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DIY & Natural Light Portraiture

In these challenging times of social distancing and shelter-in-place orders, photographers must rethink their usual methods for creating new work. Whether you are just getting started or are a seasoned professional, this online course will provide you with Do-It-Yourself techniques for creating accessible and straightforward lighting solutions for your photography. Students will be given an overview of window lighting, the mechanics of diffusion, and learn tips and tricks for making their subjects look their best. Students will leave this course with an understanding of how to manage light to create stunning portraits.

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, 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.

Registration & Fees: $175
Members Enjoy 20% Off Tuition


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Class meets three Thursdays:
September 17th, 24th, & October 1st
7 - 9 pm (CST)


Capture, Lighting, Present

What to Bring to Class

Access to a computer with an internet connection
Digital Camera with 'Manual' Mode
Flash-drive (or external hard drive)
Notebook and pen


David Knox