Studio Arts: Photography Classes
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, July 9, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Build Your Photographic Portfolio
4-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, July 10 to 31, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Flash Class
6-Session Evening Course

Lighting can make or break your work as a digital photographer. Learn the tech tips that will make your flash one of your most effective creative tools.

Date
Monday, July 10 to August 14, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Introduction to Black-and-White Film Photography and the Darkroom
6-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, July 10 to August 14, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Joy of Photography
6-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, July 11 to August 15, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 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, July 12 to August 9, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Open Darkroom Plus
6-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, July 13 to August 17, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Open Darkroom Plus
6-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, July 14 to August 18, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Introduction to Photography
6-Session Weekend 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
Saturday, July 15 to August 19, 2017 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Open Darkroom Plus
6-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, July 15 to August 19, 2017 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Open Darkroom Plus
6-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, July 15 to August 19, 2017 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Joy of Photography
6-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, July 16 to August 20, 2017 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
On-Location Photography: Washington Through a Lens
6-Session Weekend Course

Great shoots start with great locations—and Washington offers plenty of unbeatable visual inspiration. Learn to capture this vibrant city and sharpen your way of thinking about shooting outdoors as you deploy a minimal amount of equipment and a lot of fresh perspective.

Date
Sunday, July 16 to August 20, 2017 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 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, July 20 to August 17, 2017 – 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, August 6, 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
Monday, August 7 and 14, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
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 16, 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.