The Washington School of Photography, founded in 1976, provides quality, affordable photographic education and programs to the Mid-Atlantic.
The Washington School of Photography, developing
photographers since 1976, uses monetary contributions to improve the lives of aspiring professional and hobbyist photographers throughout the mid-Atlantic
WSP offers 140 courses and workshops from Introduction to
Digital Photography to advanced Studio Lighting. Our flagship program is a one-year course of study leading to a certificate in professional photography – the WSP
Professional Photography Program.
The WSP Professional Photography Program has allowed
countless individuals to turn their photography skills into additional income or transform their careers entirely, including many Veterans of war returning
home to face new life challenges.
After more than 37 years of offering photography
workshops and career development classes in Bethesda, MD, the Washington School of Photography embarked on the most ambitious move in our history. On March 4, 2013, we left the confines of a 40-year old, crumbling, 6,000 Square Foot facility to a modern building in Rockville,
MD nearly five times larger.
The Washington School of Photography occupies two of the three floors in the 27,000 square-foot facility, located at
12276 Wilkins Avenue, near Rockville’s Twinbrook Metrorail station. Capitol Arts Network occupies the third floor
with galleries, artist workspace and studios for individual artists. Together, WSP and CAN expect to draw about 5,000
annual visitors to shows, classes and other events in our new center.
The Washington School of Photography, which recently
marked its 37th year of educating professional as well as hobbyist photographers, has grown from a small start-up school in 1976 to a state-approved institution known throughout the mid-Atlantic region and nationally for top-quality educational programs and events.
Our new venue offers artists, students and the general public a modern and convenient place to develop their
skills, display their work, build their business and create an attractive new gathering-spot for the arts community of Montgomery County and greater Washington, DC. WSP monthly gallery exhibits feature works from emerging artists to established professionals. The Washington School of Photography is pleased to have hosted gallery shows with a purpose including Silent Witness - Serbian Life Through a
Child's Eyes, Help and Hope for Haiti
and Exposing Darfur.
Your donation helps the Washington School of Photography
meet the demands of a growing program with growing expenses. Beyond our immediate needs, however, your
donation improves people’s lives. Your donation helps the amateur photographer understand the camera and learn more about themselves. Your donation also
helps the aspiring professional photographer realize the dream of turning a hobby into a livelihood.
The Washington School of Photography is a 501(c)3 non-profit
organization and your monetary contributions are tax deductible to the fullest
extent of the law.
Thank you for your time and consideration of the needs of
the Washington School of Photography.