Photography I for Smartphones

The ubiquity of smartphones means that most of us carry a sophisticated camera and digital lab with us at all times. This class is an introduction to the understanding of photography as technology, a medium of expression, and creative practice for photographers using a smartphone. It covers basic concepts and techniques: smartphone camera operation, exposure, composition, resolution, and image file preparation for on-screen and print use. Students will look closely at historically significant photographs to deconstruct visual composition and experience the pleasure of good pictures. Assignments will include both technical and creative exercises. Learn to shoot, edit, and share great content in this online course with Houston Center for Photography.


Registration & Fees: $245
Members Enjoy 20% Off Tuition


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Suggested classes to continue education:
  • Photography II
  • Printing
  • Lightroom

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.



Class meets four Wednesdays:
January 27th, February 3rd, 10th, & 17th
7 - 9 pm CST



What to Bring to Class

Access to a computer with an internet connection
Pen and Paper


Lou Benjamin