Photography Classes in Annapolis

Whether you're looking to get the most out of your camera and get off "auto" mode, you have a new drone to play with, or you want to learn how to sell and exhibit your photographs, our photography department has an engaging class for you. Each semester brings a new mix of opportunities to improve or discover your photography skills, no matter the type of camera you have in your toolkit. 

Our Teaching Artists include Rich Isaacman, the President of the Digital Photography Club of Annapolis, and Joe Yablonsky whose teaching roster includes the Smithsonian, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, VisArts in Rockville and Anne Arundel Community College

 

 

 

Pictured: Iceland Grabrok and North, Drone photograph by Rich Isaacman

This Season's Photography Classes

  • Instructor Name
    Joe Yablonsky
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    205
    Member Price
    $135
    Non-Member Price
    $160

    Learn the techniques required to capture great night photos of downtown Annapolis! Bundle up as we visit iconic Annapolis locations, decked out for the holidays. We’ll address how to use exposure modes, exposure compensation, white balance and ISO to guarantee great results. A tripod and camera with exposure modes such as shutter priority and manual is required for this class. A remote shutter release is recommended but not required. Bring your camera, tripod and instruction manual to the first session. Students provide their own transportation. Field trips will require considerable walking. For more information, please contact the instructor at joe_yablonsky@yahoo.com.

  • Instructor Name
    Joe Yablonsky
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    online - virtual
    Member Price
    $50
    Non-Member Price
    $75

    Learn how to use your camera to its fullest potential! Get out of “automatic mode” and take better photos by adjusting your aperture to control depth of field, your shutter speed to control motion effects and knowing when to use each exposure mode (P, A/Av, S/Tv and Manual). DSLR, mirrorless and film cameras that have the classic P, A/Av, S/Tv and M exposure modes are welcome. Have your camera and instruction manual ready for the first session. For more information, please contact the instructor at joe_yablonsky@yahoo.com. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details on how to access the class.

  • Instructor Name
    Joe Yablonsky
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    online - virtual
    Member Price
    $50
    Non-Member Price
    $75

    "Learn about zoom lenses, fixed/prime lenses, macro lenses, depth of field, fast/slow lenses, stabilization, on-lens filters, ISO, how to prevent camera shake when hand holding your camera and all about tripods. For more information, please contact the instructor at joe_yablonsky@yahoo.com. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details on how to access the class. "

  • Instructor Name
    Joe Yablonsky
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    online - virtual
    Member Price
    $50
    Non-Member Price
    $75

    "Gain a thorough understanding of your camera's exposure meter, understand why it sometimes gives you a photo that's too light or too dark, the exposure compensation function, histograms, metering modes, white balance and dynamic range. DSLR, mirrorless and film cameras (all topics except histograms and white balance will apply) that have the classic P, A/Av, S/Tv and M exposure modes are welcome. Have your camera and instruction manual ready for the first session. For more information, please contact the instructor at joe_yablonsky@yahoo.com. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details on how to access the class. "

  • Instructor Name
    Joe Yablonsky
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    online - virtual
    Member Price
    $95
    Non-Member Price
    $120

    This class convenes March 7 and March 28. A photo essay is a series of photographs that are intended to tell a story or evoke an emotion in a viewer and tends to include some text. Learn all about photo essays and create your own Annapolis Public Art photo essay that will include photos of statues, monuments, memorials and murals. We'll discuss camera controls, composition and lighting considerations. You'll also receive information resources regarding where to find your subjects along with time of day recommendations for the best lighting. The class is only two sessions, with a few weeks between both sessions, to give participants plenty of time to visit multiple locations. For more information, please contact the instructor at joe_yablonsky@yahoo.com. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details on how to access the class.

  • Instructor Name
    Joe Yablonsky
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    online - virtual
    Member Price
    $50
    Non-Member Price
    $75

    Old school is the best school! Black and white photographs are powerful and timeless. Strip away the color and show the true essence of your subjects- portraits, landscapes, architecture, street photography and more. Learn all about creating powerful black & white digital photos whether you place your camera in monochromatic mode or convert later in post-production. Learn how the colors in the scene, the lighting in the scene and use of color filters ultimately affect your photo. For more information, please contact the instructor at joe_yablonsky@yahoo.com. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details on how to access the class.