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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.
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Houston Center for Photography
Houston, Texas Online
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Through the Learning Center, Houston Center for Photography offers over 300 workshops to the general public each year. We present workshops for both film and digital photographers of all levels.
Photographers can choose topics they are interested in or follow a curriculum guide to learn the basics of...
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Digital Photography I is an introductory run-down of the technical knowledge you need to get up and running in digital photography. This class is all about getting to know the ins and outs of your camera. We will start by covering the basics of camera operation with topics like ISO, aperture, depth of field, and shutter speed. Then we will cover proper...
Friday Jul 2nd, 4:30pm - 6pm Eastern Time
Getting your settings spot on but feel like there's still something missing from your photos? After you get to know your camera and get started in photography, you may feel equipped to start leveling up your inframe skills. In this class, we will explore the next steps to develop from beginner to amateur photographer. Here we will...
Tuesday Jul 6th, 5:30pm - 7pm Eastern Time
Continue learning about your camera in our follow up to Digital Photography I. PhotoUno Photography School will help you learn to create mood in your photographs and improve your composition with the use of different visual elements. Students will discuss how to find interesting points of view while “making” photographs. In this course, students...
Thursday Jun 24th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time(6 sessions)
Does your camera confuse you? This 2 hour class will cover ISO, aperture, shutter speed and more. You'll never want to photograph in auto mode again! You need to have a camera that has the manual mode setting.
Tuesday Jun 29th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time
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Each settings on your camera provides a world of potential for bettering your photography, whether you use a DSLR, point and shoot, Mirrorless, or smartphone camera, learn the tons of tricks that you can do with the equipment that you already have, without complexity and staying in Auto mode. You don’t need a high tech camera to make amazing photos....
Wednesday Jun 23rd, 6pm - 7:45pm Eastern Time(5 sessions)
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Digital Camera Settings Each settings on your camera provides a world of potential for bettering your images. Whether you use a DSLR or a point and shoot, there are tons of tricks that you may be missing out on. We'll explore settings such as exposure compensation and various presets that can turn a regular image into a special one. Our knowledgeable...
Wednesday Jun 23rd, 6pm - 7:45pm Eastern Time
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iPhoneography Yes, that iPhone that you have in your pocket has a great camera! But have you ever wondered how much more you can do with it? Today's smart phones are much more than a ""point and shoot camera"". Why not take full advantage of it? This 2 hour class will teach you how to maximize the potential of these devices and what you can do...
Thursday Jul 8th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time
A good composition is the essence of impactful images. How do we define a “good composition?” In this course, your instructor will answer this question with tangible rules, so your technique can be more scientific than mystical. Similar to how learners of a new language use grammar to structure their sentences, aspiring photographers can use compositional...
Tuesday Jun 22nd, 5pm - 7pm Central Time(4 sessions)
In this beginning workshop, students will learn all the controls and functions on their digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) or mirrorless cameras, basic camera operation (including f-stop, shutter speed and ISO), fundamental concepts of photography, and how to control the photograph’s final look. Discussions include composition and light, how to get...
Monday Jul 12th, 6:30pm - 8pm Pacific Time(12 sessions)
We'll be covering all the nuts-to-bolts aspects of exposure, shutter speeds, aperture, ISO, depth of field, motion blur, as well as comparing different lenses and the basics of composition. Class instruction strongly emphasizes technical understanding, but we also hope to spark your creative expression and even offer a new way of seeing the world...
Sunday Jun 27th, 4pm - 6pm Eastern Time(8 sessions)
Learn to control your camera in our virtual beginner photography class. We have modified our in studio class to be taught completely online. In this 5 week course you will learn the photography essentials we cover in our Digital Photography I from anywhere. The instructor will be teaching the class on Zoom. All your questions will be answered live....
Wednesday Jun 23rd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time(5 sessions)
The proper use of lighting equipment can make the difference between an amateur production and a professional one. See demos of 3-point lighting and other basic setups, and get introduced to how cinematographers and gaffers use light to tell a visual story. This essential workshop covers electrical safety, on-set vocabulary, and principles of light,...
Wednesday Jun 30th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time(2 sessions)
Have you had a digital camera for years and still get dark blurry pictures? Or perhaps you have purchased a new camera and are excited to learn the new functions? Well PhotoUno’s Introduction to your Camera is a great way to get started. Our Introduction to Photography Class will help you start to feel more comfortable with your camera. It is great...
Friday Jun 25th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time
This 3-week course helps students improve the way they compose/frame an image. They will explore by, following useful composition guidelines that will help their creativity & understand the importance of surveying how to approach a scene before we photograph it. This class has been designed to present the students with visuals and understand...
Tuesday Jun 29th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time(3 sessions)
The view through a crystal ball -- also called a glass orb -- is very different. The world goes upside down but also does other things. The way we look and photograph a scene completely changes. Join Kathy for this evening of photography fun.
Thursday Jun 24th, 10am - 11:30am Central Time
Digital Photo Editing and Cataloging with Adobe Lightroom Join photographer Stephen Sherman for this comprehensive introduction to using Adobe’s Lightroom as a standalone cataloging and editing tool for digital images. Some of the topics to be covered include importing into Lightroom from camera or from files already on the computer, getting photos...
Thursday Jun 24th, 1pm - 3:30pm Eastern Time(4 sessions)
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Seminar: Instagram & Social Media Photography Make your photos and videos stand out in social media. Although we've all heard of Social media apps, there's a gem of opportunity to learn, share and expand your creativity just by diving into this virtual community.Applications such as Instagram provide rich and accessible exposure to all sorts of...
Saturday Jun 26th, 5pm - 6:45pm Eastern Time
Adobe Lightroom is a comprehensive application that allows you to organize, optimize and share your photography. This course will introduce the fundamentals of a Lightroom workflow. Learn to properly import photos into the library, develop and edit photos, and share photos using social media, web pages and photo printing. We will also look at...
Thursday Jul 15th, 6pm - 7:45pm Eastern Time(4 sessions)
Welcome to the Studio! Classes will consist of full hands-on shooting using pro photo equipment provided by us, weekly assignments and plenty of experimentation. You don't need to own studio equipment, just have a camera with Manual mode. You'll learn how to use the photo equipment including soft boxes, umbrellas, snoots and flash-meters. You'll...
Friday Jul 16th, 2:15pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time(3 sessions)
This 2-hour street photo session is the more basic version of our 10-hour Street Photography Course. In this class you will learn the tricks and tips on how to shoot quickly and efficiently so to capture beautiful street photos. Class will include composition, perspective, focus control, visualization and getting the best possible framing in busy streets...
Tuesday Jun 29th, 3:45pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time
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