Studio Arts: Photography Classes
Custom Digital Printing and Mat Cutting
2-Session Evening Course

Shooting a great photo is just the beginning. Get ready to show off your work by learning how to get your digital images printed accurately and to cut custom-sized windows in mat board.

Date
Wednesday, November 29 and December 6, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera: Moving Beyond Auto Mode

Get the most out of your digital mirrorless or SLR camera by taking part in this one-day class, which includes a shooting session on the Mall; and an in-the-field discussion of technical elements along with composition, light, and other aesthetic considerations.

Date
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Introduction to Photography II
8-Session Daytime Course

Whether you work digitally or on film, this course is ideal for students who are familiar with their cameras but are interested in expanding their understanding of photography fundamentals.

Date
Tuesday, January 16 to March 6, 2018 - 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Joy of Photography
8-Session Evening Exploratory Course

This non-darkroom course is designed for beginners who want to learn how to use their digital SLR camera as a creative tool. The goal is to gain skill in technical aspects of photography so that they can concentrate on composing beautiful images.

Date
Tuesday, January 16 to March 6, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Introduction to Photography
8-Session Daytime Course

Whether you want work in digital or film, this course offers a solid foundation for new photographers ready to learn the basics. Two on-location shoots offer chances to put your new skills into practice.

Date
Wednesday, January 17 to March 7, 2018 - 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Photographic Creativity, Design, and Composition
5-Session Evening Course

Get a better practical understanding of elements such as simplicity, balance, and natural lighting and how they can contribute to taking better and more unique photographs.

Date
Wednesday, January 17 to February 14, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Winter Photo Forays: Indoors
7-Session Daytime Course including All-Day Field Trip

Keep your shooting skills warm during cold weather as you capture photo-worthy indoor sites on the National Mall, downtown Washington, and on a field trip to Baltimore.

Date
Thursday, January 18 to March 1, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. with Field Trip on Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Open Darkroom Plus
8-Session Evening Course

This darkroom-focused class is geared for photographers with basic darkroom skills and beyond, who are interested in taking their work to the next level. Students benefit from small-group lectures, individual instruction, and independent work to gain confidence in a specific area.

Date
Thursday, January 18 to March 8, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Open Darkroom Plus
8-Session Evening Course

This darkroom-focused class is geared for photographers with basic darkroom skills and beyond, who are interested in taking their work to the next level. Students benefit from small-group lectures, individual instruction, and independent work to gain confidence in a specific area.

Date
Friday, January 19 to March 9, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Open Darkroom Plus
8-Session Weekend Course

This darkroom-focused class is geared for photographers with basic darkroom skills and beyond, who are interested in taking their work to the next level. Students benefit from small-group lectures, individual instruction, and independent work to gain confidence in a specific area.

Date
Saturday, January 20 to March 17, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)
Open Darkroom Plus
8-Session Weekend Course

This darkroom-focused class is geared for photographers with basic darkroom skills and beyond, who are interested in taking their work to the next level. Students benefit from small-group lectures, individual instruction, and independent work to gain confidence in a specific area.

Date
Saturday, January 20 to March 17, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)
Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera: Moving Beyond Auto Mode

Get the most out of your digital mirrorless or SLR camera by taking part in this one-day class, which includes a shooting session on the Mall; and an in-the-field discussion of technical elements along with composition, light, and other aesthetic considerations.

Date
Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Joy of Photography
8-Session Weekend Exploratory Course

This non-darkroom course is designed for beginners who want to learn how to use their digital SLR camera as a creative tool. The goal is to gain skill in technical aspects of photography so that they can concentrate on composing beautiful images.

Date
Sunday, January 21 to March 18, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no class Feb. 18)
On-Location Photography
8-Session Weekend Course

Challenge your way of thinking about shooting outdoors on location using a minimal amount of equipment and a fresh perspective. Capture this vibrant capital city in action and explore locations in depth where both good planning and quick reflexes rule.

Date
Sunday, January 21 to March 18, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 18)
Exhibiting and Selling Your Photographs

You’ve got a great portfolio of photos. What’s next? This valuable session covers how to prepare your images to exhibit or sell, get them seen by the public, and effectively market your work.

Date
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Introduction to Studio Portraiture
8-Session Evening Course

This photography course is designed for those who want to learn how to create portraits of men and women, using the special lighting controls of the studio.

Date
Monday, January 22 to March 19, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 19)
Introduction to Black-and-White Film Photography and the Darkroom
8-Session Evening Course

This course provides a thorough introduction to the 35mm camera and the basics of photo darkroom techniques. Students learn how to use the camera, compose a photograph, develop film, and make a print.

Date
Monday, January 22 to March 19, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 19)
Lightroom + Vision
8-Session Course including Field Trip

In this intensive workshop designed for intermediate photographers, students gain understanding and usage of Lightroom’s Library and Develop modules through several classroom sessions that include lectures, demonstrations, selected resources, hands-on practice, and location shoots.

Date
Monday, January 22 to March 12, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 19); Field trip on Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Introduction to Lightroom Weekend Workshop
2-Session Course

Adobe Lightroom is now the most useful (and user friendly) software for organizing and editing images. This two-session workshop offers users an overview of the program, with a focus on working with the essential Library and Develop modules.

Date
Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Winter Photo Forays: Outdoors
8-Session Daytime Course

Embrace winter’s bracing air as you focus on the finding the season’s most rewarding photo ops in local parks, along the Potomac and Anacostia rivers and C&O Canal, and in urban neighborhoods.

Date
Friday, February 2 to March 23, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Developing Black-and-White Film at Home
2-Session Evening Course

Looking for a more cost-effective way to develop your 35mm or 120mm black-and-white film—and get better results, too? Learn the step-by-step skills to do it yourself.

Date
Tuesday, February 6 and 13, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Mastering Exposure
5-Session Evening Course

Take your skills beyond auto mode as you explore a myriad of your digital camera’s exposure options and features in this workshop designed for intermediate photographers.

Date
Thursday, February 8 to March 8, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Digital Camera Basics

This hands-on digital media workshop covers topics such as obtaining a good exposure; making exposure adjustments on an image; controlling color and tone as files are captured; understanding resolution, picture quality, and file formats such as JPEG and RAW; transferring files to the computer; and organizing files with a browser.

Date
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Build Your Photographic Portfolio
3-Session Evening Course

Show off your photos like a pro and learn how to assemble a personal portfolio that reflects your best work and your distinctive vision as a photographer.

Date
Monday, February 12 to March 5, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 19)
Custom Digital Printing and Mat Cutting
2-Session Evening Course

Shooting a great photo is just the beginning. Get ready to show off your work by learning how to get your digital images printed accurately and to cut custom-sized windows in mat board.

Date
Wednesday, February 28 and March 7, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Lightroom and Bookmaking
4-Session Evening Course

Rethink the traditional photobook as you explore print-on-demand and simple handmade bookmaking materials and methods. Use the latest version of Lightroom’s Book Module to select, develop, sequence, and lay out images as you produce your own books.

Date
Thursday, March 8 to 29, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera: Moving Beyond Auto Mode

Get the most out of your digital mirrorless or SLR camera by taking part in this one-day class, which includes a shooting session on the Mall; and an in-the-field discussion of technical elements along with composition, light, and other aesthetic considerations.

Date
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Introduction to Lightroom Weekend Workshop
2-Session Course

Adobe Lightroom is now the most useful (and user friendly) software for organizing and editing images. This two-session workshop offers users an overview of the program, with a focus on working with the essential Library and Develop modules.

Date
Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.