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Fieldwork - Photo Basics at American Art Museum

at Capital Photography Center - Penn Quarter

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Penn Quarter
8th St NW & F St NW
Btwn 7th & 9th Streets NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Marie Joabar

What you'll learn in this photography class:

This class is designed for those who have taken any of the Photography Basics classes and want the opportunity to work in the field to reinforce the material covered in the classroom. We’ve encouraged you to leave the Auto settings behind and to shoot in the Aperture or Manual modes so now it’s time for some hands-on.

We’ll review the exposure settings and then photograph around our location and practice using various settings to achieve the look you want in the image.

We'll be working with you to reinforce:

  • Camera Controls
  • ISO Settings
  • Controlling motion with Shutter Speeds
  • Depth of Field and setting the aperture for the 'look' you want
  • Focus settings and controling the focus area
  • Playback tools such as the histogram to eveluate your exposures
  • White Balance
  • Composition - Framing an interesting photograph

Our location is the American Art Gallery / Nat Portrait Gallery which gives us plenty of photo opportunities to practice exposure settings and creative captures. Join us and come away with stronger skills for setting exposure and capturing exciting images that you’re proud to show off.

Any camera with the Aperture or Manual modes is appropriate. Bring your camera and any or all of your lenses. We’ll work with what you have in your bag. 

Please note: It is assumed you have already taken a Basics class or are somewhat familiar with the manual exposure modes. We will not be able to introduce you to this material at this class.

COVID Safety Practices: We ask that you please wear a mask for this indoor class.


School Notes: Mailing address:PO Box 855 Alexandria, VA 22313

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Refund Policy

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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