What You'll Do
Under the instruction of photography maven Rachel Lincoln, you'll learn how to apply the functions on your DSLR and capture frame-worthy pictures. During the first part of this workshop, Rachel covers the technical elements of composition, such as using the aperture to change the depth of field, altering the shutter speed for a certain shot, or striking the perfect white balance. She also discusses lighting and tips for incorporating interesting angles amid the monuments surrounding Old Smithsonian Castle. The group will then walk over to the Lincoln or Jefferson Memorial to practice photographing creative shots of people at the monuments.
Master Basic Camera Functions
Learn how to take advantage of aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and other functions to craft stunning photo compositions
Start Your Portfolio
Put these new concepts to work as you snap pictures
Each event is capped at 12 participants.
Even in her earliest memories, Rachel Lincoln has a camera in her hand. She transformed her lifelong love for the craft into a profession, receiving a master's degree in new media photojournalism from Corcoran College of Art. To avoid being pigeon-holed in the industry, Rachel has turned her lens to an eclectic array of genres, from portraiture, wedding ceremonies, and corporate events to political campaigns and concerts.
Where You'll Meet
Participants gather on the steps at the front entrance of the Old Smithsonian Castle located at 1000 Jefferson Dr, Southwest, Washington, DC., then snap pictures as they journey through Friendship Heights.