Resources & Facilities

 

One of our goals at the HCP Learning Center is to ensure that students have the necessary tools for success. We offer excellent facilities that help to advance student initiatives. We also have an in-depth learning work-flow system designed to make the photographic process a little bit easier to learn.

Amenities

9 Apple Intel Quad-Core iMacs with the Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, Illustrator, Muse, Premiere, etc), Photoshop Elements and Microsoft Office

Archival Inkjet Printers
2 – Epson Photo R2880 printers with K3 Ultrachrome inks (prints up to 13 inches wide)
1 – Epson Photo R3000 printer with K3 Ultrachrome inks (prints up to 13 inches wide)
1 – Epson Photo R2400 printer with K3 Ultrachrome inks (prints up to 13 inches wide)
1 – Epson SureColor P800 printer with K3 Ultrachrome inks (prints up to 17 inches wide)
1 – Epson Photo 9900 printer with K3 Ultrachrome inks (prints up to 44 inches wide)
1 – Canon IPF 8300 Printer (prints up to 44 inches wide)

Scanners
1 Epson V700 scanner
1 Epson V850 scanner
2 Nikon CoolScan 35mm film scanner
1 Nikon CoolScan 120mm film scanner

Learn How to Become a Digital Darkroom Pass Holder

Darkroom Hours

The Digital Darkroom is available for HCP Members that purchase lab time to become Digital Darkroom Pass Holder

Monday – Thursday: 11am – 9pm
Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 7pm

• The Lab will not be available during scheduled Classes, Private Lessons & Holidays

• During gallery installation the Lab is available by appointment

To confirm availablity please check the real-time calendars below or call us at 713-529-4755

Digital Darkroom Class Calendar

Digital Darkroom Private Lessons

HCP offers a great opportunity for affordable Studio Lighting!

 

 

Amenities

1 – Novatron 880 strobe system (960 watt/seconds max) with 4 – 500 watt strobe heads & modeling lights
1 – Interfit EX150 strobe heads & modeling lights
3 – 650 watt Colortran halogen continuous lights
1 – 750 watt Smith Victor halogen continuous light
1 – 9’ background system with black, white & chroma key (green)
2 – Heavy duty rolling light stands
2 – PocketWizard PlusX transmitters
1 – 7′ Parabolic Umbrella with diffuser
1 – 41×74 inch Silver/White Oval Reflector Disc
1 – Smith Victor 20″ Table tent with
2 – Stabilizer Sandbags
Umbrellas, diffusers & stands

Learn How to Become a Lighting Studio Pass Holder Here

Lighting Studio Hours

The Lighting Studio is available for HCP Members that purchase a Lighting Studio Pass.

Monday – Thursday: 11am – 9pm
Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 7pm

• The Lab will not be available during scheduled Classes & Holidays
• During gallery installation the Lighting Studio is available by appointment

To confirm availablity please check the real-time calendar below or call us at 713-529-4755

Lighting Studio Class Calendar

Houston Center for Photography’s John Cleary Library is home to more than 3,800 books on photography and related subjects. Originally, the library primarily housed books that were reviewed in HCP’s SPOT magazine but it has since grown to be a comprehensive reference library on photography.

The John Cleary Library includes monographs, surveys, exhibition catalogs, instructional books, periodicals, and self-published artist books. Its home in HCP’s Learning Center is a comfortable place where all are welcome to enjoy photography in book form and share John Cleary’s passion for photography. The library is open to the public during HCP gallery hours and by appointment.

Browse Collection

 

JOHN CLEARY (1937-2008)

John was an avid photography collector and dealer; self-educated and highly-devoted, John helped to propel Houston’s photographic connoisseurship.

His gallery was a renowned Houston institution that was celebrated for its vintage work and timeless contemporary photographs.

John’s legacy includes more than 1,200 images of children (known as his “Kid Collection”) and several thousand books on photography.

Our critique room serves as a classroom, a space for portfolio reviews, a conference room, and a screening room. The Critique Room is equipped with museum shelves, balanced lighting for portfolio reviews, tungsten lighting for photo shoots, and an automated projection screen.

The Critique Room is available for rent for $25/hour for HCP Members or $30/hour for Non-Members. Availability subject to HCP educational and exhibition programming.

Please contact Education to reserve this space.

Registration

Please email us at education@hcponline.org or call us at 713-429-4755 to purchase a Digital Darkroom or Lighting Studio Pass.

Orientation

After purchasing access to the Digital Darkoom and/or Lighting Studio, you need to schedule an Orientation session that will familiarize you with the equipment and setup of the space. This orientation is mandatory prior to use of either spaces (unless waived by the education department), but it is not required for taking workshops in the Digital Darkroom or Lighting Studio. You will be contacted to schedule an Orientation session once you have registered to use the studio space.

 


 

Digital Darkroom

Fees

Computer and Scanner Usage:

  • Yearly Fee: $120 HCP Members Only
  • Monthly Fee: $25 HCP Members Only

(Fee includes Orientation and use of computers and scanners)

Printing

Members interested in making their own prints in the Digital Darkroom must be familiar with the inkjet printing process. We recommend students to take the our Printing Your Photographs classes to learn or refresh your knowledge on preparing your photographs and printing.

$0.05 per square inch – paper not included (Bring your own paper for printing)

Restrictions

  1. HCP members only
  2. Must attend Orientation session
  3. Bring your own paper for printing (standard paper is available for purchase, please ask about our stock)
  4. Must be familiar with equipment.

 


 

Lighting Studio

Fees

Lighting Studio Usage:

  • Yearly Fee: $420 HCP Members Only
  • Monthly Fee: $50 HCP Members Only

(Fee includes Orientation and use of all lighting equipment)

Included

  • Five hours of studio time per month
  • After the five hours is used pass holders may continue to use the lighting studio at a rental rate of $25 per/hour
  • ALL Lighting Studio Equipment (click here for a detailed list)

Restrictions

  1. HCP members only
  2. Must attend Orientation session

 


 

Learning Center Studio Combination Pass

(Digital Darkroom & Lighting Studio Pass in one)

This pass gives you full access to all of the Learning Center studio resources!

Fees

  • Yearly Fee: $500 HCP Members Only
  • Monthly Fee: $65 HCP Members Only

(Fee includes Orientation and use of computers, scanners, and all lighting equipment)