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Studio Arts: Photography Classes
Introduction to iPhone Photography

Put away your point-and-shoot camera. Learn to make the most of your iPhone’s camera, starting with essential photography basics and moving on to some of the best apps, camera accessories, and low-cost tools for editing and image management.

Date
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Introduction to iPhone Photography

Put away your point-and-shoot camera. Learn to make the most of your iPhone’s camera, starting with essential photography basics and moving on to some of the best apps, camera accessories, and low-cost tools for editing and image management.

Date
Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Open Darkroom Plus

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, March 1 to 22, 2019 – 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 3, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 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 10, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Introduction to Lightroom

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 16 and Sunday, March 17, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Spring Landscape Photography on the Potomac

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 spring’s progress from both Maryland and Virginia locations in this beautiful and ecologically significant area.

Date
Friday, April 5 to June 7, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no class April 19 and May 24)
Open Darkroom Plus

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, April 5 to May 3, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class April 19)
Open Darkroom Plus

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, April 6 to June 8, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no class April 20 and May 25)
Open Darkroom Plus

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, April 6 to June 8, 2019 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class April 20 and May 25)
Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera

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, April 14, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Joy of Photography

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, April 14 to June 16, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no class April 21 and May 26)
On-Location Photography

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, April 14 to June 2, 2019 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class April 21 and May 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, April 15, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Introduction to Black-and-White Film Photography and the Darkroom

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, April 15 to June 10, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class May 27)
Introduction to Studio Portraiture

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, April 15 to June 10, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class May 27)
Introduction to Photography

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.

Whether you want to work in digital or film, this course offers a solid foundation for new photographers ready to learn the basics. Topics include camera functions, exposure, metering, working with natural and artificial light, and composition. Critiques of class and home assignments enhance the technical skills you learn. At least two photoshoot excursions outside of the classroom are scheduled.

Students must have a camera with manual controls, and a tripod is needed for the class. Bring your camera and manual to the first session.

Instructor: Andargé Asfaw

 

8 sessions; 2.5 hours each

Date
Tuesday, April 16 to June 4, 2019 – 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Joy of Photography

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, April 16 to June 4, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Introduction to Photography II

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
Wednesday, April 17 to June 5, 2019 – 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Mastering Exposure

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, April 18 to May 16, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Open Darkroom Plus

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, April 18 to June 6, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Custom Digital Printing and Mat Cutting

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, April 22 and 29, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Photographic Creativity, Design, and Composition

This intermediate-level photography course offers a better understanding of compositional elements and practices—such as simplicity, balance, and natural lighting—that promote taking better and more unique photographs.

Date
Wednesday, April 24 to May 22, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Introduction to iPhone Photography

Put away your point-and-shoot camera. Learn to make the most of your iPhone’s camera, starting with essential photography basics and moving on to some of the best apps, camera accessories, and low-cost tools for editing and image management.

Date
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Introduction to iPhone Photography

Put away your point-and-shoot camera. Learn to make the most of your iPhone’s camera, starting with essential photography basics and moving on to some of the best apps, camera accessories, and low-cost tools for editing and image management.

Date
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera

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, May 5, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Build Your Photographic Portfolio

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, May 6 to 20, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Open Darkroom Plus

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
Tuesday, May 7 to 28, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Open Darkroom Plus

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, May 10 to June 7, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class May 24)
Introduction to Lightroom Weekend Workshop

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, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Introduction to iPhone Photography

Put away your point-and-shoot camera. Learn to make the most of your iPhone’s camera, starting with essential photography basics and moving on to some of the best apps, camera accessories, and low-cost tools for editing and image management.

Date
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera

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, June 9, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
iPhone Photography II

Take your iPhone camera skills to another level in a workshop that focuses on the ProCamera app and editing techniques; organizing, printing, and posting your photos; and a critique session on images you shoot during the day.

Date
Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.