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 [40]

Wed, Mar 21 - Apr 25, 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)


Intermediate Digital Photography [42]

Mon, Mar 19 - Apr 23,  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)


Intermediate Digital Photography [43]

Mon, Mar 19 - Apr 23,  7–10 pm | 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)


Introduction to Adobe Lightroom: The Digital Workflow [47]

Sat, Feb 24, 10 am - 4 pm | Studio School, 1st floor
Regula Franz

Learn to organize digital photographs with Adobe Lightroom. This workshop reviews the main modules: Library, Develop, Slideshow, and Print. It also covers importing images the correct way, applying keywords, organizing images in collections, fixing imperfections, and enhancing photos in Develop. Create your own watermark, and learn to export photos for specific output. Students need the most up-to-date Lightroom program (can be downloaded as a 30-day free trial from Adobe.com). Bring a body of work to organize (at least 40+ images) on a flash drive and some recent photographs on your memory card to practice the entire workflow.

$90 (VMFA members $75)


The Well-Traveled Photographer [48]

Sat, Apr 14, 10 am - 4 pm | Studio School, 2nd floor
Regular Franz

Explore visual storytelling, which hleps you document your journey more effectively. Through slide lecture and discussion, the instructor shares some of her experiences photographing people and places all over the world. This workshop also covers technical problems in travel situations, equipment, and effective digital workflow ideas. Students have the opportunity to share their travel. Prerequisite: basic digital photography skills.

$90 (VMFA members $75 member)


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)