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Discover your inner artist with a wide range of photography classes in Houston. From beginner basics to advanced techniques, learn how to capture stunning images and master the art of photography.

8 classes in-person in Houston have spots left, and 12 classes live online are available.

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All Day Private Digital Photography (Houston)

Digital Photo Academy @ Cross Streets TBA, Houston, TX

Capture stunning images and develop your photography skills with a personalized, full-day private session in Houston. Learn camera techniques, explore various photography categories, and master post-capture editing with expert instruction tailored to your needs. Discover the art of composition and unleash your creative potential in this exclusive photography experience.

Monday, Feb 26th, 10am–4pm Central Time

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Half Day Private Digital Photography (Houston) Deal

Half Day Private Digital Photography (Houston)

Digital Photo Academy @ Cross Streets TBA, Houston, TX

Enhance your photography skills with a personalized learning experience tailored to your specific camera equipment and interests. Join our instructors for an immersive in-the-field shoot and discover the art of post-capture editing. Schedule your private session today and take your photography to the next level.

Monday, Feb 26th, 10am–1pm Central Time

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Master Your Digital Camera Controls (Houston) Deal

Master Your Digital Camera Controls (Houston)

Digital Photo Academy @ 6100 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX

Unlock the full potential of your digital camera with our comprehensive workshop. Learn how to make simple and creative changes to your pictures using the functions of your camera. Perfect for beginners and those looking to enhance their photography skills.

Saturday, Mar 9th, 2:30–4pm Central Time

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Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Hermann Park Sunset Shoot Deal

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Hermann Park Sunset Shoot

Digital Photo Academy @ 6100 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX

Join us for an immersive photography experience at Hermann Park, where you'll capture stunning sunset shots and learn expert lighting and composition techniques from our instructors. Explore the park's vibrant landscapes, serene lakes, and captivating reflections to enhance your photography skills. Don't miss this opportunity to take your photography to the next level.

Saturday, Mar 9th, 4–7pm Central Time

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Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Houston Arboretum and Nature Center Deal

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

Digital Photo Academy @ 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX

Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and wildlife at Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, while capturing stunning photos and learning composition techniques in this hands-on photography course. From portraits of colorful flowers to landscapes that tell a story, elevate your photography skills in a serene and photogenic environment.

Saturday, Apr 13th, 11am–2pm Central Time

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Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Rice University Deal

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Rice University

Digital Photo Academy @ 6100 Main St, Houston, TX

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field Workshop @ Rice University Area When conjuring up images of Houston, many individuals who don’t know the city might not realize the myriad of photo ops that are available, from charming Victorian Homes and turn of the century stately architecture to modern concept parks and gleaming skyscrapers. There are beautiful spaces with lovely fountains, historic statues, great oak trees and colorful gardens. And...

Saturday, Jun 8th, 11am–2pm Central Time

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Digital Photography Live In-the-Field Workshop @ Sam Houston Deal

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field Workshop @ Sam Houston

Digital Photo Academy @ 1100 Bagby St, Houston, TX

Join us for an immersive photography experience at Sam Houston Park, where you'll explore historic homes, beautiful landscapes, and more. Develop your skills, capture stunning images, and gain a foundation to improve your photography anywhere. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to learn and grow as a photographer.

Saturday, May 11th, 11am–2pm Central Time

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Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Market Square Deal

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Market Square

Digital Photo Academy @ 301 Milam St, Houston, TX

Capture the charm of Houston's Market Square as you learn composition tricks and transform snapshots into compelling images. Explore vintage architecture, vibrant wall murals, outdoor sculptures, and more in this hands-on photography experience. Elevate your photography skills and create images worthy of display.

Saturday, Jul 13th, 6–9pm Central Time

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Digital Photography I

PhotoUno Photography School

Master the art of digital photography and unlock the full potential of your camera with PhotoUno Photography School's virtual beginner photography class. Join our knowledgeable instructors on Zoom as they guide you through essential techniques, from aperture control to tricky lighting situations. Take your photography skills to the next level and capture breathtaking landscapes and stunning portraits.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 6:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)

Digital Photography: Smart Phone Skills

92nd Street Y

Unleash the potential of your phone's camera with this hands-on course at 92nd Street Y. Learn about hardware add-ons, apps for editing and networking, and the basics of composition. Capture stunning images and unlock your creativity with your smartphone.

Monday, Apr 1st, 1–3:30pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)

Creating Your Successful Photography Website

Washington Photo Safari @ Virtual Classroom

Discover the secrets to creating a professional photography website that will attract clients and boost your business. Learn about the key components, SEO basics, calls to action, and more in this workshop by Washington Photo Safari. Take your photography career to the next level with a well-organized and informative website.

Thursday, Feb 22nd, 6–8:30pm Eastern Time

Street Photography in the 21s Century: New Voices, New Strategies (Hybrid Learning)

Los Angeles Center of Photography @ *Virtual Classroom

Discover the new wave of street photography in the digital age and explore fresh perspectives on power, gender, and privilege. Join a workshop that challenges the norms of the genre and embraces the possibilities of the 21st century. Unleash your creativity and capture the essence of the modern world with ease and innovation.

Tuesday, Apr 2nd, 6–9pm Pacific Time

 (7 sessions)

Still Life Styling and Photography

Penumbra Foundation @ Virtual Classroom

Uncover the hidden tales behind vintage objects and flea market finds in this captivating workshop at Penumbra Foundation. Discover the art of storytelling through still life photography, as you learn the techniques for creating stunning object portraits. Perfect for online sellers and enthusiasts alike, this course offers invaluable insights into composition, backdrops, and more.

Saturday, Mar 9th, 12–2pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)

Anatomy of a Portrait

Penumbra Foundation @ Virtual Classroom

Discover the rich history and diverse techniques behind the art of portrait photography in this eight-week online workshop. Through engaging discussions, creative assignments, and thought-provoking readings, you'll delve into the philosophy of portraiture and learn how to effectively capture the essence of your subjects through the lens. Uncover the secrets of this captivating art form and elevate your portrait-making skills with the guidance of industry experts at Penumbra Foundation.

Thursday, Apr 4th, 6–8pm Eastern Time

 (7 sessions)

A Special Nikon Camera Users Virtual Photo Safari

Washington Photo Safari @ Virtual Classroom

Level up your Nikon camera skills with a virtual photo safari led by Nikon user and professional photographer E. David Luria. Discover how to navigate your camera's menu, understand advanced settings like multiple exposures and Kelvin temperatures, and get recommendations on lenses and equipment. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your photography knowledge from the comfort of your own home.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 7–9pm Eastern Time

How to Write an Artist Statement

Penumbra Foundation @ Virtual Classroom

Learn how to effectively communicate the concepts and processes behind your artwork through the power of words. This course at Penumbra Foundation will equip you with the skills to craft a compelling artist statement, ensuring that your work is properly contextualized and understood by funders, galleries, and the public. Say goodbye to writer's block and confidently share your artistic vision with the world.

Saturday, May 4th, 10am–1pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)

Ziatype

Penumbra Foundation @ Virtual Classroom

Learn the innovative Ziatype printing process, a variation on palladium, at the Penumbra Foundation. Discover how to control tone and contrast through sensitizer adjustments and create stable prints with a wide tonal range. Gain a deeper understanding of this versatile technique for producing unique and beautiful images.

Saturday, Apr 20th, 10am–6pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)

The Art of Photography: Your Creative Approach

Los Angeles Center of Photography @ *Virtual Classroom

Unlock the secrets of your creative process and expand your approach to photography in this transformative course at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Join Ken Merfeld as he challenges your technique, explores your artistic identity, and helps you break free from tradition. Discover the keys to unlocking your creativity and revolutionizing the way you approach your work.

Wednesday, Apr 10th, 6–9pm Pacific Time

 (6 sessions)

Textures and Patterns in Nature

Chicago Botanic Garden @ Online via Zoom

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of nature's textures and patterns. Discover how to artistically capture organic forms and design elements through the use of light, composition, and background. Enhance your photography skills with this intermediate-level class at the esteemed Chicago Botanic Garden.

Thursday, Apr 11th, 9:30am–12pm Central Time

 (6 sessions)

The Photographer's Eye - Part 1

Los Angeles Center of Photography @ *Virtual Classroom

Discover the secrets behind capturing the essence of the real world through a camera lens in this thought-provoking course. Explore the challenges photographers face in translating three-dimensional experiences into two-dimensional images, and learn the strategies used by professionals to overcome these obstacles. Immerse yourself in the art of composition and gain a deeper understanding of camera vision.

Thursday, May 2nd, 9am–12pm Pacific Time

 (9 sessions)

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Discover the Best Photography Classes in Houston

If you have considered taking a photography class, Houston is a great place to start. They offer courses both online and in person for all levels of photographer. However, before beginning classes, consider how in-depth you would like to take your learning. 

Why You Should Learn Photography in Houston

If you need a reason to learn photography in Houston, there are plenty of reasons. One of them is gaining access to a larger community. Photography is a great way to connect with others with similar interests helping you make new friends. Houston has a few options for photography clubs and groups. The Houston Innerloop Photo Club is devoted to helping members become better photographers. They offer monthly outings that typically feature a guest speaker. The photo club also hosts monthly photo discussions where each member can attend with five images around a selected topic, and the group has conversations around the concepts. Annual dues for the club are about $50. 

You could also join the Houston Camera Club. This club is excellent if you want to learn or improve your photography skills, participate in competitions, learn the latest in photo editing, and spend time with other photographers with similar interests. The group has monthly meetings at a local community center on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. Finally, there’s the Houston Photochrome Club. Founded in 1967, this is an excellent group for men and women of all ages looking to enjoy learning and help others learn about photography. 

If connecting with others differs from what you are looking for when considering photography, there are other benefits. Learning this skill can also be a fun hobby that relieves stress and can help you be productive during your free time. Finally, the skills you learn as a photographer can help you flourish in your current career or help you start up a new side hustle. You can sell your photos on the side or take pictures for others, such as weddings, graduations, or family events. Photography is a transferable skill as well. Having an eye for a good shot can help you pay attention to details and improve your problem-solving skills. Learning photography has many benefits that can enhance your personal life or career. 

In-Person Photography Classes in Houston

Houston has some great options for photography schools offering in-person classes. Kathy Adams Clark Photography is based in The Woodlands, and Kathy herself provides the courses. Kathy’s goal is to promote photography and the natural world through teaching. She hails that her photos have appeared in ad campaigns, guidebooks, textbooks, and brochures, with her images being displayed weekly in the Houston Chronicle. She’s had over 10,000 people attend her photography classes since 2000, so you can expect to be in good hands in one of her classes. If you consider taking the Photoshop for Photographers course offered at Kathy Adams Clark Photography, you can expect to learn a lot. The course teaches students Camera RAW, histograms, clipping, file browser, and metadata on Photoshop CC. Students will also learn a proven workflow to get their photos off their computers and into use. This course is excellent if you want to learn how to take photo editing to the next level.

Digital Photo Academy is known for its nationwide worship series dedicated to promoting the culture of digital photography. DPA keeps its classes small and taught by talented and accredited professional photographers. DPA is mainly known for its live in-the-field workshops. These workshops start with a tour with one of the DPA-experienced photographers through Houston’s most scenic street locations. All live-in-the-field classes last three hours, and students will learn how to shoot strategically, get more exciting photos, and walk away with a foundation to improve their photographs in the future. 

For example, the Digital Photography Live In-The-Field @ Rice University will guide students around some Houston photogenic spots from Victorian Homes and century stately Architecture. The Digital Photography Live In-The-Field @ Market Square course is offered through DPA. The workshop is timed around sunset, giving students a chance to catch the charm of Houston’s Old Market Square. Students will also visit the Majestic Metro Theater while checking out painted murals and outdoor sculptures. If you are not quite ready for an in-the-field course, DPA offers a Master Your Digital Camera Controls (Houston) course. This one-session course is excellent for students that just purchased a Digital SLR Camera/Point and shoot camera that wants to learn to make simple and creative changes to their pictures, and even those who want to know all the basic knowledge about their camera before moving on to the next level of classes. DPA has something for all students.

Virtual Photography Classes 

If you have not considered it, virtual photography classes are also a great way to learn this new trade. There are pros and cons to consider before deciding to register for your next virtual class. Some pros include attending your class from anywhere, having more class options, and no commute. Online classes mean that you can log into your photography course from your couch, front porch, or on vacation, giving you the freedom to take your class from wherever it makes you the most comfortable. In addition to being able to take a class from anywhere, you have more class options. Now that you can take a class from anywhere in the world, you can access more choices. For example, if a course in Chicago catches your eye from your Los Angeles apartment, go ahead and sign up. Just keep up with the time differences. Finally, no driving to class is required! Taking a class online means avoiding traveling to a traditional school, worrying about parking, and running into a classroom. Simply log into your virtual classroom at least 5 minutes before start time, and enjoy your easy “commute.” 

The benefits are great, but you should also consider the cons of a virtual class, Namely, receiving instant feedback. When taking an online course, it could be more challenging to receive instant feedback from the instructor due to the setup of the course. Most online courses plan for this by allowing students to submit photos or questions for feedback at the end of each period or have a live instructor that allows for questions. However, some students may still go unnoticed. While this can be fixed, it can be seen as a challenge depending on the type of student you are and your needs. Another con of a virtual class, you usually need to provide your equipment. On the other hand, this is typically the requirement for most photography classes, even in-person ones. 

Once you have decided that online photography classes are the best option for you, there are many options to choose from. For example, the Still Life Styling and Photography online course is offered through the Penumbra Foundation. The course is split into two sessions and will discuss the act of storytelling through still-life photography and work on techniques for creating beautiful object portraits for use as a selling tool, gift, or tribute. This course is excellent for students considering selling their work on sites like Etsy or Instagram. Or you could choose the iPhone Photography virtual course the Chicago Botanic Garden offers. A seminar is split into three sessions that help students explore and learn some of the better-known apps used for nature photography. Students can expect to learn the basics of iPhone photography, examine photos taken during class, and enhance, manipulate, or alter them. Finally, The Documentary Photography Narrative is a six-session online learning class hosted by the Los Angeles Center of Photography. In this workshop, open to all levels of photographers, students will have the chance to present their work. Other students will consider sequencing, narrative, and potential strategies to create a personal vision that resonates with the photos. Students can expect lots of discussion about strategy and individual approaches to storytelling with your photos. 

Private Group Photography Classes in Houston

Private photography classes can be fun to connect with friends or colleagues. With the help of CourseHorse, you can plan a private group photography class in Houston for your next team-building event. You can check out their website to see what types they offer that would be an excellent fit for your team. On the other hand, if they do not provide the class you need, a virtual party planner from CourseHorse can help you plan your next private event. When you complete the contact form on their website, a virtual party planner will contact you within two business hours. To complete the form, you will need to know how many guests you anticipate, the date of your event, and a description of what you are looking for, and your virtual party planner will handle the rest. You can expect a booking confirmation within 24 hours. If the event includes the materials, CourseHorse will arrange for them to be sent to your guests before the big day. If you have a preferred virtual platform, CourseHorse likely supports it.

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