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Flash Photography Demystified 

with Frank Van Riper


April 2 - 9

Saturday 10am-1pm

Stop being intimidated by your flash. Lighting guru Frank Van Riper will teach you how to tame the beast, both on-camera and off, to dramatically enhance your photographs.  No experience necessary.  Instructor provides additional lighting.  More info: Minimum age 18. 2 sessions.



In Person (Masks and Vaccinations Required) 


Glen Echo Night Photography 

with Frank Van Riper

Workshop 1: Thursday, Apr 14 



Workshop 2: Thursday, Apr 28 


Prowl the glorious neon-lit shadows of Glen Echo Park with lighting guru Frank Van Riper and make shots you never dreamed of.  Learn drag-flash, time exposure and painting with light.  No experience necessary.


More info: Minimum age 18. 1 session.



In Person (Masks and Vaccinations Required) 


Printing Photographs on Alternative Papers for

Inkjet Printers

with David Scherbel


Workshop 1: Thurs, April 14, 1-3pm



Workshop 2: Wed, May 4, 6:30-8:30pm



Digital images can be printed on different kinds of paper to change an image’s expression.  Printing on different archival media, such as paper vellum, and cotton drawing and watercolor papers (both B/W and color papers) will contrast with commercial coated photography papers. More info: Minimum age 18. 1 Session. 



In Person (Masks and Vaccination Required) 


Making Accordion Books for Photographers 

with Tom Sliter


April 16-23

Saturdays 1-3pm 

This class will give you the skills and the confidence to produce a 5” square, 8-page accordion book to display your best images, tell a short story, or to function as a portable mini-gallery of your work. The first class will focus on examples of simple accordion books, image selection, and practice constructing a book. The second class will be devoted to construction of your own book, using your own images. A $5 to $10 supply fee will be payable to the instructor at the first meeting.


More info:  Minimum age 15. 2 sessions.



In Person (Masks and Vaccination Required) 

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East Wing Field Trip

with Frank Van Riper


April 24

Sunday 11am-4pm

Rain or shine, always a great field trip photographing I. M. Pei’s masterpiece. Opportunities for available light architectural, abstract and people photography in a gorgeous setting.  No experience necessary.  Parking readily available on the Mall on Sundays! 

More info: Minimum age 18. 1 session.





Documentary Photography (Learn to Tell Powerful Visual Stories

with Michael Snyder


June 12 - 26 (No Class June 19th) 

Sundays 2-6pm

Learn the fundamentals of great storytelling: how to find and refine stories that capture the viewers’ imaginations; establish rapport with characters; envision, and compose documentary images; select equipment.  During the period between sessions, students will shoot an assignment which will be reviewed and critiqued during the final session.  The final session will also include instruction on editing, sequencing, writing project narratives, and seeking publication. Instructor’s bio:


More info:  Minimum age 18.


In Person (Masks and Vaccination Required) 


The View Camera - Large Format  Film Photography

with Bruce Falkingburg 


June 18 and 19

10am - 4pm

Unlock the mysteries of large format film cameras!  At this workshop, learn with 4x5 inch or bigger large format film cameras through a blend of classroom instruction and hands-on experience using both field and studio large format view cameras. We will explore the construction and function of view cameras including lenses, film holders, camera movements (tilts, rise, shift) focusing, depth of field, needed gear, and various calculations to make proper exposures. Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced. Supplies Needed: None -- unless you have your own large format camera!


More info: Minimum age 16. 2 sessions.



In Person (Masks and Vaccination Required) 

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Digital Camera Basics for Beginners 

with Page Carr

August 7-14

Sunday 11am-1:30pm 

Have a digital camera and not sure how to use it? Get started with the basics of camera settings and operation. Questions will be answered and notes will be provided. 


More info: Minimum age _18_. 2 sessions.