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Receive your printable Photography Class gift certificate via email.  Include a personalized message on the gift certificate.  Gift certificates expire 2 years after purchase. Your Photography Class gift certificate will be sent to you with in 24-hours of purchase.

HOW TO REDEEM YOUR GIFT

  • Navigate to the “Ala Carte” class(es) you wish to register for
  • Choose a class date and click “Add to Cart”
  • Apply your gift code to the shopping cart.  This allows you to register for your class(es) without providing payment.

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BEGINNER 1-Class Gift

BEGINNER 3-Class Gift

BEGINNER 4-Class Gift

Redeemable for ONE:
PHOTO1 The Basics
PHOTO2 Techniques
PHOTO3 Perfection
Redeemable for EACH:
PHOTO1 The Basics
PHOTO2 Techniques
PHOTO3 Perfection
Redeemable for EACH:
PHOTO1 The Basics
PHOTO2 Techniques
PHOTO3 Perfection
PICTURE Editing

 

Private Lesson Gift

PICTURE Editing Gift

Redeemable for ONLY:
One 2-hour Private Lesson
Redeemable for ONLY:
PICTURE Editing Class

PHOTO1 The Basics

Class Information
DAYTIME CLASS 10:00am – 12:30pm
EVENING CLASS 6:00pm – 8:30pm
WHERE 807 Rochow, 77019
CLASS SIZE (MAX) 20 students per class 
PREREQUISITE None
WHAT TO BRING Camera, lenses, pen & paper

 

Class 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 do’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, Aperature, 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

Includes: 

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

 

PHOTO2 Techniques

Class Information
DAYTIME CLASS 10:00am – 12:30pm
EVENING CLASS 6:00pm – 8:30pm
WHERE 807 Rochow, 77019
CLASS SIZE (MAX) 20 students per class 
PREREQUISITE PHOTO1 The Basics
WHAT TO BRING Camera, lenses, pen & paper

 

Class 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

Includes: 

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

 

PHOTO3 Perfection

Class Information
DAYTIME CLASS 10:00am – 12:30pm
EVENING CLASS 6:00pm – 8:30pm
WHERE 807 Rochow, 77019
CLASS SIZE (MAX) 20 students per class 
PREREQUISITE
PHOTO1 The Basics
PHOTO2 Techniques
WHAT TO BRING Camera, lenses, pen & paper

 

Class 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.

After taking our three photography classes you will be equipped to take the amazing pictures you have always been hoping for. After completing all 3 Beginner PHOTO classes,  students are eligible to attend our monthly Meetup Excursions for hands on practice with your instructor. Learn More

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

Includes:

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

 

PICTURE Editing

Class Information
DAYTIME CLASS 10:00am – 12:30pm
EVENING CLASS 6:00pm – 8:30pm
WHERE 807 Rochow, 77019
CLASS SIZE 20 students per class 
PREREQUISITE None
WHAT TO BRING Photoshop Software (Elements, CC or CS), Laptop, USB Drive
Class Description
If you enjoy fiddling with your pictures on your computer then you will enjoy Photoshop Elements. This software gives you the power to do simple things and amazing things with your pictures at a fraction of the cost of the professional version of Photoshop.  Get creative by learning interesting ways to manipulate your pictures. Create those calendaresque black and white pictures with just a twinge of color, fix out of focus shots, add a bit of softening to make your portraits pop and of course interesting techniques that can be used for all of your Photoshop endeavors. This class includes downloadable notes and photography assignments to help you review and practice everything you have learned. You can also send your instructor any questions via email incase you need feedback.

 

Hands-On Photography Practice Sessions


REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN Latest Excursion Activities

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Completion of the Following Classes:
• PHOTO1 The Basics
• PHOTO2 Techniques
• PHOTO3 Perfection

PHOTO Excursions: 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 all with an interest in photography.

Photo Excursions are always low cost (typically between $5 & $15), a small fee that helps us cover basic costs for hosting these activities. As a member, you are welcome to attend as many Excursions as you’d like to help you feel completely comfortable with your camera . Each month we host a minimum of 2 practice sessions.

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Recommended Cameras for Classes Don’t see your camera below? Call us (281)716-2112

 

CANON NIKON SONY
Canon Rebel Series DSLRs Nikon DSLRs Cameras Sony Alpha Series SLR
XT, XTi, Xs, Xsi T1, T2, T2i, T3, T3i, T4, T4i, T5, T5i, T6,T6i, SL1 D40, D40x, D50, D60, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, a33, 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 EOS Series DSLRs Nikon Pro-Sumer DSLRs Sony Mirrorless Cameras
10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 60Da, 70D, 6D, 7D, 5D, 5D, MarkII, 5D Mark III D70, D70s, D80, D90, D7000, D7100, D7200, D100, D200, D300, D300s, D610 D700, D750, D800, D800E, D810 NEX-3, NEX-C3, NEC-C3K, NEX-F3, NEX-5, NEX-5N, NEX-5R, NEX-6, NEX-7, RX-100, a7, a7S, a5000, a5100, a6000,
Canon Mirrorless Series Nikon Mirrorless Cameras
EOS M 1, 1J1, 1J2, 1J3, 1J4, V1, V2, R, AW1, 1S1, 1S2

** Cameras listed here are those most highly reccommended for our classes.  However 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.