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Join us for in person educational photography workshops at Levy Park! These community-driven workshops focus on photography as a means for creative expression and acquiring basic photography skills. Learn and practice various aspects of photography such as composition and lighting. No prior experience is required, and all levels of proficiency and camera types are welcome. The workshop is open to teens (16 years and older) and adults. Please see below for more information regarding upcoming workshops for the 2021 – 2022 season.


UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

No registration required. Walk-ins are welcome!

 

November 6, 2021: Macrophotography

Explore small details of Levy Park while learning how to take close up photographs. During this session, we will explore aperture and differential focus in creating images. Bring a macro lens if you have one, but not required.

 

November 20, 2021: Motion & Panning

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

 

December 4, 2021: Intentional Mistake

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

 

December 18, 2021: Creating a Series

Learn how to create and organize multiple photographs which collectively tell a story about one subject or theme.

 

January 1 – No workshop/New Year’s Day Holiday

 

January 15, 2022: Black & 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.

 

February 5, 2022: Abstraction

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

 

February 19, 2022: Critique

Learn how to analyze and evaluate your own photographs and those of your peers in preparation for the 2022 Views from Levy Park exhibition. Bring a selection of your work for review, either prints or digital files.

 

March 5, 2022: Multiple Exposure and Digital Layering

Learn how to create layered, superimposed images by experimenting with long shutter speed or using multiple exposure smartphone apps.

 

March 19, 2022: Writing an Artist Statement and Biography

Learn how to write a short statement about yourself and your work as an artist in preparation for the 2022 Views from Levy Park exhibition.

 

April 2, 2022: Mixed Media

Learn about various mixed media approaches to photography, including image transfer, drawing and painting into photographs, and collage.

 

April 16, 2022: Exhibition

Celebrate the culmination of a year of hard work and creativity! View a selection of your photographic work created during the 2021-2022 Levy Park Photography Workshop series in the 2022 Views from Levy Park exhibition. Friends and family are welcome!

WHERE

In person at Levy Park, 3801 Eastside St., Houston, TX 77098 (Meet under the Pavilion)

WHEN

9am – 11am, 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month

Face masks and social distancing are highly encouraged for all workshop participants. If you are feeling ill or have recently been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please refrain from attending the workshop to protect the safety of our staff and other workshop attendees.

Questions?

Please contact Community Education Manager, Natalie Rodgers by e-mail below.

Email Natalie

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