Explore Our Online Courses

Creative Close Ups

Instructor: Lori Lankford

Explore creative techniques to capture stunning close up images. Course material is available May 3

Full Participation Live Zoom Sessions:
Tuesdays, May 11, 18, 25, June 1 at 7:00 pm

Full Participation $170

Photography Basics and Exposure Control

Instructor: Michael Koren

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.

Course material available on May 21.
Live Zoom sessions:
Wednesdays, May 26, June 2, 9 from 7:00-8:20 pm.

Full Participation Course $150

Launch a Personal Photo Project

Instructor: Lori Lankford
May 26

This mini-course will give you all the tools needed to create, launch, and share a photo project this summer. Course material is available May 26

Live Zoom Session: May 26 at 7:00pm

Lightroom Classic

Instructor: Marie Joabar

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

Course material is available on May 26

Full Participation Live Zoom Sessions:
Wednesdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 from 7-8pm

Full Participation $160
Self Study $110

Start to Finish Portrait Webinar

Instructor: Catherine Simmons

June 7, 7:00pm-8:00pm

Join instructor Catherine Simmons for a live webinar in which she will demonstrate the creation of a start to finish portrait from her portrait studio.

The hour will be packed full of useful information along the way as Catherine shoots live, explaining her workflow as she goes. You’ll get to see how she works a session from choosing her lighting setup to building the shot through a series of technical and artistic choices.

The demo will include commentary on artificial lighting, exposure settings and the histogram, composition, and working with a model. Participants will have time for questions at the end.

Family and Child Photography

Instructor: Catherine Simmons
June 14

Whether photographing children for the family album or creating timeless portraits for future generations to enjoy, this class will help you build the skills necessary to achieve your goals. Course content is available June 8.

Live Zoom Session: June 14, 7:00-8:00pm

Mastering Color
Advanced Editing
with Lightroom Classic

Instructor: Lori Lankford
June 15

Master the color in your macro, nature and close -up images with the advanced tools found in Lightroom Classic. In this mini-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 June 15
Live Zoom Session: June 15th 7:00-8:30

Getting Started With iPhone Photography

Instructor: Michael Koren

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 available on June 14.
Live Zoom sessions:
Tues 6/15, 6/22, 6/29 at 7:00-8:00pm

Full Participation Course $120
Self Study $90

Take Your Photography 
to the Next Level

Instructor: Roy Sewall
June 21

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 available on June 17.
Live Zoom Session: June 21 at 7:00-8:30pm

Full Participation: $85
Self Study: $65

Getting Started with Photoshop

Instructor: Catherine Simmons

Are you “afraid” of Photoshop? Join instructor Catherine Simmons for a five-week introduction to the wonders of Photoshop. Even the most beginner level participants will finish the course with a solid understanding and usable set of skills in the program.
Course content is available on June 16. Live Zoom Sessions 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12 at 7:00 pm
No previous experience in Photoshop is required.

Full Participation $175
Self Study $130

Lightroom Classic

Instructor: Marie Joabar

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 June 17

Full Participation Live Zoom Sessions:
Thursdays, June 24, July 1, 8, 15 at7-8pm 7-8pm

Full Participation $160
Self Study $110

Getting Started in Portrait Photography

Instructor: Catherine Simmons
June 26

Having the ability to take your own professional looking portraits can not only serve as a way to save some money on expensive studio portraits but can also be a way to beautifully document the people you love in a way that is meaningful to you and that represents your unique style of expression.

Live Zoom Session: June 26, 2:30-5:30pm

Topaz Studio 2 - Creative Editing

Instructor: Lori Lankford
June 22

Explore the power of Topaz Studio 2 for creative editing! This mini-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. Course material is available June 22

Full Participation Live Zoom Session:
Tuesday, June 22, 7:00-8:30pm
Full Participation $75

Creative Photography Using Light

A Creative Technique Mini-Course
Instructor: Lori Lankford
June 29

This mini 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. Join us on June 29 for the live course and demonstration to get you started!
All skill levels welcome.

Live Zoom Session:
June 29 at 7:00-8:30 pm

Full Participation $80

The Zone System: Mastering Light and Exposure

Instructor: Tim Cooper
Self Study Course

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

Demystifying Flash Photography

Instructor: Tim Cooper
Self Study Course

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 Joy of Using Lightroom Classic
Past Webinar Recording

Instructor: Marie Joabar

In this Webinar recording, Instructor Marie Joabar will demonstrate her favorite ways to use Lightroom Classic. Following a systematic workflow, she will cover the steps she uses from Import to Export and everything in between. 

Whether you’re just starting out with the program or want a refresher, this webinar will shed some light on just how powerful the Lightroom Classic is.   

Backyard Bird Photography
Past Webinar Recording

Instructor: Emily Carter Mitchell

Learn about creating a backyard bird photography studio. Whether photographing birds in your backyard garden or in the wild, this webinar has something for everyone!

Emily will discuss recommended equipment, camera and exposure settings, field behavior, how to create feeding stations with photography in mind, creating compelling images and so much more.

Winter In Place
Past Webinar Recording

Instructor: Lori Lankford

Join Lori Lankford to explore creative photography ideas to keep you shooting from winter into spring. Lori offers guidance on how to avoid a photography rut this winter by getting creative with at home projects.

Exploring Street Photography
Past Webinar Recording

Instructor: Michael Koren

Learn pro level tips and techniques for street photography as well as ethics and privacy issues associated with it.

Michael offers guidance on how you can create compelling street photographs that go beyond the ordinary snapshot and demonstrate your personal vision.

Photoshop Essentials Past Webinar Recording Instructor: Catherine Simmons

Instructor: Catherine Simmons

Learn just how essential Photoshop can be to any photographer's workflow. Instructor Catherine Simmons will show off some exciting tools as she does a live demonstration editing a portrait composite and a landscape scene. Tools covered include the liquify filter, transform tools, layers and masking, and adjustment layers.

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 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

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

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.