Hands-On Photography Practice Sessions
PHOTO Excursions: Receive coaching and support to improve your photographic skills. Join us each month for a photography excursion where we go out & take pictures together “on- location”. Photo Excursions provide you with continuing hands-on practice outside of the classroom. A great way to meet new people all with an interest in photography.
Photo Excursions are always low cost (typically about $20)… just 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 Excursion a
FAQ: Answers You’ve Been Looking For
How long are each of the Beginner and/or Advanced classes? Answer
Each of the classes within the Beginner and Advanced programs are one-day classes. We like to keep these classes at 2.5 hours in length so you don’t feel overwhelmed. These classes are typically scheduled a week apart from each other which gives you the chance to practice and absorb the information before you move forward.
Why are your Beginner classes only 2.5 hours Answer
Each of the classes in the Beginner and Advanced programs are one-day classes that are 2-5 hours in length. Classes within these programs are typically scheduled a week apart from each other which gives you the chance to practice and absorb the information before you move forward. Therefore, you should plan to come to class once a week for 2.5 hours until you have completed each of your classes.
Should I take the Photography Classes in order? Answer
It is highly suggested to take each photography class in the order they are designed Each class builds on information you have learned from the previous class. You can however take the Picture Editing class without having taken any of the photography classes.
Can I reschedule any of my Beginner or Advanced classes if I need to? Answer
Yes, you can reschedule any of the Beginner or Advanced classes. There is a rescheduling fee of $10. To reschedule a class, all you need to do is login to your account and submit a Reschedule Request. You must submit your reschedule request within 30 days of your missed class date. If you have signed up for a Workshop, However, we do not offer the option to reschedule, if you have signed up for a workshop you cannot elect to reschedule or For more information on the rescheduling process and rescheduling fees, please read our Rescheduling/Return Policy.
Can I reschedule a Photo Workshop if I need to? Answer
No, unfortunately we cannot accept reschedule requests for any Workshops. Our Workshops do not happen as often, but they are very popular and fill up quickly. This makes it impossible to allow attendees the option to reschedule. Therefore all Workshop purchases are final. You can however transfer your Workshop registration to a friend without any extra charge by calling us at 281-716-2112. For more information on the rescheduling process and rescheduling fees, please read our Rescheduling/Return Policy.
Do I need to have my own camera for the class? Answer
We do not provide cameras to students in the class. It is suggested that you bring your own camera to class so you can learn how to navigate your specific brand and model camera. If you plan to attend the class with a friend or partner you are welcome to share a camera with them.
Is it difficult to learn with people each having different cameras in the class? Answer
All cameras are like cars in the sense that they all have the same basic functions. The big difference is that they are all organized a bit differently. During the class the instructor will explain how to access and control different aspects of your camera no matter whether you have a Nikon, Canon, Sony, etc.
Is there an age limit for taking photography classes? Answer
All ages are welcome to attend our classes. The large majority of our students are adults, but students even as young as 11years old have attended our classes. We advise parents to make sure their children understand that learning photography is both artistic as well as technical. As long as your child realistically understands that learning photography inevitably has a technical component to it, then your child will do very well in the class.
What type of camera should I use for the class? Answer
It is suggested that you have an SLR, quasi-SLR or Mirrorless camera. If you are not sure what type of camera you own, check the list below to see if your camera is recommended for our classes. The key requirement is for your camera to provide the option to not use the Automatic setting. If you do not find your brand or model camera in the list below you can call for more information; your camera may still be recommended for our classes! (281) 716-2112.
Can you suggest a good camera for me to buy? Answer
We suggest speaking with knowledgeable sales people who continuously keep up with the latest products on the market. You can get well informed purchasing info from the people at Houston Camera Exchange. HCE carries the greatest variety and quality of camera gear in the South Central US region. They are also familiar with the camera requirements for our classes. Houston Camera Exchange website: www.hcehouston.com or call them at (713)-789-6901
Will I receive a certificate of completion after I have taken photo classes? Answer
We do not offer any form of certification in photography because there aren’t many photographer “certifications” that hold any true authority. The only real certification out there is a 4-year college art degree with a concentration in photography. Even without a college degree, the absolute best way a photographer demonstrates their qualifications is through their personal portfolio. Your portfolio gives real examples of your photographic skills, and is always the most important representation of your abilities.
Recommended Cameras for Classes Don’t see your camera below? Call us (281)716-2112
|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
||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.