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Photography I: Learning the Basics

at Houston Center for Photography - Online

Course Details
$245 10 seats left
Start Date:

Tue, Feb 02, 5:00pm - Feb 23, 7:00pm Central Time (4 sessions)

Next start dates (1)

Purchase Options
Class Level: Intermediate
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 5
Teacher: Erin Neve

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this beginner photography class:

This class is an introduction to the understanding of photography as technology, medium of expression, and creative practice. It covers basic concepts and techniques: camera operation, exposure, composition, resolution, and preparation of image files for on-screen and print use. Students will look closely at historically significant photographs as a way to deconstruct visual composition and experience the pleasure of good pictures. Assignments will include both technical and creative exercises.

What to bring to class:

  • Digital Camera with 'Manual' Mode

  • Camera Manual

  • Flash Drive

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.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows:

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

Withdrawals and Transfers 

Withdrawal and transfer requests must be sent to [email protected] seven calendar days before the start of a class. All requests are subject to a non-refundable $25 fee. Refunds or credits will not be available after the seven-day grace period. Houston Center for Photography cannot accommodate refunds for life events beyond our control.


Houston Center for Photography reserves the right to cancel classes at any point due to under-enrollment. A full credit or refund will be issued.


It is not possible for students to make up a missed class by attending an equivalent class on another day. There are no refunds for missed classes.

Start Dates (2)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
5:00pm - 7:00pm Central Time Erin Neve 4 $245
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Feb 09 5:00pm - 7:00pm Central Time Erin Neve
Tue, Feb 16 5:00pm - 7:00pm Central Time Erin Neve
Tue, Feb 23 5:00pm - 7:00pm Central Time Erin Neve
6:00pm - 8:00pm Central Time Jaime Sonnier 4 $245
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Mar 10 6:00pm - 8:00pm Central Time Jaime Sonnier
Wed, Mar 24 6:00pm - 8:00pm Central Time Jaime Sonnier
Wed, Mar 31 6:00pm - 8:00pm Central Time Jaime Sonnier

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Reviews of Classes at Houston Center for Photography (3)

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Photography I: Learning the Basics
Reviewed by Gladys Q. on 3/13/2020
I really loved the class. The teacher was amazing and took her time explaining aperture, shutter speed, and ISO in detail for those of us who needed it. The homework that was assigned is what was most beneficial in applying what we learned in class. Again our teacher was extremely encouraging and engaging.
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