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Studio Arts: Photography Classes
Introduction to Black-and-White Film Photography and the Darkroom
6-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
Monday, July 9 to August 13, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Flash Class
6-Session Evening Course

Lighting can make or break your work as a digital photographer. Learn the tech tips that will make your flash one of your most effective creative tools.

Date
Monday, July 9 to August 13, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Joy of Photography
6-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, July 10 to August 14, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Introduction to Photography
6-Session Evening 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
Tuesday, July 10 to August 14, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Photographic Creativity, Design, and Composition
5-Session Evening Course

This intermediate-level photography course offers a better understanding of compositional elements and practices—such as simplicity, balance, and natural lighting—that promote taking better and more unique photographs.

Date
Wednesday, July 11 to August 8, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 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
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Open Darkroom Plus
6-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, July 12 to August 16, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Mall Crawl Photo Shooting
4-Session Daytime Course

In this intermediate to advanced photography class, explore the people and places of the National Mall through multiple photo shoot opportunities.

Date
Friday, July 13 to August 3, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Open Darkroom Plus
6-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, July 14 to August 18, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Open Darkroom Plus
6-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, July 14 to August 18, 2018 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 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, July 15, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Joy of Photography
6-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, July 15 to August 19, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
On-Location Photography
6-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, July 15 to August 19, 2018 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 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
Tuesday, July 17 to August 7, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
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, July 19 to August 16, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Introduction to Lightroom
2-Session Weekend Workshop

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, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 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, August 19, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.