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Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Houston Zoo

at Digital Photo Academy - Medical Center

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6200 Hermann Park Dr
At Cambridge St
Houston, Texas 77030
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 15 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Jim Caldwell

What you'll learn in this composition class:

Back in 1905 Houston populations was 44,000 with 80 automobiles to get everyone around, but not far away, Mr. Barrett struck oil and Houston entered the energy game. Still the zoo was not much to speak of with a collection of rabbits, raccoons, Mexican eagles, black bear, some owls, capuchin monkeys, prairie dogs and the beginnings of an alligator pond.

In 1920, the federal government sent Earl to the zoo, a bison, for safe keeping as they approached extinction. A year later the first zookeeper, Hans Nagel was hired, the same year a number of snakes and birds joined the menagerie and a couple of years later two grand Asian elephants, Nellie and Hans, were added to the family. Now the Houston Zoo is a world class and internationally known first class wildlife park with over 400 different species to visit.

Your instructor will provide techniques to make your animal photos come to life by sharing the basic principles of panning, long lens, cropping and other tips that will lead to photos that go beyond the snapshot sensibility. Your instructor will also share extensive information on which lenses serve which purposes, to help you get the most out of the lenses you own and help you consider future lens purchases. In addition to animal portraiture outdoors there are photo ops in the Monkey House and other inside spaces that will provide lessons of catching your subjects in spite of the challenges of ambient lighting.

Additionally, there will be plenty of statues, landscapes and flora to photograph within Hermann Park. So be prepared to step back and capture a wide frame, or get close and compose a macro shot. Please be aware that in addition to the Digital Photo Academy fee, the Houston Zoo charges a $19.95 entry fee, well worth it for the beautiful setting provided in this non-profit destination.

Each Composition in the Field class begins with a talk with one of our experienced instructors, and then you and your fellow students take a stroll through one of a variety of photogenic locales (in any of the 20+ cities the DPA encapsulates). There is street photography, magnificent interiors, farmers markets, zoos, landscapes, and more, photos of which are included within. These photos are a mix of student and instructor images in many different venues and cities across the United States and Canada.

You will have fun in the three hour session, learn to shoot strategically, get more interesting photos of the event, and walk away with a foundation to improve your photographs in the future, whether you’re traveling, or at a birthday party and everywhere in between.

Please note: If a class must be cancelled due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control we will be happy to work with you to reschedule. If you should need to cancel and require a new class date, contact us. A $25 transfer fee will be imposed without a 3 day notice before the scheduled class.

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There is no cancellation fee if you notify us prior to the Thursday before the weekend of your workshop. Later cancellations will not be refunded and reschedules will require a $25 rescheduling fee.



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