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Studio Arts: Photography Classes

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.

Date of event
Tuesday, October 15 to December 10, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 26)

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
Tuesday, October 15 to December 10, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 26)

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 of event
Wednesday, October 16 to December 11, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 27)

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
Thursday, October 17 to December 12, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 28)

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, October 19 to December 14, 2019 - 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no class Nov. 30)

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, October 19 to December 14, 2019 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 30)

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, October 20 to December 15, 2019 - 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no class Dec. 1)

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, October 20 to December 15, 2019 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Dec. 1)

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, October 21, 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 of event
Monday, October 21 to December 16, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 11)

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, October 21 to December 16, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 11)

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
Wednesday, October 23 to November 20, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 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 of event
Thursday, October 24 to November 21, 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 of event
Monday, October 28 to December 2, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 11)

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, November 2, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 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 of event
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 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 of event
Sunday, November 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 of event
Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 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 of event
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.