Photography Classes

Photography Classes at VMFA Studio SchoolFrom the intricacies of learning to shoot with a digital or film camera to exploring 19th century alternative photo processes, the Studio School has a photo class for everyone.  Traditional photo darkroom enthusiasts can refine both technical and creative skills and learn about photo history and aesthetics.

Instructors Regula Franz, Frank Saunders, and Georgianne Stinnett teach most weekly classes.

 

Class Schedule


Digital Photography for Beginners - Online AM [35]

Thu, Feb 4– Mar 11, 10 am – 1 pm (6 sessions) | Online
JACLYN BROWN

Find out what white balance, resolution, and mega pixels are all about. This class teaches students to use their digital cameras more effectively, including the fundamentals of image capture, camera operation, proper exposure, and using a flash. Weekly assignments and sharing images in class help beginning photographers troubleshoot and develop a creative eye. Bring a digital camera with manual adjustments and the camera manual to the first class.

Students must download the ZOOM app to their computer or iPad to participate in the class. The instructor will email students before the session begins with a link for accessing class.

$175 (VMFA members $155)


Digital Photography for Beginners - Online PM [36]

Thu, Feb 4– Mar 11, 7 – 10 pm (6 sessions) | Online
JACLYN BROWN

Find out what white balance, resolution, and mega pixels are all about. This class teaches students to use their digital cameras more effectively, including the fundamentals of image capture, camera operation, proper exposure, and using a flash. Weekly assignments and sharing images in class help beginning photographers troubleshoot and develop a creative eye. Bring a digital camera with manual adjustments and the camera manual to the first class.

Students must download the ZOOM app to their computer or iPad to participate in the class.  The instructor will email students before the session begins with a link for accessing class

$175 (VMFA members $155)


Intermediate Digital Photography - Online AM [38]

Thu, Mar 18 - Apr 22, 10 am – 1 pm (6 sessions) | Online
JACLYN BROWN

This class helps students refine both technical and creative photographic skills. Through discussions, class critiques, and weekly assignments, participants solve problems with exposure, low-light situations, and creative ennui, and learn time-saving methods for an effective digital workflow. A digital SLR to use in class is recommended but not required. Prerequisite: digital photography skills.

Students must download the ZOOM app to their computer or iPad to participate in the class.  The instructor will email students before the session begins with a link for accessing class.

$175 (VMFA members $155)


Intermediate Digital Photography - Online PM [39]

Thu, Mar 18 - Apr 22,  7–10 pm (6 sessions)| Online
JACLYN BROWN

This class helps students refine both technical and creative photographic skills. Through discussions, class critiques, and weekly assignments, participants solve problems with exposure, low-light situations, and creative ennui, and learn time-saving methods for an effective digital workflow. A digital SLR to use in class is recommended but not required. Prerequisite: digital photography skills.

Students must download the ZOOM app to their computer or iPad to participate in the class.  The instructor will email students before the session begins with a link for accessing class.

$175 (VMFA members $155)


Photo: Salon & Darkroom [40]

Tue, Mar 16 – Apr 20, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (6 sessions) | Studio School, 1st floor
FRANK SAUNDERS

This course is for students who want to pursue personal work while still becoming grounded in photo history and aesthetics. The majority of class time will be spent in the open darkroom, with the instructor providing technical support and advice for short- and long-term projects. A 35mm camera with manual settings required. Darkroom fee included. Prerequisites: previous darkroom experience. 

$175 (VMFA members $155)


Introduction to Black and White Photography [41]

Wed, Feb 3 - Apr 21, 7 -10 pm (12 sessions)| Studio School, 1st floor
GEORGIANNE STINNETT

Designed for anyone who wants to get into the darkroom. This class covers the basics of developing film, as well as making contact prints and enlargements. Topics include mixing chemistry, enlarger operation, adjusting contrast and density, making photograms, contact sheets from negatives, editing, and printing enlargements. Students will shoot photos outside of class time and use the darkroom during class. Those with recent darkroom experience are also welcome and will receive feedback during lab time. Students must provide their own film camera, film, and photo paper. Photo chemistry will be supplied.

$255 (VMFA member $235)