2023 PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES- Look below to see my upcoming classes at several different locations:

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

DARKROOM EQUIPMENT FOR SALE (enlargers, lenses, safelights and more- contact me for more information!)


JOEYABLONSKY.com

GIFT CERTIFICATES
Use for any PHOTO TOUR, PHOTO CHALLENGE or PHOTO CLASS listed in the JOEYABLONSKY.com section of this page. Not applicable for classes listed at other arts organizations. Good for one year after the date of purchase. Please send the recipient's name and email address after purchasing.

$50

$85

$100

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.

Tuesdays, May 30 (6:30-8:30pm) & June 20 (6:30-9:30pm), $85 SALE $75!


PHOTO TOUR- HAMPDEN (BALTIMORE, MD) HONFEST (in-person)
Highlights include: HONfest, "The Avenue", trendy bars, dive bars, alleys, architectural details, street photography and more. Receive real-time advice on photo opportunities, compositions, camera controls and lighting. More info >>>

Saturday, June 10, 11am-2pm, $50


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, June 12 (6:30-8:30pm) & July 3 (6:30-9:30pm), $85 SALE $75!


PHOTO CLASS- INTRO TO ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
We'll discuss cropping, selections, adjustment layers (brightness/contrast, levels, curves, vibrance, saturation, color balance and more), healing brush, clone stamp, sharpening, flattening your images and more. You'll receive plenty of notes (including screen captures) and see plenty of demos. There's no need for you to have Photoshop for this class or to follow along with your own version at home.

Wednesday, June 13, 6:30-9:30pm, $50 SALE $45!


PHOTO TOUR- UNION MARKET DISTRICT, DC
(in-person)
Highlights include: The newer Union Market building, older Union Terminal Market buildings, rooftop views, murals, graffiti, industrial, alleys- it's all here! Receive real-time advice on photo opportunities, compositions, camera controls and lighting.
More info >>>

Saturday, June 17, 10am-1pm, $50 SALE $45!


PHOTO CLASS- ONLINE PHOTO PRINTING (Zoom)
Topics will include: aspect ratios, image sizing, resolution, canvas size, various online print labs, standard print sizes, surface finishes and lots more!

Monday, June 19, 6:30-9:30pm, $50 SALE $45!


PHOTO CLASS- INTRO TO ADOBE LIGHTROOM
We'll discuss importing, viewing modes, star ratings, edit commands (light, color, tone curve, B&W...), crop & rotate commands (aspect ratio, straighten, rotate & flip), healing brush commands, brush commands, histogram, sharpening and exporting. You'll receive plenty of notes (including screen captures) and see plenty of demos. There's no need for you to have Lightroom for this class or to follow along with your own version at home.

Monday, June 26, 6:30-9:30pm, $50 SALE $45!


PHOTO CLASS- THE EXPOSURE TRIANGLE (Zoom)
Gain a thorough understanding of the complex relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO, and how they change based on the lighting conditions in the scene.

Wednesday, June 28, 6:30-9:30pm, $50 SALE $45!


PHOTO CLASS- TTL EXTERNAL FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY (Zoom)
We'll discuss: TTL flashes (such as the Canon 430EX and the Nikon SB-700), flash modes (auto/fill, slow sync, rear curtain, red eye reduction), bounce flash, flash exposure compensation and accessories. Fully manual flashes, such as Vivitar, won't be covered.

Thursday, June 29, 6:30-9:30pm, $50 SALE $45!


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.

Sundays, July 2 & July 30, 6:30-9:30pm, $100


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. More info >>>

Saturday, July 15, 11:45am-2:45pm, $50


PHOTO CHALLENGE (not a contest)- C&O CANAL (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 trails, nature, moving water (using ND filters), locks, lockhouses, waithouses, inns, canal boats, aqueducts, bridges, dams, ruins and more. Iconic locations (Great Falls, Tavern Visitor Center, Glen Echo, etc.) will also be discussed. The second session will be a photo review.

Mondays, July 17 & August 14, 6:30-9:30pm, $100


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.
More info >>>

Saturday, July 22, 8:30-11:30am, $50


PHOTO TOUR- CONGRESSIONAL CEMETERY, DC (in-person)
A 35 acre historic and active cemetery established in 1807. Highlights include: Public vault, chapel, gatehouse, cenotaphs, 9/11 Memorial, notable interments, mausolea, sculpture, monuments, nature, dog photojournalism and more. Receive real-time advice on photo opportunities, compositions, camera controls and lighting. More info >>>

Saturday, July 22, 1-4pm, $50


PHOTO CHALLENGE (not a contest)- MACRO (Zoom)
Need motivation to get out and shoot? If so, we'll discuss the tips, tricks and techniques to take incredible macro photos of flowers, plants, pollinators, fruits & vegetables, patterns in nature, rust, textures, abstracts, household items and more. The second session will be a photo review.

Mondays, July 31 (6:30-8:30pm) & August 28 (6:30-9:30pm), $85


PHOTO CHALLENGE (not a contest)- WINERIES, BREWERIES AND DISTILLERIES (Zoom)
Need motivation to get out and shoot while sipping your favorite beverage? If so, we'll discuss a wide variety of photo opportunities: landscapes, vineyards, macro, architecture, photojournalism, environmental portraits, industrial and more. A thorough list of locations in the DMV area will be provided. The second session will be a photo review.

Tuesdays, August 1 & August 29, 6:30-9:30pm, $100


PHOTO CHALLENGE (not a contest)- FARMS & COUNTY FAIRS (Zoom)
Need motivation to get out and shoot? If so, receive inspiration to get out of town and take incredible photos of landscapes, fields (peak bloom of sunflowers), structures (barns, silos...), produce stands, industrial equipment (tractors, combines...), farmer's markets, folk art, livestock, petting zoos, border collie herding, goat yoga, barn cats, photojournalism, amusement rides (slow shutter speeds at night) and more. The second session will be a photo review.

Mondays, August 7 & October 2, 6:30-9:30pm, $100


PHOTO TOUR- OLD ELLICOTT CITY, MD (in-person)
Highlights include: Main Street Music Fest event, B&O Ellicott City Station Museum, Firehouse Museum, architecture, photojournalism and more! Receive real-time advice on photo opportunities, compositions, camera controls and lighting. More info >>>

Saturday, August 19, 12-3pm, $50


PHOTO TOUR- CLARK'S ELIOAK FARM, ELLICOTT CITY, MD (in-person)
Highlights include: The salvaged Enchanted Forest structures and figures (from a local storybook theme park), sunflower showcase (during peak bloom), petting farm and farm market. Receive real-time advice on photo opportunities, compositions, camera controls and lighting. More info >>>

Sunday, August 27, 10am-12pm, $35 + $8 farm admission


PHOTO TOUR- HAMPDEN (BALTIMORE, MD) HAMPDENFEST (in-person)
Highlights include: Hampdenfest, "The Avenue", trendy bars, dive bars, alleys, architectural details, street photography and more. Receive real-time advice on photo opportunities, compositions, camera controls and lighting. More info >>>

Sunday, September ~10 (date and time TBD), $50


PHOTO CHALLENGE (not a contest)- ART DECO ARCHITECTURE & HISTORIC THEATERS (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 overall buildings, signage, doors, lobbies, sculpture, bas relief and architectural details. A thorough list of locations in DC, Baltimore, Silver Spring, NOVA, Richmond and between will be provided (and further afield based on participant location). The second session will be a photo review.

Mondays, September 11 & October 16, 6:30-9:30pm, $100


PHOTO TOUR- TAKOMA PARK, MD (in-person)
Highlights include: Takoma Park Street Fest event (bands, food, vendors and more), architecture, photojournalism, public art (Roscoe the Rooster) and more! Receive real-time advice on photo opportunities, compositions, camera controls and lighting. More info >>>

Sunday, October 1, 10am-1pm, $50


PHOTO TOUR- BALTIMORE (FELLS POINT), MD (in-person)
Highlights include: Fells Point Fun Festival, bands, vendors, the waterfront, pierogi (additional fee), historic architecture and more! Receive real-time advice on photo opportunities, compositions, camera controls and lighting. More info >>>

Sunday, October 8, 10am-1pm, $50


PHOTO TOUR- BALTIMORE (FEDERAL HILL), MD (in-person)
Highlights include: Federal Hill Park, American Visionary Art Museum (exterior), views of the Inner Harbor, Cross Street Market, historic architecture, alleys, photojournalism (along Charles and Light Streets) and more! Receive real-time advice on photo opportunities, compositions, camera controls and lighting. More info >>>

Sunday, October 8, 2:30-5pm, $42


PHOTO CHALLENGE (not a contest)- ROCK CREEK PARK (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 trails, nature, moving water (using ND filters), numerous bridges, stables, the historic Capitol stones/ruins and more. Iconic locations (Pierce-Klingle Mansion, Jules Jusserand Memorial, Joaquin Miller Cabin, Horse Center, Boulder Bridge, Buffalo Bridge, etc.) will also be discussed. The second session will be a photo review.

Mondays, October 9 & November 13, 6:30-9:30pm, $100


PHOTO CHALLENGE (not a contest)- THE OFFBEAT & CREEPY (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 roadside attractions, bizarre architecture, scary tunnels, creepy sculpture (and dolls), cherubs, putti, winged heads, tritons, seahorses/hippocampi, sea serpents, winged horses, griffins, sphinxes and plenty of Halloween inspired subjects. The second session will be a photo review.

Tuesdays, October 10 & November 14, 6:30-9:30pm, $100


PHOTO TOUR- RICHMOND (CARYTOWN), VA (in-person)
Highlights include: Richmond Zombie Walk, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (exterior & sculpture garden), historic architecture, photojournalism and more. Receive real-time advice on photo opportunities, compositions, camera controls and lighting. More info >>>

Saturday, October 28, 2-5pm, $50


PHOTO CHALLENGE (not a contest)- LIGHT & SHADOW (Zoom)
Need motivation to get out and shoot? If so, receive inspiration on incorporating unique lighting conditions into your photos to raise the bar. Use direct lighting to emphasize texture, make your subject look more three dimensional, capture long shadows, create silhouettes and increase contrast through backlighting. Black & white photography and refraction will also be discussed. The second session will be a photo review.

Mondays, November 6 (6:30-8:30pm) & December 4 (6:30-9:30pm), $85


PHOTO TOUR- DC NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY, WEST MALL (in-person)
We'll visit the World War II Memorial, DC War Memorial, MLK Memorial, Korean War Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial. 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. More info >>>

Monday, November 20, 6:30-9:30pm, $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. More info >>

Friday, December 1, 6:30-9:30pm, $50


PHOTO TOUR- FREDERICK, MD, NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY (in-person)
Color on the Creek 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. More info >>

Sunday, December 3, 5-8pm, $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. This class will meet at different locations in Alexandria, VA, for both sessions. More info >>>

Tuesday, December 5, 6:30-9:30pm, $50


PHOTO TOUR- HISTORIC ANNAPOLIS, MD, NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY (in-person)
Highlights include: Eastport Yacht Club's Light Parade, Snowflake Alley, Market Place Christmas Tree 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. More info >>>

Saturday, December 9, 5-8pm, $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. More info >>>

Sunday, December 10, 5-8pm, $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. More info >>>

Monday, December 11, 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. More info >>>

Sunday, December 17, 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. More info >>>

Monday, December 18, 6:30-9:30pm, $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

THE PHOTO ESSAY (Zoom)- Wednesdays, May 24 & June 21, from 6:30-9:30pm

BUILD YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO (Zoom)- Wednesdays, May 31, June 7 & 14, from 6:30-9:30pm

INDUSTRIAL ITEMS PHOTOGRAPHY (Zoom)- Thursdays, June 1 & 8, from 6:30-9:30pm

DEVELOPING B&W FILM AT HOME (Zoom)- Wednesday, July 5, from 6:30-9:30pm


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MARYLAND HALL FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS

ANNAPOLIS AT NIGHT- HOLIDAY SEASON! (in-person)- Thursdays, December 7, 14 & 21, 6:30-9:30pm


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VISARTS

LENSES, ISO & TRIPODS (Zoom)- Monday, June 5, 6:30-9:30pm

EXPOSURE & HISTOGRAMS (Zoom)- Monday, July 10, 6:30-9:30pm

THE EXPOSURE TRIANGLE (Zoom)- Thursday, September 7, 6:30-9:30pm

DIGITAL BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY (Zoom)- Thursday, October 5, 6:30-9:30pm

ROCKVILLE NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY (in-person)- Wednesday, November 29, 6:30-9:30pm


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DELAPLAINE ARTS CENTER

THE RULES OF COMPOSITION & BEYOND (Zoom)- Thursday, September 14, 6:30-9:30pm

DOWNTOWN FREDERICK PHOTO TOUR (in-person)- Saturday, October 21, 10am-1pm

CREATIVE TECHNIQUES IN PHOTOGRAPHY (Zoom)- Tuesday, November 21, 6:30-9:30pm


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