Sam’s Washington, DC photography classes will help you be a better photographer. Online photography lessons are available too.
“Sam D’Amico’s teaching style gently balances his experience and technical expertise with his ability to draw out a student’s own initiatives and interest. He leads without pulling and yet he pushes his students to try new approaches both technically and visually within their photography just for the sake of doing so. Sam shares the love of his own work while being open to learning from his students. All this and he’s just plain fun too.” Karen Elliott Greisdorf, Professional Photographer
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- Small class sizes ensure an excellent learning experience. Private one on one customized instruction is available too.
- Classes are available for beginning and advanced photographers.
- You’ll be learning photography directly with Sam D’Amico, an experienced, awarded professional photographer and professional photography teacher.
- Learn to work your camera effectively and thoughtfully.
- Begin creating compositions that are uniquely yours.
- You’ll learn to rely on your mind, instead of a machine, to make photographs.
- Get out of auto-exposure mode and start making pictures instead of taking pictures.
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Roxie Brown photographed Sam D’Amico during Sam’s Intermediate Photography class in Washington, DC. Roxie made the photograph during a portion of the course covering flash and practiced a technique known as “bounce flash.”
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Available Ways to Learn Photography With Sam
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About Sam’s Photography Lessons
Sam D’Amico, a professional photographer and photography instructor, helps anyone who wants to be a better photographer. He’ll work with his students to increase their understanding of camera operation, light, and lighting.
Sam started as a professional photographer in the mid-1980s and began teaching photography professionally in 1999. His photographs received awards in shows, and his photography classes were voted the “Best of DC” by the readers of the Washington City Paper.
Many photography teachers spend a lot of time teaching about DSLRs and rules of composition that create homogenized, rigid photographs. On the other hand, Sam teaches about camera operation, thought process, and the individual photographer’s visual communication intent. This approach to teaching allows his students to use ANY camera (yes, even the camera on their phone) and break free of the rules of composition. Approaching the creative process this way allows for fluid and spontaneous photographs unique to the photographer creating them.
Some Words From Sam About His Photography Lessons in Washington, D, C and Remote Instruction
I’m a professional photographer and professional photography instructor. Working mainly as a photojournalist, I’ve done a lot of work (including over 500 jobs for the New York Times). My exhibited work received awards, and my photography classes were voted the “Best Art Class” in 2022 and 2018 by the readers of the Washington City Paper.
Since I can remember, I’ve been interested in photography. I’ve been a professional photographer since the mid-1980s. I started helping friends be better photographers in 1997 and teaching photography professionally in 1999.
I know how frustrating it is when we don’t know what we’re doing regarding photography.
We enjoy photography and making pictures, but when we don’t know what we’re doing, we don’t get the images we want, and then we get discouraged and want to give up.
I know. Because that’s what I did, I gave up photography.
But years later, I reignited my interest after being given a camera that was going unused. But this time, I found an excellent class taught by a good teacher. And because of the guidance provided by that teacher, I learned what I was doing, started enjoying making pictures again, and decided to become a professional photographer and then a professional photography teacher.
The lesson here is don’t give up! Find yourself a suitable class with a good teacher. And, with a good teacher’s guidance and effort, you can become the best photographer you can be.
Remember that teacher I mentioned before? I want to be to you who they were to me.