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Winter Photo Forays: Indoors
7-Session Daytime Course including All-Day Field Trip

Thursday, January 18 to March 1, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. with Field Trip on Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Code: 1K00SS

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Photograph by instructor Barbara Southworth

Maintain your shooting momentum over the winter by exploring an array of photo-worthy indoor sites. Locations may include the Library of Congress, U.S. Botanic Garden, National Building Museum, the American Art Museum’s Kogod Courtyard, and other sites downtown and on the National Mall. (Two sites may be visited during one session.) In addition to these local sites, the course includes an all-day Saturday field trip to Baltimore.

At the first session, for which students should bring six JPG images on a thumb drive, the class discusses the shooting schedule, location techniques, and optional tripod use. Subsequent sessions combine a series of weekly location shoots with a classroom review and critique session; a class blog is available to post images. By class consensus, an additional shooting session may be planned in lieu of a final classroom review.

Students should have basic photography skills and be familiar with the operation of their camera. Any manually adjustable digital or film-based format may be used, as well as a camera-appropriate tripod and cable release or remote. Students process film, if used, outside of class time.

During the all-day Baltimore field trip, students shoot at the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory in Druid Hill Park and the Bromo Seltzer clock tower in downtown’s West Side. A mid-day break for for lunch is planned in Lexington Market. Nominal entrance fees, transportation fees, and lunch are not included in tuition. Carpooling and public transportation options all locations (including the MARC train to Baltimore for the all-day field trip) are discussed at the first class.

Instructor: Barbara Southworth

6 classroom sessions; 3 hours each and one 7-hour field trip on Feb. 8


S. Dillon Ripley Center
Photolab 3036
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)