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.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 6:30 PM
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. 
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 6:30 PM
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.
Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Open Darkroom Plus
4-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.
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 10:15 AM
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.
Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 10:00 AM
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.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:30 PM
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.
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 10:15 AM
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.
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 6:30 PM
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.
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 10:15 AM
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.
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 1:15 PM
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.
Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Beyond the Camera: Alternative Photographic Processes
8-Session Weekend Course
Film hasn’t always dominated photography. Get a hands-on introduction to alternative processes past, present, and future as you move from 19th-century forms such as the cyanotype to large-scale digital images.
Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 10:15 AM
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.
Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 10:15 AM
On-Location: Photographing DC’s Public Sculpture and Architecture
8-Session Weekend Course
Washington’s bountiful and diverse outdoor public sculptures and buildings offer great opportunities for students who want to learn how to sharpen their way of thinking about shooting outdoors. In this class, emphasis is placed on what happens before the shutter release is pressed, and on truly pre-visualizing the photograph.
Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 1:30 PM
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.
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 6:30 PM
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.
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 6:30 PM
Lightroom + Vision
6-Session Evening Course plus 2 Field Trips
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.
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 6:30 PM
The Washington Mall By Night
8-Session Evening Course
In this course, advanced photography students capture the strength and pristine beauty of the National Mall against the evening sky. The class combines classroom sessions of lecture, discussion, darkroom work, and critique with on-location shooting sessions.
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 6:30 PM
The Joy of Photography
8-Session 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.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 6:30 PM
Photographic Creativity, Design, and Composition
4-Session Evening Course
Get a better understanding of compositional elements and how best to apply them. Emphasis is placed on practices that promote taking better and more unique photographs, including simplicity, balance, and natural lighting conditions.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 6:30 PM
Smart Phone and Tablet Photography
Put away your point-and-shoot equipment after you learn how to get the most from your phone or tablet’s camera. This one-day workshop covers everything from essential compositional skills to exposure to the best apps and low-cost tools for editing and image management.
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Darkroom Fine-Art Printing
4-Session Evening Course
In this photography class, take your darkroom printing to the next level by learning how to use fiber paper and chemical toners.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 6:30 PM
Mastering Exposure
4-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.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 6:30 PM
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.
Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 10:00 AM
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.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 6:30 PM