About the Teaching Artist

Sofie Hecht is a photographer and documentary storyteller working in both analog and digital formats based in Albuquerque but originally from Brooklyn, NY. She uses visual arts to be an active participant in community spaces, particularly within her own queer circles. She is inspired by soft light on Sundays, walks in the bosque, the relationship between bodies and the land, her chosen family in Albuquerque, and art’s healing capabilities.


Class Description

This class is for anybody that wants to develop their photography skills, whether you have a smart-phone, a digital camera, or your grandpa’s old film camera, whether you have never picked up a camera or have played around with photography for years. This class will start with the basics in photography, including how to adjust for lighting in various environments, how to frame an image in a visually compelling way, and how to create a body of work around one topic. We will learn portraiture, environmental photography, and long form visual storytelling and the class will culminate in a final project for each student based on what they have found most exciting. The class will be a mix of hands-on practice combined with discussing and viewing other photographers’ work from around the world. This class aims to utilize tools that are easily accessible outside of class, like free phone applications, natural light, and students’ personal experiences so that the photography skills learned in class can be taken out into the real world afterwards. This class encourages students to use their own interests and communities as the basis for their art, and start with simple ideas that can be communicated in a short span of time.


This class will be held indoors on our campus near downtown Albuquerque. 1114 7th St NW 87102


This class is scheduled for Saturday / Sunday.

Saturday November 18th & Sunday November 19th: 10am – 2pm


This class is appropriate for ages 18 and up

What to Bring

Your preferred medium for photography. Please note: this workshop does not include access to or training in darkroom photo development.


    How Much

    Registration – Subsidized Registration – Regular  Registration – Community Support
    $95 $120 $145


    Covid Policies

    • If you are feeling ill do not come to this class
    • Masks are optional and encouraged indoors


    If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Ruby Rodriguez at ruby@harwoodartcenter.org

    Refund Policy

    Class Fee refunds will be issued on a case by case basis and requests must be emailed to Ruby (ruby@harwoodartcenter.org) at least one week prior to the start date of the class. The Class Fees will not be refunded if students request to withdraw from the workshop less than one week before the start date of the class or after the class has begun. If the class is cancelled by Harwood Art Center for any reason, the Class Fee will be refunded in full.