Intro to Traditional Photography


Intro to Traditional Photography Summer Studio

Experience the magic of creating photographs and seeing them develop before your eyes! Participants will get hands-on experience in a traditional darkroom, learn how to make cyanotypes in the sun, take portraits in a professional lighting studio, and explore other professional techniques! Family and friends will be invited to a student showcase on the final day.

Camera requirements: If you have a 35mm camera (with film), please feel free to bring it, but it is not required, as we will have a small selection of cameras on hand for in-class shared use. 



Ages:  13-18 years
Dates:  July 15-19, 2019
Times:  9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (M-F)
Tuition:  $430
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Art & Design Building


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An “Extended Day” option is available for this program from 4-6 pm for $90/week, located in Mason’s Performing Arts Building and staffed by the Academy’s Summer Staff. After registering for this program (but before final checkout/ payment!), search for “Extended Day” or “After Care”, choose the corresponding week, and add to your cart – or Register Here separately.


Samantha F Strange Lens, Painting & Photography Instructor:  Samantha F. aka “Strange Lens”
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Samantha F. aka Strange Lens is an experimental mixed media and video artist. She received her BFA in Photography from George Mason University in 2015 and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Painting at Mason. She uses a variety of styles and techniques to create works that are often inspired by dreams and memories.


Arthur Reinaltt Art Classes Teaching Assistant: Arthur Reinaltt
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Justin Sutters, Art Lessons Director: Justin Sutters, Mason School of Art Professor
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To register by phone or request a paper registration form, please call the Academy office at 703-993-9889.