Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, join Houston Center for Photography at Levy Park in Houston for educational photography workshops! These community driven workshops focus on photography as a means for creative expression and basic photography skills. FREE to the public, and no prior experience is necessary! Learn and practice various aspects of photography such as composition and lighting while photographing the features of Levy Park. Classes meet under the pavilion. All levels and cameras types are welcome!


UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

July 21st, 2018: Portraiture & Lighting:

Learn how to harness natural light and the environment of Levy Park to create beautifully lit and composed portraits. Bring a reflector if you have one, but not required.


August 4th, 2018: Macrophotography:

Explore small details of Levy Park while learning how to take close up photographs. Bring a macro lens if you have one, but not required.


August 18th, 2018: Black and White: 

Learn how to spot subjects and scenes with the most potential for black and white imagery while identifying visual elements such as tone, texture, shape, and contrast.


September 1st, 2018: Intentional Mistake:

Let’s break the rules! Learn how to intentionally disregard established photographic guidelines to create images of purpose and interest.


September 15th, 2018: Abstraction:

Let’s break away from representational imagery and create abstract photographs by playing with framing, perspective, multiple exposure, camera movement, and more. Bring a macro lens or telephoto lens if you have one, but not required.


October 6th, 2018: Composition Basics:

Learn how to create a well-balanced and interesting photograph using simple compositional guidelines, such as Rule of Thirds, leading lines, framing, and perspective.


October 20thComposition Scavenger Hunt:

Let’s explore Levy Park through photography while learning and applying simple compositional guidelines.


November 3rd, 2018: Understanding Exposure:

Learn how to correctly expose your subject through controlled combinations of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.


November 17th, 2018: Motion:

Let’s get moving! Learn how to capture motion through different techniques such as adjusting shutter speed, camera movement, and panning. Bring a tripod if you have one, but not required.


December 1st, 2018: Understanding Color:

Let’s consider the following questions: What is the relationship between light, exposure, and color? How does color affect composition? How does color convey certain moods?


December 15th, 2018: Color & Foreign Object:

Bring a colorful object to photograph in Levy Park! Learn how to creatively include this “foreign object” in composed images. Bring a colorful object with you to photograph.


January 5th, 2019: Camera Obscura & Cyanotypes:

Learn how light is essential to photography while exploring the camera obscura of HCP’s Flash Drive and creating cyanotypes (sun prints).


January 19th, 2019: Portraiture & Lighting

Learn how to harness natural light and the environment of Levy Park to create beautifully lit and composed portraits. Bring a reflector if you have one, but not required.


February 2nd, 2019: Macrophotography:

Explore small details of Levy Park while learning how to take close up photographs. Bring a macro lens if you have one, but not required.


February 16th, 2019: Black and White:

Learn how to spot subjects and scenes with the most potential for black and white imagery while identifying visual elements such as tone, texture, shape, and contrast.


March 2nd, 2019: Intentional Mistake:

Let’s break the rules! Learn how to intentionally disregard established photographic guidelines to create images of purpose and interest.


March 16th, 2019: Abstraction:

Let’s break away from representational imagery and create abstract photographs by playing with framing, perspective, multiple exposure, camera movement, and more. Bring a macro lens or telephoto lens if you have one, but not required.

WHERE

Levy Park, 3801 Eastside, Houston, TX 77098

WHEN

9:00 – 10:30AM

DATES

1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month through March 2019

Questions?

Please contact Access and Community Education Coordinator Natalie Rodgers by phone (713) 529-4755 ext. 14 or by e-mail below.

Email Natalie

For cancellations, please check back on this page or the Levy Park website.