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Next Upcoming Session:
June 2, 2024

On-Location Photography - In Person

6 Session Weekend Studio Arts Course

6 sessions from April 21 to June 2, 2024
Upcoming Session:
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 1:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET
Code: 1E00GM
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)
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Materials for this program

By Joe Yablonsky

Capture this vibrant capital city and sharpen your way of thinking about shooting outdoors in a course that focuses on deploying a minimal amount of equipment and a lot of fresh perspective. Learn to take better photos by taking fewer of them and keeping post-processing to a minimum. Emphasis is placed on what happens before the shutter release is pressed and on truly pre-visualizing the photograph.

Sessions include lectures, Metro-accessible field trips, loosely structured assignments, and critique sessions in which students develop strategies to meet the difficulties of an outdoor shoot.

A basic understanding of photographic concepts is required, along with a camera that allows for adjustments to the aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and exposure compensation. Participants provide their own cameras and work in the camera format of their choice. Field trips may require a considerable amount of walking. Students provide their own transportation.

Special Program Information

  • The instructor is Joe Yablonsky.
  • This program includes 6 sessions, 3 hours each.
  • Class will not be held on May 26.
  • NOTE: Registration will close for this program at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, April 19, 2024.

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.