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Photo & Film



with Richard Harris

Calendar Jul 21, 2018 at 10 am

The goal of this class is to add another tool to one's camera bag. Storytelling in a visual media can be exciting and rewarding. At the same time it can be challenging, even frustrating. In this class, we will see and practice storytelling, i.e., documentary photography, as it is taught by the Royal Photographic Society and practiced in the UK. We will present and discuss the types of images, the number of images, and their sequencing. With assignments in hand, we'll shoot photos and critique them for their storytelling attributes. 



with K B

Calendar Jul 29, 2018 at 10 am

Make pictures the old fashioned (and very cool) way! Learn how to load, shoot and develop a roll of black and white film, then make contact sheets in our brand new darkroom. We supply cameras, film & paper.

KB studied photography and print media at Old Dominion University. She prints custom t-shirts and textiles and in her spare time, she likes to eat guacamole and play Galaga. She’s a fluent dog whisperer and volunteers for Richmond’s Elbow Room, an inclusive collective aiming to create encouraging spaces for under/misrepresented individuals.



with Ed Tepper

Calendar Aug 25, 2018 at 10 am

Students will learn the basics of digital photography including how to get the right exposure, how to adjust shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings to achieve desired results, and the elements of composition. Also included is a description of equipment students may choose to use. Students may have any type of digital camera but one that allows manual controls is preferable and must have a removable data card to view photos.

ED TEPPER has 15 years experience as a photographer hobbyist and recently made the switch to professional. His photos have won awards and have been shown at local art shows.



with Joe Wolff

Calendar Jun 30, 2018 at 1 pm

Don't leave your subjects in the dark! This class will cover lighting photography with various light sources and tecniques such as using existing/natural lighting, enhancing natural light, small speedlights, attachments, modifiers, studio strobe, painting with light.

JOE WOLFF got his first camera when he was 5 years old. When Joe was 14 his neighbor, Bernard Scott, showed him black and white darkroom developing. Joe continued his photographic journey through high school and into community college. He graduated with a bachelors degree in photography from RIT and has been a professional photographer for 20 years.



with Ben White

Calendar Jun 21, 2018 at 6 pm

Learn how to take the very best photos you can with your digital camera. From sports action shots to portraits of family, getting these right requires knowledge of camera settings. You'll leave with a better understanding of what your camera can do and that will have you shooting better photos. We'll cover ISO, focusing, shooting modes, auto modes, scene modes, program modes, composition, controlling flash and more.

BEN WHITE is a Richmond-based working commercial and portrait photographer. He fell in love with photography while working on his high school yearbook and newspaper, and networking/working with local professional photographers has allowed him a hands-on education, and furthered his perspective within the medium. He owes much of his process to mentors, teachers and historical photographers (namely Weegee, Robert Capa & Ansel Adams), whose ideals and perspectives have allowed him to confidently understand and execute principles of lighting & photography.  Portrait photography has become his passion, and he is exceptionally intrigued by surrealist portraiture work, which is the bulk of his personal work lately.  However, his photography business ( takes up the majority of his shooting time. 



with Jill Palumbo

Calendar Aug 5, 2018 at 1 pm

Alternative and pinhole process crash course! Enjoy the alchemical magic of cyanotype and darkroom photography. Make your own camera and let your imagination develop!

JILL PALUMBO is a Rhode Island native with a passion for RIchmond. She loves popcorn, swimming and cuttlefish and playing bass guitar in her band. She has been a teacher/artist for 10+ years. Her black cat's name is Robot.

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