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    iPhone-ography Tour

    Calling all aspiring shutterbugs and iPhone enthusiasts! Improve your camera phone skills and get a tour of some of DC's streets in M.J. Love's iPhone-ography Tour. You'll learn how to bring DC to life using only your camera phone as you take a guided tour of the city. A professional photographer, will teach you how to best take advantage of light, focus and composition to make those handheld snaps a thing of beauty. If you've never been able to get the selfie of you and Honest Abe, here's your chance!
    iPhone-ography Tour

    3101 Naylor Rd SE, Washington

    • Bring DC to life with only your camera phone in this unique photo walking tour
    • Develop your photography skills as you tour the nation's capital
    • Learn the ropes from a professional photographer
    • Open to all skill levels
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    Beginner Indoor Portraiture

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    Learn the ins and outs to taking professional indoor portraits with this handy beginner class. An experienced instructor will guide you as you practice technical skills such as determining correct light and exposure on the face, selecting correct lenses, and choosing backgrounds. You'll also tap into creative processes such as how to select the best composition to reflect the personality of your subject. This class is perfect for novices looking to get quality results without using professional lighting equipment.
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    Beginner Indoor Portraiture

    1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW, NW Washington

    • Learn the art of taking professional indoor portraits
    • Practice techniques such as using flash units and reflectors to achieve fill lighting
    • Discover how to find the best indoor light when posing kids and adults
    • Gain a new skill to enhance your creativity
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    6 positive reviews
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    10 steps to Great Pictures: DC Icons

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    From the monument to the 16th president to the granite wall that bears the names of service members who perished in the Vietnam War, these are the places you'll want to capture when you visit Washington, DC. The Icons are known as the symbols of the Nation's Capital and are instantly recognizable around the world. On this photo tour, see familiar landmarks like the Albert Einstein Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Korean War Memorial as you snap must-have shots that define the city and the unique perspectives to showcase your skill and creativity. Become better acquainted with your camera and all of its settings while picking up tips to take the best possible travel photographs. You will leave satisfied, knowing you've just added brilliant photos of some of the most widely recognized national monuments to your portfolio!
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    10 steps to Great Pictures: DC Icons

    National Mall, Washington

    • Enjoy a day of composing and taking beautiful pictures on this historic photography tour
    • Snap photos of icons like the Albert Einstein Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial
    • Learn to take better photos by using all of your camera's buttons and settings
    • Build up your portfolio with stunning photos of some of the most widely recognized national monuments
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    5 positive reviews
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    Photo Tour: Monuments At Night

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    Taking a great picture at night can be tricky, but certainly not impossible! This class will prepare you with the proper instruction on how to take photography at night without a flash. Then, you will see some of the most photogenic areas that Washington has to offer. You will start at the Lincoln Memorial and work your way towards the Three Servicemen Statue, the Vietnam Women's Memorial, and Albert Einstein Memorial. How to manipulate white balance, achieve intricate composition, and get the most out of nighttime photography will be covered. Come make the most of this unique photography opportunity!
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    Photo Tour: Monuments At Night

    1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW, NW Washington

    • Photograph the beautiful monuments of Washington, D.C. under the night-sky
    • Learn the necessary skills to take photography at night without a flash
    • Explore camera settings and learn about white balance and intricate composition
    • Have a fun time seeing the sights of the area and learning about photography
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    6 positive reviews
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    Annapolis Afternoon Photography

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    In this all-levels class, your expert Annapolis-area instructor will review techniques for architectural photography as you prepare to photograph several historically significant buildings in the area. You'll practice shooting abstracts, using F-stops for blurred or sharpened backgrounds, taking close-ups, and more. You'll also learn all about photographing intricate bow carvings and nautical ropes and finding beauty in details, all the while developing the skills to make your future travel photography more interesting and colorful. The afternoon light will create the perfect setting and provide you with the chance to discover the best techniques for shooting during this time of the day. This Safari includes a visit to the state capitol as well as other historic buildings on State Circle, City Dock, and Main Street. You'll also explore the click-worthy scenery at Spa Creek and take in vistas of downtown Annapolis, the Naval Academy and the Chesapeake Bay.
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    Annapolis Afternoon Photography

    1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW, NW Washington

    • Explore the photographic beauty of Annapolis in the afternoon light
    • Learn techniques for photographing historical buildings from a professional instructor
    • Practice skills like using F-stops and shooting close-ups
    • Develop new skills as you explore a new destination
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    6 positive reviews
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    Getting To Know Your Camera

    If you want to become a better photographer and create better photographs, the first step is getting to know your camera! This hands-on, three-hour workshop is intended to introduce you to the basic photographic principles that will allow you to understand how your camera works, including aperture, shutter speed, light sensitivity (ISO), lenses, focusing modes, metering modes and automatic vs. manual exposure setting. By the time the class is over you'll be familiar with basic camera operation (on your specific camera) and will have an understanding of photography basics. Most importantly, you'll finally understand what all "those buttons" do.
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    Getting To Know Your Camera

    920 U St NW, Washington

    • Understand your DSLR camera, or any other camera that has a manual exposure mode setting
    • Practice using the many functions under expert supervision
    • Learn to create better photographs and become a better photographer
    • Realize your creative potential and take full advantage of your camera's operating system
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    Photo Tour: F-Stops and Shutter Speeds

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    Anyone can point a camera and press a button. What separates photographers who know what they're doing from those who don't is the knowledge of how to use your camera to its fullest extent! This class will demystify the subtle abbreviations you will find on your camera. After this class, you'll be able to differentiate settings from "Auto" and "P" to "Av" and "Tv." As you learn these basic operations, you'll start to unlock the knowledge of how professionals make that closeup look super sharp, but always have the perfectly blurred background. This is a great way to build your own skills on photo composition, mode, speed and exposure, and also teach you how to use your camera to its fullest capacity.
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    Photo Tour: F-Stops and Shutter Speeds

    1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW, NW Washington

    • Learn how to use your camera and its shooting modes and speed
    • Demystify the abbreviated and automatic settings
    • Develop the skills and tricks that will help you take a picture like a professional, including exposure and good photo composition techniques
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    Photo Tour: Capitol Hill

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    Are you a fan of House of Cards? This photography tour will lead you through Capitol Hill to see all the familiar locations from the show, including the Senate and House Office Buildings. But before you delve into the deception and deceit of the tour, you will first have a 45 minute training session on how to get the most out of your camera. You will learn such things as how to take the perfect architectural photo, to how to decipher those cryptic camera settings like F stops, shutter speeds, ISO settings, and outdoor portraiture. Come along and learn more about your camera and yourself as a photographer and see what makes Capitol Hill the awe-inspiring place it is!
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    Photo Tour: Capitol Hill

    1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW, NW Washington

    • Explore Capitol Hill while seeing some of your favorite locations as seen on Netflix's House of Cards
    • Learn how to properly use your camera with professional tips and techniques
    • See important historical monuments and landmarks throughout Capitol Hill such as the Senate and the US Capitol building
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    Beginner Outdoor Portraiture (Annapolis)

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    The perfect outdoor shots of friends and family are amazing to have, but often hard to capture. Discover the skills to get the best shot every time with this all-levels class focused on outdoor portraitures. Using the picturesque setting of Meridian Hill Park in Washington D.C., your professional instructor will teach you valuable lessons such as how to control exposure with fill flash and reflectors, select a background, use shade to your advantage, pose people and use the sun as a main, and fill or accent light. You'll get in on the action as you practice these helpful techniques and let your creativity unfold.
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    Beginner Outdoor Portraiture (Annapolis)

    1661 Pennsylvania Ave NW, NW Washington

    • Explore the photographic beauty of Annapolis in the afternoon light
    • Learn techniques for photographing historical buildings from a professional instructor
    • Practice skills like using F-stops and shooting close-ups
    • Develop new skills as you explore a new destination
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    6 positive reviews
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    Photography Essentials

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    Wondering what all of "those" buttons on your camera do? You know, the ones that aren't "power" and "shutter"? You paid for 'em, might as well learn what they do! In this photography essentials workshop, you'll learn not only how your camera works, but also about shutter speed, white balance, aperture, and any other setting your camera has. You will also develop a better understanding of the necessary elements of composing good photos such as lighting and angles. As you become more familiar with your camera, follow your guide and expert photographer around the mall to snap photos of DC icons like the Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Martin Luther King Memorials. Perfect for shutter bugs and history buffs alike!
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    Photography Essentials

    National Mall, Washington

    • Become familiar with your camera's settings while exploring DC with this photography essentials class
    • Learn about the elements of a good photo, including composition, lighting, and angles
    • Figure out the functions of your camera's buttons and how to use them to take better photos
    • Snap great photos of various DC icons and its surrounding beautiful landscapes
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    5 positive reviews

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