out how to work with different natural lighting conditions, as well what equipment is most useful. The skills you will learn can be applied to any subject of macro photography, at home or in the field. Learn about: Equipment options Choosing the best...

Saturday Jun 24th, 10am–1:30pm Eastern Time

Sunset and Moonrise Over The Capitol Columns

Capital Photography Center @ 3501 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC 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 sky. Later as the moon rises, we’ll frame it among the columns and then overtop of them. This...

Wednesday Aug 30th, 5:45–8:45pm Eastern Time

Sunrise on the National Mall

Washington Photo Safari @ 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC 20002

One of the best places to capture sunrise in photos is from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, looking down the Reflecting Pool. This sunrise photo tour of the National Mall conducted by Washington Photo Safari director E. David Luria gives participants the opportunity to photograph the sun as it begins to rise in the east at behind the illuminated US Capitol building and the Washington Monument, and then, after sunrise, projecting its golden...

Sunday Sep 17th, 5:50–7:50am Eastern Time

Ridin' The Rails With Your Camera

Washington Photo Safari @ Terminal C, Arlington, VA 22202

Ridin’ The Rails With Your Camera: A Photo Safari on the Washington Metro! As instructor, professional photographer E. David Luria will provide tips on low-light and mixed-light photography, taking pictures of the cavernous, vaulting ceilings at Gallery Place and Metro Center, how to photograph moving trains coming into a station, how to capture the dramatic view from the escalator at Dupont Circle, how to photograph the landmark views from outdoor...

Sunday Aug 13th, 2:30–4:30pm Eastern Time

Getting started in Real Estate Photography

Capital Photography Center

Learn the basics of Real Estate Photography and start developing a strong set skills in this field. Tammy will take you through a variety of methods that are used in Real Estate-including lighting and HDR issues (high dynamic range). We will also focus on composition theory and how it applies to spaces as well as various methods for dealing with lighting areas in a home from simple to more challenging.  Topics include: How to approach the...

Saturday Jun 10th, 1–4:30pm Eastern Time

DC At Night By Smartphone

Washington Photo Safari @ 302 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20224

Most of our monuments look even better at night than they do in the daytime! So on this special photo safari designed for smartphone users we are going to take you to DC’s best-known memorials after dark and show you where and how to take great pictures with your phone! And smartphones themselves are getting better every year in low-light situations! The late-model I-Phones, Samsungs, Motorola, LG, and Google Phones are much better now than their...

Friday Jun 9th, 8:15–10:15pm Eastern Time

Lotus and Lilies at Kenilworth Gardens

Capital Photography Center @ 1550 Anacostia Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019

The elgant beauty of a Lotus flower is enhanced by its simplistic lines and is a true joy to photograh in all of its many stages. Each July, at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens along the Anacositia River, these floral beauties come into bloom.  Join Kim Kelly for an early mornig visit to capture Lotus flowers and other aquatic blooms, along with several winged visitors such as butterflies, bees and dragonflies in morning light. Learn creative...

Sunday Jul 9th, 7:30–10:30am Eastern Time

Insider’s View of National Cathedral

Washington Photo Safari @ 3101 Wisconsin Ave, Washington, DC 20016

You will be able to capture this scene and many other unique images of the Cathedral by joining this special safari conducted by Washington National Cathedral in cooperation with Washington Photo Safari. One of the most beautiful churches in Washington DC, Washington National Cathedral took 83 years to build and was only finished in 1990, A superb example of our 12th century Gothic architecture built entirely of Indiana limestone, the Cathedral...

Saturday Jun 24th, 2:30–4:30pm Eastern Time

Saint Matthew’s Cathedral

Washington Photo Safari @ 1725 Rhode Island Ave, Washington, DC 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, 1963. Designed by New York architect C. Grant La Farge, the Cathedral has been cited as having “one...

Sunday Jul 2nd, 2:30–5pm Eastern Time

Hillwood Museum and Gardens

Washington Photo Safari @ 4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Adjoining the very elegant and popular Hillwood Museum in upper northwest Washington, the gardens offer incredible opportunities for photography – the paths, the mansion, the greenhouse, the statuary, and the refurbished Japanese Gardens. You will pick up some tips on garden and estate photography and the use of your Macro lens. The BIG news is that non-flash photography is now allowed inside the Hillwood Museum, with its extraordinary collection...

Sunday Jun 11th, 2:30–4:30pm Eastern Time

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