Marie Joabar has been immersed in photography and photography education for more than 20 years and is passionate about sharing her knowledge about photography, cameras and digital technology with others.
Whether she’s teaching photography, helping one better understand their camera or “see” better compositions, she works to build one’s confidence and take away the intimidation and sense of overwhelming that often accompanies learning new things. She finds just the right way to take complicated concepts and explain them in a logical, easy to understand way.
Marie founded Capital Photography Center in January 2012 to help those with a love of photography grow their skills and reach their goals – be it to capture better snapshots or become a professional photographer. To this end, her company offers a wide variety of photography classes taught by professional photographers and renowned photographic educators where amateurs, hobbyists and professionals can learn about the areas of photography suited to their interests and experience level.
In addition to running her business and teaching, Marie finds time to enjoy her own photography and loves capturing people – both candid and posed, country landscapes, and dynamic cityscapes, especially at nighttime. Her travels have given her the opportunity to photograph in Venice, Tuscany, London, New York and various other locations in the United States. Her work can be viewed on her website at Marie Joabar Photographs
Originally from Michigan, Marie has lived in Alexandria, Virginia (outside of Washington DC) for the past 30+ years with her husband.
There are certain subjects that can be difficult to expose well such as the moon and snow. Marie will cover how to get proper exposures of each and will share tips to craft exciting shots of these subjects.
Marie will also cover tips and techniques for capturing waterfalls as a silky flow and will cover the tools that make it easier to be more creative. She’ll also discuss how to freeze the fireworks display and capture it with multiple bursts in one frame.