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Introduction to Close to Home: Making Your Work More Personal | Wednesday | 1 – 2 pm

The last couple of months have profoundly shaken up how most of us live, work, and create. Get inspired by your personal, physical, or emotional spaces in this FREE online introductory workshop, presented in collaboration with Precision Camera in Austin, Texas. Houston Center for Photography instructor, Lou Benjamin, introduces approaches for sorting through your experiences to make your work more personal. Whether you are just getting started or are a seasoned professional, this workshop will motivate you to use photography for creative expression and intellectual reflection. This workshop will explore capturing the domestic space through intimate portraiture, studies of personal ephemera, and observations of interior spaces from your home and surrounding neighborhood. Students will be introduced to visual language, photographic theory, and art history, as well as be encouraged to expand their photographic skills and knowledge of techniques. 

This FREE workshop is provided by Houston Center for Photography, a non-profit gallery, educational space, and publisher in Houston, Texas, in collaboration with Precision Camera, a premier online and brick-and-mortar retailer and photo lab based in Austin, Texas. Together through our new, online partnership, we will be bringing you virtual workshops spanning the creative to the technical, to ensure you can keep telling your story no matter where you find yourself. 

Attention: This class has been moved online in response to the growing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please register as you normally would, and Houston Center for Photography staff will update you with information and a link to take this course at it’s scheduled time. 

To participate in an online course, students will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with an internet connection. If you have any questions about navigating our new system, please email education@hcponline.org for more information.

Registration & Fees: FREE

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Class meets Wednesday:
May 27th
1 - 2 pm



What to Bring to Class

Access to a computer with an internet connection


Lou Benjamin