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Studio Arts: Photography Classes

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.

Event date
Wednesday, April 24 to May 22, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 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, April 27, 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, April 28, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 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, May 5, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 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.

Event date
Monday, May 6 to 20, 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.

Event date
Tuesday, May 7 to 28, 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.

Event date
Friday, May 10 to June 7, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class May 24)

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.

Event date
Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Inspired by the Humans of New York series, venture to the National Mall to capture portraits and life stories to create a unique group project.

Event date
Saturday, June 1 and 8, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 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
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 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, June 9, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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.

Event date
Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Photojournalist and former official White House staff photographer Lawrence Jackson shares his approach to creating images that tell compelling stories, and offers a rare inside look at what it’s like to document daily life at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Event date
Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.