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On-Location Photography with Neutral Density Filters - In Person

3 Session Evening Studio Arts Course

Wednesday, August 16 to Wednesday, August 30, 2023, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Upcoming Session:
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00XJ
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)
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Materials for this program
  1. Supply List

Neutral-density filters can be used to achieve very slow shutter-speed photos in bright sunshine. In the first session, appropriate camera controls and filter techniques are covered in the classroom, and then students head outside to apply what they’ve learned. After sunset, streaking light trails (from headlights and taillights, for example) can be photographed using standard night photography techniques.

The class meets in the field after the first session. Please bring your camera, neutral-density filters (filter set or one variable filter), and tripod to class.

Special Program Information

  • The instructor is Joe Yablonsky.
  • This program includes 3 sessions, 3 hours each.

General Information

  • This studio arts program is in person and will not be recorded.
  • Please refer to the "Materials for this program" section for any applicable supply list information and/or special documents for this program.
  • Please note our Health and Safety guidance for this in-person program.
  • View Common FAQs about our Studio Arts programs.