Learning at The Bakery

Due to the lowered costs of digital cameras, photography as a hobby and as a profession has reached incredibly new heights. To assist many of these new enthusiasts, we began offering formal classes and courses in our studio in Washington, DC. Sure, many can learn a lot online by “teaching themselves”. However, in our structured environment, we can offer hands-on instruction, outings led by some of the areas most talented photographers, the opportunity to use studio lighting on professional models, as well as paid opportunities tailored towards new photographers upon completion of courses.

 

All courses are now broadcast online for those who are unable to attend due to distance, or COVID-19 limitations.

COURSES
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ADVANCED IMAGING I

This course is designed to teach each student to be able to efficiently and consistently capture all types of photographic images using standard digital cameras with removable lenses (DSLRs) or film equivalents. By learning the various camera settings, functions, traditional and contemporary means of composition, to manipulate studio and/or natural lighting, at the completion of this course each student will have a solid foundation upon which he/she will be able to produce incredible images.

Instructor: Derrel R. Todd

Duration: April 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021 

Days Held: Each Thursday

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

In-Person attendance for the classroom portions of the class is now SOLD-OUT. Newly registered persons can attend our classes ONLINE ONLY until someone drops the course 

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ADVANCED IMAGING II

This course is designed to teach advanced professional photographers the skills that will differentiate them from their peers and colleagues in the industry. I've found that those key distinctions come in the form of lighting, moreover light manipulation, contracting, the mastering of social media and marketing, as well as high-end branding & sales. to be able to efficiently and consistently capture all types of photographic images using standard digital cameras with removable lenses (DSLRs) or film equivalents. 

Instructor: Derrel R. Todd

Duration: April 7, 2021 - September 29, 2021

Days Held: Each Wednesday

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

In-Person attendance for the classroom portions of the class is now SOLD-OUT. Newly registered persons can attend our classes ONLINE ONLY until someone drops the course 

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I CINEMATOGRAPHY

This course is designed to teach each student to be able to efficiently and consistently conceive, create, and edit several types of motion filled imaging using standard DSLR and/or Mirrorless cameras, and the latest industry standard editing software. By the completion of the course, the student will also be familiar with camera movements, lighting techniques, and the latest in editing trends when processing recorded footage. By learning various lighting diagrams, audio recording and microphone placement, camera settings & functions, as well as traditional and contemporary means of composition, continuity, capture, and editing, each student will have a solid foundation upon which he/she will be able to produce incredible moving images.

Instructors: Nia Barge & Miesha Dennis 

Duration: April 6, 2021 - September 28, 2021

Days Held: Each Tuesday

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Only offered during the Spring/Summer

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II CINEMATOGRAPHY 

This II Cinematography, which we affectionately call "To Sin...or Two Sins", course is designed to teach each student to be able to effectively and creatively build unique stories, cast for talent, develop characters, capture and create documentary styled films, as well as use the latest drone equipment for aerial angles of scenes and the action desired. By the completion of the course, the student will be able to create compelling films suitable not only for local film festivals, but also for national and international independent distribution. In addition to the above, the student will also build upon the audio capture to which he/she was introduced in I Cinematography, as well as new stabilization and other products initially introduced in that course.

Instructors: Nia Barge & Miesha Dennis 

Duration: April 5, 2021 - September 27, 2021

Days Held: Each Monday

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Only offered during the Spring/Summer

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CLASSES
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DIGITIAL ARTISTRY |

ADOBE LIGHTROOM 

This course is designed to teach each student to effectively use Adobe Lightroom within their workflow as a photographer. By learning the functionality, modules, and editing capabilities of Lightroom, the student will be empowered to improve management of image files. At the completion, each student will have a solid foundation in file management workflow, editing, and exporting. The course will be held each Monday online (Zoom) unless otherwise noted during class. photo assignments will occur occasionally, with plenty of notice. The textbook for this course is included with the tuition cost.

Instructor: Naku Mayo 

Duration: TBD

Days Held: TBD

Time: TBD

COMING SOON
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DIGITIAL ARTISTRY & EDITING II |

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP 

This course is designed to teach each student the functions of the various tools in Photoshop, how to retouch people/skin, correct poor exposures, add graphics and text to images, as well as remove unwanted persons or items from images. In addition, correcting so-so images, or "rescuing" bad ones will also be covered. By learning how to use the various tools and features available in Photoshop, several plugins, as well as other software to create exciting new images, each student will be able to take their photography hobby or business in an exciting and limitless new direction!

Instructor: Damon Fleming 

Duration: April 6, 2021 - June 29, 2021

Days Held: Tuesday

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

For questions about upcoming courses, workshops, and/or tours, please contact us at info@footprintfotos.com