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Studio Arts: Photography Classes

Studio Arts Course

Introduction to Photography - In Person

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

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.


Studio Arts Course

Introduction to Studio Portraiture - In Person

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

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.


Studio Arts Course

Introduction to Photography

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

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.


Studio Arts Course

Introduction to Photography II

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

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.


Studio Arts Course

Focus and Depth of Field

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

Sharpen your knowledge of focus and depth of field through in-class discussion and homework assignments. Gain a better understanding of focus modes, area modes, and hyperfocal distance/focusing. DSLR, mirrorless, and film cameras are welcome.


Studio Arts Workshop

Photo 101: Natural-Light Photography

Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

Light can make or break your photos. Understand the essentials of shooting in a natural-light setting as you learn to gauge the direction of light; recognize degree of diffusion; minimize (or emphasize) lens flare; control conditions with lens hoods; and more.


Studio Arts Course

Introduction to iPhone Photography

Saturday, January 21, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET

Learn how to use a well-designed secondary camera app to assist iPhone cameras in creating and capturing more sophisticated images.


Studio Arts Course

Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera

Sunday, January 22, 2023 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

Get the most out of your digital mirrorless or SLR camera by taking part in this workshop, which provides a solid introduction to these cameras’ features and potential.


Studio Arts Course

On-Location Photography - In Person

Sunday, January 22, 2023 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

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.


Studio Arts Course

The Joy of Photography

Monday, January 23, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

Designed for beginners who want to learn how to use their digital or mirrorless camera as a creative tool, students will gain skill in technical aspects of photography so that they can concentrate on composing beautiful images.


Studio Arts Course

Mastering Exposure

Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

Take your skills beyond auto mode as you explore a myriad of your digital camera’s exposure options and features in this course designed for intermediate photographers.


Studio Arts Course

Photographic Creativity, Design, and Composition

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

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.


Studio Arts Course

The Art of Black-and-White Photography

Monday, February 6, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Through lecture, demonstration, and work sharing, harness today’s digital tools to create powerful black-and-white images with the emotive power seen in works by Edward Weston, Paul Strand, and Alfred Hitchcock.


Studio Arts Course

Introduction to Lightroom

Saturday, February 18, 2023 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

Adobe Lightroom is 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.


Studio Arts Course

Introduction to iPhone Photography

Saturday, February 18, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET

Learn how to use a well-designed secondary camera app to assist iPhone cameras in creating and capturing more sophisticated images.