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


[44] Digital Photography for Beginners

Mon, Jan 27 – Mar 2, 10 am – 1 pm (6 sessions) | Studio School, 1st floor
Regula Franz

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.

$175 (VMFA members $155)


[45] Digital Photography for Beginners

Mon, Jan 27 – Mar 2, 7 – 10 pm (6 sessions) | Studio School, 1st floor 
Regula Franz

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.

$175 (VMFA members $155)


[46] Digital Photography for Beginners

Wed, Jan 29 – Mar 4, 10 am – 1 pm (6 sessions) | Studio School, 1st floor
Regula Franz

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.

$175 (VMFA members $155)


[47] Intermediate Digital Photography

Mon, Mar 9  Apr 13, 10 am – 1 pm (6 sessions) | Studio School, 1st floor
Regula Franz

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 is recommended but not required. 
Prerequisite: digital photography skills.

$175 (VMFA members $155)


[48] Intermediate Digital Photography

Mon, Mar 9  Apr 13, 7 – 10 pm (6 sessions) | Studio School, 1st floor 
Regula Franz

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 is recommended but not required. 
Prerequisite: digital photography skills.

$175 (VMFA members $155)


[49] Photo: Salon & Darkroom

Tue, Mar 10 – Apr 14, 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.

$175 (VMFA members $155)


[50] Introduction to Black & White Photography

Wed, Jan 29  Apr 15, 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 members $235)


[51] iPhone Photography Workshop NEW!

Sat, Feb 15,  10 am–1 pm | Studio School, 2nd floor Conference Room 
Travis Fullerton

Do you use your iPhone to make photos more than your digital camera? Learn from a photographer who uses his iPhone regularly in his studio practice. Students will learn the various camera functions and will practice shooting during in-class exercises.

$55 (VMFA members $40)


[52] Digital Photography for Beginners

Mon, Apr 27May 18, 10 am1 pm (4 sessions) | Studio School, 1st floor 
Regula Franz

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.

$145 (VMFA members $125)


[53] Digital Photography for Beginners

Mon, Apr 27–May 18, 710 pm (4 sessions) | Studio School, 1st floor
Regula Franz

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.

$145 (VMFA members $125)