Adult (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced levels)
Adult classes at Photoworks are for students 18 or older and they are divided into entry, intermediate, and advanced levels. Entry level means a student learning the mechanics of the camera (digital or film) and its printing process. An entry level class also may be a history class or an intro to an antique process. Classes listed as intermediate assume a basic set of camera skills and shooting experience and the new focus will be on content and project development. Advanced students are expected to pursue their visual idea in depth and are challenged to work towards a cohesive, personal or meaningful set of images. Critique skills are practiced. Specific course questions should be directed to the instructor.
Foundation classes introduce students to particular photography expertise in film and digital capture. The focus is on practice and inquiry to develop the fundamentals.
Focus classes allow students to hone in on a specific skill to create a cohesive set of images. Students experience master photographer's practice and meaningful portfolios. They discuss in depth the intentions behind subject, creation, and meaning.
Classes for youth are offered year round. Our summer program provides week long classes in film and digital photography. Basic and intermediate levels cover the camera, exposure control, printing and sequencing a set of images. Thereafter the classes are content driven to include portraiture, street, storytelling, plastic lens cameras and creative darkroom techniques.
Primarily workshops are two session classes several hours long and very specific in content. Generally the workshops are entry or intermediate level. Often a one-day workshop acts as an introduction to a longer class. Recent workshops have included night photography in Glen Echo Park, field trips to Washington monuments, photographing artwork and cyanotype technique.