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
June 8 - July 11

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

Course material is available June 8

Full Participation Live Sessions:
Saturdays, June 13, 20, 27, July 11 at 9:00 am SOLD OUT
Saturdays, June 13, 20, 27, July 11 at 10:30 am Open Seats

Full Participation $160
Independent Learning $110


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

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


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


Getting Started with iPhone Photography

Instructor: Michael Koren

June 1 - June 21

Learn to use the 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. This class is designed for users of iOS mobile devices.

Course material is available on June 1
Full Participation Live Sessions:
Sundays, June 7, 14, 21 at 9:30 am

Full Participation $120
Independent Learning $90

This course is Sold Out.
Please see the July 1 date.


Getting Started with iPhone Photography July

Instructor: Michael Koren

July 1 - July 26

Learn to use the 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. This class is designed for users of iOS mobile devices.

Course material is available on July 1
Full Participation Live Sessions:
Sundays, July 12, 19, 26 at 9:30 am

Full Participation $120
Independent Learning $90


Getting Started with Luminar 4

Instructor: Lori Lankford
June 15 - July 13

Learn Luminar 4's revolutionary tools and AI technologies for photo editing with instructor Lori Lankford.

Course is material available on June 15

Full Participation Live Sessions:
Mondays, June 22 and July 6 at 7:00 pm

Full Participation $120
Independent Learning $90


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


Lightroom Classic
LIBRARY Module

Instructor: Marie Joabar
May 22 - June 23

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

Course material is available on May 22

Live Sessions: Tuesdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 at 7:00 pm

Full Participation $160
Independent Learning $110


Lightroom Classic
LIBRARY Module

Instructor: Marie Joabar
June 23 - July 28

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

Course material is available on June 23

Full Participation Live Sessions:
Tuesdays, June 30, July 14, 21, 28 at 7:00 pm

Full Participation $160
Independent Learning $110


Lightroom Classic
DEVELOP Module

Instructor: Marie Joabar
June 1 - July 1

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 available on June 1
Full Participation Live Sessions:
Wednesdays, June 10, 17, 24, & July 1 at 7:00 pm

Full Participation $160
Independent Learning $110

This course is Sold Out.
Click on the Learn More button to see the July 2 date.


Lightroom Classic
DEVELOP Module

Instructor: Marie Joabar
July 2 - July 30

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 July 2

Full Participation Live Sessions:
Thursdays July 9, 16, 23, 30 at 7:00 pm

Full Participation $160
Independent Learning $110


Photographic Composition - Essential Techniques

Instructor: Michael Koren

June 11 - June 21

Learn the elements techniques of composition to frame stronger images.

Course material available on June 11

Full Participation Live Session:
Sunday, June 21 at 11:00 am

Full Participation $120
Independent Learning $90


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


Meet and Critique

Instructor: Corey Hilz
June 18

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 June 18 at 7:00-9:00pm via Zoom

Full Participation $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


Take Your Photography To The Next Level

Instructor: Roy Sewall
May 30

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 starting on May 30
Full Participation Live Sessions
Thursday, June 4 at 7:00pm - Sold Out

Full Participation $70
Independent Learning $50

This course is sold out.
Please see the July dates.


Take Your Photography To The Next Level

Instructor: Roy Sewall
July 8

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 July 8

Full Participation Live Session is:
Monday, July 13 at 7:00 pm

Full Participation $70
Independent Learning $50


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

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.