About the Course
Photograph on a relaxed Sunday in I.M. Pei's gloriously refurbished East Wing of the National Gallery off Art. Myriad possibilities for available light abstract, landscape and people shooting. No tripods or monopods--and no flash, please. An always-popular excursion--and parking is plentiful on Sunday mornings. Open to all levels.
Frank Van Riper
Frank is an award-winning documentary and fine art photographer, journalist and author whose work has been published internationally.
He has lectured widely, including at the Maine Photographic Workshops and the Smithsonian Resident Associate program. In 2007 he was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Maine at Machias for his “outstanding career in journalism and photography” and in 2011 was inducted into the City College of New York Communications Alumni Hall of Fame.
At Photoworks he teaches a myriad of classes, including: Lighting Basics, Glen Echo Park at Night, La Faccia - Photographing the Face, and Photographing Artwork.
"I teach the way I cook: hands-on. The manual will teach you the basics, but I am there to help you get the most out of your camera by showing you how it’s done. Then (here’s where the magic happens) you take control of your camera, newly confident, and make photos you never thought possible."