Photography Basics Training


Learn your camera and get out of Auto Mode!


Two previously scheduled sessions have completely sold out and now we have added a third! This is a 3-hour face to face conference room training on the basics of learning photography. Perfect for beginners who are new to photography and interested in buying a new camera. learning how to use the camera that they already own, or just want to learn how to get out of auto mode and begin taking pictures like a pro. The class will cover gear, lighting, composition and more!


This has been our most popular training class and they have all sold out! Classes are limited to only 8 participants in order to allow individual hands on training, cover all topis that students want to learn, and answer all questions.



Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 10:00am to 1:00pm - Only 8 seats available.

Only 2 seats left! Book now!

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Washington DC Monuments by Night Workshop


We are excited to announce an amazing photography workshop class you will not want to miss! Come join us for our Washington DC Monuments photography workshop! 


Workshop will be on Saturday, May 11, 2023 from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. Only $99 to attend.


Here is your opportunity to learn how to photograph and capture breathtaking nighttime images of our nation's capital, from sunset to dusk, of the exciting monuments and memorials in Washington DC! Join Tracy and me for this very unique and fun nighttime photography class. 

In this workshop, You will learn how to capture long exposure images. You will learn tips and tricks to capture interesting compositions and learn about framing your shot and getting postcard looking photos that will wow your family and friends.

We’ll be capturing incredibly beautiful images in the heart of spring, of the tidal basin and the Jefferson Memorial, the WWII Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial.

In order to get the best results for this workshop, I recommend a DSLR or mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with lenses in the range from 14mm-100mm or greater.  A sturdy tripod is also recommended. I do have one tripod I can loan to one student during the class if you do not have one. Just email me to let me know prior to registering.

Don't miss the chance to take breathtaking night photographs of Washington's most beautiful monuments, brilliantly lit up on a spring night! You will have a blast and capture some incredible shots!

I would also recommend taking the Photography Basics class we have on our website first. I will be giving tips and training during the workshop, but having a familiarity with camera settings and understanding ISO, aperture and shutter speed will enhance your experience.  

Class Limit: Only 8 participants will be accepted. This will allow us to work individually with people and help each person as needed. So don't wait for this class will surely sell out!  


Class is only $99! Register here by clicking the link below.  


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“John is very generous with sharing his photography skills. He genuinely wants you to be the very best and his class was fun, interesting and interactive. We had such a great time!”


“It was like having my own personal mentor! Definitely recommend.”


“John's basic photography training class was fun and I learned so much! I now know how to work my camera and I am prepared to get great shots Thank you!”


More Photography Training Classes Coming Soon!


Please join our mailing list to stay updated on new courses and workshops throughout the year. If you are interested in a more personal, one-on-one training experience, please contact me directly at john@johndukesphotography.com


Looking forward to seeing you in class!