Sam D’Amico Photography – Original Photography and Excellent Photography Instruction

Sam’s Washington DC photography classes and online photography instruction will improve your photography skills.
The photographs he creates can be purchased to add ambiance to your space or licensed as rights-managed stock photography to communicate your message.



 Be a Better Photographer, Decorate Your Walls, License Stock Photography


And I’ll do my best to be of service. I’ll help you be a better photographer, find a picture to decorate your wall or license a photograph for your editorial or commercial project.

Portrait of Sam DAmico by Roxie Brown

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 the use of flash and practiced a technique known as “bounce flash.”


 Be a Better Photographer!


Washington DC Photography Classes and Online Instruction


Available Ways to Learn Photography With Sam

In-person or Online One on One Private Photography Instruction

Whether you’re just starting or an advanced practitioner, I can help you improve your photography.
Please be vaccinated and follow all CDC and local guidelines if we meet in person.

Currently Scheduled  Live Online Group Photography Classes

Getting To Know Your Camera

Introduction To Photography

Classes/Webinars Available on Sam’s Online Learning Platform for Photographers

Learn To Think Like A Photographer

Getting To Know Your Camera

Gift Certificates for Photography Instruction

Gift certificates for photography classes



Get in touch with Sam if you have any questions.


Original photography to decorate your walls or license as rights-managed stock photography

Purchase fine art photography wall art


License rights managed stock photography




Get an occasional email consisting of a digest of blog posts written by Sam with the intent to help you improve your photography.
And you’ll also be kept up to date on regularly scheduled photography classes and other ways to study and practice photography with Sam.


Student Comments about Sam’s Washington DC Photography Classes and Online Instruction

They Said…

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“OK, are you serious about improving your photography skills and knowledge? Are you a novice with a camera you can only use in auto, or a new professional wobbly on your feet? You have found your answer. Sam is absolutely incredible. He has an innate knack for explaining complex and vital photography techniques and concepts in the simplest, most digestible manner you could ever imagine. Sam is a vet photographer with years of amazing experience, and in his classes, he generously transfers all of that knowledge to you. It’s amazing. I took his first series, already signing up for his second and third.
Could not recommend these classes more.”
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Roxie B.
“Awesome class!! Well-organized, interactive and engaging the small class. I left feeling much more familiar with my camera and excited to practice what I learned. Sam was a great teacher — good-humored, extremely knowledgeable. He wonderfully articulated what we needed to know, and every minute was of great use. Highly recommend!”
“Having been in education for the last 15 years I am truly impressed with Mr. D’Amico’s teaching style. So many instructors seem as though they are there to talk about themselves or impress you with how much they know and you leave more confused than informed. This was not the case today. The examples and hands-on explanations allowed me to experience metering concepts and for my individual learning style that was critical. I appreciated the patience exhibited and the non-judgmental approach. I can’t wait for the next workshop/class. I am looking forward to it because after today I KNOW I will actually learn whatever the topic is.”
Mike Seymour


About Sam’s Photography Instruction

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 working 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 Washington DC Photography Classes and Online 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” of 2018 by the readers of the Washington City Paper.

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 it 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.

Since I can remember, I’ve been a photographer. And I’ve been a professional photographer since the mid-1980s. I started helping friends be better photographers in 1997 and began teaching photography professionally in 1999.

Remember that teacher I mentioned before? I want to be to you who they were to me.

I’m not a politician, but I’m asking for your vote!
I’ve taught photography since 1998 and started teaching in Washington, DC, in 2002.
If you like what I do as a photography teacher, please use the link below or click on the graphic and write in “Sam D’Amico Photography Classes” to win Washington City Papers Best Art Class. 
I appreciate your consideration and support. 
Oh! One more thing. To help prevent voting more than once by anyone for the same candidate, in other words, “ballot stuffing,” the Washington City Paper requires a short registration process to vote. I know it’s a bit of an inconvenience, but I hope you’ll vote anyway.
Best Regards, 



Sam DAmico photograhy classes, wall decor and stock photography
— Sam D’Amico’s photography classes were voted the Best Art Class in Washington, DC.
Photography and photography instruction.
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Photography and photography instruction.
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Sam D'Amico Washington DC photography classes and online photography tutoring,Washington, DC,USA-20010,
Telephone No.202-531-2344
Washington DC and online
Sam D'Amico teaches excellent photography classes in Washington DC and online. Stock photos-Fine art photos-Wall Decor