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Whether you’re into film or digital, just starting out or looking for a fresh approach, there’s a photography class for you this Fall. We’re also offering a new class, Style and Momentum, with returning instructor Barbara Southworth.
Here’s everything photographic coming up in September and October, split up into classes and workshops:
9-week photography classes
The classes below meet weekly for 9 weeks, starting the week of September 15. Tuition for all of these classes is $200, except Darkroom & Film, which is $235.
This is the place to learn how to use your camera (film or digital) and, just as important, to discuss what makes a good picture. Lectures, critiques, and shooting are all part of these classes.
Three different instructors teach Intro to Photography, so take a look at their faculty pages or contact the School if you need help choosing which one’s for you.
- with Andargé Asfaw: Wednesday evenings, starting Sept. 17
- with Andargé Asfaw: Thursday evenings, starting Sept. 18
- with Alison Duvall: Thursday mornings, starting Sept. 18
- with Stephen Gosling: Sunday evenings, starting Sept. 21
This new class is about developing as a photographer, whether through group discussion, building a portfolio, learning to manage your files, creating prints, planning exhibits, or anything else! If you’re starting a professional career and need resources and contacts, this is for you. If you want to take a lot of pictures, discuss them with others, and develop your voice, this is for you, too. See the course description at the link below for details.
- with Barbara Southworth: Tuesday evenings, starting Sept. 16
For photographers with some experience under their belt who want more discussion and lessons on technique. For this class, you’ll need a camera that can be operated in a fully manual mode.
- with Peter Duvall: Wednesday evenings, starting Sept. 17
Learn to capture beautiful images in low-light situations with long exposures and other tools. Students will have photo shoots every other week.
- with Peter Duvall: Thursday evenings, starting Sept. 18
Learn black-and-white film photography and develop your own images in our darkroom! Beginners and experienced photographers are welcome, and you will have a chance to play with the famous Holga toy camera.
- with Alison Duvall: Sunday evenings, starting Sept. 21
Fall photography workshops
These one- and two-day workshops focus on specific skills. Tuition is $95 for the one-day workshops and $175 for the two-day workshops.
Learn to use Lightroom 4 to organize, edit, print, and share your photos. Photographers can use Lightroom as a critical part of their workflow and integrate it with Photoshop.
- with Peter Duvall: Saturday, September 6
Artists and non-photographers learn to take professional photos of their artwork for submitting to exhibits, using on their websites, or print reproductions.
- with Peter Duvall: Sunday, September 7
Go to the Smithsonian American Art Museum on day one and learn how to capture compelling images of architecture and man-made spaces. On day two, critique and editing.
- with Libby Cullen: Saturday and Sunday, September 13–14
This workshop covers the basics of studio portrait photography, from lighting to posing and sales.
- with Robin Reid: Wednesday and Thursday, September 24–25
What are strobes, reflectors, umbrellas, gels, gobos, grids, and snoots? Before you spend money on lighting tools, learn what they do, when they’re needed, and which you can make on your own.
- with Robin Reid: Saturday, October 18
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