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capital-photo-logoWe have teamed up with Capital Photography Center to offer up-to-date photo training and events to the photo community in the Washigton, DC area.

Capital Photography Center's instructor list boasts some of the area’s best instructors; Eliot Cohen, former Program Head of Photography at Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) Loudoun Campus, Chris Alvanas, Director of Photography at Center for Digital Imaging Arts – Boston University, E. David Luria, founder of the Washington Photo Safari and Karen Messick, Award winning professional photographer just to name a few.

Small class sizes with most limited to just 10 to 15 students, a few are as large as 25. This allows plenty of individual attention and makes learning an enjoyable experience. Classes are taught at MBS' locations in Gaithersburg and Frederick, in a variety of settings; hands-on in the field shooting, classroom style, in photography studios or at hi-tech digital/computer labs.

Whether you are a new camera owner wanting to better understand its features, an amateur photographer aspiring to become professional, or an experienced photographer wanting to learn the inner workings of Lightroom or Photoshop, you’ll find a class that addresses your needs, taught in a professional setting with an expert instructor.

to learn more about  Capital Photography Center, please visit their website at www.capitalphotographycenter.com

Capital Photography Center Upcoming Classes and Events

  • 2017, April 29: Photoshop For Photographers

    29 Apr 2017 | 8:00 am

    Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: 1616 H St NW, Washington, DC 20006 Although Photoshop is powerful enough for the pros, it offers many options and opportunities for the digital enthusiast. Join Corey Hilz for a full day of[…]

  • 2017, April 29 : DSLR Photography Basics

    29 Apr 2017 | 8:30 am

    Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Location: 8130 Porter Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042 Appropriate for DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras with manual exposure settings. Today’s digital cameras offer the photographer a wealth of tools that can lead to wonderful photographs[…]

  • 2017, April 29: Understanding the Nikon D7200, D7100, D7000 Cameras

    29 Apr 2017 | 1:30 pm

    Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Location: 8130 Porter Rd, Falls Church, VA, 22042 If you are passionate about photography but struggle to understand the various settings on your Nikon D7200, 7100 or the D7000, then this class is for[…]

  • 2017, April 30: Lightroom In A Day

    30 Apr 2017 | 8:00 am

    Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: 1616 H St NW Washington, DC 20006 Learn Lightroom in a day. We'll look at the 2 most powerful modules, the Library and the Develop Modules. Learn how to use Lightroom to be[…]

  • 2017, April 30: Faces, Not Places, Photo Safari

    30 Apr 2017 | 1:30 pm

    Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Location: National Gallery of Art, 700 Constitution Ave, Washington, DC 20002 ​When you travel, you like to come back with images not just of the monuments, historic buildings and landscapes, but also the faces[…]

  • 2017, April 30: iPhone Photography, Getting Started - At the National Portrait Gallery

    30 Apr 2017 | 10:45 pm

    Time: 11:45 AM - 3:45 PM Location: 8th and F St NW, DC, 20004 Join Karen Messick in Washington DC for a afternoon of “iPhoneography!” Our venue for this class is at the beautiful National Portrait Gallery which offers endless[…]

  • 2017, May 5, Georgetown At Night Photo Safari

    5 May 2017 | 6:45 pm

    Time: 7:45 PM - 10:00 PM Location: Water Street Northwest, Georgetown, DC 20007 If you think Georgetown is pretty in the daytime, wait until you see it through your camera’s viewfinder at night! On this safari you will learn the[…]

  • 2017, May 6: The Small Studio

    6 May 2017 | 9:30 am

    Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Location: 5619 Oak Place, Bethesda, MD, 20817 Shooting in a studio provides a special opportunity to control light for portraits and full-body photography and is something that can be set up in the home.[…]

  • 2017, May 6: Fair and Festival Photography at Flower Mart

    6 May 2017 | 10:00 am

    Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Location: Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016 When you travel, the best pictures you bring home are often candid shots of people enjoying themselves, laughing, eating, playing games, having fun![…]

  • 2017, May 7: Washington National Cathedral Photo Safari

    7 May 2017 | 7:15 am

    Time: 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM Location: 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016 Those of us who live in the DC area are truly blessed to have right in our own backyard one of the most beautiful cathedrals in[…]

  • 2017, May 7: The Lightroom Library In Depth

    7 May 2017 | 8:30 am

    Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Location: The Hilton Homewood Suites, 8130 Porter Rd, Falls Church, VA, 22042 Lightroom is the industry standard for amateurs and professional photographers alike, for organizing and editing our images. At the heart of this[…]

  • 2017, May 7: iPhone Walk About at U.S. Botanical Gardens

    7 May 2017 | 9:00 am

    Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM Location: 100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20001 Make great macro and creative multiple exposure images of flowers!  Enjoy working in the U.S. Botanical Gardens as Karen shows you how to understand the best[…]

  • 2017, May 8: Take Your Photography To The Next Level

    8 May 2017 | 6:30 pm

    Time: 7:30 PM -9:30 PM Location: 5619 Oak Place, Bethesda, MD, 20817 People always tell you your photos are great but in your mind, you know they could be better.  Perhaps you are entering competitions but not winning, or not[…]

  • 2017, May 13: Rock Creek Park Adventure

    13 May 2017 | 7:00 am

    Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Location: Military Road & Rock Creek Parkway The green valley of Rock Creek Park is an oasis within the busy urban setting of Washington D.C. This section of Rock Creek Park offers rapids and[…]

  • 2017, May 13: DSLR Photography Basics

    13 May 2017 | 9:00 am

    Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM Location: 19798 Sycolin Rd, Leesburg, VA 20175 Today’s cameras offer the photographer a wealth of tools that can lead to beautiful photographs. Capturing the perfect portrait of a loved one, a fleeting moment leading to the winning[…]

  • 2017, May 13: Historic Waterford Field Shoot

    13 May 2017 | 2:00 pm

    Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Second St, Waterford, VA 20197 Fee includes a donation to the Historic Waterford Foundation. Spend the afternoon in the historic village of Waterford, Virginia, a National Historic Landmark. This quaint town in Loudoun[…]

  • 2017, May 17: Photography As A Second Career

    17 May 2017 | 6:00 pm

    Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Location: 1616 H St NW Washington, DC 20006 With careful planning while you keep your day job, you CAN turn your hobby and your love of photography into a lucrative profession. Many people facing[…]

  • 2017, May 19: Monuments at Night Photo Safari

    19 May 2017 | 7:00 pm

    Time: 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM Location: 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC 20037 ​After giving an orientation on the basic techniques of nighttime photography, Instructor E. David Luria will take you to the most photogenic areas on the western[…]

  • 2017, May 20: Fieldwork - Photography Basics in Old Town Alexandria

    20 May 2017 | 6:00 am

    Time: 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM Location: Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314 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[…]

  • 2017, May 20: Horses in the Country

    20 May 2017 | 7:00 am

    Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Location: 1685 Underwood Road, Gambrills, MD 21054 In the spirit of Preakness, let’s go out to the country and enjoy horses in a rustic barn setting. Maryland is one of the top states for[…]



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