2024 PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES- Look below to see my upcoming classes at several different locations:

JOEYABLONSKY.com (Zoom & in-person)
PHOTOGRAPHY TUTORING
(Zoom & in-person)
SMITHSONIAN ASSOCIATES (Zoom & in-person)
MARYLAND HALL (Zoom & in-person)
VISARTS (Zoom & in-person)
DELAPLAINE ARTS CENTER
(Zoom & in-person)


JOEYABLONSKY.com (Class Policies)

PHOTO TOUR- OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA, VA (in-person)
Highlights include: The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style (performance cars), Market Square, Christ Church, waterfront, historic architecture, photojournalism and more! Receive real-time advice on photo opportunities, compositions, camera controls and lighting.

Sunday, May 19, 10am-1pm, $50


PHOTO CHALLENGE (not a contest)- BOTANIC GARDENS (Zoom)
Need motivation to get out and shoot? If so, get a list of photo opportunities in/near DC (and further afield based on participant location), tips, tricks and time of day recommendations to create a body of work that includes photos of flowers, pollinators, sculpture, public art, armillary spheres, winding paths and more. The second session will be a photo review.

Mondays, May 20 (6:30-8:30pm) & June 17 (6:30-9:30pm), $85


PHOTO CHALLENGE (not a contest)- REFLECTIONS, REFRACTION & PRISM PHOTOGRAPHY (Zoom)
Need motivation to get out and shoot? If so, get tips, tricks and recommendations to create awesome photos of reflections on any surface, reflections in street photography, light refracting through glass to obtain inverted images, rainbow effects, cross polarization and more. The second session will be a photo review.

Mondays, June 3 (6:30-8:30pm) & July 1 (6:30-9:30pm), $85 SALE $75!!!


PHOTO CHALLENGE (not a contest)- B&W vs. COLOR (Zoom)
Need motivation to get out and shoot? Let's determine why certain subjects look better in B&W while others look better in color. We'll also discuss complimentary colors, limited color palettes, color theory, monochromatic photos, shooting in B&W and/or converting to B&W, psychology and more. The second session will be a photo review.

Tuesdays, June 4 (6:30-8:30pm) & July 2 (6:30-9:30pm), $85


PHOTO TOUR- SMITHSONIAN FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL (in-person)
The 2024 Festival, Indigenous Voices of the Americas, celebrates the National Museum of the American Indian. We'll photograph artists and makers, professional and home cooks, musicians, dancers, athletes, storytellers and more! Receive real-time advice on photo opportunities, compositions, camera controls and lighting.

Saturday, June 29, 11am-2pm, $50


DMV BOTANIC GARDENS (in-person & Zoom)
Bring your macro lens (along with other lenses) to take photos of flowers, plants, pollinators, fountains, garden sculpture and more. This class will meet at Brookside Gardens (MD), Meadowlark Botanic Gardens (VA, entry fee required) and the US Botanic Gardens (DC), for the first three sessions. The last session will be a photo review using Zoom.

Sundays, June 30, July 7, 14 (all at 10am-1pm) & 21 (6:30-9:30pm, Zoom photo review), $200


PHOTO CHALLENGE (not a contest)- PATTERNS IN NATURE (Zoom)
Need motivation to get out and shoot? If so, get tips, tricks and time of day recommendations to create a body of work that includes photos of flowers, foliage, tree bark/branches/eyes, pareidolia, produce, animal patterns and more- while learning about the golden ratio, fibonacci sequence, different types of symmetry, branching, fractal geometry, spirals, meanders, waves, bubbles, tessellation, cracks, phyllotaxy, leaf venation and other concepts. The second session will be a photo review.

Mondays, July 8 & August 5, 6:30-9:30pm, $100


PHOTO CHALLENGE (not a contest)- ABSTRACTS & MINIMALISM (Zoom)
Need motivation to get out and shoot? If so, get tips, tricks and recommendations to create awesome abstract and minimalist photos- macro photography, intentional camera movement, photos without context/scale, textures, light & shadow and more. The second session will be a photo review.

Tuesdays, July 9 (6:30-8:30pm) & August 13 (6:30-9:30pm), $85


PHOTO TOUR- FREDERICK, MD
(in-person)
Highlights include: High Wheel Race (1880's style bikes), Carroll Creek, historic architecture, photojournalism and more! Receive real-time advice on photo opportunities, compositions, camera controls and lighting.

Saturday, July 13, 11:45am-2:45pm, $50


PHOTO TOUR- KENILWORTH AQUATIC GARDENS, MD (in-person)
Highlights include: The Lotus and Water Lily Festival, with peak bloom of the lotus and lily flowers! Receive real-time advice on photo opportunities, compositions, camera controls and lighting.

Saturday, July 20, 8:30-11:30am, $50


PHOTO CHALLENGE (not a contest)- AUTUMN SCENES (Zoom)
Need motivation to get out and shoot? Capture the colors of the season (and lower sun angles) in your photos of landscapes, fall foliage, pumpkin patches, black cats, macro photography of fall flowers/leaves, scarecrows, farm equipment, Halloween decorations and more. The second session will be a photo review.

Tuesdays, September 3 & November 19, 6:30-9:30pm, $100


DMV IN FOCUS- FARTHER AFIELD (in-person and Zoom)
We'll meet in the field for the first 4 weeks and have a Zoom photo review for the final week.
We'll visit the following metro accessible locations (subject to change based on weather and city events): Takoma Park, Silver Spring, Adams Morgan and Arlington.

Sundays, September 8, 22, 29, October 6 (all at 10am-1pm) & 13 (6:30-9:30pm, Zoom photo review), $250


PHOTO CHALLENGE (not a contest)- ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS & INTERIORS (Zoom)
Need motivation to get out and shoot? If so, get a list of photo opportunities in/near DC (and further afield based on participant location), tips, tricks and time of day recommendations to create a body of work that includes photos of gargoyles, grotesques, doors/hardware, reliefs, pediments, weather vanes, turrets, caryatids, columns/capitals, stained glass, street furniture, murals and movements (Art Deco, Gothic, Victorian and more). The second session will be a photo review.

Mondays, September 9 & October 7, 6:30-9:30pm, $100


PHOTO TOUR- FREDERICK, MD (in-person)

Highlights include: Dog Parade & Costume Contest, Carroll Creek, historic architecture, photojournalism and more! Receive real-time advice on photo opportunities, compositions, camera controls and lighting.

Saturday, October 26, 2-5pm, $50


PHOTO TOUR- DOWNTOWN SILVER SPRING, MD, NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY (in-person)
The best location for light trails and blurred people due to mass transit, hills, road curves and overhead lane signals. Learn the techniques required to capture great nighttime photos! We’ll address how to use exposure modes, exposure compensation, white balance and ISO to guarantee great results.

Sunday, December 1, 5-8pm, $50


PHOTO TOUR- OLD ELLICOTT CITY, MD, NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY (in-person)
Midnight Madness event, historic architecture, downtown light trails and more- learn the techniques required to capture great nighttime photos! We’ll address how to use exposure modes, exposure compensation, white balance and ISO to guarantee great results.

Friday, December 6, 6:30-9:30pm, $50


PHOTO TOUR- DC NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY- DOWNTOWN (in-person)
We'll visit: The Archives, Pennsylvania Avenue and 7th Street, Holiday Market, Chinatown Friendship Arch and more! Learn the techniques required to capture great nighttime photos of lightrails and photojournalism! We’ll address how to use exposure modes, exposure compensation, white balance and ISO to guarantee great results.

Monday, December 9, 6:30-9:30pm, $50


PHOTO TOUR- OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA, VA, NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY (in-person)
Learn the techniques required to capture great nighttime photos! We’ll address how to use exposure modes, exposure compensation, white balance and ISO to guarantee great results.

Tuesday, December 10, 6:30-9:30pm, $50


PHOTO TOUR- HISTORIC ANNAPOLIS, MD, NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY (in-person)
Midnight Madness event, historic architecture, downtown light trails and more- learn the techniques required to capture great nighttime photos! We’ll address how to use exposure modes, exposure compensation, white balance and ISO to guarantee great results.

Thursdays, December 5 & 12, 6:30-9:30pm, $100


PHOTO TOUR- FREDERICK, MD, NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY (in-person)
Sailing Through the Winter Solstice event, historic architecture, downtown light trails and more- learn the techniques required to capture great nighttime photos! We’ll address how to use exposure modes, exposure compensation, white balance and ISO to guarantee great results.

Sunday, December 15, 5-8pm, $50


PHOTO TOUR- DC NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY- CAPITOL CHRISTMAS TREE, CAPITOL GROUNDS & SUPREME COURT (in-person)
Learn the techniques required to capture great nighttime photos! We’ll address how to use exposure modes, exposure compensation, white balance and ISO to guarantee great results.

Monday, December 16, 6:30-9:30pm, $50


PHOTO TOUR- DC NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY- GEORGETOWN (in-person)
Learn the techniques required to capture great nighttime photos of lightrails and photojournalism on M Street and Wisconsin Avenue, along with the Georgetown GLOW art installations! We’ll address how to use exposure modes, exposure compensation, white balance and ISO to guarantee great results.

Sunday, December 29, 5-8pm, $50



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PHOTOGRAPHY TUTORING

Get the knowledge you need, when you need it, with private instruction. Tutoring will be tailored to your individual needs and is available in a wide range of digital and film photography topics, such as: periodic mentoring, camera use, camera/lens choices, creativity, flash photography, portfolio creation, photo critiques, aspect ratios, film developing, printing enlargements in a traditional darkroom, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, website/portfolio review and more. Contact me with your desired topics.



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SMITHSONIAN ASSOCIATES

ON LOCATION PHOTOGRAPHY (in-person & Zoom)- Sundays, July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11 & 18, 1:45-4:45pm

MASTERING EXPOSURE (Zoom)- Thursdays, July 18, 25, August 1, 8 & 15, 6:30-9:30pm


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MARYLAND HALL FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS

TBD


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VISARTS

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (in-person)- Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20 & 27, 6:30-9:30pm


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DELAPLAINE ARTS CENTER

PHOTO TOUR: FREDERICK PRIDE 2024 (in-person)- Saturday, June 22, 11am-2pm

APERTURES, SHUTTER SPEEDS & EXPOSURE MODES (Zoom)- Wednesday, July 10, 6-9pm

EXPOSURE & HISTOGRAMS (Zoom)- Tuesday, August 6, 6-9pm


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