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Studio Arts: Photography Classes

Introduction to Lightroom

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

Date of event
Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 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 of event
Saturday, January 25 to March 21, 2020 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no class Feb. 15)

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 of event
Saturday, January 25 to March 21, 2020 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 15)

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 of event
Sunday, January 26 to March 22, 2020 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no class Feb. 16)

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 of event
Sunday, January 26 to March 22, 2020 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 16)

Continuing Black-and-White Photography

This course is designed for students who have completed Introduction to Black-and-White Photography and wish to refine their black-and-white printing skills and their understanding of 35mm camera operation.

Date of event
Monday, January 27 to March 23, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)

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 of event
Monday, January 27 to March 23, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)

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 of event
Wednesday, February 5 to March 4, 2020 – 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 of event
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 6:30 p.m.

Creativity Is a Keystroke Away

Artists now have a new tool to take their finished drawings, paintings, watercolors, or photographs to another level. In a two-day workshop led by artist Chester Kasnowski, learn how to use a new app called the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP2).

Date of event
Saturday, February 22 and 29, 2020 - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 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 of event
Thursday, March 5 and 12, 2020 – 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 of event
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 10:00 a.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 of event
Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 9:30 a.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 of event
Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 10:00 a.m.

Introduction to Lightroom

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

Date of event
Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22, 2020 – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.