Photography Classes In Washington, DC

Photography Classes In Washington, DC

Best photography classes in Washington, DC

Sam D’Amico’s Photography classes were voted the Best Art Class in Washington, DC.

Sam’s photography classes in Washington, DC are conveniently located near many Metro-train and Metro bus lines.

You can study photography face to face with Sam in one of his regularly scheduled group classes or you can do a private lesson. Take your pick.

While group classes offer a more social element to the dynamics of the class, a private lesson will allow for a more specific line of instruction.

Whether you’d prefer to learn in a group or privately, Sam’s main concern is to help you to be the best photographer that you can be.

Get an overview of the ways to learn photography with Sam.

Photography Classes In Washington, DC


Learn To Think Like A Photographer

  • 1 meeting, 90 minutes (1.5 hours).
  • Limited to 8 participants.
  • $65.00

During this hands-on, 90 minute class, you’ll get familiar with what we do as photographers. We’ll go through the process of seeing something to photograph to what we do with our camera and our mind to create the photograph. In addition, we’ll think about the intent of composition and camera operation. While applying thought to what we do as photographers during the class, you’ll automatically realize the best picture that you can make and then you’ll make it. You’ll learn by doing.

*This is a very basic class and is geared to photographers regardless of camera or experience. You can even use the camera on your phone. If you’d like more advanced studies and practice, please register for the Introduction to Photography class or the Getting To Know Your Camera class.(Links below).****

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Photography Classes In Washington DC

Getting To Know Your Camera

  • 1 meeting, 3 hours.
  • Limited to 8 participants.
  • $90.00

This hands-on, three-hour workshop is intended to introduce basic photographic principals that will allow the participant to understand how their camera works. Aperture, shutter speed, light sensitivity (ISO/ASA), lenses, focusing modes, camera metering and automatic vs. manual exposure settings will be explained and related to the participant’s camera. By the time the class is over, you will know the capabilities of your camera and have a basic understanding of photography.
*If you’d like to learn to work your camera in “manual exposure” mode please consider the four-week Introduction To Photography class.

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Photography Classes In Washington DC

Introduction To Photography

  • 4 meetings/3 hours each meeting/12 hours total.
  • Limited to 8 registrants.
  • $275.00

While working your camera in fully manual exposure mode throughout the Introduction To Photography Class In Washington DC you’ll become thoroughly familiar with basic camera operation. In addition, you’ll learn to use your camera settings and features as elements of effective photographic composition. Furthermore, the class includes in-class lectures/discussion, in-class practical application exercises, homework assignments, and weekly self-critiques.

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Photography Classes In Washington DC

Intermediate Photography

  • 4 meetings/3 hours each meeting/12 hours total.
  • Limited to 8 registrants.
  • $275.00

Build on your already acquired basic SLR technique while adding skills and increasing your visual attention. You’ll strengthen your understanding and application of the craft of photography

The intent of the class is to deepen the participant’s visual vocabulary and sensitivity while making personal and distinctive photographs. Already having acquired basic SLR camera photography skills, participants in this class will continue to reinforce the fundamentals and hone their technique by producing and examining photographs on a weekly basis. Some of the topics to be explored will be: deepening your compositions, characteristics of light, effective use of flash, difficult metering situations; creative use of color balance/white balance and color temperature. Film or digital capture O.K.

Please read the prerequisites before registering for this class.

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Photography Classes In Washington DC

Monthly Ongoing Study And Practice Support Meetings

  • Ongoing, monthly meetings.
  • Scheduled for 1.5 hours/90 minutes per meeting.
  • Limited to 3 participants.
  • $90.00

These ongoing, monthly meetings, are not like Sam’s photography classes that have a beginning and an end.

This is an ongoing, monthly, meeting that was created at the suggestion of photographers who wanted to continue to work with Sam beyond the Introduction and Intermediate photography classes that he offers in Washington DC.

Each meeting is an open forum for discussions and is an opportunity for the attending photographers to get guidance related to their individual studies and practice from Sam and the other attending photographers.

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Photography Classes In Washington DC

Private One-On-One Classes

For those who prefer private photography lessons, Sam can create private, customized, photography lessons for individuals or small groups. Our meeting is based on your specific goals. We’ll meet at a location in Washington, DC. that is Metro accessible. Or we can meet online.

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Please read the registration terms and conditions for photography classes before registering for any class.

Where Do The Classes Meet?

If you’re looking for a convenient place to take photography classes in Washington DC, the places where Sam holds his classes are conveniently located downtown near major metro/bus lines and parking garages.

Sam holds his classes near the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro-train station.

Can’t Get To DC?

Sam can work with ya online.

Need help in selecting the best class/type of instruction for you? Contact Sam.

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4 comments on “Photography Classes In Washington, DC
  1. Elvise Atem says:

    I’m interested, but wasn’t Able to see the cost and the course outline. Please reach out for these details.

  2. Abdel says:

    What is the difference between the introduction to Photography class and the intermediate Photography class?


    • Hello Abdel,

      Thank you for your interest in my photography classes.

      The introduction to Photography class is intended to provide the participants with a solid foundation in photography and camera operation in manual exposure mode.

      The Intermediate class requires an understanding and regular practice of what the Introduction class provides.

      To get an idea of what class may be more useful to you, please take this free photography test.

      Best Regards,


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