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PHOTO1 The Basics

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PICTURE Editing

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PHOTO1 The Basics

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 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.You will not begin by learning the Manual mode; we do this on purpose. “Priority” modes are extremely versatile, less work-intensive and less confusing to start with. Manual photography involves mathematic calculations, which we feel is too big of a leap forward when starting your photographic education. In fact, all aspiring photographers need to understand the “Priority” modes, because in many cases it is the preferred method of shooting.The goal of this photography class is to begin understanding your camera, using 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 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 to use the settings in your camera menus. 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. This is important in easing your frustration and solving difficulties that keep you from capturing the perfect moment at the right time. 

You will also learn how to keep your camera from producing images that are too bright/dark. Eliminate erratic results from one picture to the next, by learning to use one single button on your camera .

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:

  • Focusing techniques for action/movement and creative portraits
  • Manual focus techniques for better results
  • 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 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 settings 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 applys 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 is jaw dropping and will make you drool for an external flash if you don’t already own one.

After taking our three photography classes you are will be fully equipped to take the amazing pictures you have always been hoping for and you can now attend our FREE monthly Meetup Excursions for hands on coaching.

Topics Covered:

  • Using Flash with Aperture Priority/Shutter Priority
  • Flash Compensation
  • Making the flash travel farther
  • Slow Sync/ Rear Sync (1st/2nd curtain)
  • Bouncing a flash indoors and outdoors
  • 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.