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National Zoo Field Shoot

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3001 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Corey Hilz

What you'll learn in this photography class:

Join us for a morning at the National Zoo and learn tips for photographing animals.

Whether you’re planning an African safari or just want to learn to take better photographs of the animals at the zoo or in your backyard, this class will help you capture more compelling images.

Learn how to isolate subjects and effectively use available light to create dynamic photos. Improve your focusing skills to achieve sharp focus on moving and still subjects.

Topics include:

  • Compositional choices
  • Options to control exposure
  • Shutter speeds and depth of field
  • Focus settings
  • And more

This class is best suited for digital SLR or Mirrorless cameras that allow shutter, aperture, or manual exposure control.

Recommended equipment 

  • Any combination of lenses covering wide to telephoto range (18–300mm)
  • A circular polarizing filter 
  • An extra battery
  • Memory card

*Tripods won’t be needed for this class.

Admission to the Zoo is free, but entry passes are required for all guests, including infants. Passes open on a rolling basis, one month out.

COVID Safety Practices: Please bring a mask and wear it anytime we are gathered close together or when the instructor is working with you. When we are spread out you can remove your mask if you'd like.


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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