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Library Of Congress Field Shoot

at Capital Photography Center - Capitol Hill

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Capitol Hill
101 Independence Ave SE
Btwn First and Second Streets SE
Washington, District of Columbia 20540
Location: Entrance is on First St NE between Independence St SE and East Capitol St NE
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Marie Joabar

What you'll learn in this on location photography class:

Our location at the Library of Congress gives us plenty of photo opportunities. From exciting holiday themed photos, to architectural shots, to creativly using intentional camera movement. 

We begin photographing in the Great Hall and capture the beautiful architecture and sculptures as well as the gorgeous Holiday tree. We'll then explore some of the hidden gems in the building interior.

We'll also be looking at Exposure Bracketing for high dynamic range shots and how to use in-camera level (if your offers it). 

Throughout the class I will guide you to some of the most photogenic spots at the Library and make suggestions on exposure, composition and framing.

If the weather is good, we'll do a bit of shooting outdoors on the long staircases, the fountain sculptures, as well as some shots of the Capitol. Bring a circular polarizer if you have one for our outdoor shots (weather permitting). 

Recommended Gear:

  • A DLSR or a mirrorless camera is ideal but smartphone cameras are welcome too.
  • Lenses: We’ll be emphasizing Architecture so bring a wide-angle lens.  Ideally a 16mm on a full frame camera or a 12mm on a crop sensor camera. If you don’t have that range, don’t despair, just bring your widest focal length. 
  • It will also be good to have a normal zoom range of 18-105mm. 
  • No tripods allowed. Indoors we’ll be adjusting the ISO according to the light.

COVID Safety Practices: Masks are optional.

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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