Join us outdoors for free, in-person educational photography workshops while exploring the beautiful landscape of CityPlace at Springwoods Village in Spring, Texas. 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 levels of proficiency and camera types are welcome. Teens (16 years and older) and adults are welcome.
Each workshop will begin with a photography lesson at the CityPlace Plaza (pictured above) followed by time to explore and take photos, and will conclude with an informal critique.
Saturday, April 23: 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, May 28: 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, June 25: 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.
Saturday, July 23: 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, August 27: 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 24: 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 22: 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 19: 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 17: 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.
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)
Note: Workshop is subject to postponement or cancellation due to changing conditions of COVID-19 and/or inclement weather.
Please contact Access and Community Education Associate, Anne Houang, by e-mail below.
For cancellations, please check back on this page or the CityPlace Website.