Studio Arts: Photography Classes
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
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Developing Black-and-White Film at Home

Processing your own 35mm or 120mm black-and-white film is cost-effective, and typically provides better results. Get all the skills you need to begin at this information-packed, hands-on session.

Date
Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 10:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Lightroom and Bookmaking
8-Session Evening Course

Become comfortable with Lightroom’s Book Module software by producing two or more photo books. Class topics include theme, formats, editing, layout, pre-flight, distribution, tools and techniques, and more.

Date
Tuesday, September 5 and 19; October 3, 17, and 31; November 14 and 28; and December 5, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Mall Crawl Photo Shooting
4-Sesion Daytime Course

In this immediate to advanced photography class, explore the people and places of the National Mall through multiple photo shoot opportunities.

Date
Friday, September 8 to 29, 2017 - 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Open Darkroom Plus
3-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
Monday, September 11 to 25, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
iPhone Photography

Put away your point-and-shoot camera. This one-day workshop helps you make the most of your iPhone’s camera—and create great images.

Date
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 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, September 17, 2017 - 10:00 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
Friday, October 6 to December 8, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 10 and Nov. 24)
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, October 7 to December 9, 2017 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no class Nov. 11 and Nov. 25)
Photo Portraits and Words
4-Session Weekend Course

The “Humans of New York” project provides inspiration for a local version, in which students use street photography and interviews to capture a gallery of DC portraits.

Date
Saturday, October 7 to 28, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 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, October 7 to December 9, 2017 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 11 and Nov. 25)
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, October 10 to December 5, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 21)
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, October 11 to December 6, 2017 – 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 22)
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, October 11 to November 8, 2017 – 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
Thursday, October 12 to December 7, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 23)
Fall Landscape Photography on the Potomac: An Environmental Photography Experience
8-Session Daytime Course

Described as a national treasure, the 15-mile stretch of the Potomac River from River Bend Park to Roosevelt Island is the focus of shooting assignments in this course. After a classroom orientation session, photographers record fall’s progress from both Maryland and Virginia locations in this beautiful and ecologically significant area.

Date
Friday, October 13 to December 8, 2017 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no class Nov. 24)
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, October 15, 2017 - 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, October 15 to December 10, 2017 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no class Nov. 26)
On-Location Photography: Washington Through a Lens
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, October 15 to December 10, 2017 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 26)
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, October 16, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
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, October 16 to December 4, 2017 – 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, October 16 to December 4, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Lightroom + Vision
7-Session Evening Course plus 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
Classroom sessions: Monday, October 16 to November 27, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Field trip: Sunday, October 22, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 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, October 23 to November 6, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Photography: A Hands-on History
6-Session Weekend Course

Trace the development of photography in this unique course led by art historian and photographer Patricia Howard. Sessions are enhanced by a hands-on component in which students create their own imagery using the techniques and processes of the 19th and 20th centuries. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Sunday, October 29 to December 10, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 26)
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, November 2 to December 7, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 23)
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, November 12, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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.