Whether you want to take up photography for the first time, or you have a degree in photography but are looking to hone a new camera skill, there are classes in the D.C. area that can help you. Exposed DC has compiled a list of institutions that offer workshops, semester long courses, and degree programs in photography.

Arlington Independent Media – jax@arlingtonmedia.org 2701 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22201 Classes Offered: Workshops in Digital Still Photography, Location Lighting, Photoshop, and Advanced Camera Technique.

The Art League of Alexandria – school@theartleague.org 105 North Union Street Alexandria, VA 22314 Classes Offered: Introductory to intermediate level photography classes and workshops. Classes meet once a week for nine weeks, and workshops run from one session to four sessions. Sessions run seasonally throughout the year. They also offer Creative Retreats.

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop – 202-547-6839 545 7th Street, S.E. Washington DC, 20003 Classes Offered: Introductory to intermediate level photography classes that run from four to eight sessions throughout the year.

Capital Photography Center – info@capitalphotographycenter.com Classes are hosting in various locations Classes Offered: Introductory to advanced photography workshops, and on location shooting classes that meet for one session. The advanced classes deal with software, business and advanced lighting.

Corcoran College of Art + Design – registrar@corcoran.edu 500 Seventeenth Street NW Washington, DC 20006 Classes Offered: Associate of Fine Art, BFA in Fine Art Photography, BFA in Photojournalism, MA in New Media Photojournalism, and continuing education classes.

Glen Echo Photoworks – photoworksgep@comcast.net 7300 MacArthur Boulevard Glen Echo, MD 20812 Classes Offered: Introductory to advancedweekly classes from four to 10 sessions, weekend workshops, open darkrooms, digital labs, monthly critique sessions, and lectures.

Montgomery College – 240-567-5000 Various Locations in Montgomery County, Maryland Classes Offered: Associate Degree in Photography, various certificate programs, and continuing education courses (introductory to advanced) in photography.

Northern Virginia Community College – information@nvcc.edu Various Locations in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, Loudon County, and Price William County Classes Offered: Associate Degree in Photography, andintroductory to advanced continuing education courses.

Smithsonian Associates – customerservice@smithsonainassociates.org PO Box 23293 Washington, DC 20026 Classes Offered: Introductory to intermediate level classes that run from four to eight sessions. They also offer open darkroom sessions and on location classes.

University of the District of Columbia – ibagus@udc.edu 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008 Classes offered: Introductory to intermediate level photography courses.

Washington Photo Safari – info@washingtonphotosafari.com Workshops are taught on location Classes Offered: Introductory to intermediate level workshopsthat focus on touring and photographing D.C. area sights. Private tutoring and group classes are also available.

Washington School of Photography – info@washingtonschoolofphotography.com 12276 Wilkins Avenue Rockville, MD 20852 Classes Offered: Certificate in Professional Photography, and introductory to advanced level workshops that meet for several sessions.