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Saturday the 6th of February 2021
Landscape Walk Photography Meetup - The National Mall in Washington, DC - 9am - 2 hours
Settings: maximise the depth of field / use a narrow aperture. May need to take shutter speed down and ISO up a little.
Finding a spot that has a foreground and background interest. Think carefully about where you place your camera and tripod.
Take your time. There’s no need to take hundreds of shots at this session, it’s all about taking the time to see and record the landscape around you.
What is the sky doing? If it’s bland and no contrast, then don’t let it dominate your frame. It is always good to have a slice of sky so that it can help ‘break up’ the composition in a good way - think rule of thirds.
Keep an eye on the horizon! Keep them level and watch where you are placing them in the frame - on one of the thirds is best.
$35pp     8 places left
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Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations around Washington DC.

New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Washington DC Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.

Our classes and photography sessions are limited to a max of 5 students - due to current COVID restrictions

We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 1.5 metres away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue.


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Refund Policy: 5 days notice required for a full refund. Re-scheduling requires 2 days notice. In the case of bad weather (heavy rain) the class may be cancelled and you'll be given the option of rescheduling or a refund. If you need to reschedule or refund your booking, then please contact the office using the form here. Your instructor is NOT able to refund or reschedule your booking for you
Saturday the 6th of February 2021
Landscape Walk Photography Meetup - The National Mall in Washington, DC - 9am - 2 hours
Settings: maximise the depth of field / use a narrow aperture. May need to take shutter speed down and ISO up a little.
Finding a spot that has a foreground and background interest. Think carefully about where you place your camera and tripod.
Take your time. There’s no need to take hundreds of shots at this session, it’s all about taking the time to see and record the landscape around you.
What is the sky doing? If it’s bland and no contrast, then don’t let it dominate your frame. It is always good to have a slice of sky so that it can help ‘break up’ the composition in a good way - think rule of thirds.
Keep an eye on the horizon! Keep them level and watch where you are placing them in the frame - on one of the thirds is best.
$35pp     8 places left
Saturday the 20th of February 2021
Beginners Photography Class - Lincoln Memorial - 9am - 2 hours
Beginners Guide to Photography Class - Booking confirmation.

Date: 02/20/2021
Location: Lincoln Memorial
Meeting point: Let’s meet at the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial. We’ll be at the NW corner of the reflecting pool.
Time: 9 am

Looking to improve your photography? Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3 hour session is a photo walk that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots.

The class is ideal for those who are complete beginners who want to get more out of their camera!
Taught by professional photographer, Dan, the class will cover a range of technical aspects and you'll learn about:

• How to correctly expose photos
• Using composition techniques
• All about different focal lengths
• Using white balance and color
• Aperture and depth of field for focus
• Using shutter speed to capture action

This is a very hands-on class, so you’ll have plenty of time to practice your new skills on the day and take lots of shots!

• What do I need? •
- Digital camera that has a manual mode option
- Fully charged batteries (and spares if possible)
- Blank image/memory cards (two or more, formatted (empty) if possible)
- Camera instruction manual - if you still have it!

**COVID Precautions:**
- Stay home if you're sick.
- Keep 6 Feet away from others.
- Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
- Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitizer.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
- We highly recommend wearing a mask for your (and others) protection.


* Contacting Us
- Please call your instructor on the day of the class if you are lost or running late (number shown at bottom of this email).
Your instructor is **not** able to reschedule or refund your booking.

- For all questions/enquiries about your booking, including a reschedule or refund, please contact the office on christine@oatlabs.com

* Refunds and Rescheduling
Minimum five days for refunds
Minimum two days for rescheduling
$69pp     only 3 places left
 
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