Archive for the ‘Photography Seminars’ Category

Lighting: The Key to Improving Your Photography

June 17th, 2016 No comments


If you are struggling with off camera lighting and want to increase your confidence in being able to shoot any where any time then this class is for you.
This class will give you a firm foundation on how to control any light you have available. This class uses off camera speed lights, studio lights and maybe even a construction work light to improve your photography.

Just a few of the topics that will be covered:

  • One light Portraits
  • Mastering Flash Settings
  • Balancing Ambient light with Flash
  • Shooting with High-Speed Sync
  • Manipulating Color Temperature
  • TTL vs Manual
  • Selecting the Right Light Modifier
  • Umbrella, Softbox, Octabox, etc.
  • Hard Light vs Softlight
  • Using Constant Light vs Flash

Instructor Lee Love is a commercial photographer that specializes in advertising and editorial photography. This class will take a real world approach to lighting and he will share examples of how he solved difficult on-location lighting issues.
Saturday July 9th – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: Ace Photo

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DC Lightroom & Photoshop Workshop

January 30th, 2015 No comments

2-Day Lightroom + Photoshop Combo W/ Jerry Courvoisier


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Washington DC
Saturday, May 16, 2015 – Sunday, May 17, 2015Residence Inn Arlington Rosslyn
1651 North Oak Street
Arlington , Virginia 22209

lr_psLightroom and Photoshop are the essential software applications of choice for today’s photographers. Now that Adobe bundles Lightroom and Photoshop together, it’s never been a better time to benefit from jumping in with both feet to discover these complementary apps. Join Jerry and take a new balanced approached to combining the well-designed elements of Lightroom, Lightroom Mobile and Photoshop to enhance your photography and mobile lifestyle.Jerry’s unique 2-Day “Hands On” Workshops will explore the best features of what Lightroom, Lightroom Mobile and Photoshop has to offer in organizing, enhancing and sharing today’s visual experiences.

Bring your laptop or computer system with the current version of Lightroom and Photoshop installed, your photography, and your focus.

Jerry Courvoisier is a Lightroom / Photoshop expert and brings a passion for patient, interactive teaching gained from leading hundreds of workshops worldwide. He will emphasize using Lightroom and Photoshop to their fullest potential by focusing on “only” the essential application elements that will enable you as a photographer to move your visual craft to new engaging perspectives.

As always, Jerry’s focus is a “Hands On” approach to the workshop experience where the confidence doesn’t end when the workshop is over! Attendees will have access to all the reference and instructional materials on the companion web site for further review. Even experienced users can benefit from the exclusive tips provided by this workshop. The included Lightroom and Photoshop tutorial exercises provide a working Lightroom catalog, along with a broad assortment of practice photos, presets, templates and videos to revisit when your workshop has concluded.

$400.00 is the cost of the 2-Day LIGHTROOM / PHOTOSHOP combination workshop.


Baltimore Innovation Week

September 11th, 2014 No comments

September 12 – 20, 2014

Throughout Baltimore

Baltimore Innovation Week ( is a week-long celebration of technology and innovation taking place for the third time September 12 – 20, 2014. The annual open calendar of events will welcome 8,000 people across more than 40 events that show off the region’s vibrant and varied tech and entrepreneurship community. The event series is organized by Baltimore, a news site that covers technology in the region, as part of the local tech news network. In 2013, more than 5,000 people attended at least one of the more than 30 events that took place. Attend this year’s Innovation Celebration and use code “MAMS10” for $10 off the price of a ticket!

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Google Analytics, AdWords & Tag Manager Trainings in Washington DC

September 11th, 2014 No comments


(All trainingsgoogle_adwords are full-day & incl. lunch)
Mon. Sep. 22 – Google Analytics 101
Tue. Sep. 23 – Google Analytics 201
Wed. Sep. 24 – Google Analytics 301
Thu. Sep. 25 – Google Tag Manager Workshop
Thu. Sep. 25 – Google Adwords 101
Fri. Sep. 26 – Google Adwords 201

20 F St. Conference Center, 20 F St. NW, DC 20001 (Union Station Metro)

Are you really getting everything you can out of your Google Analytics or Google AdWords? Or are you just another company suffering from “so much data, so little insight?”

Learn from the experts as they explore in great detail how to gather more meaningful data, analyze it better, drive revenue and measure the metrics important to your business. Learn best practices and common pitfalls in a collaborative setting with knowledgeable instructors. LunaMetrics is a Google Analytics Certified Trainer with years of successful trainings.

These seminars accommodate everything from basic reporting to advanced configuration. This is for both marketers and analysts who are looking for a clear, concise and relevant training which examines real examples and gives useful insights into the best practices. If you’re considering making the jump to Universal Analytics or Google Tag Manager, consider the hands-on Google Tag Manager workshop. Check out the course descriptions to find the courses that are right for you!

$499-$799 per training, discounts apply for multiple trainings, GSA discounts

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The Cutting Edge Post-Production Tour

September 10th, 2014 No comments

Lou Lesko: “Your time, your value, your money: Ditching bad business habits for good ones.”

September 10th, 2014 No comments


Habits are a funny thing. They come easily, and they come for free. They also come in two distinct styles; good and bad.

As multi-talented, multi-hat wearing entrepreneurs, we photographers are unique in that we don’t get a lot of feedback about our business habits. What we think is good, may in fact be bad for us, but how can we tell? And more importantly, how do you reframe, and retool your day-to-day habits so that they expand your business and move you forward.

Bio: Lou Lesko is a writer who started as a photographer in the fashion industry back when Depeche Mode was on the radio every day. He’s received numerous distinctions, including a Lowell Thomas award for his travel journalism photos. His first book on Advertising Photography paved the way for a three year stint as the editor of the National Geographic Assignment Blog. It also helped him develop an idea for Blinkbid, which is excellent bidding software for photographers. Currently he lives in California being Californian. Whatever that means.

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Date and Time:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Doors open 6:30 PM
Event 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Glen Echo Park
(North Arcade building)
7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Glen Echo, MD 20812

Directions and Parking:

Registration Fee:
Non Member $20
Member $10
Student $5


ACE: Photo Basics with Frank Ruggles

August 12th, 2014 No comments



Whether you’re new to photography or just new to digital photography, the goal of this class is to get you to a comfortable level with your digital camera so you can properly compose and expose nice photographs. Everyone in the class is probably at a slightly different level in their knowledge of photography, so we’ll simply start at the most logical place: The Beginning.

Wednesday, August 13th

Wednesday, August 27th

Class hours are 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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Capital Photography Center – SLR Photography: The Basics

June 23rd, 2014 No comments

6-23-2014 12-21-21 PM

“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 goal, or a stunning travel photo takes practice and know-how.

Learn how YOU, not the camera, can control the final image by choosing the appropriate setting for the look you want. Understanding how your camera makes an exposure in both the Auto and Manual modes will help you decide which settings to use to freeze or blur motion and control the depth of field to capture the image you want.

This class is designed for those who want to learn more about photography basics and exposure settings. (Appropriate for Mirrorless or DSLR cameras.)

Topics Include:

  • Camera Controls – Learn the most important features and menu settings.
  • Resolution & Compression
  • Auto Scene Modes
  • Manual Shooting Modes
  • ISO Settings
  • Shutter Speeds – Control motion to add emphasis.
  • Depth of Field – How the aperture affects what is in focus.
  • White Balance
  • Memory Card – Types and handling.
  • Lenses – The options.
  • Composition – What makes an interesting photograph.

Participants are encouraged to bring their camera.  As Marie discusses camera features or menu settings, you can follow along and learn how to set them.  An extra battery, memory card, and your instruction manual are also very helpful to have on hand at the class.

Participants of this class might also enjoy the SLR Photography – Beyond the Basics class, scheduled July 26, 2014.”

Instructor: Marie Joabar

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2014, June 29: SLR Photography – The Basics
When: 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Fee: $79.00
Where: 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD 20850

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Join PPA – Free Business Workshop for Photographers

June 16th, 2014 No comments

6-16-2014 2-15-30 PM

“Join  PPA & Be More Profitable!
Let us show you how with a FREE Business Basics workshop.
(A $249 value. See? Saving already!)
Deal valid through June 24, 2014.

Business Basics Workshop
July 12-13, 2014
Attend the workshop in Atlanta or via the online live-stream

You’ll learn how to:

  • Evaluate your business strengths & opportunities
  • Develop a profitable pricing structure
  • Create a greater client experience

Busy on July 12-13? Don’t worry, we will email you a link to the class recording 1-2 weeks after it is held.”

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