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Introduction to Photography

8 Session Daytime Studio Arts Course

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 10:30 a.m.to Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00DA
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By Andargé Asfaw

Class Schedule Advisory: Please note the class has been extended to Wednesday, June 15 (originally June 8, 2022) to make up for a missed class session on May 11.

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. Critiques of assignments enhance the technical skills you learn.

Students must have a digital camera with manual controls. Please have your camera manual or a digital version of the manual with you during our class sessions.

Note: This streamed program will not be recorded.

Other Information

  • The instructor is Andargé Asfaw.
  • 8 sessions, 2.5 hours each
  • This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction.

Additional Opportunities for this Program

Patron Information

  • All Studio Arts classes require a ticket for each participant so that the instructor can provide individual attention to every student listed on the roster.
  • If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group.
  • Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program.
  • Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org.
  • Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance.
  • View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom.
This program is part of our
Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.