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Photoworks Classes at Glen Echo Park

September 14, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - November 18, 2021 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0

iphone Explored

with Sue Bloom


September 14th – October 5th

Tuesdays 1pm-3pm

​We will explore the photographic capabilities of the iPhone over 4 consecutive weeks, conducted online via Zoom. We will learn about the native camera app, the pros and cons of various apps, and even the output/printing of your images. Weekly assignments will be given and critiqued. Requirements: iPhone (no androids) and flash drive. The zoom link will be provided by the instructor. More Info: Minimum age 18.



Tank and Reel Club

with Bruce Falkinburg

September 14th – November 18th

Tuesdays and Thursdays 7pm-10pm

The Tank & Reel Club is dedicated to all things black and white film photography and darkroom printing. The class will explore camera use, film development, good negative, exhibit-quality darkroom prints. Teaching and critique will match the students’ level of experience. Whether you are printing from your first roll of film or you are an advanced photographer your goal will be a cohesive portfolio.
More info: Minimum age 18.

Drops-ins pay $40 at the door (checks payable to Glen Echo Park) or $600 for full class.

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The Small Print:

Unique Hand Prints from Negatives

with Mac Cosgrove-Davies


September 14th – October 12th

Tuesdays 7pm-9pm

The course will focus on the charm and mystery of the small print. Students will learn to use medium format film cameras (supplied). They will develop the resultant film and make contact prints using two popular historic non-silver processes (gum bichromate and cyanotype). Students will mat their images to produce intimate, portable, jewel-like presentation prints. Course prerequisites: curiosity and enthusiasm. ($20 materials fee). More Info: Minimum age 18.


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Digital Camera Basics

with Eliot Cohen


September 15th – September 29th


Wednesdays 10am-12pm

This is a beginning class to help students learn best methods to utilize ISO, shutter speed, aperture, depth of field, exposure modes, and other camera functions. Control the camera yourself in the very first session– good-bye auto. Discussion of composition and natural light. Suitable for SLR and compact cameras. More info: Minimum age 18.


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Photoshop Essentials – Masks + Layers

with Page Carr


September 19th – October 3rd

Sunday 11am-1:30pm

Learn to use Photoshop layers and masks to adjust and retouch images non-destructively. Some experience with Photoshop will be useful, but not required. Illustrated notes will be provided. This course is good preparation for Photoshop compositing and montage work. More Info: Minimum age 18. Meets 3 times






Museums, Galleries, and Exhibitions

with Karen Keating


Sept 19, Oct 3, Oct 24, Nov 7, and Nov 28

Sundays  9:30am-12pm

Expand our experiences and return to the companionship around museum and gallery visits. After completing the visit we’ll select a nearby venue for the sharing of visual ideas and conversation. In addition to local photography exhibitions, we will visit the Katzen Center, National Portrait Gallery, the Phillips Collection, and American Art Museum. Explore composition, content, historical references, and narrative. More Info: Minimum age 18.



5 Session(s)

Photography and Story Telling

with Hannah Fox


September 21st – November 2nd

(No Class Dates: Oct 5, Oct 19)

Tuesdays 7pm-9pm

For beginner and intermediate photographers who already have a grasp of the basics. This class is about the power of the photo and how it can be used to tell a story either brief or in depth. Learn how to tell a story visually and talk about what defines that and how sequencing can affect the story. We will review different examples of all types of a photo story. Students will shoot weekly assignments that will work towards their story, participate in reviews/critiques and in the end the students will have created a personal portfolio of work. Students may use their camera of choice. More Info:; Minimum age 16.



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September 14, 2021 @ 1:00 pm UTC+0
November 18, 2021 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
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