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1. Capital Photography Center

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3 reviews
Capital Photography Center
Location
5
Price
5
Class
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM

Telephone: (703) 549-7150

Guy: Photographer


Review: Their website mentions workshops and united states

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Diane Donnelly: I have taken a few classes at Capital Photography Center and can say each class exceeded my expectations. Today I took Marie Joabar's Lightroom Library class and it was exceptional. Marie walked us step by step from taking your photo from your computer to importing it into Lightroom then organizing them in an efficient manner. We learned several techniques on how to rate photos and how to locate them when you need to find them. If you are interested in Lightroom and what it can do for you, this class is an absolute must. Thanks, Marie.
Response: It was great having you in the class Diane and I'm thrilled that you came away with more confidence to use Lightroom. Thanks for the kind words about the class and for taking the time to post your feedback.

Gary Stanley: Capital Photography Center is one of Washington's most valuable photography resources. Marie Joabar and her colleagues not only organize great workshops, but they are also a great help by providing one-on-one instruction and serving generally as a network facilitator among Washington photographers.
Response: Thanks for the kind words Gary! It's always a pleasure working with those that want to perfect their skills or just need some guidance getting over the hurdles.

Mo: I decided to take a class on how to use external flash. It was a last minute decision and they were able to accommodate me. The class was great and very informative. Corey the instructor took our questions and guided us through different exercises. I learned a lot and feel more confident in my skills!
Response: Mohammed, thank you for the great review. We're so glad you learned a lot at the class and have more confidence now.

2. Focus on the Story

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5 reviews
Focus on the Story
Location
5
Price
5
Class
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 641 S St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

Telephone: (202) 445-1391

Guy: Photography school


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Charles Butler: My trip with Focused Photo Adventures was amazing. Cuba is an amazing place for photography. That said, had I gone by myself I never would have had access to the types of photography I was able to get with FPA. Joe's knowledge of the "hidden Cuba", with local contacts made a good trip great. From the visit to a working farm to one on one time with Cuban Jazz musicians. Knowledge of the currency (there are two types that look very similar but have significantly different value), access to little know restaurants, Cuban dancers at their studio, and a private shoot with models and the iconic 1950 american cars. I really feel like I was able to see and photograph the "Real Cuba" and get to know the people that live there.

Jon Sperling: Focused Photo Adventures led by Joe Newman offers an amazing experience and ideal vehicle for photographers to get together, explore and better understand the multifaceted and nuanced aspects of the people and landscapes of Cuba. Joe’s agenda was full of opportunities to photograph baseball games, boxing, Cuban dancers, Afro-Cuban jazz and other venues as well as the amazing architecture of old Havana and sights around Cuba. Joe provided knowledge and guidance on places to eat and visit that one would be hard pressed to find on one’s own and facilitated a great spirit among all the participants on the trip. I would highly recommend FPA for photographers and enthusiasts of all skill levels.

Betsy Law: I had an incredible time in Cuba through Focused Photo Adventures! I went to Havana and Cienfuegos in December 2016 during the time after Fidel Castro passed away. Although there were a few changes in our itinerary due to this event, Joe was able to adapt quickly to the situation and pull together some great last-minute activities. FPA provided me with a very unique experience of Cuba. We had great conversations with some of the locals, saw some of the less-known places, explored both the urban and natural landscapes, ate delicious food, and listened to amazing live music -- which we captured through photography. Joe also provided helpful tips and took his time to walk me through different techniques. This was one of my most memorable trips, and I highly recommend exploring Cuba or other destinations with FPA.

Dwight Jefferson: I toured Havana, Cuba, with Focused Photo Adventures in June of 2016: It was one of the best experiences of my life, from a personal and photographic standpoint. The tour was well planned with a balance of scheduled activities and free time. The scheduled activities were very interesting, touching on various aspects of Cuban culture—music, dance, sports, art—and provided opportunities to interact with the Cuban people on an intimate basis. Joe has chosen to work with knowledgeable and passionate locals to choose the best restaurants and accommodations to make his tour rewarding all the way around. It’s apparent that Joe does his research and cares about each detail to make his tour the best value for his customers. For photographers, FPA is right on time as Cuba opens its borders to US citizens. Havana is an awesome place to explore, and provides myriad photo-ops for photographers of all skill levels, and educational backgrounds, and interests. The city is an interesting mix of old and new, beauty and decay, optimism and despair. If you are interested in seeing and capturing this beautiful city and country before they’re transformed by overdevelopment and commercialism, you should go now, and book with Focused Photo Adventures. You will be greatly rewarded... I was.

Nana Gyesie: Focused Photo Adventures (FPA) is a first class tour service for novice and experienced travelers. I recently toured Cuba with FPA led by its knowledgeable operator, Joe Newman. Weeks before our departure he gave relevant, thorough and useful information on what to expect, useful tips for navigating Cuba as well as a very delightful intinerary. He was flexible, friendly, knowledgeable and supportive throughout the trip. I can't wait to see another foreign city (Tokyo?) with FPA and I recommend this service unreservedly!

3. StudiowerksDC

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StudiowerksDC
Location
4.9
Price
4.8
Class
4.8
Facilities
4.8
Teachers
4.8

Address: 415B Walker Ct SE, Washington, DC 20003

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 6AM

Telephone: (202) 335-2555

Guy: Photography studio


Review: "One of the best photo/video studios in the DC metropolitan area."

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Eva St. Clair: Outstanding management, terrific photography equipment - everything you could want in a photography space. We are always delighted to shoot at Studiowerks and are very grateful for the flexibility it provides for what we need in our photography.
Response: Yay! Always fun having the crew and kids from Princess Awesome in the studio!! Check their children’s clothing out! www.princess-awesome.com

dina zingaro: This is a fantastic space tucked into a quiet and lovely area of DC. Chris was responsive and attentive to our every production need. It's a very clean space, with a kitchen area and plenty of furniture and background elements for your shoot. Also, the space comes with parking spots! Will definitely be booking the space again soon! Chris took additional steps to keep the space safe during the pandemic - air filters, masks and sanitizer.
Response: Thanks Dina, enjoyed having your team here, a great group of people. Stay safe!

Daniela McInerney: Positive: Professionalism, ValueGreat location, with everything we needed for our three day shoot. Chris is responsive and easy to work with on simple or complex shoots. HMU area, space for video village, kitchenette and backyard for outdoor eating (in these COVID times!).
Response: Thanks Daniela! Very much enjoyed having your team at the studio, thanks for taking the time to write a review.

Roberta Frazao: StudioWerks has everything I need and more! Parking available is a big bonus! Space itself is very neat! The owner, Chris is an incredible guy! So kind and prompt to help. Last but not least, the pricing is great! As a photographer at the beginning of my career, I feel so grateful to have found this place!

Nick Lindner: As a NYC shooter relocating to the DC market, discovering this Capitol Hill studio was great. Conveniently located just east of the US Capitol with on-site parking and close proximity to the Metro, Union Station, and Reagan Airport, it is the perfect location for documentary interviews.
Response: Nick great having you and your team at the studio!

Andrew “Jay” John: Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, ValueDefinitely my Go to! I have been with Studiowerks for over 3 years. Unfortunately due to COVID some policy change was required which means allot of my boutique clients are no longer able to be serviced at this outstanding location. I do look forward to using bit for larger projects in the future. It’s painfully been to long.

John Sorensen: I am only hesitant to leave a review because I jealously guard this secret. Anyone who has been in TV in the District for a while knows how challenging it can be to find a good, quiet, flexible space to shoot interviews. Studiowerks was designed by a DP for maximum flexibility. With multiple cloth backgrounds, wall textures, furniture, and knick knacks for set dressing, I have gotten a surprising number of looks out of this space all with a minimum of fuss. Not to mention the gear. That one thing you forgot to pack that you could really use to do that thing? Guess what? It’s already in the room. Chris has stashed the things standing by that real crews use to get the job done. And I was impressed by the thoughtfulness that Chris has gone to deal with COVID as well. I shouldn’t have been surprised, because Chris is always responsive, professional and helpful. Highly recommended.
Response: Cheers John! We love having the Grace Creek Media team in the studio, total pros and so easy to work with. You guys even surprise us with some of the super looks you get for your clients in the studio and we’ve done a lot of shoots in there!!

Emily Wathen: I’ve used the Studiowerks space several times for video shoots. It’s always clean and comfortable, and of course there is great gear to work with too. Chris is also responsive, friendly and attentive. Highly recommend to fellow creatives in the DC area.
Response: Thanks Emily!

David Wiegold: I love working in this space. Clean, upscale, close to my clients, perfect. It is a real pleasure to have the studio to myself, no other photographers to deal with. Chris’ hands off approach (unless you need him) is perfect. Too many times have I worked in a rental studio and the management or other renting photographers tend to get “in your business” if you know what I mean. As a commercial photographer I don’t need that kind of distraction and you won’t find it at StudiowerksDC. The studio is comfortable not just an empty warehouse / industrial building but a converted carriage house. I used the space for a product catalog but it would work well for portraits too. A very impressive, professional space.

pattychats: We discovered Studiowerks by a recommendation from a photographer friend and have shot 3 different times there in the past 2 weeks. The studio is amazing with state-of-the-art features and we LOVE that it's on Capitol Hill. Even has parking available - BONUS! Chris, the owner is easy to communicate with. We shoot at least 2 videos a year and are so glad to have found this place!

4. American University School of Communication

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5 reviews
American University School of Communication
Location
5
Price
5
Class
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: McKinley Bldg, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Telephone: (202) 885-1000

Guy: University department


Review: Their website mentions state-of-the, photography, and film

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5. Dominion Camera

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89 reviews
Dominion Camera
Location
4.3
Price
4.3
Class
4.4
Facilities
4.3
Teachers
4.3

Address: 112 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Telephone: (703) 532-6700

Guy: Photography service


Review: "Good price on film development .Best camera store in the area."

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jingwatube: I believed those good reviews and went to the shop. I was there at least 3 times, most of them were bad experiences. Yesterday I was there to print pictures, 15 minutes job took me 45 minutes. Till the last minute the "technician" still don't know what's the problem and how to fix it. It was I - a client - suggested to him to use an extra usb flash to resolve the issue. I explained to him that I wanted passport like photos, even specifically showed to him what's the size of head in the picture that I wanted. Today I went to get the printouts and found those pictures were totally unacceptable. Not only the size of the heads were not what I wanted, but the heads are not even whole. They refund me the money of course with no problem, but they tared those pictures in front of me in pieces like those pictures meant nothing to me. Seem to me very unprofessional. I'm sure some of their works worth the 5 star those reviewers gave to them. But I got only 1 star services. May be they have double or even multiple standards for their shop policy. This shop always give me an impression that they don't care to have my business. Whatever I cannot do by myself, they cannot do neither or they can only do it in a ridiculous high price - or I better don't bother the shop. I regret that I donated some of my used and brand new camera related items to this shop. Most likely I won't bother this shop any more. It never happened as in their reply that "you would have seen the on the Kiosk before they were ordered/printed". If I had seen the output on their machine I'd never put the order at first place.
Response: I am sorry you feel that way, we try hard to help all of our customer with the utmost professionalism and go out of our way to be courteous and go the extra mile.. First, as a store policy, we we always destroy returned customer pictures before throwing them away to protect the privacy of our customers and the subjects of the pictures. We tried to explain to you that the pictures that you got, you would have seen the on the Kiosk before they were ordered/printed and that is what we delivered. If you did not like the option, you could have told us at the time and we could have made a passport like picture or custom picture for about 10 times the cost you originally paid. These options were discussed with you today, and It was clear from the conversation that you were not interested in any of them, and that is why we refunded your money without any questions. We try to help ALL of our customers.. that is our passion and our purpose and again, we sorry you are not happy with what you received from Dominion Camera

Sherry Garay: I am an amateur photographer and I used to drive out to Burke to another local camera shop. I decided to give Dominion a try, and I am so glad I did! This is a locally owned “mom and pop” business and it feels good to support a small local business, instead of putting more money in the pocket of a man who wants to play around in outer space. The staff at the store are super knowledgeable. One of them used to work for Canon and can tell you everything you need to know about Canon gear. They helped me make my decision on moving to a new mirrorless camera. I believe they are the only local shop that does their film developing on site. They also do black and white developing by hand. My prints look better than they have in years! They also sell an array of cool films to play around with. I picked up a roll of Dracula film from Romania. They also take passport photos and guarantee them as acceptable by the State Department. I also just found out their classes have started back up and they have a studio space upstairs they rent out. Seriously, if you are a pro photographer or just an amateur like me, then support this local business. This is a great camera shop, with just about anything you could possibly need, including a used gear bargain shelf!

Jessica Border: Who ever said the customer service was good is delusional. I went in to get my film developed. He asked me if I wanted prints or digital and I said both. He told me that he can’t do both and if I wanted it, I need to do prints first, then when I come to pick up, I can order the digital copies. He was so rude to me. I won’t ever come hear again, I was literally about to walk out from the horribleness if this experience, which is a real shame.
Response: Hello. I am sorry you feel that way. We can definably do prints and digital files to USB or CD but we no longer are able to combine internet uploads and prints. You see, we used to offer upload and prints, but then people never came in to pick up the pictures. When we called customers to ask them to pick up their prints, they would tell us that after after they saw the digital images they did not want the prints and told us to throw them away. since the prints were not paid for we lost money on the prints In order to keep our costs under control, We had to make the difficult decision to stop that combination. The good thing is that once you get your digital files you can go to our website dominioncamera.com and order the prints you want. Again, I am sorry if my staff did not explain this well to you but we are committed to help our customers at all costs. If you would like to share your thoughts directly please call the store and ask for Gary Thanks!

Mike Tike: Gary is the best. I was looking for ZV-E10 ( sold out everywhere you can check that right now) but I swore it was sold out. He told me hd actually had one and the color I wanted. He looked all over the store and finally found it. That’s customer service you won’t find at Best Buy. I’m so happy with my purchase this is the only place I’m going to for camera equipment and vlogging gear.

W Russell: I found this place by walking around Falls Church. For a photographer or anyone interested in any level of photography, this place has it all! Prices are reasonable and the customer service is 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟!! Gary, the owner, is super friendly and knowledgeable in his products. GREAT PLACE!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! Keep up the great work Dominion!

Michael Ryan: Really good experience over several visits to Dominion Camera. The team, especially Gary, are really knowledgeable and helpful. Some highlights: - Fixed my film camera for free after taking it in - Good film development and quick turnaround - Spent several days and hours going over a new camera to purchase. They were helpful and patient to make sure I got what would fit my needs. Highly recommend.

Daniel Ramirez (NiceWaffles): I've been here a few times, out of all of the camera stores I've been at so far. These have been the nicest people. That may not be shocking but if you visit some camera stores in DC, the staff aren't so nice over there. But these people here at Dominion camera so really kind and helped me select which lenses to purchase for my camera I highly recommend this shop! My favorite camera shop :)

Jim Arnold: I'm not a camera guy, nor am I that much of a tech guy in general. All I know is that I had a giant bag of film that I inherited from my late mother who never got around to developing it. Dominion Camera was the only place I found to help me develop/scan all of it, and their customer service and staff won me over the whole time. As simple as each transaction was, they made me enjoy stopping in and took care of me the whole way through (and made sure I didn't get charged for scans on blank film!). My bag of film is now empty and I wish I had a reason to continue giving this hometown shop my money; I really appreciate them.

sahra ahmad: I’ve been meaning to write this review for a while now. I love supporting small businesses, and this one is one of my favorites. It is right near my office and taking my film to get developed and print is so nice. I appreciate that unlike the big corporations (CVS, Walmart, etc) they only make you pay for the photos that they found, so if a piece of film was bad, they don’t charge you for a print of that. I also enjoy that it is so quickly done! Unlike the big corporations that take up to like 2 weeks, they took only a fraction of that time. The quality of the picture paper was nice too- I always go with a matte finish. Nicest people ever work there, and overall I would highly recommend! I know this sounds like a fake review, but I promise this is 100% legit. I can’t wait to take more of my film to get developed.

Cory Concha: Outstanding film processing, much better than any pharmacy service, and they're capable of same day service if you drop off your film by 10 am on the days they process. Definitely the highest quality prints and scans I've ever gotten and for the same price as the pharmacy locations who take two weeks and never return your negatives. With that said I interacted very sparingly with the staff and have not used any other services/purchased any other equipment from them, so I have no perspective in that regard. But I can safely and highly recommend them for film processing.

6. MotoPhoto Bethesda

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72 reviews
MotoPhoto Bethesda
Location
4.7
Price
4.6
Class
4.6
Facilities
4.6
Teachers
4.6

Address: 5249 River Rd, Bethesda, MD 20816

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM

Telephone: (301) 656-4433

Guy: Photo lab


Review: "Quickly developed my waterproof disposable camera and provided a ..."

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Nicolas Raymond: Very happy customer on my first visit to MotoPhoto. Over the years I've been using another photo lab in Bethesda, yet on this occasion I noticed some defects like horizontal bands of uniform color in areas of an image for example like the sky with less texture variation. Minor defects at first glance, I had to look at the print real close to notice, and which might have done the job just fine for casual presentation... but I had a customer who was paying hundreds of dollars for signed Limited Edition prints. Needless to say I didn't want my customer to complain, so I reached out to MotoPhoto hoping they could deliver better print quality. That they did! For the last minute pressure of shipping these 2 images out, I was also delighted they could handle my order within 24 hours. Very friendly staff too :-)
Response: Thank you for supporting your local photo store. We hope to see you again!!!

Sarah Stover: Positive: Professionalism, ResponsivenessGreat service! I messed up an order and they were able to quickly reprint my photos for me very quickly. Very kind and professional.

Khoi Nguyen: Best place in the area for all your photo needs including passport. Expect great timely service

NAWAZ RESEARCH: Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, ValueAmazing photo development. Its an owner run operation and they are very patient w kids. Great passport development of photos. The mall area has some construction but there is lots of parking. Come early or late .

Rob Glancy: Excellent, professional, same day service for passport and visa photos. Beware: Not all passport and visa photos are the same. Many counties have specialized dimensions and the folks at MotoPhoto know their stuff and will take good care of you.

nawaz hack: Tk and Eric are fast and really know passport photos. They were courteous and super pleasant and so gentle and patient with the kids and Baby. The price is worth the product you get. You really get what you pay for. They are highly recommended. TK is the manager and Eric is the assistant manager. They work well together and can process your pic in 15 mins. Went to get some more photos. Erick was great and super patient. As usual amazing passport photos and they got it done in 15 minutes. There are lots of little stores in this area that are good to wait for your photos and kids stores to eat too. Eric is very good. Just used them this weekend. The quality of pictures is excellent!!! Great for international passport photos!!! They are very knowledgeable which saves redoing the passport packages! They continue to be great. Has spacing in the store to stand and everyone keeps 6 feet distancing. Photos remains amazing with the same owners. There is some construction so come early or later in the evening

Elie F: Overall a good experience. As advertised. I needed passport photos for a Canadian passport, they were a bit pricey but they knew what they were doing. I had gone to CVS prior, had the photos taken, mailed my application for renewal to Canada and received a call that my photos were not up to standard requirements. Thus went to Motophoto to have it done correctly.

Soraya H: I come here to develop film, it’s a little pricy but that’s to be expected. They scan your film and email pics, which you can choose to print. Also have the option to keep the negatives. Staff is always friendly and helpful.

Glorianna Tillemann-Dick: Really appreciated the care and sensitivity with which the MotoPhoto team handled my order. I called in the afternoon with a large order (about 700 photos) for my sister's memorial service the next day -- no one else I had contacted was going to be able to fulfill the order in time, but the guys at MotoPhoto were gungho. They stayed late, and I could tell that they had checked each picture to make sure that the print was as lovely as possible. It made a difference during a really hard time, and I'm grateful for their kindness and dedication. Thanks guys.

John Sennett: This is the best photo studio in the tri-state area. I've been to a couple of others in the area but nobody comes close to the level of quality that this place has to offer. They are extremely fast and their print quality is insanely good. I've had the pleasure of working with several people here most notably Jazz and Eric (hopefully spelled their names right) who have unparalleled customer service skills. They're extremely knowledgeable about photography and have great insight on film. I cannot see myself going to any other place to develope my photos. If you're looking for a place you can trust to print your photos professionally and quickly, this is the place for you.

7. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

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9 reviews
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
Location
4.8
Price
4.9
Class
4.8
Facilities
4.8
Teachers
4.8

Address: 545 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM

Telephone: (202) 547-6839

Guy: Arts organization


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Kaely Harrod: Xhaw is a wonderful place for my kids.They do plays and cool art.I just love their music

Wilson Klein: SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ART SCENE TO COUNTER the CULTURE.Awesome space, saw Prometheus Players performance of 'Or'. Keep it up and Thanks.

Kaitlynn Skoog: Such a great community hub! Loves my ceramics classes here! Couldn’t recommend highly enough!!

8. Smithsonian Associates

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11 reviews
Smithsonian Associates
Location
3.8
Price
3.8
Class
3.9
Facilities
3.8
Teachers
3.8

Address: 1100 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC 20026

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM

Telephone: (202) 633-3030

Guy: Educational institution


Review: Their website mentions film, course, and photographers

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Bec215 H.: One of my earliest memories is a behind the scenes tour of the Smithsonian natural history museum at age 5. Still love the museums, but the Resident Associates programs are an amazing way to add a new dimension to life-long learning, beyond reading books or watching videos. The pandemic has made far more events accessible to us, as all content has moved to Zoom, and I hope the SA leadership will recognize the value of continuing to offer virtual programming beyond the pandemic time. As for content, we've enjoyed everything from a lecture on Mongolian history we attended a few months prior to our trip to Mongolia to beginning drawing, to a lecture on the history of American food culture since 1850. My mom is 75 and disabled, but still curious about the world and wanting to learn, and she loves loves loves these events - it gives her new things to learn and piques her curiosity about the world, and also gives her things to talk about with family and friends that enrich her social life. I've noted the lack of cultural diversity especially in the history/literature-related programming, and would like to see more Asian history and arts content. For me the issue of content diversity is separate from the value the content that they produce and the quality of it, which so far has been nothing but outstanding. Engagement is what motivates change, so I hope as membership grows and diversity expands, so will their programming.

Jennifer Gelman: My husband and I have been members of the Smithsonian Associates for quite a few years now. We almost always enjoy the programs and trips, although a few have been duds. Tonight's program was celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Sound of Music. You can attend programs without being a member, but members get discounts on all of the programs. Many of the lectures are at the Ripley Center (where the African and Asian art museums are). The lecturers are experts in their fields.

Kenya Allmond: I've attended many of the Smithsonian Associates programs over the years. They are always informative and engaging. One of my favorite programs featured an astronomer who. along with his team, examines the sky in famous paintings and could tell you the day in history that the paintings were composed. It was an excellent melding of arts and sciences.

Julia Thomas: Registered for online classes but they've been sending the zoom links to someone else's email address. Missed the classes. Customer service of no help. Wasted $200.

Eric Epstein: We have been museum members for almost 20 years. We love the culture, the talks and experience.

Georgette Dorn: Tried to through by phone or email to ask for information about Studio Art classes. No luck. Website and phone tree most unhelpful.

Bikramjeet Singh: If it will be live video then it will be awesome

Jim Blount: Awesome history of the great USA. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

9. American University

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45 reviews
American University
Location
4.1
Price
4.2
Class
4.1
Facilities
4.1
Teachers
4.1

Address: 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM

Telephone: (202) 885-1000

Guy: Private university


Review: Their website mentions state-of-the, photography, and film

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Praveen Sriram: Stayed here in the summer of 2005 for my internship in Washington DC and the experience was absolutely fabulous with the dining halls and the gym being my favorites. No complaints at all and excellent customer service from the residence hall staff. I sometimes wish I studied Accounting at this university than at the one I studied at. Great school and great residence halls. Highly recommend! A+

cat wu: It's an average college, no particular major that's really standout around the country or the world. Courses are not that challenged compare to some other higher ranking schools and that probably explains why graduates don't get the best careers, you get what you work for. One thing should be mentioned is that dorms have a lot of rats.

洪銘勳: I have received my master of law degree (international legal studies) from the Washington College of Law of this school. It’s a very internationalized and excellent university. I really miss it.

Santiago Tovar: My friend is away at a summer camp and given the precarious infrastructure of your so called "university" has no wifi. He is unable to communicate with friends and family. This is outrageous, its unfair. Please fix this ASAP.

Adam Cox: Graduated school here in 2005. Students are very engaged and staff friendly. Great place to study.

Gabrielle Thompson: Jacksfilms is a notable alum, and yet, I do not see his name. Therefore, I will not spend my valuable time or money on this university!

Sarah Ashworth: Loved my years at American!! Great diversity and learning community!

Igor Dorokhine: Priced at the level of Ivy League University but return is not at that level at all. BEWARE!

t Whittington: Great university. Amazing area. Amazing people.

TechCarsAnd EverythingElse: Mediocre University in DC. Georgetown is a better university.

10. Georgetown University

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Georgetown University
Location
4.4
Price
4.4
Class
4.5
Facilities
4.4
Teachers
4.4

Address: 3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20057

Telephone: (202) 687-0100

Guy: University


Review: "One of the best hospitals is DC. I was there today for my appt."

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Alex Kolkena: For the record, I didn't go to school here, but I've only heard good things. From a tourist's perspective, there's plenty of neat architecture on campus. It's in one of the older sections of Washington DC, so definitely worth checking out.

Da-Wang Wu: I have several talented colleagues who graduated from Georgetown University, so I always want to visit this school. The campus is very beautiful, especially with the fall foliage. It’s a nice half-day trip to visit the university, the shopping area (mainly on M Street), the canal and the waterfront park.

Danny L: Must place to visit if you are visiting DC. Lots of things to do around the university. Great place for photography and sightseeing. Plenty of Restaurants around that area. You would love it.

David Gilbank: I fulfilled a lifelong ambition when I came to Georgetown to see where The Exorcist was filmed. I particularly wanted to throw my self down the stairs that featured in the finale. Obviously that could cause terrible damage, so I through a soft toy down instead. See photos. Its a brilliant beautiful neighbourhood. Well worth a visit.

Mj Dillenburg: Great graduation ceremonies! Except for the 95 degree heat and humidity....it was beautiful.

Adnana K: I've had my last two kids here. They met all my needs in that time. Both C-sections were done perfectly. Two and a half days hospital stay. Recovery was very successfull. Staff was very friendly and professional. I highly recommend this hospital.

Russ Watts: Excellent university, superb perspective on the political realm, mindful about the Jesuit values.

Enric Piferrer Torres: We stopped for a quick walk around the university buildings, and it was worth it! It reminded me of Harry Potter somehow. Beautiful main building. We parked outside for free in a 2 hour parking (no meter). The neighborhood is beautiful too

Justin Ahearn: So charming and beautiful. Feel like I’m going to get culture of Washington DC and the people that I meet are great

lilian gonzalez: I do not come to school here but it's a must place to visit and see in person!!! The buildings are so beautiful and massive. It's breathtaking. The surrending place to grab food is amazing and you can bring it back and either sit in the rocking chairs or picnic tables they have or bring a blanket and lay under a tree and relax!! It's so nice!!

11. National Gallery of Art

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National Gallery of Art
Location
4.8
Price
4.7
Class
4.7
Facilities
4.7
Teachers
4.7

Address: Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20565

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM

Telephone: (202) 737-4215

Guy: Art museum


Review: Their website mentions class and united states

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Terry Bexton: AWESOME art. Absolutely unbelievable to witness these masterpieces in real life. I was astonished by the gift shop as well. Most people that know me know that I LOVE gift shops, and this one was definitely one of my new favorites. It had all the different art related things a person could think of. Absolutely would recommend this gallery to any art lover.

Kathryn Corselius: The National Gallery of Art is a great stop for any history or art lover. Boasting many different paintings from the biggest artists, the gallery is expansive and well-curated. I spent a couple of hours here and could easily have spent more time here. I would recommend planning ahead to locate the galleries that are a must-see for you, as after a couple of hours, it's easy to get fatigued by how many pieces there are. For history lovers, check out the presidential portraits by Gilbert Stuart and the famous painting of Marie Antoinette. I also recommend touring the galleries on the lower floor, where there are beautiful Degas and Rodin sculptures and early Colonial furniture.

Nay Wareenipha: Absolutely must visit if you love art and it's FREE! I saw a Davinci painting for the first time here with nobody around. It's very peaceful. There's also a FREE baggage deposit area so don't worry about your coats and bags. You can get a free map that will allow you to go through each section based on the era of the paintings. You can easily spend a whole day here. So many things to see. Additionally there's also an amazing free audio guide under some paintings that you can listen to which is fantastic. There's also another floor under dedicated to sculptures which is also very interesting. There's free WiFi in the premises. Also souvenir shops and food place. Plus, it's also next to the Smithsonian museum so you can see both in one day.

R Lin: I’ve been to the Gallery of Art a few times now, and it really just never gets old. It would also take at least one entire day to truly get through everything that’s there (the museum is HUGE, and has more than one building), so when I say it never gets old it’s the honest truth. There’s something new pretty much every time because there’s a back corner or section you accidentally missed the previous time. This place is beyond easy to get lost in. It’s definitely an iconic Smithsonian, and worth seeing. But again- this place is massive! Schedule a big chunk of your day if you want to see a lot of it, or else prioritize the works you want to see and grab a building map to help you stay on track (there’s a good chance you’ll still get a little lost). You get to see some true, original and iconic pieces here. I think it’s also fun seeing where the Gallery got the pieces from. If you’re at all a souvenir person you’d better also visit the gift shop (again, view the building map and follow signs because it can be tough to find). Love this maze of a museum!

Andrew Hovenden: So much to see. Take your time but don't dawdle or you will tire before you see it all! I posted my favorites and lesser known pieces I liked; and ones I want to know more about. Be sure to look at the frames and the floors. Some of the frames are amazing and the floors are beautiful wood. Decent place for kids under 12 but the might need help understanding why these are great works. Good Cafe with a nice Kale and chicken salad.

F SDK: I've driven 4 hours to be in Washington DC from PA, and this is one of the place we've stopped over. We didnt need entry fee, and the amazing arts took a couple of hours from our day trip. The place is huge, hard to walk all the way and see everything. We've tried to cover as much we could within a short time.

Noah Lepek: The National Gallery of Art should be on everyone's itinerary when planning a visit to Washington D.C. This internationally recognized museum holds works of art from every part of the world, allowing people to develop a better understanding of the world. When visiting the capital of the United States, this place certainly comes highly recommended.

Shravya Boppana: FANTASTIC! This is a great place to visit for all ranges of art lovers! It has such a wide range of art that is a ranged in an easy to digest walk through. The interactive guide through the app can help with understanding the history behind the artist and art, which is great for people who are just beginning in the art scene as well. It is a must visit!

Evan S: A free museum with so many fabulous paintings! The Van Gogh selection was amazing.. if you have time check it out! It was so easy to get in and out.

Kevin Shim: No entry fee. Wear a mask. This museum has a good collection of art. From early Rennaisance to modern. Da Vinci, Raphael, Vermeer, Degas, Monet, Degas, Rothko are the highlights of this museum. It’s laid out in a way to showcase how our perception of art has evolved over the years. The East building holds all the modern art. The underground concourse that connects the West and East building is worth checking out.

12. The Art League

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The Art League
Location
3.9
Price
4
Class
3.9
Facilities
3.9
Teachers
3.9

Address: 105 N Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM

Telephone: (703) 683-2323

Guy: Art school


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Geoff Livingston: The Art League does many great things for the artist community within Alexandria city and its suburbs. I enjoy their gallery and their contest. At the same time, my family has registered for four classes and camps in total, and they have been hit or miss. Plus the league is really bad at communications (like they don't communicate when class will start or if it will be cancelled because of snow), prompting many a nervous phone call. It's a mixed bag.

Maggie Williams: Critical: Communication, Professionalism, QualityClasses are a hit or a miss. A bit unprofessional as there was poor communication . Go to the workhouse art center in Lorton if you are looking for art classes.

C Kuester: Love the Art League. I've taken several classes here and they've been terrific.

B W: I absolutely love this school! I am moving soon and will greatly miss the instructors and even the new friends I’ve made. The instructors are very patient and are passionate about teaching. I have learned so much from attending workshops and several 9 week courses!! I wished I could pick the school up and move it to my new dwelling place, but since I can’t, I will leave an awesome review :) To all the instructors, Thank You! Thank you for giving of your time and knowledge to us the students! We are better artists of all kind because of you! I can only speak for myself, but I grew by leaps and bounds in my craft from being connected to this school! I am ever so thankful for the brilliant mind who was blessed by God to start this school years ago. The education I have received was just as good or better than paying high priced tuition at a university. I pray nothing but continued blessings upon this institution!

Kirk Sigmon: In my opinion, completely unprofessional, and the sole reason why a needy girls' charity won't be able to throw a fundraiser. I won a "corporate retreat" here through a local charity auction, and decided to use it to support a needy girls' charity in Nepal. I let my friends go for free, conditioned on them donating money to the charity. Apparently, that wasn't welcome. I quickly received a threatening call from the Art League, saying that they "never promised" an event, and even threatening to have their law firm prevent me from helping donate to charity! This isn't even to mention the other issues I had trying to set my up in the first place - endless calls to try to set it up, vagueness about what the class actually would offer, attempts to not provide the class in the first place (they kept saying their schedule was too full to offer it at any reasonable time, then offered something ridiculous like 1 PM on a weekday), etc. Needless to say, I'll try to find the charity another venue, but I feel completely scammed.

Sarah Concepcion: It's neat that you can go into an artist workshop and see what they work on. Sometimes they have public exhibitions too that can be interactive even. If you want to buy art though, the price is not cheap.

Nabil Elhalawany: I am a medical Dr. interested in Art.

Latrina Proctor-Jones: Luv Art all forms...😀

Norraine Miller, MS: Really enjoy the visit

Nicky: Great Institute

13. The George Washington University

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The George Washington University
Location
4.2
Price
4.2
Class
4.3
Facilities
4.2
Teachers
4.2

Address: 2121 I St NW, Washington, DC 20052

Telephone: (202) 994-1000

Guy: University


Review: Their website mentions photography class

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Quinn Peters: This university is ruled out as a possible location for my children to attend. As long as that fraud of a justice Clarence Thomas has a professorship here, I’ll never give this place a red cent and I’ll pray every day for it’s ultimate failure.

Dominick Withanachchi: Love the way its situated. If you like a university in a big city, this is one of the best.

SusanTerry Beverly: A lovely city campus. However there are signs of vandalism showing. Let's be cognizant of our surroundings at all times and put an end to this type of behavior immediately.

Ittipat Prapaprasert: Known as 'G-dub' or 'GW', this university has been a bedrock of Washington identity since its founding in 1821. Besides shaping much of the American political landscape, GW has shaped the capital itself, buying up town houses on such a scale that it is now the city's second-biggest landowner after the federal government.

bayazid ahamed: George Washington, the first President of the United States, advocated for the establishment of a national university in the U.S. capital in his first State of the Union address in 1790 and continued to promote this idea throughout his career and until his death.[8][9] In his will, Washington left shares in the Potomac Company to endow the university. However, due to the company's financial difficulties, funds were raised independently.On February 9, 1821, the university was established by an Act of Congress first as Columbian College and then as Columbian University, making it one of only five universities in the United States with a Congressional charter. The university's undergraduate and graduate schools includes the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the Elliott School of International Affairs, the GWU School of Business, the School of Media and Public Affairs, the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, the GWU Law School and the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. GWU's main Foggy Bottom campus is located in the heart of Washington, D.C., with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank located on campus and the White House and the U.S. Department of State within blocks of campus. GWU hosts numerous research centers and institutes, including the National Security Archive and the Institute for International Economic Policy. GWU also has two satellite campuses: the Mount Vernon campus, located in D.C.'s Foxhall neighborhood, and the Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Loudoun County, Virginia. GWU is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity".The university offers degree programs in seventy-one disciplines, enrolling around 11,000 undergraduate and 15,500 graduate students. GWU is home to extensive student life programs, a strong Greek culture, and over 450 other student organizations. The school's athletic teams, the George Washington Colonials, play in the NCAA Division I Atlantic 10 Conference. GWU also annually hosts numerous political events, including the World Bank and International Monetary Fund's Annual Meetings.[14] The university's alumni, faculty, and affiliates include 16 foreign heads of state or government, 28 United States senators, 27 United States governors, 18 U.S. Cabinet members, five Nobel laureates, two Olympic medalists, two Academy Award winners, and a Golden Globe winner.GWU has over 1,100 active alumni in the U.S. Foreign Service and is one of the largest feeder schools for the diplomatic corps.

Garth Hedley: Amazing complex, beautiful buildings and friendly atmosphere.

Steven Zimmerman: an outstanding University for our son to obtain his Masters in Public Health

Anthony Scott: While the food was descent, the service was so so. Once the cashier finally paid attention to us and we were able to order, she was very friendly. But prior to taking our order, she continued to talk to another employee and chat about non work stuff and ignore customers. The sweet potato fries and grasshopper shake were very good.

frfrpr: Can't believe the University has not addressed the rat infestation problem. Scary

Taylor Fain: Very disappointed in their response to covid. Forcing students who have children to go back into classes of 150 people. Very irresponsible and not taking safety seriously.

14. Howard University

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Howard University
Location
4.4
Price
4.3
Class
4.3
Facilities
4.3
Teachers
4.3

Address: 2400 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20059

Telephone: (202) 806-6100

Guy: University


Review: "One of the very best universities Washington DC and the US has to offer."

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Madame Dabo: Today I went to drop off my niece who’s continuing her second year of pre-med. the experience was amazing. I love how supportive the staff is. They have smooth transition process during moving in season. They were very well organized and had keys, moving carts, parking permits and guidance everywhere. I noticed that minorities are the majority at Howard. Diversity is embraced and everyone is welcomed and respected. I loved how they have sanitation stations everywhere fondue to Covid-19. The application process is easy and they financial aid staff is very helpful. Howard university os affordable and well known school. The dorms are spacious and private. Kitchen is well organized and the bathroom is huge. Campus was a little crowded because it was moving in day, but it was so organized that by 2pm everyone was situated and the streets were cleaned. I recommend this university.

Monica White-Gant: I went to the dental school to be evaluated for new dentures. The students and professors are very knowledgeable. They treat you gently and respectfully. As they evaluate and work on you, they explain everything that they are doing. I've been going there off and on since the 1980's. They have walk-in service also. Call for information of days and times. Best of all the fees are very very reasonable. And if you need financial help they try to help you obtain it. Bottom line; help the students and help yourself.

Elizabeth Bobo: Howard University is in the process of changing, improving and increasing their level of services they offer their community. Good

Evens Dure: Took a snow day with my daughter she had a fantastic time. She enjoyed making improvements to some of the snowman the were constructed. Thank you HU!

Chenita Jasmine Amey (Nita): Love this place. Had a good experience here. Enjoyed the homecoming Saturday with my daughter. 💖💕💓❤🎈🎉🎉 I missed my high school's homecoming but enjoyed Howard's. Sorry DCs Dunbar had to go to the Mecca.

Deborah Braxton: DR ELISABETH ALLISON PUT 16 STITCHES IN THE BOTTOM OF MY FOOT. AND I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO SEE HER AGAIN TO RENEW MY STITCHES BECAUSE SHE WAS VERY VERY GENTLE AND KIND WITH ME. 0H HOW I THANK GOD THAT HOW UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HAS PEOPLE LIKE HER ON STAFF ❤️🌷 Deborah Braxton

Harland Abraham: Great institution for higher learning. Homecoming 2019 was fun, except for the score of the game.

Vanessa S: I felt so proud walking on this campus where great African Americans walked!!!

Baukran American made: I've been staying in the area of this school and I would describe myself as a good observer. If a school is a reflection of the students attending then I would say its top of the line. Every student I've come in contact with brief as it may be is very polite and respectful.

Jasmine Gilder: A lot of the buildings seem to be under construction. Overall, walking through the campus educated me on a few things that I didn’t know before.