Spring/Summer 2017 Classes

Registration begins Sunday, January 29, 2017. Register at www.glenechopark.org/classes.


Coffee & Critiques — FREE!

Photoworks Staff

Su February 19, March 12, April 23, May 21, June 25, July 23, no August C&C, 10am-12pm, Photoworks Studio

Join us for a photo jam session to view and discuss your photos over coffee and bagels. Led by a Photoworks instructor. Prints only. Minimum age 15.


Skills Classes

(listed chronologically by start date)

Skills: Advanced Professional Still Life Photography

Class 1:    $375        NEW!

Class 2:     $350

Jon Goell

Class 1: Th, Mar 2-Apr 6, 7:30-10:30pm

Class 2: Th, Jun 1-29, 7:30-10:30pm

Learn advanced still life skills, lighting, and in-camera special effects working on white “infinity” shooting tables and black plexiglass surfaces. Skills are useful for both artistic and commercial. Lab fee of $45 to be paid to instructor on first meeting.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=33899&catid=4403


Skills: Photography in Low Light    $300

Page Carr

Class: Su, Mar 5-19, 1-4pm

Learn to choose ISO and time values to solve practical problems and explore the creative possibilities of digital photography indoors or at night. Notes included.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=33900&catid=4403


Skills: Intermediate Digital Photography    $450

Gayle Rothschild

Class: M, Mar 6-May 1, No Class Apr 10, 7-9:30pm,

Advance and refine your basic camera skills and apply them to new or ongoing individual projects. Topics include scanning prints and negatives, editing, printing, and presentation. Students will explore ink jet papers and print color and/or black and white ink jet prints.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=33268&catid=4403


Skills: Digital Camera Basics

Classes 1, 3, 4:     $250

Class 2:     $350

(A) Eliot Cohen, (B) Richard Batch

Class 1: (A) W, Mar 8-22, 9:30am-12pm

Class 2: (B) Tu, Mar 28-May 16, 9:30am-12pm

Class 3: (A) W, May 3-17, 9:30am-12pm

Class 4: (A) W, F, W, Aug 2-9, 9:30am-12pm

This is a beginning class to help students learn the functions you should control—ISO, shutter speed, aperture, depth of field, exposure modes, white balance, resolution and other camera functions. Control your camera in the very first session, no auto. Suitable for SLR and compact cameras.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=26430&catid=4403


Skills: Intro to Large Format Photography    $300

Scott Davis

Class: Sa, Mar 11-Apr 15, 9:30am-12:30pm,

Learn how to use a view camera, but also when and why from still-life to architecture and everything in between. Take your photography to the next level. Will cover wet darkroom as well as hybrid workflows.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=24898&catid=4403


Skills: Intro to Lightroom

Class 1:     $310

Class 2:     $225

(A) Eliot Cohen, (B) Page Carr

Class: (A) W, Apr 5-19, 9:30am-12pm

Class: (B) Sa, May 6-20, 1-4pm,

Lightroom is the most important software for organizing and editing photos. Learn to organize your photos in the Library and import, delete and rank files for quality. Export files to share. Edit files to improve tone, color, and sharpness. You will receive a step-by-step workflow with detailed notes.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=26489&catid=4403


Skills: Digital Photo II: Intro to Projects    $350    NEW!

Richard Batch

Class: Th, Apr 6-May 25, 9:30am-12pm,

Create two theme-based photo projects to refine your skills in seeing, taking, and editing good photographs. Review of important camera functions, composition and exposure settings. Instructions on editing and printing your photos in Lightroom and/or Photoshop. Printing in class.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=33909&catid=4403


Skills: Advanced Master Darkroom Printing    $375

Frank Herrera

Class 1: Tu, Apr 11-Jun 20, No Class May 30, 7-11pm,

Class 2: Tu, Jul 11-Sep 12, 7-11pm

Work with a master printer to complete a portfolio or make one of a kind prints using different papers, developers and toners to express your unique vision.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=34299&catid=4403


Skills: Lighting Like Caravaggio    $375    NEW!

Frank Van Riper

Class: Th, Apr 13-May 4, 7-10pm

Caravaggio’s glorious paintings were known for their revolutionary use of realism and a single light source. Lighting master Frank Van Riper will teach you how to create dramatic still lifes and portraits with studio strobes, natural light and portable flash.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=33910&catid=4403


Skills: Advanced Historic Photo Processes—Oil Painting    $150    NEW!

Mac Cosgrove-Davies

Class: Tu, Th, Apr 18-27, 7:30-9pm

Students will learn the history and practice of the “little known” Oil Process. This process exploits the disaffinity of oil for water using oil-based lithographic ink to create the image. Process offers image control and gives unique results. “Large” negatives (6”x6” min.) needed. Negatives can be enlarged from film or digital during the first class.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=33911&catid=4403


Skills: Digital Printing I: Elements, Photoshop & Lightroom:    $290       NEW!

Richard Batch

Class: Tu, May 23-Jun 27, 9:30am-12pm

Learn the basic skill sets of Adobe Elements, Photoshop & Lightroom. Learn to edit your images in your favorite program to maximize the potential of your image. Calibrating your monitor, choosing a paper and printer. Printing in class. Instructional handouts.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=33914&catid=4403


Skills: Book Publishing through Lightroom and Blurb    $350    NEW!

Michael Lang

Class: Tu, Th, Jun 6-15, 7:30-9pm

This course will cover the basic tools of Lightroom needed to prepare text and photo files for publishing a book through Lightroom’s partner Blurb. The class consists of four 90 minute sessions during which students will produce their own photographic books.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=33915&catid=4403


Skills: Digital Camera Intermediate $250

Eliot Cohen

Class: W, Jun 7-21, 9:30am-12pm

An intermediate class combining in the field shooting on location and classroom discussion.. Designed to enhance camera skills while learning more about composition and flash. Some shooting together in class as well as critique and technical discussions.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=34300&catid=4403


Skills: Digital Printing II—Fine B/W and Color Printing     $290

Richard Batch

Class: W, Jun 7-Jul 12, 7-9:30pm

Produce a great digital print with Lightroom, Photoshop or use both programs together. Calibrating your monitor, choosing paper and printer. Get an overview of both programs and techniques to make your prints museum quality. Print in class. Instructional handouts.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=34301&catid=4403


Skills: Intermediate Digital Camera Controls      $300

Page Carr

Class: Su, Jun 11-25, 1-4pm,

Ideal for those who have been using their digital cameras in full auto mode and are ready to take more control using Priority and Manual modes. Illustrated notes provided.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=34302&catid=4403


Skills: Intro to Historic Photo Processes, Cyanotype, Gum Bichromate:    $150   NEW!

Mac Cosgrove-Davies

Class: Tu, Th, Jun 13-22, 7:30-10pm

Student learns a firm foundation in historic photographic processes through discussions and hands-on practice. Working explanations of the processes and each student will learn the fundamentals of coating, exposing and developing images beginning with cyanotype and gum bichromate. “Large” negatives are needed, minimum 6”x 6”. Negatives may be enlarged from film or digital images during the first class.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=33916&catid=4403


Skills: Introduction to Photoshop    $450   NEW!

Michael Lang

Class: Tu, Th, Jul 11-27, 7-9pm

The course will provide an introduction to Photoshop, covering useful tools and workflow. Topics such as retouching, repair, and restoration of photographs will be discussed and demonstrated. Participants will have a chance to apply these techniques to their own images.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=33917&catid=4403


Vision Classes

(listed chronologically by start date)


Vision: In the Style of Master Photographers        $300

Karen Keating

Class: March 9 – April 13,  (no class March 16 and I will teach March 30)
7:30 – 9:30pm
5 classes

After looking at a selection of “masters” and placing them in the history of photography, each student selects a master to emulate over the course. Final class is a presentation of the masters’ and students’ work with a commentary. Finding elements of your style through this project is the objective.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=26457&catid=4403


Vision: Say What You Mean: A Photography Seminar    $425

Joe Cameron

Class 1: Sa, Mar 4-Apr 29, No Class Apr 15, 10am-1pm

Class 2: Sa, Jun 17-Aug 12, No Class Aug 5, 10am-1pm

For intermediate and advanced photographers, this seminar focuses on exploring content at deeper levels and developing a practice that is consistent and productive. Participants are expected to bring paper prints of new work to every meeting. Repeat students are welcome!

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=28041&catid=4403


Vision: Portraits, Available Light & Otherwise        $325

Tom Wolff

Class 1: Sa, Mar 4-Apr 1, 1:30-4:30pm

Class 2: Sa, Jul 8-Aug 5, 1:30-4:30pm

This five week course will be a hands-on foray into portrait photography. Discussions include composition, symbolism, simple lighting techniques, Photoshop, color, black and white. There will be readings, YouTube videos, and critiques. The class is for advanced photo students.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=34303&catid=4403


Vision: Spring Meet & Shoot with Photoworks Faculty

Class 1:     $300  (all 5 sessions)

Classes 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6:    $65 each, individual class

(A) Frank Van Riper, (B) Sora Devore, (C) Scott Davis

(D) Karen Keating

Class 1 (all 5 sessions): Sa, Apr 15-May 20, No Class May 13, 9:30-11:30am

Class 2: (A) Sa, Apr 15, 9:30-11:30am, Glen Echo Park

Class 3: (B) Sa, Apr 22, 9:30-11:30am, Maine Ave. Water Front

Class 4: (C) Sa, Apr 29, 9:30-11:30am, Columbia Heights/Mt. Pleasant

Class 5: (D) Sa, May 6, 9:30-11:30am, Capitol Hill

Class 6: (All) Sa, May 20, 9:30-11:30am, Photoworks

Shoot at four different locations with a Photoworks faculty member. Faculty members choose “favorite” locations in the DC area. The fifth class meets at Photoworks for a group conversation and critique.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=33258&catid=4403


Vision: Documentary Photography: Beyond the Surface    $325

Sora DeVore

Class: W, May 3-31, 7:30-9:30pm

This course examines the nature and practice of documentary photography. Through viewing other photographers’ work, discussion, shooting and critiques, each student will develop a personal photo vision within a project. Open to students who are new to the genre or in the middle of a project.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=33927&catid=4403


Vision: Landscape Shooting Class    $300        NEW!

Gayle Rothschild

Class: 7 Session(s), M 10:30am-12:30pm,  May 8 – June 26 , No class 5/29

In this class, students meet and photograph on at five different locations along the C&O Canal and Potomac River. Class meets at Photoworks for the first class and the last class. Topics include light, composition, lenses, depth of field, exposure, motion, editing and the history of landscape photography by guest lecturer: Sarah Gordon. At the final class, we will review technical concerns and critique students’ work. Info: gaylesue@me.com. Minimum age 16.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=33928&catid=4403


Vision: Summer Meet & Shoot with Photoworks Faculty

Class 1: $250 for 4 sessions

Classes 2, 3, 4, & 5: $65 for individual class

(A)Richard Batch, (B) Karen Keating, (C) Scott Davis

Class 1: Th, Jul 6-27, Jul 13, Jul 20, Jul 27, 7-8:30pm

Class 2: (A) Th, Jul 6, 7-8:30pm

Class 3: (B) Th, Jul 13, 7-8:30pm

Class 4: (C) Th, Jul 20, 7-8:30pm,

Class 5: (All) Th, Jul 27, 7-8:30pm, Show images & critique

Shoot at Glen Echo Park in the evening twilight with a Photoworks faculty member. The fourth class, July 27, meets at Photoworks for a group conversation and critique.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=33929&catid=4403



(listed chronologically by start date)


Workshop: Digital Painting    $175

Sue Bloom

Workshop: Su, Apr 2, 10am-4pm

Learn how to create digital watercolors, oils, pastels and more from your photographs using Photoshop. Take your artistic photo vision to a new level giving a different interpretation to your photos. Artist, photographer, author and educator, Susan Bloom, brings a creative passion to her workshops. Some Photoshop skills recommended.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=26509&catid=4403


Workshop: The Art of Architectural Photography    $175    NEW!

Blake Stenning

Workshop: Sa, Apr 8, 10am-4:30pm

Explore techniques and artistic approaches to photographing architectural structures, including evaluating light on surfaces, composition, and framing, and considering image sequencing to create a visual narrative. Morning lecture and afternoon field work in Glen Echo Park, concluding with an instructor critique.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=33930&catid=4403


Workshop: Digital Collage    $175

Sue Bloom

Workshop: Sa, Apr 15, 10am-4pm

Learn how to impart additional content and meaning to your photographic work via collaging and layering techniques. In addition, scanning know-how will be covered. Artist, photographer, author & educator, Susan Bloom, brings a creative passion to her workshops. Some Photoshop skills recommended.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=26508&catid=4403


Workshop: The Art of Editing Architectural Photography in Lightroom       $175    NEW!

Blake Stenning

Workshop: Sa, Apr 15, 10am-4pm

Learn the basics of editing architectural images in Lightroom, including global and localized fine-tuning of highlights and shadows, defining edge detail, and Lens correction and Transform panels. Morning lecture and image review followed by classroom digital editing.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=33931&catid=4403


Workshop: Social Media Marketing for Photographers    $70   NEW!

Link Nicoll

Workshop: Su, Apr 23, 3:30-5:30pm

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WordPress and more. Vast array of social media platfroms allow photographers to have their work seen and sold. How does a photographer brand their work seen and unseen? How do photographers create a profile that leads to more followers, better to search engine organizations and sales. Class will explore digital marketing techniques for photographers.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=33932&catid=4403


Workshop: Shooting the New East Wing      $175

Frank Van Riper

Workshop 1: Su, Apr 30, 2017, 10am-4pm, Off Site

Workshop 2: Su, May 21, 10am-4pm, Off Site

The newly renovated, expanded East Wing of the National Gallery offers myriad shooting possibilities during Frank Van Riper’s Sunday field trips. Handheld photography is welcomed. Sunday morning start assures easy parking. A rain or shine adventure.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=24959&catid=4403


Workshop: Your Camera Doesn’t Bite     $175

Frank VanRiper

Workshop: Sa, May 6, 10am-1pm

Today’s modern cameras can be maddening. In this informal one-day workshop, Frank Van Riper will walk you through the basics and turn you into a better photographer without your going crazy. Bring camera (and manual, if you have it.)

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=33933&catid=4403


Workshop: Introduction to Platinum/Palladium Printing        $250

Scott Davis

Workshop: Su, May 14-21, 10am-4pm

Course covers the basics of platinum/palladium printing, including in-camera negatives, coating, basics of exposure, contrast control and process variations. Supply fee of $50 payable to instructor.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=26495&catid=4403


Workshop: Glen Echo Night Photography $175

Frank Van Riper

Workshop 1: Th, May 18, 7:30-10pm

Workshop 2: Th, May 25, 7:30-10pm

Glen Echo’s neon-lit park can produce magical photos at night with techniques like drag flash, slow shutter speed zooming, and flash-and-zoom. Join lighting master Frank Van Riper in the shadows and produce amazing images you never dreamed of!

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=26447&catid=4403


Workshop: The Art of Editing with Camera Phone Apps     $175    NEW!

Blake Stenning

Workshop: Sa, May 20, 10am-2pm

In this workshop, students will explore methods to express their unique vision using a variety of camera apps and filter styles on their smart phones.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=33952&catid=4403


Workshop: Headshot: The Headshot Exchange     $70  NEW!

Tom Wolff

Workshop: Su, Jul 16, 3-5pm

Need a headshot? Short course on how to take a headshot. Back drop and lights will be set up. Students will pair off and take each others’ headshots. Photoshop and retouching will round out the tech of the workshop. Students need to bring a thumb drive.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=33956&catid=4403



Classes are 5 sessions and are held at Photoworks unless otherwise specified

Smart Phone Photography Camp – Basic/Int (Age 11-17) – Richard Batch $290

Class 1: M-F, Jun 26-30, 9am-1pm; Class 2: M-F, Jul 10-14, 1-5pm;

Class 3: M-F, Jul 24-28, 9am-1pm

Learn how to use the great camera in a smart phone to take fabulous pictures. Creative composition and creative apps are explained. On the last day, we will have a slide show open to parents and guests and students will receive prints of their best photos. More info: rabatch@comcast.net.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=31963&catid=4392


Darkroom Photography Camp: Basic/Int (Age 12+) – Karen Keating $450

Class: M-F, Jun 26-30, 9am-3pm

Increase your photography interest in this b/w film class. Explore your unique vision through the lens and darkroom! Daily shooting, film developing and darkroom work will give students a set of personal images. Students must provide a 35mm slr manual “working” camera. Supply fee: $60 for photo paper and 5 rolls of film paid to instructor. More info: kwkeating@comcast.net.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=26456&catid=4392


Digital Photography Camp (Ages 11-18) – Rebecca Drobis $325

Class 1: M-F, Jun 26-30, 3-5pm; Class 2: M-F, Jul 17-21, 3-5pm

This exciting course will provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the world of digital imaging. Students will begin with the basics of digital capture, and learn to express their creativity using their own digital camera. No prior photo or digital experience necessary. More info: rebecca@rebeccadrobis.com.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=26491&catid=4392


Darkroom Photography Creativity Camp Int/Adv (Age 12+) – Karen Keating $375

Class: M-F, Jul 10-14, 9am-1pm

Experiment with the plastic lens cameras to create narratives and turn surprise images into gems! Creative tools will include painting with developer, toning prints, photo collages, and an introduction to small photo books. Personal image creativity encouraged. A $60 supply fee, payable to instructor, for camera use, film (5 rolls), and paper. Intermediate level, darkroom experience necessary. More info: kwkeating@comcast.net.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=29348&catid=4392


Street Shooting Photography Camp (Ages 14+) – Karen Keating $350

Class: M-F, Jul 17- 21, 9am-12:30pm

An intermediate course to capture visual moments on the street. After looking at master street photographers, students will take trips to Bethesda, Tenleytown, and U Street. Presentation of best images will be shown on Friday. Film or digital capture, basic darkroom or computer skills required. More info: kwkeating@comcast.net.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=26460&catid=4392


Digital Photography Camp: Edit & Print (12 +) – Sheila Galagan $325

Class: M-F, July 17-21, 1-3pm

Learn how to use Lightroom to edit and improve your photos and make prints. After shooting in the Park each day, we will edit photos to make them their best and print your favorites. Bring a digital camera, not your cell phone, to class. More info: sgalagan@verizon.net.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=26496&catid=4392


Digital Photography Camp: Zoofari (Ages 11-16) – Sora DeVore $325

Class 1: M-F, Jul 31-Aug 4, 9-11am; Class 2: M-F, Aug 7-Aug 11, 9-11am

Students will meet at Glen Echo Photoworks on Monday to learn or review camera details and composition. Tuesday and Wednesday class will meet at the National Zoo to practice skills and explore creativity. Thursday class is at Photoworks to download, review, and edit photos. On Friday, students will print their favorite images. All levels welcome. More info: sora@rcn.com.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=26504&catid=4392


Elementary Digital Photography Camp (Ages 8-11) – Sheila Galagan $325

Class: M-F, Jul 10-14, 10am-12pm, Photoworks

Learn about digital photography in Glen Echo Park. Bring your digital camera (not your cell phone) to class and learn techniques to make your photos more interesting: composition, aperture, and shutter speed. Different shooting assignments each day. Your best photos will be printed. More info: sgalagan@verizon.net.

Register at http://www.ssreg.com/glenechopark/classes/classes.asp?courseid=33853&catid=4392