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August 2020

Houston Cistern EXCURSION

August 8, 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, 105 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007, USA, 2 Sabine St United States

The Houston Cistern is one of Houston's hidden gems that should be on your bucket list. Let's explore this retired waterway with our camera. Located near the Sabine Street Bridge, the cistern is a retire reservior that has been opened to the public. This beautiful structure is an impressive 1.5 footballs fiels in size. Get ready to use your tripod to take pictures of this dimly lit relic using slow shutter speeds. We will have 30 minutes to walk the entire length of the Cistern. Be sure to arrive 30 minutes early so we can talk about camera settings a nd be fully prepared. The tour lasts only 30 minutes, so we are limited on the amount of time we are allotted to take our pictures.

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September 2020

RCW Nursery Garden EXCURSION

September 26, 2020 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

RCW Nursery is a gorgeous plant nursery near Jersey Village and Cypress Texas that boasts some of the greatest selections of plants. The nursery grounds are beautifully decorated with a plethora of garden art, birds, a rose house, herb house, and more. This will be a wonderful opportunity to test out your metering and Aperture Priority skills for nature photography. You can also bring a guest so you can test out pictures of people with beautiful flowers decorating your background. If you have a reflector this can be a great occasion to use it. If you have a Macro lens this will be your best friend for capturing the most detailed shots of flowers and portraits. A 50mm lens also works very well if you do not own a macro lens. Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can all talk about our camera settings beforehand. Since this is an outdoor event there is always a chance of bad weather. If we are rained out, this excursion will be rescheduled.

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October 2020

Funeral Museum EXCURSION

October 11, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
National Museum of Funeral History, 415 Barren Springs Dr, Houston, TX 77090, USA, 201 Barren Springs Dr United States

The National Museum of Funeral History was founded in 1992 to collect and preserve the history of the the funeral industry, including how it began and how it has evolved over time. This museum features a broad spectrum of funeral-related topics ranging from the ancient embalming rituals of Egypt to remembering celebrities and public figures and a collection of vintage hearses. This will be a fascinating opportunity to photograph some interesting relics that go hand-in-hand with the spirit of Halloween. A lens that allows to create a small depth of field will be a nice choice to allow you to get creative with your depth of field. A wide angle lens can also be useful when taking photos indoors where you are restricted on space. Please arrive 20 minutes early to discuss camera settings.

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November 2020

Houston Zoo Lights EXCURSION

November 14, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

During the holiday season, the Houston Zoo is illuminated with Christmas lights, carolers and vendors. This is a wonderful evening opportunity to explore the zoo at night and take pictures of Christmas lights. You will get the chance to test out your slow shutter speed skills to achieve some amazing night time shots. Don't expect to see any animals, since they will be asleep while all the festivities take place. You should definitely expect to bring a tripod with you and if you own a remote for your camera you can bring that as well. Tickets for entrance to the Houston Zoo Lights must be purchased online via the Houston Zoo website. Since this is an outdoor event there is always a chance of bad weather. If we are rained out, this excursion will be rescheduled. Please arrive 20 minutes early to discuss camera settings. The sooner you purchase your Zoo Lights admission to sooner you are assured to access this event: https://zoolights.houstonzoo.org/get-tickets/

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