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

 

Class Schedule


Digital Photography for Beginners [31]

Tue, Jun 5 - Jul 10, 7–10 pm (6 sessions) | Studio School, 1st floor
Jeffrey Allison

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)


Introduction to Darkroom Photography NEW! [32]

Wed, Jun 6 - 20, 7 - 10 pm ( 3 sessions)| Studio School, 1st floor
Georgianne Stinnett

This intensive class is for anyone who wants to get into the darkroom. Those with no or non-recent experience will be taught the basics of making contact prints and enlargements. Topics will include mixing chemistry, enlarger operation, adjusting contrast and density,making photograms, contact sheets from negatives, editing, and printing enlargements. Students will shoot outside of class time, and the instructor will process a roll for each student to use darkroom instructions. Those with recent darkroom experience are also welcome and will receive feedback during lam time. Students will need to provide their own film camera, film, and photo paper.

$110 (VMFA members $90)


Digital Photography for Beginners [49]

Mondays, Apr 30–May 21, 10 am – 1 pm (4 sessions)  | Studio School, 1st floor
Regi 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)


Digital Photography for Beginners [50]

Mon, Apr 30–May 21, 7–10 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)


NEW! Digital Media Workshop: Snapshots into Cards, Books, and More! [51]

Fri, May 4–25, 10 am–1 pm (12 sessions) | Studio School, 1st floor
Randy Toy

Make unique gifts with your digital images. Learn how to format your photos and scans for all types of professionally printed media: business cards, postcards, stickers, and books. Ideal for artists to showcase their artwork, to make a special gift, or make unique use of your digital images. The instructor will focus on products from MOO, Apple, and Overnight Prints. Students will need to bring their laptop loaded with images they would like to use. Either Windows or Mac-based platforms can be utilized. The instructor will utilize and demonstrate on a Mac.

$145 (VMFA members $125)