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Digital Photography Intro - Camera, Controls, & Composition

with Richard Batch 

Session 1: Sep 6 - Oct 25

Tuesdays, 9:30am -12pm

Session 2: Dec 6 - Jan 31

Tuesdays, 9:30am -12pm

(No Class Dec 27) 

Learn to take sharp, correctly exposed pictures by understanding ISO, shutter speed, aperture, & other camera functions. Composition guidelines taught, and each student picture is critiqued in weekly reviews.  65 pages of instructional handouts. Suitable for DSLR and compact cameras. 

 

Info: rabatch@comcast.net. Minimum age 18.  8 sessions.

 

$350

In Person (Masks and Vaccinations Required)

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Digital Editing & Printing with Photoshop and Lightroom 

 

with Richard Batch

Session 1: Sep 8 - Oct 27

Thursdays, 9:30am - 12pm

Session 2: Dec 8 - Feb 2

Thursdays, 9:30am - 12pm

No Class Dec 29 

Learn the skillsets of Photoshop and/or Lightroom to edit your images in your favorite program. Maximize the potential of your image. Also, learn the best way for organizing photos, calibrating your monitor, choosing a paper & choosing a printer. Lots of instructional handouts and tips make work easier! We print in class. Skill level beginner.

 

More info: rabatch@comcast.net; richardbatch.com. Minimum age 16. 8 sessions.

 

$350

In Person (Masks and Vaccination Required)

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Teen Photography Nights at Photoworks

(Ages 14 - 18) 

with Karen Keating 

Sep 16

Friday, 6:30 - 8:30pm

 

Oct 21

Friday, 6:30 - 8:30pm

 

Nov 18

Friday, 6:30 - 8:30pm

 

 

Teens with a range of photography skills are invited to explore historic Glen Echo Park. iPhones for capture of images to share with the class; Introduction to film darkroom and journal collages. Class meets 3 Fridays:  Sep 16, Oct 21 and Nov 18.

 

More info: karenkeating5002@gmail.com. Age 14. 3 sessions.

$20

In Person (Vaccinations Required)

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Intro to Adobe Lightroom Classic for Digital Photography 

 

with Alec Dann

Session 1: Sep 28 - Nov 9 

Wednesdays, 7 - 9:30pm

(No Class Oct 5)

Session 2: Jan 11 - Feb 15

Wednesdays, 7 - 9:30pm

Learn how to organize your digital photographs and bring them to life with adjustments that are powerful and easy-to-learn. Work with photographs from your camera, phone or scanner and push your photography in new directions. Class will include live software demonstrations plus hands-on practice with your own images. Classes on Zoom with recordings available afterward. Skill level: Beginner.  Requirements: Adobe Photography Plan subscription.

 

More info: alec.dann@verizon.net, alecdannarts.com. Minimum age 16.  6 sessions.

$360

Online

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Introduction to Historic Photo Processes 

with Mac Cosgrove-Davies 

Session 1: Oct 11 - Nov 15 

Tuesdays, 7 - 10pm

Session 2: Jan 10 - Feb 14

Tuesdays, 7 - 10pm

This introductory class covers both theory and practice. Class discussion will survey early processes and photography’s evolution.  Hands-on practice will introduce two processes: cyanotype and gum bichromate. Both can produce beautiful, creative imagery and once mastered can be practiced at home without a darkroom. Skill Level: Beginner.

 

More info: gummist@gmail.com. Minimum age 16.

6 sessions.

$250

In Person  (Vaccinations Required)

Don't Be Afraid of Photoshop 

with Stephen Greenberg 

Oct 13 - 20

Thursdays, 7 - 9pm

Photoshop™ is THE standard for digital editing, but it’s scary. This course removes the fear for the absolute beginner. It covers the absolute basics: What is Photoshop?  Do I need Photoshop AND Lightroom? What tools should I know?  Students can bring their own digital images (including cell phone images) for a hands-on editing session. Beginner level.

 

More info: Patzere4@gmail.com; 301.526.4078. Minimum age 16.  2 sessions.

$125

In Person  (Vaccinations Required)

Getting Your Photo Seen 

with Tom Sliter

Oct 15 - 29 

Saturdays, 10 - 11:30am 

Explore the world of taking images off your phone or digital camera to reach a wider audience.  The first two classes will survey printing and framing your work, assembling folios, online book publishing, and handmade books. The third class will focus on the interests of the students. Intermediate Level.

 

More info:  t_sliter@msn.com.  Minimum age 21. 3 sessions.

$195

In Person (Vaccinations Required) 

Protecting Your Digital Files

with Stephen Greenberg 

Oct 27

Thursday 1- 3pm

Digital images offer many advantages but there are challenges, including how to protect your files! Many disasters can destroy your work in seconds. This course examines various ways of backing up your files: onsite, offsite, and in the Cloud.  You’ll learn to build your digital fortress, with recommendations for specific situations. Beginner level.

 

More info: Patzere4@gmail.com; 301.526.4078. 

Minimum age 16.  1 session.

$100

In Person (Vaccinations Required) 

Getting Started Shooting Video

with Jake Cross

Session 1: Sep 6 - Nov 29

Tuesdays, 7 - 9pm

Session 2: Dec 6 - Feb 28 

Tuesdays, 7 - 9pm

A beginner level class about shooting video with a digital camera, DSLR or Mirrorless camera. Topics will include the way to handle different aspects of image capture in video, such as exposure frame rate, stabilizing, monitoring, and focusing. Students will then create their own video assignments, and then the class will critique.

More info: cross.jake1@gmail.com; 202.817.1545.

Minimum age 14.  13 sessions.

 

$400

In Person (Masks and Vaccinations Required)

Intro to Black and White Darkroom Photography 

with Peter Kozloski

Session 1: Sep 15 - Nov 17

Thursdays, 6 -10pm

Session 2: Dec 1 - Feb 9

Thursdays, 6 -10pm

(No Class Dec 29)

This course is for those who love taking black and white photos and want to learn the basics of developing film and printing in the darkroom.  We will go over camera function, metering and making good exposures, film processing, and basic to intermediate darkroom printing. This course is a recommended pre-requisite for the Advanced Black and White Darkroom program and the Sunday Open Darkroom at Photoworks. Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate. Supplies Needed: working film camera any format, black and white film, black and white photo paper. More info: bruce.falkinburg@gmail.com or 301.542.7158; pkozloski@gmail.com. Minimum age 16.  10 sessions.

$350

In Person (Vaccinations Required)

iPhone Photography Explored 

with Sue Bloom  

Oct 4 - 25

Tuesdays, 7 - 9pm

We carry a computer and camera in our pocket, allowing us to make high quality photographs. Do you want to know how to take better photos with your iPhone? Explore the native camera abilities, as well as helpful apps, that are curated for you. Learn to comfortably navigate your iPhone camera.

 

More info: sue@suebloom.com; 410.259.1398;  suebloom.com. Minimum age 16.

$175

Online 

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iPhone Photography Portraiture

with Sue Bloom 

Nov 1 - 22 

Tuesday 7 - 9pm

Explore creating portraits with your iPhone. We will look at casual street portraits to more formal captures, even children and pets. Learn what your iPhone is cable of. Learn how to easily operate the modes, options, and apps to create stunning images. 

 

More info: sue@suebloom.com; 410.259.1398;  suebloom.com. Minimum age 16.  4 sessions.

$175

Online 

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East Wing Field Trip Workshop 

with Frank Van Riper

Session 1: Jan 15

Sunday, 10am - 4pm

Session 2: Feb 5 

Sunday, 10am - 4pm

Finally re-opened after major renovation, the East Wing affords amazing photo ops—from the Henry Moore sculpture outside to the Big Blue Rooster on the roof. Handheld photography permitted virtually everywhere, West Wing, too—and Sunday morning parking is plentiful. Rain or shine. All Levels.

 

More info: GVR@GVRphoto.com. Minimum age 18.  1 session.

$150

Off-site

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iPhone Photography - Using Apps 

with Sue Bloom 

Feb 7 - 28

Tuesday, 7 - 9pm 

Apps add another layer of possibilities to the content of your iPhone photographs. Which ones are right for you and your style? Learn to push your iPhone imagery to greater heights, using apps. Experimentation with a curated collection of apps can make a major difference in your photos.

 

More info: sue@suebloom.com; 410.259.1398;  suebloom.com. Minimum age 16.  4 sessions.

$175

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