Join our instructor for a series of photography workshops at CityPlace!
These community-driven workshops focus on photography as a means for creative expression and acquiring basic photography skills. No prior experience is necessary, and all competency levels and camera types are welcome.
Each workshop will begin with a photography lesson at the CityPlace Plaza, followed by time to practice the topic of the day, and will conclude with an informal critique.
There is no registration fee, and these workshops are open to teens (16 years and older) and adults.
Saturday, January 28: Black and White Photography
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. All camera types are suitable for this workshop.
Saturday, February 25: Using Aperture Priority Mode and Shutter Priority Mode
Learn how to move past Auto Mode and have greater creative control over your photographs. This workshop will cover the how and why of using aperture and shutter priority modes. A camera with manual settings is best suited for this workshop.
Saturday, March 25: Composition Basics: Subject Placement
Get the most visual impact from your images by learning the basics of framing and subject placement. All camera types are suitable for this workshop.
Saturday, April 22: Natural Light Photography
Learn how to recognize and work with characteristics of natural light to create stunning images outdoors. All camera types are suitable for this workshop.
Saturday, May 27: Architecture and the Manmade Landscape
Learn about creative approaches to photographing architecture and other manmade landscapes while exploring CityPlace Plaza and the surrounding area. All camera types are suitable for this workshop.
CANCELLED Saturday, June 24: Motion, Panning, In Camera Movement
Let’s get moving! Learn how to capture motion through different techniques such as slow shutter speed, panning and In Camera Movement. A camera with manual settings is best suited for this workshop but all camera types welcome. A tripod is useful but not required.
Saturday, July 22: Cyanotypes
Use botanic samples to learn the cyanotype process and create beautiful botanical art prints on fine art paper. Nature, science, and fine art intersect in Cyanotype, the oldest photographic printmaking process recognized by its Prussian blue color.
Family friendly activity. All supplies provided.
Saturday, August 26: Macro Photography
Discover hidden worlds and unseen details of CityPlace Plaza in this workshop. We will talk about equipment and methods for shooting macro photography. All camera types are suitable. A tripod and macro lens are useful but not required.
Saturday, September 23: Camera Basics
Learn basic camera functions of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to correctly expose your subject and obtain the desired visual effects you want from an image. All camera types are welcome, but a camera with manual settings is best suited for this workshop.
Saturday, October 28: Composition Basics: Line, Shape, and Texture
Learn the basics of powerful compositions by incorporating line, shape, and texture to create outstanding images. All camera types are suitable for this workshop.
Saturday, November 18: Capturing Holiday Family Portraits
No more awkward family photos! Learn some strategies for how to capture your best family portraits for the holidays. All camera types are suitable for this workshop.
Saturday, December 16: Capturing Holiday Lights
Learn how to photograph holiday lights and create gorgeous family portraits for the holidays. All camera types are suitable for this workshop.
CityPlace at Springwoods Village, Spring, TX (Class will meet at the picnic tables located in CityPlace Plaza at 1250 Lake Plaza Dr, Spring, TX 77389. The plaza is next door to Marriott CityPlace. See map here.)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fourth Saturdays of the month except when noted (Please refer to the specific schedule on this page)
Please contact our Access and Community Education Associate (ACE) by e-mail below.
For cancellations, please check back on this page or on the CityPlace calendar.