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This class is an introduction to the understanding of photography as technology, medium of expression, and creative practice. It covers basic concepts and techniques: camera operation, exposure, composition, resolution, and preparation of image files for on-screen and print use. Students will look closely at historically significant photographs as a way to deconstruct visual composition and experience the pleasure of good pictures. Assignments will include both technical and creative exercises.
What to bring to class:
Digital Camera with 'Manual' Mode Camera Manual Flash Drive
Digital Camera with 'Manual' Mode
Attention: This class has been moved online in response to the growing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please register as you normally would, and Houston Center for Photography staff will update you with information and a link to take this course at it’s scheduled time.
To participate in an online course, students will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with an internet connection.
This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.
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Withdrawals and Transfers
Withdrawal and transfer requests must be sent to [email protected] seven calendar days before the start of a class. All requests are subject to a non-refundable $25 fee. Refunds or credits will not be available after the seven-day grace period. Houston Center for Photography cannot accommodate refunds for life events beyond our control.
Houston Center for Photography reserves the right to cancel classes at any point due to under-enrollment. A full credit or refund will be issued.
It is not possible for students to make up a missed class by attending an equivalent class on another day. There are no refunds for missed classes.
Houston Center for Photography
Houston, Texas Online
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Through the Learning Center, Houston Center for Photography offers over 300 workshops to the general public each year. We present workshops for both film and digital photographers of all levels.
Photographers can choose topics they are interested in or follow a curriculum guide to learn the basics of...
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Digital Photography I is an introductory run-down of the technical knowledge you need to get up and running in digital photography. This class is all about getting to know the ins and outs of your camera. We will start by covering the basics of camera operation with topics like ISO, aperture, depth of field, and shutter speed. Then we will cover proper...
Wednesday Dec 2nd, 5pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time
Getting your settings spot on but feel like there's still something missing from your photos? After you get to know your camera and get started in photography, you may feel equipped to start leveling up your inframe skills. In this class, we will explore the next steps to develop from beginner to amateur photographer. Here we will...
Sunday Dec 6th, 1pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time
Learn the basics of photography beginning with metering, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. We'll spend time learning about composition, color harmony, equipment, flash and gadgets. Class is designed for Digital SLR and mirrorless cameras. This is a hands-on class. Pre-class work needed. Please bring your camera and camera manual to class.
Wednesday Dec 2nd, 7pm - 8:30pm Central Time(2 sessions)
at PhotoManhattan -
Digital Camera Settings Each settings on your camera provides a world of potential for bettering your images. Whether you use a DSLR or a point and shoot, there are tons of tricks that you may be missing out on. We'll explore settings such as exposure compensation and various presets that can turn a regular image into a special one. Our knowledgeable...
Saturday Dec 12th, 1pm - 2:45pm Eastern Time
iPhoneography Yes, that iPhone that you have in your pocket has a great camera! But have you ever wondered how much more you can do with it? Today's smart phones are much more than a ""point and shoot camera"". Why not take full advantage of it? This 2 hour class will teach you how to maximize the potential of these devices and what you can do...
Tuesday Dec 15th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time
In this beginning workshop, students will learn all the controls and functions on their digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) or mirrorless cameras, basic camera operation (including f-stop, shutter speed and ISO), fundamental concepts of photography, and how to control the photograph’s final look. Discussions include composition and light, how to get...
Monday Dec 7th, 9am - 12pm Pacific Time(6 sessions)
This 3-week course helps students improve the way they compose/frame an image. They will explore by, following useful composition guidelines that will help their creativity & understand the importance of surveying how to approach a scene before we photograph it. This class has been designed to present the students with visuals and understand...
Tuesday Dec 8th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time(3 sessions)
We are holding our signature Beginner's Photography Class online. Learn how to use your camera manually in 2.5 hours. No camera needed. _________________ Become a better photographer in just 1 class! Have you ever wondered why, after spending hundreds of dollars on the latest cameras, you still can't get photos that really make you proud? We're...
Sunday Dec 6th, 11am - 1:30pm Central Time
Did you buy a new camera recently? This workshop will help you set up your camera and learn basic operations. Please have your digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera, mirrorless camera, or advanced point-and-shoot camera on hand. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your...
Thursday Jan 14th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time(3 sessions)
Composition is one of the things photographers are constantly looking to improve. After the success we've had with our Composition & Creative Photography 1 class and the incredible progress we've seen in student’s work, we have decided to create a second part to Composition & Creative Photography. In this class we will build on what you...
Tuesday Jan 19th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time(3 sessions)
This 2 1/2 day introductory workshop offers new photographers a deep dive into the skills you need to make better pictures with a camera. During the workshop, we'll mix it up with informative and inspirational live presentations alternating with shooting exercises that give you the opportunity to test out the techniques we're learning, coming back...
Friday Jan 22nd, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time(3 sessions)
Todo lo que necesitas saber para tomar mejores fotografías y sacarte el temor de disparar en Modo Manual. Es un curso ideal para los que recién comienzan o que están retomando la fotografía y necesitan refrescar conocimientos. If you have a device with a microphone to connect to the internet, this class is perfect for you. You will be participating...
Tuesday Jan 12th, 6:30pm - 8pm Eastern Time(2 sessions)
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