Posts Tagged ‘Washington DC Photography Workshops’

Got Flash?

Learn to use it to make better pictures.
The photograph below used flash in combination with a slow shutter speed to get parts of the photograph to appear sharp and other areas of the photograph to appear blurred from motion.
The tattooed hand of a guitarist wearing denim strums a guitar. (Sam D’Amico)


Washington DC Photography Workshops, Courses, Classes, Instruction – Confused About How To Pick The Right Class For You?

There are plenty of different ways to learn photography and plenty of teachers in the Washington DC area.
If you’re considering taking a class, or whatever you want to call it, you should walk out of the class knowing more than you knew walking in.
A class is taught by a teacher, so I think that before [...]


How To Find The Best Place To Learn Photography In The Washington DC Area

There are a lot of places the teach photography in the Washington DC area, but remember, what makes the place worth going to is the quality of instruction that you’ll get.
It’s not so much about the place, it’s more about the teachers in the place.
Different teachers have different ways of teaching.
You should work with a [...]


Introduction To Photography

[ March 1, 2014; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. March 5, 2014; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. April 3, 2014; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. April 5, 2014; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. May 3, 2014; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. May 7, 2014; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. June 3, 2014; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. June 7, 2014; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. July 10, 2014; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. July 12, 2014; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. August 5, 2014; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. August 16, 2014; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Through weekly assignments and critiques you will learn to work your SLR camera, become familiar with the technical aspects of photography and create photographs based on your desired compositional outcomes. Once you begin to make compositional choices with the visual effects in mind, your pictures will begin to move beyond the result of luck and you will begin to compose pictures that more accurately represent your desired outcome.


Photography Classes Washington DC – About The Sam D’Amico Photography Classes

Thank you for considering me in your search for photography instruction.
It doesn’t matter whether you use a film or digital camera. The camera is a tool that you use to create photographs.
During your photography class with me you’ll learn to use your camera and you’ll learn the skills that you need to use your camera [...]


Individual Instruction And Private Tutoring – Student Comments

Your opinion and candid comments are valued because they help me to make sure that our time together was spent as effectively as possible.


Learn The Basics Of Photography

Sam D’Amico offers two  classes that will help you to learn the basics of photography and how to use your camera in manual exposure mode.
When you have an understanding of the basics of photography and you use your camera in manual exposure mode you use your mind, instead of a machine, to create photographs.
Introduction To [...]


Upcoming Photography Classes – Washington DC

You can see a list of upcoming photography classes in the right hand side bar of the Sam D’Amico Photography website.
Scroll down a bit to view the list.
You can see an overview of the types of classes offered here.
Need help in selecting the best class for you? Contact Sam.


Flash Photography Basics – Student Comments

Your opinion and candid comments are valued because they help me to make sure the class is as effective as possible.


Light And Color – Student Comments

Your opinion and candid comments are valued because they help me to make sure the class is as effective as possible.


Light And Color

[ April 5, 2014; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. May 5, 2014; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. July 5, 2014; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. September 7, 2014; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Are You Seeing Color? Of course you are, color is everywhere. But, as a photographer, are you “really” seeing color and using it effectively as a compositional element in your work?


Getting To Know Your Camera

[ March 27, 2014; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. April 6, 2014; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. April 27, 2014; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. April 29, 2014; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. May 6, 2014; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. May 18, 2014; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. May 24, 2014; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. June 4, 2014; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. June 7, 2014; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. June 8, 2014; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. July 8, 2014; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. July 12, 2014; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. July 13, 2014; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. August 3, 2014; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. August 6, 2014; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. August 16, 2014; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] By having a better understanding of how to use their camera, the participants in this class will be able to begin to rely more on their mind, instead of a machine, to make a photograph.


Customized Group Photography Classes – Student Comments

Your opinion and candid comments are valued because they help me to make sure the class is as effective as possible.


Intermediate Photography – Student Comments

Your opinion and candid comments are valued because they help me to make sure the class is as effective as possible.


An Overview Of Washington DC Photography Classes Courses And Lessons Offered By Sam DAmico

An Overview Of Photography Instruction Offered By Sam D’Amico


Missing Those Back To Schools Days? Here’s A Test!

Just to get into the spirit of  things I’ve  made an online version of a basic photography test that I give to students in my  photography classes.
If you’d like  to take it, you’ll be able to access it via my Being A Better Photographer website.


Business Of Photography – Student Comments

Your opinion and candid comments are valued because they help me to make sure the class is as effective as possible.


Photojournalism

[ April 12, 2014; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. May 13, 2014; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. June 22, 2014; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] Learn About Photojournalism

In the past, photojournalism was limited to photographers who were either employees of news organizations or  who freelanced for news organizations.

Today, with the advent of “citizen journalism” and the multitude of people always having some sort  of camera  with them all of the time, photographing news is  possible  to almost anyone who [...]


Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about upcoming photography classes? The answers may already be here. If the answer to you question can not be found, please use the reply area on the bottom of the page to ask any questions that you may have.


Questions To Ask Before You Invest In A Photography Class

Of course I hope that you’ll decide to explore your interest in photography by registering for my classes, however, I realize that there are a lot of choices available.

In order to help you make a more informed decision based on your particular needs, please take a moment to read through the following questions before you register for any workshop.

I hope the questions will assist you in selecting the right person or organization to work with.


About The Quick Studies Photography Classes

Quick Studies are one meeting photography classes that provide the participants with topical lecture, class discussion and hands-on practice with their own camera equipment. This is an excellent way to learn about photography for those of us whom are time and budget conscious.


About The Multimeeting Photography Classes

Multimeeting Photography Classes offer the participants a way to learn about photography over an extended period of time. This insures that the participants have adequate time in between meetings to practice what they have learned and to present their work for discussion during the class.


Intermediate Photography

[ April 1, 2014; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. May 3, 2014; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. June 29, 2014; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. September 3, 2014; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Build on your understanding of basic photography, reinforce your application of photography fundamentals and increase your visual awareness and photographic compositional skills.
Have you been working your camera in manual exposure mode?  Do you have an understanding of  how to use aperture, shutter speed and exposure as basic compositional elements and feel that you’re  ready to [...]


Lighting With Portable Flash

[ April 2, 2014; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. June 1, 2014; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. September 6, 2014; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] Through lecture and practice with their own cameras and flash units the participants in this workshop will learn the basics of flash operation and how to use the flash more creatively and effectively.