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Use your gift certificate to sign up for classes anytime. Includes a personalized message to the gift recipient.


GIFT Certificate Info

How often are classes available?  Two sets of the Beginner Classes (PHOTO1, PHOTO2, PHOTO3) are held each month, while the Editing Classes (Editing Photoshop & Lightroom) are held once per month.

How will I receive the gift certificate?  You will receive your printable Photography Class gift certificate via email.  Include a personalized message on the gift certificate. Make sure to check your spam folder, in case you don’t find the gift certificate in your inbox!

When do Gift Certificates Expire?  Gift certificates expire 2 years after purchase.


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PHOTO1 The Basics

Class Information
DAYTIME CLASS10:00am – 12:30pm
EVENING CLASS6:00pm – 8:30pm
WHERE807 Rochow, 77019
CLASS SIZE (MAX)20 students per class
WHAT TO BRINGCamera, lenses, pen & paper


PHOTO1 The Basics – Description
This is a one-day 2 1/2-hour class teaching you to no longer use Automatic. Instead, you will learn how to use the “Aperture Priority” and “Shutter Priority” modes. These modes give you a wide range of control over your pictures without the difficulties of shooting on Manual. This is why we don’t teach Manual photography at the beginner stage.. “Priority” modes are extremely versatile, less work-intensive and less confusing to start with. Manual photography can involve mathematical calculations, which we feel is too big of a leap forward when starting your photographic education. In fact, there are many cases where using Priority Modes is the preferred method of shooting.

The goal of the PHOTO1 The Basics photography class is to begin understanding your camera, and its settings for crafting your pictures. From this class, you will begin using your camera for what it’s really worth. You will also learn about lenses and what to look for when purchasing camera equipment. 

Topics Covered:

  • Semi-Automatic Modes – Aperture Priority &, Shutter Priority
  • ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed
  • Optimal settings for difficult lighting, portraits, sports & action, creative photography, fireworks, nighttime photography, etc
  • How to navigate your camera’s settings
  • Lenses and focal length


  • Detailed downloadable notes and photography assignments
  • Direct correspondence with your instructor for questions and feedback.


PHOTO2 Techniques

Class Information
DAYTIME CLASS10:00am – 12:30pm
EVENING CLASS6:00pm – 8:30pm
WHERE807 Rochow, 77019
CLASS SIZE (MAX)20 students per class
WHAT TO BRINGCamera, lenses, pen & paper


PHOTO2 Techniques – Description
This is a one-day 2 1/2-hour class that teaches you the most useful settings in your camera menu. We like to call theses settings “Secondary Functions”. Secondary Functions allow you to tweak your camera’s performance for focusing, fast action & motion, creative portraits and coloration. Knowing these settings helps you optimize your camera to ease frustrations and difficulties…that way you can capture the perfect moment at the right time.

You will also learn about metering; an inquisitive topic on how to control light and exposure. In the portion of the class you will learn about one single button on your camera that will give you consistent exposures with every shot.

The goal of this class is for you to master your camera’s controls so you and your camera can work together in harmony.

Topics Covered:

  • Faster focusing techniques for action/movement
  • Creative focusing for
  • Rapid shooting for sports & action
  • White Balance for color correction
  • Bracketing and EV Compensation
  • Metering and A/E Lock


  • Detailed downloadable notes and photography assignments
  • Direct correspondence with your instructor for questions and feedback.


PHOTO3 Perfection

Class Information
DAYTIME CLASS10:00am – 12:30pm
EVENING CLASS6:00pm – 8:30pm
WHERE807 Rochow, 77019
CLASS SIZE (MAX)20 students per class
WHAT TO BRINGCamera, lenses, pen & paper


PHOTO3 Perfection – Description
This is a one-day 2 1/2-hour class that focuses on using your camera’s flash to enhance lighting in your pictures. Learn to overcome the greatest difficulties in photography which is dark/indoor lighting. Also learn to produce soft, natural looking light rather than the harshness you are accustomed to seeing from your flash. Everything you learn applies to your camera’s built-in flash as well as an external flash attachment. However, one small portion of this class shows you the one thing an external flash attachment can do that the built-in flash cannot. This short portion of the class will make you drool for an external flash if you don’t already own one. Don’t run out and purchase an external flash for this class because we will talk about what you should think about when purchasing flash equipment.

The Goal of this class is to understand how to use your camera’s flash and flash settings for beautiful lighting for dark/indoor as well as daytime photography.

Topics Covered:

  • Using flash with Priority modes
  • Flash compensation
  • Making the flash travel farther
  • Bouncing a flash indoors and outdoors
  • Fill flash for the daytime
  • Enhancing light without a flash


  • Detailed downloadable notes and photography assignments.
  • Direct correspondence with your instructor for questions and feedback.


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Recommended Cameras for Classes

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Canon DSLR CamerasNikon DSLR CamerasSony DSLR Cameras
XT, XTi, Xs, Xsi T1, T2, T2i, T3, T3i, T4, T4i, T5, T5i, T6, T6i, T7, T7i, SL1D40, D40x, D50, D60, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600a33, a35, a37, a37K, a55, a57, a65, a70, a77, a99, a100, a200, a230, a290, a330, a350, a380, a450, a500, a550, a560, a580, a700, a850, a900, a3000
Canon Pro Series DSLR CamerasNikon Pro Series DSLR CamerasSony Mirrorless Cameras
10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 60Da, 70D, 80D, 6D, 7D, 5D, 5D, MarkII, 5D Mark IIID70, D70s, D80, D90, D7000, D7100, D7200, D100, D200, D300, D300s, D500, D610 D700, D750, D800, D800E, D810, D3NEX-3, NEX-C3, NEC-C3K, NEX-F3, NEX-5, NEX-5N, NEX-5R, NEX-6, NEX-7, RX-100, a7, a7S, a7R, a5000, a5100, a6000, a6300, a6500, a6700
Canon Mirrorless SeriesNikon Mirrorless Cameras
EOS M1, 1J1, 1J2, 1J3, 1J4, V1, V2, R, AW1, 1S1, 1S2
** Cameras listed here are those most highly recommended for our classes.  However, many other cameras also qualify!  The most necessary camera feature required for our classes, is the ability to take the camera off of the automatic mode.







Completion of the Following Classes:

MEMBERS receive 50% OFF of all Excursions 

By becoming a member you receive 50% off Photo Excursions. Excursions are a great way to practice with Lead Instructor, Lana Kelley assisting you. There is no better way to learn photography than to use your knowledge. 

This is where you receive the coaching and support to improve your photographic skills. Join us each month for photography excursions where we take pictures together “on- location”. Providing you with continuing hands-on education outside of the classroom. A great way to meet new people with an interest in photography.

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