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Photography Classes

© Sabrina Midkiff

Attention: In response to the growing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Houston Center for Photography has moved all remaining Spring 2020 classes online. Please register as you normally would, and Houston Center for Photography staff will update you with links to take your class or workshop as scheduled online. To participate in an online course, students will need access to a desktop, laptop, or tablet* with an internet connection. If you have any questions about navigating our new system, please email education@hcponline.org for more information.

*A tablet or smartphone will not work for some application-specific courses such as Photoshop or Lightroom Classic.

View all classes by level below by clicking each section.

Academic Calendars

Winter/Spring

January, February, March, and April 
Calendar is announced in November

Summer

May, June, July, and August
Calendar is announced in early April

Fall

September, October, November, and December
Calendar is announced in early August


View Classes By Month

Critique Group

Critique Group sessions are currently on hold until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Open to Members Only / Free to HCP Members

These courses introduce you to the understanding of photography as technology, medium of expression, and creative practice. A great first step for those new to photography.


The Art of the Self-Portrait

Registration & Fees $125
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I May 1-15 | Fridays | 2-4pm | Online | Learn More


Camera Basics

Registration & Fees $175
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I May 30-31| Saturday & Sunday | 1-4pm | Online | Learn More

Summer II July 25-26| Saturday & Sunday | 1-4pm | Online | Learn More


Historia de la fotografía

Registration & Fees $175
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I June 8-22 | Mondays | 6-8pm | Online | Learn More


Out of the Box

Registration & Fees $75
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Spring IV Apr 25 | Saturday | 11am-2pm | Online | Learn More

Summer I July 18 | Saturday | 11am-2pm | Online | Learn More


Photography I

Registration & Fees $245
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I June 9-30 | Tuesdays | 6-8pm | Online | Learn More

Summer II July 2-23 | Thursdays | 6-8pm | Online | Learn More


Photoshop I

Registration & Fees $245
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I June 4-25| Thursdays | 6-8pm | Online | Learn More

Summer II July 1-22| Thursdays | 6-8pm | Online | Learn More


Smartphone Photography

Registration & Fees $175
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I May 2-16| Saturdays | 1-3pm | Online | Learn More


Storytelling through Photography

Registration & Fees $245
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I May 7-28| Thursdays | 6-8pm | Online | Learn More

Courses that cover the next steps beyond the basics, focusing in photography concepts and digital processing. Perfect for the photographer who already knows aperture, shutter speed, and how to control them on their camera.


Photography II

Registration & Fees $245
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I June 5-26 | Fridays | 10am-12pm | Online | Learn More

Summer II July 2-23 | Thursdays | 4-6pm | Online | Learn More


Photoshop II

Registration & Fees $245
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I June 2-30 | Tuesdays | 4-6pm | Online | Learn More

Summer II July 6-August 3 | Mondays | 4-6pm | Online | Learn More

Courses that cover a wide range of topics and techniques: from state-of-the-art digital to history of photography, hands-on processes & content-based programs. These courses are perfect for the photographer looking to create or improve a body of work and/or to learn new techniques. While a basic understanding of photography is necessary for most of the special topic courses, they are not restricted to advanced students, instead, they are open to all photographers with a desire to gain new insights into photographic processes.


Artist Statement 101

Registration & Fees $125
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I May 9-16 | Thursdays | 1-3pm | Online | Learn More


Become a Photoshop Super User: Tips, Tricks, & Hacks

Registration & Fees $125
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I May 21-28 | Thursdays | 4-6 pm | Online | Learn More

Summer II July 11-18 | Saturdays | 1-3 pm | Online | Learn More


Close to Home: Making Your Work More Personal Intensive

Registration & Fees $199

 

Summer I June 10-July 1| Wednesdays | 6-8pm | Online | Learn More


Collage: Building a Daily Practice

Registration & Fees $145
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I June 1-15| Mondays | 3-4:30pm | Online | Learn More


Creating A Website For Your Portfolio

Registration & Fees $245
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I July 7-28| Tuesdays | 2-4pm | Online | Learn More


Creative Composition Intensive

Registration & Fees $175
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I June 2-10| Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday | 3-4:30pm | Online | Learn More


Developing Your Photographic Voice Intensive

Registration & Fees $199
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I April 26- May 17 | Sundays | 1-3pm | Online | Learn More | SOLD OUT

Summer II June 6-27 | Saturdays | 1-3pm | Online | Learn More


Developing Your Photographic Voice II

Registration & Fees $199
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I June 8-29 | Mondays | 4-6pm | Online | Learn More


DIY Lighting for Photography

Registration & Fees $175
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I May 7- 21 | Thursdays | 2-4pm | Online | Learn More


Introduction to “On Photography”

Registration & Fees $125
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I July 22 & 29 | Wednesdays | 6-8pm | Online | Learn More


Intro to Video

Registration & Fees $245
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I July 27-August 17 | Mondays | 6-8pm | Online | Learn More


Jumpstart: How to Start and Finish a Photography Project

Registration & Fees $245
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I June 17-July 8 | Wednesdays | 6-8pm | Online | Learn More


Mining your Photographic Archive

Registration & Fees $75
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I June 13 & 20 | Saturdays | 1-2:30 pm | Online | Learn More


Our Bodies in Nature

Registration & Fees $175
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I May 4-18 | Mondays | 2-4 pm | Online | Learn More


Photo History: Deconstructing the Nude

Registration & Fees $245
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I June 10-July 1 | Wednesdays | 2-4 pm | Online | Learn More


Photographer’s Sketchbook: Building a Daily Practice

Registration & Fees $145
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I Apr 29-May 13 | Wednesdays | 3-4:30 pm | Online | Learn More | SOLD OUT

Summer II June 9-June 23 | Tuesdays | 3-4:30 pm | Online | Learn More


Photojournalism & Visual Storytelling

Registration & Fees $175
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I June 11-25 | Thursdays | 4-6 pm | Online | Learn More 


Shift: Recontextualizing Your Archive

Registration & Fees $175
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I July 7-21 | Tuesdays | 6-8 pm | Online | Learn More

Throughout the year, HCP invites renowned visual artist and photographers to conduct Master Classes on various topics. These are unique opportunities to learn directly from celebrated experts. Stay tuned for our upcoming announcement!


 

 

These programs introduce the student to the use of the camera and composition tips to create a great photograph. As students move along the classes, they are introduced to lighting techniques, photograph editing, color management, and printing.


Cut & Paste: Collage for Teens

Registration & Fees $175
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I June 30-July 14 | Tuesdays | 2-4 pm | Online | Learn More 


Focusing Spot(lite): A Creative Space for Teens

Registration & Fees $245
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I April 22-May 13 | Wednesdays | 2-4 pm | Online | Learn More |  SOLD OUT

Summer II June 17-July 8 | Wednesdays | 2-4 pm | Online | Learn More 


Focusing Spot II: Digital Editing for Teens

Registration & Fees $175
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I May 27-June 10 | Wednesdays | 1-3 pm | Online | Learn More 


Mise-en-scène: Photograph Construction for Teens

Registration & Fees $145
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I July 13-17 | Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 2-3:30 pm | Online | Learn More


In Focus: Summer Photography Camp

Registration & Fees $245
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Various Sessions | June-August | Online | Learn More


Teen Zines: DIY Publications for Teens

Registration & Fees $175
Members enjoy 20% off tuition

 

Summer I June 11-25 | Thursdays | 2-4 pm | Online | Learn More

For information on the Teen Photography Classes program, or to receive information when classes become available for registration, please contact us below.

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