Digital Photo II: Intermediate (9 weeks)
Apr
23
4:30 pm16:30

Digital Photo II: Intermediate (9 weeks)

Moving past the basics, Digital Photo II: Intermediate is where things start to get interesting.  This course picks up where Digital Photo I leaves off, and introduces color photography, white balance, lighting and on-camera flash, as well as composition review, color schemes and creative effects.

[ SAVE $50 ] Essential Photoshop (6 weeks)
Apr
24
7:00 pm19:00

[ SAVE $50 ] Essential Photoshop (6 weeks)

Learn the skills and features necessary to take your photos to the next level in this focused 6-week workshop specifically designed for photographers.  Move beyond the filters panel and learn everything from making basic tonal adjustments to creating surreal multi-layer imagery.   Try your hand at retouching for portraits and fashion. Discover how to make selections, create masks and use advanced compositing techniques to not only improve photographs, but to turn them into entirely new images.

Crash Course: Developing Film
Apr
25
6:30 pm18:30

Crash Course: Developing Film

  • Gowanus Darkroom

In this class you'll learn to properly load a film reel and development tank, and we'll show you the multi-step film development process, including when to make changes to produce different results, and what to watch out for to avoid problems.  We'll also show you how to properly wash, dry and store your processed negatives for archival purposes, so that they still look great many decades from now.

[ SAVE $100 ] Complete Analog Darkroom (12 Weeks)
Apr
26
6:30 pm18:30

[ SAVE $100 ] Complete Analog Darkroom (12 Weeks)

  • Gowanus Darkroom

Fully immerse yourself in the Analog process with this rigorous 12-week course.  From analog camera shooting mechanics in both 35mm and medium format, to processing film, to printing in both black & white AND color, and learning skills to adjust tonality, color-correct prints, formulate chemistry and use alternative processes to generate physical art objects.  

Crash Course: Easy Stills & Tabletops
Apr
27
6:30 pm18:30

Crash Course: Easy Stills & Tabletops

In this workshop, we'll show you some important techniques for shooting smaller objects without dropping thousands of dollars on high-end lighting gear. We’ll show you how to maximize just about any camera to capture clean, well-lit photographs of clothes, shoes, accessories, as well as collectible items or even electronics.

1 Day Workout: Engaging Light!
Apr
30
11:00 am11:00

1 Day Workout: Engaging Light!

1 Day Workout: Engaging Light! challenges students to observe, perceive and manipulate light and shadow to help make unique photographs that inspire the imagination.  By utilizing a 5-hour class structure, we'll be able to watch and photograph sunlight change throughout the day and discuss its effects on street scenes, architecture and portrait environments.   You'll deepen your understanding of light and how it reacts to different situations--a critical training for capturing powerful imagery.  Through gaining a better appreciation for how light can shape the image, we can push our creativity to greater depths.  

Field Guide: The Cloisters / Fort Tryon Park
Apr
30
2:00 pm14:00

Field Guide: The Cloisters / Fort Tryon Park

  • 190 St Station (A train) New York, NY

Fort Tryon Park is known for being the last remaining natural growth forest in Manhattan.   With a high elevation point and outstanding views across the Hudson River, Fort Tryon is a New York touchstone, home to the unparalleled museum for Medieval art and architecture The Cloisters. We'll meet at the entrance to the park and photograph the emerging spring foliage, the surrounding areas, and an optional (but highly recommended) tour through the museum itself.

Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)
May
2
6:00 pm18:00

Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)

Our most popular course, Digital Photo I: The Basics will be covering all the nuts-to-bolts aspects of exposure, shutter speeds, aperture, ISO, depth of field, motion blur, as well as comparing different lenses and the basics of composition.  Featuring weekly assignments, class critiques, and developing a final project for an end of class student exhibition.

Digital Photo II: Intermediate (9 weeks)
May
2
8:30 pm20:30

Digital Photo II: Intermediate (9 weeks)

Moving past the basics, Digital Photo II: Intermediate is where things start to get interesting.  This course picks up where Digital Photo I leaves off, and introduces color photography, white balance, lighting and on-camera flash, as well as composition review, color schemes and creative effects.

Crash Course: Camera Basics
May
3
6:30 pm18:30

Crash Course: Camera Basics

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

Crash Course: Night Vision
May
4
7:00 pm19:00

Crash Course: Night Vision

When darkness falls, you don’t have to put your camera away and go home. In fact, some of our favorite artists have exploited the otherwordly look of night photography and so can you. In this 3-hour workshop, you’ll make fast friends with your tripod and the B (bulb) setting on your camera, pushing your idea of “available light” to its limits.

The Analog Film Lab
May
7
10:00 am10:00

The Analog Film Lab

  • Gowanus Darkroom

You'll get a refresher on shooting mechanics and using your light meter, then we'll each shoot a roll of film in the surrounding neighborhood. From there you’ll learn how to process the exposed film using a film reel and developing tank, and start making contact prints.  Finally, we’ll be enlarging negatives onto traditional darkroom paper, so that you can take home beautiful 8x10 prints that you’ve made entirely on your own.

1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!
May
7
11:00 am11:00

1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!

Want to get a jump-start in photography?  This workshop is definitely for you.  In five hours we'll help you forge a friendship with your digital camera, exploring its vital features and demystifying the buttons and dials that trip common users up.  From controlling exposure to getting a handle on autofocus, we'll unpack these tech-heavy tools in a simple and straightforward manner.  Camera Warm-Up! challenges students to learn their camera's essential functions by shooting in live situations, working responsively and intuitively.  We want you to take control of the camera, and not the other way around!

Sunday Crit
May
7
7:00 pm19:00

Sunday Crit

Sunday Crit is a bi-monthly get-together for artists and creatives.  Each Crit is 2 hours, and the up to 8 participants per evening will submit their works-in-progress for group feedback (priority is given according to earliest registration time)

Essential Lighting & Studio (6 weeks)
May
11
6:30 pm18:30

Essential Lighting & Studio (6 weeks)

This methodical approach to learning studio photography begins with analyzing lighting in well-known photographs and breaking down the setups, tools and techniques required to accomplish these images.   Each week we'll tackle one essential factor of lighting, from single-light setups to complex multiple-light setups, using modifiers, backgrounds, and various light sources to deliver amazing results.  

Crash Course: Urban Landscape
May
13
1:00 pm13:00

Crash Course: Urban Landscape

To capture and document this city is to become part of New York’s rich narrative to be preserved and remembered for generations.  This live shooting workshop is a window into this inspired way of looking at the city, and is available to students of all experience levels.

Crash Course: Camera Basics
May
14
1:00 pm13:00

Crash Course: Camera Basics

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)
May
17
6:00 pm18:00

Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)

Our most popular course, Digital Photo I: The Basics will be covering all the nuts-to-bolts aspects of exposure, shutter speeds, aperture, ISO, depth of field, motion blur, as well as comparing different lenses and the basics of composition.  Featuring weekly assignments, class critiques, and developing a final project for an end of class student exhibition.

Essential Lightroom (6 weeks)
May
17
8:30 pm20:30

Essential Lightroom (6 weeks)

Lightroom has quickly become an indispensable tool for editing, adjusting and processing images.  From basic file management to sophisticated manipulation of images learn all the powerful and time-saving tools you can use in this comprehensive 6-week class.

Essential Street Photography (6 weeks)
May
20
1:00 pm13:00

Essential Street Photography (6 weeks)

Street photography is all about accepting challenges: change your perspective, look closer, dig deeper, and express the world around you in a fresh and unique way.   In this class, we'll challenge you each week to develop ideas and explore framing and techniques used by classic and contemporary street photographers. 

Crash Course: iPhoneography 101
May
21
1:00 pm13:00

Crash Course: iPhoneography 101

Wanna learn how to take better smartphone pics?  We'll give you a rundown of the critical features of your sophisticated camera phone, as well as how to tweak composition and shooting options to get well-lit, beautiful photographs.  Your phone is a powerful camera computer and one of the most useful, accessible and available pieces of photographic equipment ever made.  Maximize it!

Crash Course: Camera Basics
May
28
1:00 pm13:00

Crash Course: Camera Basics

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!
May
29
1:00 pm13:00

1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!

Want to get a jump-start in photography?  This workshop is definitely for you.  In five hours we'll help you forge a friendship with your digital camera, exploring its vital features and demystifying the buttons and dials that trip common users up.  From controlling exposure to getting a handle on autofocus, we'll unpack these tech-heavy tools in a simple and straightforward manner.  Camera Warm-Up! challenges students to learn their camera's essential functions by shooting in live situations, working responsively and intuitively.  We want you to take control of the camera, and not the other way around!

Crash Course: Easy Stills & Tabletops
Jun
3
1:00 pm13:00

Crash Course: Easy Stills & Tabletops

In this workshop, we'll show you some important techniques for shooting smaller objects without dropping thousands of dollars on high-end lighting gear. We’ll show you how to maximize just about any camera to capture clean, well-lit photographs of clothes, shoes, accessories, as well as collectible items or even electronics.

1 Day Workout: Engaging Light!
Jun
4
11:00 am11:00

1 Day Workout: Engaging Light!

1 Day Workout: Engaging Light! challenges students to observe, perceive and manipulate light and shadow to help make unique photographs that inspire the imagination.  By utilizing a 5-hour class structure, we'll be able to watch and photograph sunlight change throughout the day and discuss its effects on street scenes, architecture and portrait environments.   You'll deepen your understanding of light and how it reacts to different situations--a critical training for capturing powerful imagery.  Through gaining a better appreciation for how light can shape the image, we can push our creativity to greater depths.  

Essential Portraiture (6 weeks)
Jun
10
2:00 pm14:00

Essential Portraiture (6 weeks)

  • Gowanus Darkroom

This six-session, challenge-based course enhances your portrait skills through understanding and maximizing natural light, continuous (hot) lights, composition, lens effects, and working with human subjects. We'll delve deep into what it means to be creative in photographic portraiture, including how to overcome equipment limitations in the DIY studio, and develop basic post-production skills to complete the job.

Crash Course: Quick & Dirty Portraits
Jun
10
2:00 pm14:00

Crash Course: Quick & Dirty Portraits

In just a few hours, we'll show you how to take awesome portraits of the people you love, including how to find the most flattering natural and available light, how different focal lengths will affect the dimensions of the human face, how to get comfortable photographing people and how to put your subjects at ease.  Get a crash course in taking beautiful, revealing portraits, and capture the moments you'll want to remember.

1 Day Workout: Composition Tune-Up!
Jun
11
11:00 am11:00

1 Day Workout: Composition Tune-Up!

Beginning with simple concepts like leading lines, 1-point perspective, frame-within-a-frame, and then breaking down the ideas that made classic works of art famous, we'll get you looking deeper at the underlying forms and structure of effective images. Then we'll take our experiments outside where you'll respond to challenges designed to spark new ideas.  Employing techniques discussed, and forging new ones of your own, you'll be able to try unexpected approaches to visual puzzles presented by the real world. 

Digital Photo II: Intermediate (9 weeks)
Jun
12
6:00 pm18:00

Digital Photo II: Intermediate (9 weeks)

Moving past the basics, Digital Photo II: Intermediate is where things start to get interesting.  This course picks up where Digital Photo I leaves off, and introduces color photography, white balance, lighting and on-camera flash, as well as composition review, color schemes and creative effects.

Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)
Jun
12
8:30 pm20:30

Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)

Our most popular course, Digital Photo I: The Basics will be covering all the nuts-to-bolts aspects of exposure, shutter speeds, aperture, ISO, depth of field, motion blur, as well as comparing different lenses and the basics of composition.  Featuring weekly assignments, class critiques, and developing a final project for an end of class student exhibition.

Crash Course: Camera Basics
Jun
13
1:00 pm13:00

Crash Course: Camera Basics

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

The Analog Film Lab
Jun
18
10:00 am10:00

The Analog Film Lab

  • Gowanus Darkroom

You'll get a refresher on shooting mechanics and using your light meter, then we'll each shoot a roll of film in the surrounding neighborhood. From there you’ll learn how to process the exposed film using a film reel and developing tank, and start making contact prints.  Finally, we’ll be enlarging negatives onto traditional darkroom paper, so that you can take home beautiful 8x10 prints that you’ve made entirely on your own.

Crash Course: Camera Basics
Jun
18
1:00 pm13:00

Crash Course: Camera Basics

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

Crash Course: iPhoneography 101
Jun
24
1:00 pm13:00

Crash Course: iPhoneography 101

Wanna learn how to take better smartphone pics?  We'll give you a rundown of the critical features of your sophisticated camera phone, as well as how to tweak composition and shooting options to get well-lit, beautiful photographs.  Your phone is a powerful camera computer and one of the most useful, accessible and available pieces of photographic equipment ever made.  Maximize it!

Crash Course: Camera Basics
Jun
29
6:30 pm18:30

Crash Course: Camera Basics

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

Crash Course: Quick & Dirty Portraits
Jul
8
2:00 pm14:00

Crash Course: Quick & Dirty Portraits

In just a few hours, we'll show you how to take awesome portraits of the people you love, including how to find the most flattering natural and available light, how different focal lengths will affect the dimensions of the human face, how to get comfortable photographing people and how to put your subjects at ease.  Get a crash course in taking beautiful, revealing portraits, and capture the moments you'll want to remember.

Essential Photoshop (6 weeks)
Jul
11
7:00 pm19:00

Essential Photoshop (6 weeks)

Learn the skills and features necessary to take your photos to the next level in this focused 6-week workshop specifically designed for photographers.  Move beyond the filters panel and learn everything from making basic tonal adjustments to creating surreal multi-layer imagery.   Try your hand at retouching for portraits and fashion. Discover how to make selections, create masks and use advanced compositing techniques to not only improve photographs, but to turn them into entirely new images.


Crash Course: iPhoneography 101
Apr
22
1:00 pm13:00

Crash Course: iPhoneography 101

Wanna learn how to take better smartphone pics?  We'll give you a rundown of the critical features of your sophisticated camera phone, as well as how to tweak composition and shooting options to get well-lit, beautiful photographs.  Your phone is a powerful camera computer and one of the most useful, accessible and available pieces of photographic equipment ever made.  Maximize it!

[50% OFF] Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)
Apr
22
10:30 am10:30

[50% OFF] Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)

Our most popular course, Digital Photo I: The Basics will be covering all the nuts-to-bolts aspects of exposure, shutter speeds, aperture, ISO, depth of field, motion blur, as well as comparing different lenses and the basics of composition.  Featuring weekly assignments, class critiques, and developing a final project for an end of class student exhibition.

REALTALK 03: What Are You Worth?
Apr
21
7:30 pm19:30

REALTALK 03: What Are You Worth?

If you're a creative freelancer or professional, you're probably often left wondering about your value.  Without the guideposts offered by advanced degrees, certifications and license that other professions provide, Creatives are generally expected to determine and declare their own worth.  How do we arrive at this number?  Who can we ask?  And what exactly are we billing for?  Let's discuss.

Crash Course: Urban Landscape
Apr
9
12:00 pm12:00

Crash Course: Urban Landscape

To capture and document this city is to become part of New York’s rich narrative to be preserved and remembered for generations.  This live shooting workshop is a window into this inspired way of looking at the city, and is available to students of all experience levels.

Members Night + Pizza Party
Apr
8
7:00 pm19:00

Members Night + Pizza Party

Our monthly get-together for Members and BKC staff.  Drop in for a slice, some creative chatter, and to vibe with your BKC community!  Members are welcome to bring a guest.

Crash Course: Quick & Dirty Portraits
Apr
8
1:00 pm13:00

Crash Course: Quick & Dirty Portraits

In just a few hours, we'll show you how to take awesome portraits of the people you love, including how to find the most flattering natural and available light, how different focal lengths will affect the dimensions of the human face, how to get comfortable photographing people and how to put your subjects at ease.  Get a crash course in taking beautiful, revealing portraits, and capture the moments you'll want to remember.

Sunday Crit
Apr
2
7:00 pm19:00

Sunday Crit

Sunday Crit is a bi-monthly get-together and feedback forum for artists and creatives.  There's no limitation on genre, and all critique is rooted in sincere appreciation for the artist and the work being created.  Each Crit is 2 hours, and the up to 8 participants per evening will submit their works-in-progress for group feedback (priority is given according to earliest registration time)

[ SAVE $20 ] Crash Course: Camera Basics
Apr
2
1:00 pm13:00

[ SAVE $20 ] Crash Course: Camera Basics

This Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!
Mar
26
11:00 am11:00

1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!

Want to get a jump-start in photography?  This workshop is definitely for you.  In five hours we'll help you forge a friendship with your digital camera, exploring its vital features and demystifying the buttons and dials that trip common users up.  From controlling exposure to getting a handle on autofocus, we'll unpack these tech-heavy tools in a simple and straightforward manner.  Camera Warm-Up! challenges students to learn their camera's essential functions by shooting in live situations, working responsively and intuitively.  We want you to take control of the camera, and not the other way around!

The Analog Film Lab
Mar
26
10:00 am10:00

The Analog Film Lab

  • Gowanus Darkroom

You'll get a refresher on shooting mechanics and using your light meter, then we'll each shoot a roll of film in the surrounding neighborhood. From there you’ll learn how to process the exposed film using a film reel and developing tank, and start making contact prints.  Finally, we’ll be enlarging negatives onto traditional darkroom paper, so that you can take home beautiful 8x10 prints that you’ve made entirely on your own.

The Analog Film Lab
Mar
25
10:00 am10:00

The Analog Film Lab

  • Bushwick Community Darkroom

You'll get a refresher on shooting mechanics and using your light meter, then we'll each shoot a roll of film in the surrounding neighborhood. From there you’ll learn how to process the exposed film using a film reel and developing tank, and start making contact prints.  Finally, we’ll be enlarging negatives onto traditional darkroom paper, so that you can take home beautiful 8x10 prints that you’ve made entirely on your own.

REALTALK 02: Creativity For Positive Change
Mar
24
7:30 pm19:30

REALTALK 02: Creativity For Positive Change

What is the role of the artist, designer, or creative professional when it comes to effecting positive change?  How can we maximize our experience, talents and skills towards creating a better future?  Join us as we discuss the current reality, and how creative folks can harness their abilities to contribute in various ways.  We'll be open to any dialogue and contributions regarding the topic, including social, political, environmental and community-oriented change.   

5 Dollar Fridays: But Your Emails!
Mar
24
6:00 pm18:00

5 Dollar Fridays: But Your Emails!

Veteran studio manager and communication specialist Jennifer Judkins will be joining us to give you the inside scoop on how to send a better business email.  Come learn about some common pitfalls made by the less-savvy, and how you can avoid those while communicating your pitch, inquiry or negotiating point-of-view more effectively. 

[ FREE ] Sunday Crit
Mar
19
7:00 pm19:00

[ FREE ] Sunday Crit

Sunday Crit is a bi-monthly get-together and feedback forum for artists and creatives.  There's no limitation on genre, and all critique is rooted in sincere appreciation for the artist and the work being created.  Each Crit is 2 hours, and the up to 8 participants per evening will submit their works-in-progress for group feedback (priority is given according to earliest registration time)

[Save $20] Crash Course: Urban Landscape
Mar
19
1:00 pm13:00

[Save $20] Crash Course: Urban Landscape

To capture and document this city is to become part of New York’s rich narrative to be preserved and remembered for generations.  This live shooting workshop is a window into this inspired way of looking at the city, and is available to students of all experience levels.

Crash Course: Camera Basics
Mar
18
1:30 pm13:30

Crash Course: Camera Basics

Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

[SAVE $50] Essential Lighting & Studio (6 weeks)
Mar
16
6:30 pm18:30

[SAVE $50] Essential Lighting & Studio (6 weeks)

This methodical approach to learning studio photography begins with analyzing lighting in well-known photographs and breaking down the setups, tools and techniques required to accomplish these images.   Each week we'll tackle one essential factor of lighting, from single-light setups to complex multiple-light setups, using modifiers, backgrounds, and various light sources to deliver amazing results.  

[Save $20] Crash Course: Developing Film
Mar
14
6:30 pm18:30

[Save $20] Crash Course: Developing Film

  • Gowanus Darkroom

In this class you'll learn to properly load a film reel and development tank, and we'll show you the multi-step film development process, including when to make changes to produce different results, and what to watch out for to avoid problems.  We'll also show you how to properly wash, dry and store your processed negatives for archival purposes, so that they still look great many decades from now.

Field Guide:  One World Observatory / Ground Zero
Mar
12
2:00 pm14:00

Field Guide: One World Observatory / Ground Zero

Okay we're gonna just say it:  this place really has the greatest view of New York City we've ever seen.  With 360 degree sight lines and from such a great height, this observation deck at One World truly stands apart if you love aerial and architectural photography, no drone or helicopter needed.  One thing you will want, however, is a black sock.  We'll tell you why when you get there.

[Save $20] Crash Course: Easy Stills & Tabletops
Mar
6
6:30 pm18:30

[Save $20] Crash Course: Easy Stills & Tabletops

In this workshop, we'll show you some important techniques for shooting smaller objects without dropping thousands of dollars on high-end lighting gear. We’ll show you how to maximize just about any camera to capture clean, well-lit photographs of clothes, shoes, accessories, as well as collectible items or even electronics.

[ FREE ] Sunday Crit:  March to #Resist Edition
Mar
5
7:00 pm19:00

[ FREE ] Sunday Crit: March to #Resist Edition

In preparation for our March to #Resist exhibition on March 17th, we'll be opening up our Sunday Crit series to folks who are planning to submit work to the show.  Share your images of resistance and get valuable feedback prior to the submission deadline.

[Save $20] Crash Course: Camera Basics
Mar
5
1:00 pm13:00

[Save $20] Crash Course: Camera Basics

Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

Essential Lightroom (6 weeks)
Mar
1
8:30 pm20:30

Essential Lightroom (6 weeks)

Lightroom has quickly become an indispensable tool for editing, adjusting and processing images.  From basic file management to sophisticated manipulation of images learn all the powerful and time-saving tools you can use in this comprehensive 6-week class.

1 Day Workout: Composition Tune-Up!
Feb
26
11:00 am11:00

1 Day Workout: Composition Tune-Up!

Beginning with simple concepts like leading lines, 1-point perspective, frame-within-a-frame, and then breaking down the ideas that made classic works of art famous, we'll get you looking deeper at the underlying forms and structure of effective images. Then we'll take our experiments outside where you'll respond to challenges designed to spark new ideas.  Employing techniques discussed, and forging new ones of your own, you'll be able to try unexpected approaches to visual puzzles presented by the real world. 

[SAVE $20] Crash Course: Camera Basics
Feb
25
1:30 pm13:30

[SAVE $20] Crash Course: Camera Basics

Crash Course is a super practical 3-hour workshop that focuses entirely on getting acquainted with all your digital camera's features and functions.  It's a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.

5 Dollar Fridays: Color Theory
Feb
24
6:00 pm18:00

5 Dollar Fridays: Color Theory

Naturally, we'll be discussing hue, saturation, the color wheel, and the pairing of complementary colors, among other things.  But we'll also show you examples of how classic and contemporary artists creatively used color to define space, establish a mood, and build a narrative in their images.

[SAVE $50] Essential Black & White Darkroom (8 weeks)
Feb
23
6:30 pm18:30

[SAVE $50] Essential Black & White Darkroom (8 weeks)

  • Gowanus Darkroom

Over 8 weeks we'll cover basic film camera operation, darkroom skills, black & white film processing, test strips, contact sheets and negative enlargement.  We'll delve deep into more advanced techniques like contrast filtration, dodging and burning, combination printing, print toning, hand-coloring, alternative printing and more.  You'll complete printing assignments each week with included darkroom membership for the duration of the class ($400 value).

Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)
Feb
21
8:30 pm20:30

Digital Photo I: The Basics (9 weeks)

Our most popular course, Digital Photo I: The Basics will be covering all the nuts-to-bolts aspects of exposure, shutter speeds, aperture, ISO, depth of field, motion blur, as well as comparing different lenses and the basics of composition.  Featuring weekly assignments, class critiques, and developing a final project for an end of class student exhibition.

Digital Photo II: Intermediate (9 weeks)
Feb
21
6:00 pm18:00

Digital Photo II: Intermediate (9 weeks)

Moving past the basics, Digital Photo II: Intermediate is where things start to get interesting.  This course picks up where Digital Photo I leaves off, and introduces color photography, white balance, lighting and on-camera flash, as well as composition review, color schemes and creative effects.