Studio Arts: Photography Classes
Custom Digital Printing and Mat Cutting
2-Session Evening Course

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
Wednesday, February 28 and March 7, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Lightroom and Bookmaking
4-Session Evening Course

Rethink the traditional photobook as you explore print-on-demand and simple handmade bookmaking materials and methods. Use the latest version of Lightroom’s Book Module to select, develop, sequence, and lay out images as you produce your own books.

Date
Thursday, March 8 to 29, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 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
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Introduction to Lightroom Weekend Workshop
2-Session Course

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
Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Spring Landscape Photography on the Potomac
8-Session Daytime Course

Described as a national treasure, the 15-mile stretch of the Potomac River from River Bend Park to Roosevelt Island is the focus of shooting assignments in this course. After a classroom orientation session, photographers record spring’s progress from both Maryland and Virginia locations in this beautiful and ecologically significant area.

Date
Monday, March 19 to May 7, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Lightroom + Vision
7-Session Evening Course plus Weekend Field Trip

In this intensive workshop designed for intermediate photographers, students gain understanding and usage of Lightroom’s Library and Develop modules through several classroom sessions that include lectures, demonstrations, selected resources, hands-on practice, and location shoots.

Date
Class sessions: Monday, March 26 to May 7, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Field trip: Saturday, March 31, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 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
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 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
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Continuing Black-and-White Photography
8-Session Evening Course

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
Monday, April 16 to June 11, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class May 28)
Continuing Studio Portraiture
8-Session Evening Course

This black-and-white photography course is designed as a follow-up to Introduction to Studio Portraiture for those who want to continue their study of portraiture, using the special lighting controls of the studio.

Date
Monday, April 16 to June 11, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class May 28)
The Joy of Photography
8-Session Evening Exploratory Course

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
Tuesday, April 17 to June 5, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Introduction to Black-and-White Film Photography and the Darkroom
8-Session Evening Course

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
Tuesday, April 17 to June 5, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Introduction to Photography
8-Session Daytime Course

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
Wednesday, April 18 to June 6, 2018 – 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Photographic Creativity, Design, and Composition
5-Session Evening Course

Get a better practical understanding of elements such as simplicity, balance, and natural lighting and how they can contribute to taking better and more unique photographs.

Date
Wednesday, April 18 to May 16, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Open Darkroom Plus
8-Session Evening Course

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
Thursday, April 19 to June 7, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Open Darkroom Plus
4-Session Evening Course

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
Friday, April 20 to May 11, 2018 – 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
Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Open Darkroom Plus
8-Session Weekend Course

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
Saturday, April 21 to June 16, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no class May 26)
Open Darkroom Plus
8-Session Weekend Course

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
Saturday, April 21 to June 16, 2018 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class May 26)
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
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Joy of Photography
8-Session Weekend Exploratory Course

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
Sunday, April 22 to June 17, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. (no class May 27)
On-Location Photography
8-Session Weekend Course

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
Sunday, April 22 to June 17, 2018 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class May 27)
Mastering Exposure
5-Session Evening Course

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
Thursday, April 26 to May 24, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Digital Camera Basics

This hands-on digital media workshop covers topics such as obtaining a good exposure; making exposure adjustments on an image; controlling color and tone as files are captured; understanding resolution, picture quality, and file formats such as JPEG and RAW; transferring files to the computer; and organizing files with a browser.

Date
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Photography: A Hands-on History
6-Session Weekend Course

Trace the development of photography in this unique course led by art historian and photographer Patricia Howard. Sessions are enhanced by a hands-on component in which students create their own imagery using the techniques and processes of the 19th and 20th centuries. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Sunday, May 6 to June 17, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (no class May 27)
Introduction to Lightroom Weekend Workshop
2-Session Course

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
Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 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
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 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
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Build Your Photographic Portfolio
3-Session Evening Course

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.

Date
Wednesday, May 23 to June 6, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Custom Digital Printing and Mat Cutting
2-Session Evening Course

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
Thursday, May 31 and June 7, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Open Darkroom Plus
4-Session Evening Course

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
Friday, June 1 to 22, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 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
Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Developing Black-and-White Film at Home

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 session.

Date
Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.