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 CHALLENGE (not a contest)- PORTFOLIO II (Zoom)
If you've taken the Building Your Photography Portfolio class, this is the perfect follow-on! Let's truly determine your "best of the best" photos in different categories (architecture, landscape, street, etc.) and determine the post-production steps required (if any) to optimize the photos. Once completed, participants will have a good baseline for a new website, a stronger & tighter website and/or a true baseline to evaluate all future photos against.

Mondays, March 11 & April 8, from 6:30-9:30pm, $100


PHOTO TOUR- LOGAN CIRCLE, DC
(in-person)
Highlights include: historic architecture, General John A. Logan Monument, Blagden Alley, Watermelon House, Barbie Pond, Barrel House Liquors, Mary McLeod Bethune Council House, photojournalism and tons more. Receive real-time advice on photo opportunities, compositions, camera controls and lighting.

Saturday, March 16, 10am-1pm, $50


PHOTO TOUR- GLENWOOD CEMETERY & ST. MARY'S CEMETERY, DC (in-person)
A 90 acre garden cemetery established in 1854. Highlights include: Mortuary Chapel, notable interments, mausolea, sculpture, monuments, nature and more. Directly across the street is St. Mary's Cemetery. Both are lesser-known cemeteries and have plenty of obscure photo opportunities. Receive real-time advice on photo opportunities, compositions, camera controls and lighting.

Saturday, March 16, 2pm-5pm, $50


PHOTO CHALLENGE (not a contest)- ENTROPY (Zoom)

Need motivation to get out and shoot? If so, consider photographs that feature "a gradual decline into disorder." Appropriate subjects would be rust, corrosion, peeling paint, broken windows, abandoned buildings, ruins, illegible signage, verdigris patina on bronze sculpture, weathered items, spoiled rotten street bananas and more. The second session will be a photo review.

Mondays, March 18 & April 15, from 6:30-9:30pm, $100


PHOTO TOUR- ADAMS MORGAN, DC (in-person)
Highlights include: famous murals, historic architecture, street photography, industrial items and more. Receive real-time advice on photo opportunities, compositions, camera controls and lighting.

Sunday, March 24, 10am-1pm, $50


PHOTO TOUR- MERIDIAN HILL PARK & 16TH STREET, DC (in-person)
Highlights include: 12 acre Meridian Hill Park, sculpture (Joan of Arc, Serenity, Dante, James Buchanan Memorial), drum circle (weather permitting), photojournalism, architecture (Scottish Rite House of the Temple and others), embassies and more. Receive real-time advice on photo opportunities, compositions, camera controls and lighting.

Sunday, March 24, 2pm-4:30pm, $42


PHOTO TOUR- GLEN ECHO PARK & CLARA BARTON NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, GLEN ECHO, MD (in-person)
Glen Echo Park is a 9 acre, National Park Service operated, former amusement park that features Streamline Moderne architecture (Popcorn Gallery, Arcade, Cuddle Up, Crystal Pool, Spanish Ballroom, Bumper Car Pavillion), Chautauqua Tower and the Clara Barton National Historic Site (from 1897 until her death in 1912). Receive real-time advice on photo opportunities, compositions, camera controls and lighting.

Saturday, March 30, 10am-1pm, $50


PHOTO TOUR- NATIONAL PARK SEMINARY, SILVER SPRING, MD (in-person)
National Park Seminary was a private girls' school from 1894 to 1942, a US Army medical facility from 1942-2004 and has been redeveloped into residences. It's unique architecture features a Japanese Pagoda, a Spanish Mission, a Dutch Windmill and many other styles of buildings. Numerous sculpture and fountains still remain in the development. Receive real-time advice on photo opportunities, compositions, camera controls and lighting.

Saturday, March 30, 2:30pm-4:30pm, $35


PHOTO CHALLENGE (not a contest)- BOKEH (Zoom)
Need motivation to get out and shoot? Learn all about lenses with large aperture openings (such as f1.4 or f1.8) and the pros/cons of using them. We'll discuss prime lens options, depth of field, bokeh, bokeh templates/shapes, day shooting, low light shooting, night shooting and plenty more. The second session will be a photo review.

Mondays, April 1 (6:30-8:30pm) & 29 (6:30-9:30pm), $85


PHOTO CHALLENGE (not a contest)- GEOMETRIC SHAPES, PATTERNS, REPETITION & LINES
(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) to create a body of work that includes photos of lines, planes, triangles, squares, cubes, circles, curves, spheres and repeating shapes- seen in architectural exteriors, public art, skylights, roofs, staircases, vehicles and just about everwhere else! The second session will be a photo review.

Tuesdays, April 2 & 30, 6:30-9:30pm, $100


DC IN FOCUS (in-person and Zoom)
If you've taken the On Location Photography class, this is the perfect follow-on! Same concept, different locations. We will meet in the field for the first 5 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): Arlington National Cemetery, Downtown DC (McPherson Square & Franklin Square areas), Georgetown (a free shuttle is available from Dupont Circle), The Wharf and Congressional Cemetery.

Sundays, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5 (9:30am-12:30pm) and 12 (6:30-9:30pm, Zoom photo review), $300


PHOTO TOUR- OAK HILL CEMETERY, DC (in-person)
Oak Hill is a 22 acre garden cemetery completed in 1853. Highlights include: Italianate Gatehouse, Chapel (by architect James Renwick), Van Ness Mausoleum, other mausolea, notable interments, sculpture, monuments and nature. Receive real-time advice on photo opportunities, compositions, camera controls and lighting.

Sunday, April 7, 1:30pm-4pm, $42


PHOTO TOUR- NATIONAL ARBORETUM, DC
(in-person)
Highlights include: mid-century administration building, koi pond, National Bonzai and Penjing Garden, National Capitol Columns, ground level Capitol column capital, ruins of the Maryland Avenue entrance and more. Receive real-time advice on photo opportunities, compositions, camera controls and lighting. More info >>>

Saturday, April 13, 10am-12:30pm, $42


PHOTO TOUR- FORT LINCOLN CEMETERY, MD (in-person)
A 176 acre cemetery, directly outside of NE DC, situated on the Battle of Bladensburg (War of 1812) location. Highlights include: architecture, numerous sculpture (Abraham Lincoln by Andrew O'Connor, many religious ones by Ferenc Varga and others), landscape and more.

Saturday, April 13, 1:30pm-4pm, $42


PHOTO TOUR- WINCHESTER, VA
(in-person)
Highlights include: The 97th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival (Wine Fest, Artisan & Crafter Show, Carnival and Midway), 2 creepy babies on the Masonic Lodge, street photography, Handley Library exterior, architecture and more! Receive real-time advice on photo opportunities, compositions, camera controls and lighting.
(The Grand Feature Parade is scheduled for May 4.)

Saturday, April 27, 11:30am-3:30pm (4 hours), $65


PHOTO TOUR- BALTIMORE KINETIC SCULPTURE RACE (in-person)
The Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race features human-powered, all-terrain sculptures that race over land, water, mud and sand.
Receive real-time advice on photo opportunities, compositions, camera controls and lighting.

Saturday, May 4, 9am-12pm, $50


PHOTO CHALLENGE (not a contest)- MURALS, GRAFFITI & STREET STICKERS (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 all types of street art. The second session will be a photo review.

Tuesdays, May 14 (6:30-8:30pm) & June 11 (6:30-9:30pm), $85


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 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 (probable time), $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 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


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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

BLACK & WHITE FILM DEVELOPING AT HOME (Zoom)- Wednesday, March 6, 6:30-9:30pm

ARCHITECTURE & PUBLIC ART PHOTOGRAPHY (Zoom)- Thursdays, March 7, 14 & 21, 6:30-9:30pm

INDUSTRIAL ITEMS PHOTOGRAPHY (Zoom)- Wednesdays, March 13 & 20, 6:30-9:30pm


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MARYLAND HALL FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS

EXPOSURE, HISTOGRAMS & DYNAMIC RANGE (Zoom)- Tuesday, March 5, 6:30-9:30pm

CREATIVE TECHNIQUES IN PHOTOGRAPHY (Zoom)- Tuesday, April 9, 6:30-9:30pm

DIGITAL BLACK & WHITE (Zoom)- Tuesday, May 7, 6:30-9:30pm


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VISARTS

THE RULES OF COMPOSITION & BEYOND (Zoom)- Tuesday, March 19, 6:30-9:30pm


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DELAPLAINE ARTS CENTER

NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY- SAILING THROUGH THE WINTER SOLSTICE (in-person)- Monday, February 26, 6-9pm

PHOTOGRAPHING PEOPLE & PETS (Zoom)- Tuesday, March 12, 6:30-9:30pm

PHOTO TOUR: FREDERICK PUBLIC ART (in-person)- Saturday, April 6, 10am-1pm

BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY (Zoom)- Monday, May 13, 6-9pm


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