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Studio Arts: Photography Classes

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.

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Monday, July 8, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Lighting can make or break your work as a digital photographer. Learn the tech tips that will make your flash one of your most effective creative tools.

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Monday, July 8 to August 12, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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.

Event date
Monday, July 8 to August 12, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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.

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Tuesday, July 9 to 30, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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.

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Tuesday, July 9 to August 13, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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.

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Wednesday, July 10 to August 7, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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.

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Thursday, July 11 to August 8, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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.

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Thursday, July 11 to August 15, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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.

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Saturday, July 13 to August 17, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

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.

Event date
Saturday, July 13 to August 17, 2019 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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.

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Sunday, July 14 to August 18, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

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.

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Sunday, July 14 to August 18, 2019 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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.

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Monday, July 15 and 22, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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.

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Tuesday, July 16 to August 13, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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.

Event date
Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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.

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Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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.

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Monday, July 29 to August 12, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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.

Event date
Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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.

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Wednesday, September 4 to 25, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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.

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Saturday, September 7 to 28, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Processing your own 35mm or 120mm black-and-white film is cost-effective, and typically provides better results. Get all the skills you need to begin at this information-packed, hands-on workshop.

Event date
Saturday, September 7 and 14, 2019 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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.

Event date
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Art historian and photographer Patricia Howard introduces the world of the photo surrealists and explores how they pushed the boundaries of photographic imagery in the 1920s to 1940s. Step into the darkroom to create your own version of one the movement’s distinctive photo forms, the rayogram. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Event date
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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.

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Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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.

Event date
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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.

Event date
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.