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Your camera will be overjoyed at the saturated colors and variety of flower photos, and your instructor will help you focus on them in a number of different composition techniques whether a Leading Lines of splendid single colored blossoms for the viewers of your images to get lost in, or a Depth of Field technique to blur a background and focus on a single specimen. Focus on Macro photography to create a photographic parallel universe or go for a broad panoramic peppered with different colors, shapes and juxtapositions for results that create a metaphor of a happy little world where one might imagine hidden elves and other fanciful friends.
Learn the technique of contrasting color photography as well as blended colors which invite a viewer to endlessly gaze at an image that channels the old world created by the Impressionist painters of centuries ago. Fill your frame from edge to edge to allow your photos to bring you beyond the objects themselves to a study in vibrant colors and shapes no matter what the specific objects and plants may be.
As you meander with your instructor and group along winding soothing wooden walkways, you have the option of glorious orchids, cacti, ferns and other flora of every color, which seem to go on forever and ever. Beyond the splendid flowers, develop your shutter speed priority options with the water fountains, caught in stop action clarity or velvety smooth flow.
Then there is the waterscapes, colorful and lovely sculptures within the gardens, set off by oversized proportions, or an array of smaller sculptures nestled within the foliage with peaceful backdrops to create tranquil still lives. Even the ground coverings offer close ups for photographic abstract art as does the glass structure of the arboretum.
Make time for the United States Botanic Garden at 100 Maryland Ave SW, Washington DC 20001.
Each Composition in the Field class begins with a talk with one of our experienced instructors, and then you and your fellow students take a stroll through one of a variety of photogenic locales (in any of the 20+ cities the DPA encapsulates). There is street photography, magnificent interiors, farmers markets, zoos, landscapes, and more, photos of which are included within. These photos are a mix of student and instructor images in many different venues and cities across the United States and Canada.
You will have fun in the three-hour session, learn to shoot strategically, get more interesting photos of the event, and walk away with a foundation to improve your photographs in the future, whether you’re traveling, or at a birthday party and everywhere in between.
Please note – if a class must be canceled due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control we will be happy to work with you to reschedule. If you should need to cancel and require a new class date, contact us. A $25 transfer fee will be imposed without a 3-day notice before the scheduled class.
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The school began with the idea of a nationwide workshop series dedicated to promoting the culture of digital photography.The workshops would be taught by talented and accredited professional photographers who live in the cities where they teach. The classes would be small, and the students would be...
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This is a 1 hr Zoom technical refresher class. I will review ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed and how they work together. This class is for students who have taken our Introduction for Beginners class or for those who have a little knowledge about photographing in manual mode. $20 suggested price
Thursday Jul 16th, 6pm - 7pm Eastern Time
This is a 1 hr Zoom class. I will review composition guidelines and give an exercise. It is asked that you submit 1-2 images you're not happy with so that I can help you see how to take it differently. This class is for students who want to understand composition better or for those who like/don't like a photo but don't know why. Smartphone/tablet...
Tuesday Jul 21st, 6pm - 7pm Eastern Time
Creative Photography | Framing & Composition Improve your imagery wth this 2-hour seminar! This 2-hour photography class will cover common tricks and tips for shooting street shots, lighting control techniques, focus, background, perspective, and many more quick techniques that will instantly become handy for your next travel, candid, or city...
Tuesday Jul 28th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time
Good composition is the essence of impactful images. But how do we define a “good composition?” In this course, your instructor will answer this question with tangible rules, so your technique can be more scientific than mystical. Similar to how learners of a new language use grammar to structure their sentences, aspiring photographers can use...
Friday Jul 31st, 10am - 12pm Central Time
Both sides of the Potomac offer great photo ops but McLean, Virginia, 12 miles from the DC area, offers 3 overlooks of a lovely waterfall and the Maryland side only offers one overhang. Shutter Speed Priority lessons are part of your instructor’s lesson plan, rendering various sensibilities such as the velvety flow from a slow shutter speed as well...
Saturday Aug 1st, 5:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time
Howard County Conservancy was created in 1993 through a generous land donation by Ruth and Frances Brown. With over 232 acres of meandering fields, rolling hills, varied habitats and gardens, this land is home of the 300 year old farm known as Mount Pleasant. Along with the natural treasures the conservancy holds, many historical buildings of Mount...
Saturday Aug 29th, 7am - 10am Eastern Time
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