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A Year of Creative Photography - 2022

Instructor: Lori Lankford
January - December 2022

Second Session Added - Limited Seats Open

A year of creative photography is an online program exploring a different creative theme each month of the year. Student's will receive a new creative themed mini-course each month.

The course will include instructor audio content, videos, and monthly activities. As you spend time exploring the topic you can share images, questions and ideas within the private online community.

Each topic is perfect for beginners to advanced photographers and there are no pre-requisites.

Live Zoom session on the last Saturday of each month at 10:30am.


CPC Photo Community - 2022

Instructor: Lori Lankford
January - June 2022

The CPC Photo Community is an online space for photographers to connect, share images, learn new skills, and stay inspired.

The first run of the community group will kickoff January of 2022 and run through June of 2022. The community opens on January 1st. Live Zoom Sessions will be the last Thursday of each month 7:00-8:00 pm.

Registration is open to all skill levels.


Magic of Winter

Online Course + Live Zoom Sessions

Instructor: Lori Lankford
December

Explore how to photograph the season of winter in a creative and magical way. This course is filled with lessons focused on how to capture and enhance the sights, sounds, and smells of winter.

The course includes a set of Lightroom winter presets, a set of bokeh overlays, and a set of snow backgrounds.

Full Participation Live Session: Wednesday, December 15 at 7:00pm


Create a Vision Board with Adobe Spark

Online Course + Live Zoom Sessions

Instructor: Lori Lankford
January

Set your intentions, goals and dreams for the new year with an online vision board. This short course will give you all the tools to create your online vision board using Adobe Spark.

This is a great activity to work on over the winter holidays with friends and family!

No prerequisites or experience needed.

Live Zoom Session: January 5 at 7:00pm


Photography Basics and Exposure Control

Online Course + Live Zoom Sessions

Instructor: Michael Koren
January

Learn how YOU, not the camera, can control the look of an image. This course is designed for those who want to learn more about photography basics and manual exposure settings.

Live Zoom sessions on Mondays Jan 10, 17, 24 from 7:00-8:20 pm

Getting Started with Photoshop

Instructor: Catherine Simmons
January

Are you “afraid” of Photoshop? Even the most beginner level participants will finish the course with a solid understanding and usable set of the skills in the program.
No previous experience in Photoshop is required.

Full Participation Live Zoom Session:
Monday afternoon, 1/10/22 from 12:00-1:00pm

Pre-requisite: Comfort with basic computer skills such as locating, opening and saving files.
Note- This course does not cover Photoshop Elements.


From Capture to Print: The Art of Black and White Photography

Online Course + Live Zoom Sessions

Instructor: Lewis Katz
January

From start to finish, learn how to create powerful and emotive black and white images.


Live Zoom Sessions:
Jan 12, 19 and 26, 7:00-8:30pm.

Prerequisite: Students should to have a basic working knowledge of the Lightroom Classic Develop Module. If you are unfamiliar with the Develop Module tools, consider our Lightroom Classic Develop Module course also offered online.


Kickstart a Personal Photo Project in 2022!

Online Course + Live Zoom Sessions

Instructor: Lori Lankford
January

This mini course will give you all the tools needed to create, launch, and share a photo project. Join instructor Lori Lankford for a one and half hour seminar where she will share her personal projects and give you all the tools needed to start your own project this year.

Live Zoom session on January 18 at 7:00-8:00pm


Creating books with Lightroom Classic and Blurb

Online Course + Live Zoom Sessions

Instructor: Mel McNamara
January - February

Learn to use the Book Module in Lightroom Classic to create precious memory books that you can gift yourself or someone else. These photo books celebrate your own visual journey that you can share with friends, colleagues and family.

Course material is available on January 21.
Full Participation Live Zoom Sessions:
Sundays, Jan 30, Feb 6, 13 at 9:30-10:30am.


Creative Close Up

Online Course + Live Zoom Sessions

Instructor: Lori Lankford
February

Explore how to add creative, artistic elements to your close up photography with instructor Lori Lankford.

Course material is available on February 2.

Full Participation live Zoom sessions:
Wednesdays Feb 9, 16, 23, March 2 at 7:00-8:00pm


Getting started with iPhone Photography


Instructor: Michael Koren
February

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. Instructor: Michael Koren

Live Zoom session on Tuesdays Feb 8, 15, 22, from 7:00-8:00pm


Lightroom Classic
LIBRARY Module

Instructor: Marie Joabar
Open Registration

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

Self Study $110


Lightroom Classic
DEVELOP Module

Instructor: Marie Joabar
Open Registration

In this self study course learn how you can get the most out of your image files with the powerful editing tools in the
Lightroom Classic Develop Module.


Self Study $110

Getting Started with Photoshop

Instructor: Catherine Simmons
Open Registration

Are you “afraid” of Photoshop? Even the most beginner level participants will finish the course with a solid understanding and usable set of the skills in the program.
No previous experience in Photoshop is required.

Self Study $140


Creative Editing with Photoshop

Instructor: Lori Lankford
Open Registration

In this self study course, learn how to use the powerful editing tools within Photoshop to add creative elements to your images. Topics include use of blur tools, liquify, adding textures and much more.

Self Study $115


Creative Close Ups

Instructor: Lori Lankford
Open Registration

Explore creative techniques to capture stunning close up images. In this self study course you will explore composition, light, adding creative elements to an image, and editing for creativity. The course is available for 60 days after purchase.

Self Study $115

Editing Portraiture With Photoshop

Instructor: Catherine Simmons
Open Registration

In this self paced course you can dive into the powerful and fantastic world of Photoshop and learn how to make your good portraits great! Instructor, Catherine Simmons.

Self Study $140


Mastering Color
Advanced Editing
with Lightroom Classic

Instructor: Lori Lankford
Open Registration

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

Self Study $80.00


Creative Photography Using a Light Tracing Pad

Instructor: Lori Lankford
Open Registration

This self study course explores how to create images using a lightpad or lightbox. The course covers all tools, techniques and post-processing that you need to get started.


Photographic Composition - Essential Techniques

Instructor: Michael Koren
Open Registration

Learn the elements techniques of composition to frame stronger images.
Instructor, Michael Koren

Self Study $90

Creating Books with Lightroom and Blur

Instructor: Mel McNamaras
Open Registration

Learn to use the Book Module in Lightroom to create precious memory books that you can gift yourself or someone else. These photo books celebrate your own visual journey that you can share with friends, colleagues and family.

Self Study $90


Topaz Studio 2 - Creative Editing

Instructor: Lori Lankford
Open Registration

Explore the power of Topaz Studio 2 for creative editing! This self study course will get you started with the program and expand your creative editing skills. This course is perfect if you are considering adding this program to your editing options. Self Study $75

Take Your Photography 
to the Next Level

Instructor: Roy Sewall
Open Registration

Learn how to assess your photographic results 
with instructor Roy Sewall in this self-paced course
.
Self Study: $65


Demystifying Flash Photography

Instructor: Tim Cooper
Open Registration

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.
Self Study $85


The Zone System: Mastering Light and Exposure

Instructor: Tim Cooper
Open Registration

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.
Self Study $75

One - On - One Sessions

Capital Photography Center instructors offer one on one instruction. This is your opportunity to learn one-on-one about the subject you're most interested in at the pace you're comfortable with. Let us work with you to improve your skills, fill in the missing pieces or help you over a hurdle.

We are happy to offer private training taught by a variety of our instructors so you can learn more about your camera, about photography basics, advanced topics such as flash photography or studio lighting, software editing programs such as Photoshop, Elements or Lightroom, or any photography related topic you want to explore. Note - The One on Ones are not included in any sale or promotional pricing.

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 30-90 days after the course is completed (depending on the course), 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.