We've Gone Virtual!

For 8 years Capital Photography Center has served the DC/VA/MD communities with face to face photography classes. We are excited to be able to offer the same level of quality courses in an online learning environment!

Our courses are a combination of professional instruction, live learning sessions and rich discussion, all in a robust online learning platform.

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Join our instructors in a dynamic online learning environment!

Explore Our Online Courses


Creative Close Ups

Instructor: Lori Lankford
July 11 - August 8

Explore how to add creative, artistic elements
to your nature photography.

Course material is available July 11

Full Participation Live Sessions:
Saturdays, July 18, 25, August 1, 8 at 9:00 am
SOLD OUT
Please see September Dates Below

Full Participation $160
Independent Learning $110


Creative Editing with Photoshop

Instructor: Lori Lankford
July 18 - August 15

Learn how to use the powerful editing tools within Photoshop to add creative elements to your close up photos.

Prerequisite: A basic understanding of Adobe Photoshop and using layers.

Course material is available on July 18

Full Participation Live Sessions:
Saturdays, July 25, Aug 1, 8, 15 at 10:30 am

Full Participation $160
Independent Learning $110


Meet and Critique

Instructor: Roy Sewall
July 20

Join Professional Photographer and Judge, Roy Sewall for a meet and critique group photo session. Roy will critique the photos using the same criteria he uses as a frequent photography judge, but will go into much greater depth than a competition would allow.

Course and Live Session
on July 20 at 7:00-9:00pm via Zoom

Full Participation $110


Lightroom Classic
LIBRARY Module

Instructor: Marie Joabar
July 22- August 19

Learn best practices to organize and manage your images in the Lightroom Classic Library Module.

Course material is available on July 22

Full Participation Live Sessions:
Mondays, July 29, August 5, 12, 19 at 7:00 pm

Full Participation $160
Independent Learning $110


Lightroom Classic
DEVELOP Module

Instructor: Marie Joabar
August 6 - September 10

Learn how you can get the most out of your image files with the powerful editing tools in the
Lightroom Classic Develop Module.

Course material is available on August 6

Full Participation Live Sessions:
Thursdays, August 13, 20, 27, Sept 10 at 7:00 pm

Full Participation $160
Independent Learning $110


Getting started with Luminar 4

Instructor: Lori Lankford
August 11 - August 25

Jump into this revolutionary editing program. Learn how to use all the features of Luminar 4, including the Essentials, Creative, Portrait, Pro and Canvas editing panels.

Course material is available on August 11
Full Participation Live Sessions:
Tuesdays, August 11, 18, 25 at 7:00pm

Full Participation $120
Independent Learning $90

Getting Started with iPhone Photography

August 14 - Sept 2

Learn to use the iPhone camera that’s always with you and go beyond taking a simple snapshot to creating a photograph that’s an artistic expression unique to your vision.

Course material is available on August 14

Full Participation Live Sessions:
Wednesdays, August 19, 26, Sept 2 at 7:00 pm


Lightroom Classic
LIBRARY Module

Instructor: Marie Joabar
September 9 - October 7

Learn best practices to organize and manage your images in the Lightroom Classic Library Module.

Course material is available on September 9

Full Participation Live Sessions:
Wednesdays, Sept 16, 23, 30, Oct 7 at 7:00 pm

Full Participation $160
Independent Learning $110


Creative Close Ups

Instructor: Lori Lankford
September 9 - October 7

Explore how to add creative, artistic elements
to your nature photography.

Course material is available September 9

Full Participation Live Sessions:
Tuesdays, Sept 15, 22, 29, Oct 6 at 7:00pm

Full Participation $160
Independent Learning $110


Take Your Photography To The Next Level

Instructor: Roy Sewall
September 9

Learn how to assess your photographic results with instructor Roy Sewall in this self-paced course along with an hour of instructor-led discussion.

Course material is available September 9

Full Participation Live Session is:
Monday, September 14 at 7:00 pm

Full Participation $75
Independent Learning $55

Meet and Critique

Instructor: Corey Hilz
September 17

Join Professional Photographer, Corey Hilz for a meet and critique photo session. Corey will discuss the pros and cons of each photo, as well as do light editing as appropriate.


Course and Live Session on September 17 from 7pm - 9pm via Zoom.

This course will be most helpful for beginner and intermediate level photographers. Familiarity with photo editing software (Lightroom, Photoshop, etc) is useful, but not required.


Creating Books with Lightroom and Blurb

Instructor: Mel McNamara
September 16 - October 7

Photographs can take us on a journey. We will explore in depth the Lightroom Book Module to create visual stories that we can then upload to Blurb’s website for you to make a book for yourself or to share with others.

Course material is available September 16

Full Participation Live Sessions:
September 23, 30 and October 7 at 7:00pm

Full Participation $110


Editing Portraiture With Photoshop

Instructor: Catherine Simmons
September 21 - October 19

Dive into the powerful and fantastic world of Photoshop and learn how to make your good portraits great!
Course material is available Sept 21.

Full Participation Live Sessions:
Mondays, Sept 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19

Full Participation $160
Independent Learning $110


Creative Editing with Photoshop

Instructor: Lori Lankford
October 1 - October 29

Learn how to use the powerful editing tools within Photoshop to add creative elements to your close up photos.

Prerequisite: A basic understanding of Adobe Photoshop and using layers.

Course material is available on October 1

Full Participation Live Sessions:
Thursdays, Oct 8, 15, 22, 29 at 7:00pm

Full Participation $160
Independent Learning $110


Meet and Critique

Instructor: Roy Sewall
October 19

Join Professional Photographer and Judge, Roy Sewall for a meet and critique group photo session. Roy will critique the photos using the same criteria he uses as a frequent photography judge, but will go into much greater depth than a competition would allow.

Course and Live Session
on October 19 at 7:00-9:00pm via Zoom

Full Participation $110


Mastering Color
Advanced Editing
with Lightroom Classic

Instructor: Lori Lankford

Master the color in your macro, nature and close -up images with the advanced tools found in Lightroom Classic. In this self paced course you will get to explore the many tools available in Lightroom Classic for editing color. Master the HSL panel, RGB Tone Curve, Split-Toning, Filters and Color Profiles.

Course material available on enrollment.
Independent Learning $75


iPad/iOS Creative Editing Course

Instructor: Lori Lankford

This self paced course gives you all the tools needed to add creative elements to your photos and make them standout. In this course you will get to explore 11 different applications.

Course material available on enrollment.
Independent Learning $110


Photographic Composition - Essential Techniques

Instructor: Michael Koren

Independent Learner

Learn the elements techniques of composition to frame stronger images.

Independent Learning $75


Demystifying Flash Photography

Instructor: Tim Cooper

Flash is easy and this course will show you how and why! We’ll cover all the components of flash photography, from how exposure settings affect the flash, to controlling the power and quality of the flash output, to balancing your flash with the ambient light. We’ll cover light modification, flash triggers and accessories to make your life easier.

Course material available on enrollment. Independent Learning $85


The Zone System: Mastering Light and Exposure

Instructor: Tim Cooper

The Zone System can teach you how to get correct exposures every time. In any situation. Through the study of exposure, you’ll become a master of light-the essential ingredient to every great photograph.

Course material available on enrollment.
Independent Learning $75


One on One Photo Editing With Lightroom

Instructor: Lewis Katz

Do some of your favorite images lack power and drama? Could improved editing techniques create a more dynamic version? Enjoy a one on one editing session via Zoom with Instructor Lewis Katz. Using Lightroom, Lewis will review 4 to 8 of your images and guide you through editing techniques that may further enhance the image and create a more impactful photo.

1 Hour Editing Session $105
2 Hour Editing Session $210


One on One Critique

Instructor: Roy Sewall

This on-line critique is about the photographs themselves – the results - not about how to use equipment and software. Roy will critique the photos using the same criteria he uses as a frequent photography judge, but will go into much greater depth than a competition would allow.

One Hour Live Session $105
Two Hour Live Session $210

Note - The One-on-Ones are not included in any sale or promotional pricing.


One on One
Creative Photo Editing

Instructor: Lori Lankford

Are you editing with Lightroom, Photoshop or Luminar, but not taking full advantage of all the creative tools available? Enjoy a one one editing session via Zoom with instructor, Lori Lankford. She will show you how to maximize the tools available in your editing program to add creative elements to any photo.

1 Hour Editing Session $105
2 Hour Editing Session $210


One on One Editing Portraiture with Photoshop

Instructor: Catherine Simmons

Enjoy a one on one editing session via Zoom with Instructor Catherine Simmons. Using Photoshop, Catherine will review your images or use her own images to help guide you through editing techniques that may further enhance the image and create a more impactful portraiture photo.

1 Hour Editing Session $105
2 Hour Editing Session $210

How Online Courses Work

  • Instructors

    Our instructors are all working professional photographers. They have a passion for their art and are excited to share it with you in this flexible learning environment.

  • Course Contents

    Courses have interactive steps that you will check off as you go. Classes include a combination of virtual lessons, videos, downloadable materials, instructor Q/A sessions. (Interactive sessions with instructor vary by class)

  • Materials

    Course content will be available for 30 days after the class ends, so you have time to complete the course and review the material when it is convenient for you.

by B. Hatoz

I really  appreciate the “approachability” of your instructors.  I’ve taken many of your classes and each of the instructors have been just great to work with. It’s always intimidating as an amateur photographer to work with such accomplished people in their field, however, you have all been so welcoming and warm, and I feel that you truly want to share your bountiful knowledge. I ALWAYS come away from class not only learning so much about the subject matter but also so inspired!

H. Noyes

I’ve enjoyed so many of your classes and I love the opportunities you provide to hone my craft!  

C. Decatur

I really enjoy the classes available through Capital Photography Center, the variety they offer covers anything you could be looking for. The instructors are all extremely knowledge and professional. It does not matter what skill level you may be, they take the time to engage everyone. I have learned so much from each class I have taken so far and use it daily in my photography.