Thursday Aug 22nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
I am a photographer, naturalist, and teacher. My goal as a businesswoman is to promote photography and the natural world through teaching. When people understand photography they can enjoy it for a lifetime. When people experience the natural world they will work to preserve it for future generations.
Photography has been my passion since I was a child. Then my world centered around playing outside but as a young adult I morphed into a full-fledge naturalist. Mentors taught me the names of the birds, butterflies, flowers, trees, and dragonflies.
Today I share this knowledge through my photography. My photos have appeared in hundreds of magazines including on the cover of AAA Journey, Texas Parks & Wildlife, and Texas Highways. Calendars produced by Arbor Day Foundation, Audubon, Barnes & Noble, Sierra, Smith-Southwestern, and others have used my images. My photos have appeared in ad campaigns, guidebooks, textbooks, and brochures.
Every week my photos appear in my husband’s ‘Nature’ column in the Houston Chronicle. Since 1999, Gary’s column has taught readers about the birds, butterflies, and natural world around Houston and the world.
Gary Clark and I have worked on seven book projects over the years. Texas Wildlife Portfolio, Texas Gulf Coast Impressions, Portrait of Houston, and Texas: A Photographic Journey were published by Farcountry Press. Backroads of the Texas Hillcountry was published by Voyageurs Press. Enjoying Big Bend National Park was published by Texas A&M Press. Another book by A&M Press is in the works as is one published by Voyageurs Press. Look for both books in the fall of 2016.
Texas A&M Press also published Photographing Big Bend National Park. This book features my photos as well as my writing.
Over 10,000 people have attended my photography classes at Leisure Learning since 2000. Leisure Learning is a Houston legend and I’m proud to offer 23 different photography classes at two different locations.
Many of these students have joined me on workshops and photo tours. My workshops are offered in a variety of locations including Big Bend National Park, Texas hillcountry and ranches, and southern Arizona. Strabo Tours organizes my international photo tours to Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Galapagos, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Morocco, Peru, and Tanzania. Several of these trips are co-led with my husband Gary Clark.
I’ve given back by volunteering thousands of hours with the North American Nature Photography Association. I’m a charter member, have led several committees, served on the Board of Directors, and was honored to be the President from 2007-2008.
My company KAC Productions licenses my photos as well as the images of 15 other talented photographers. My office is run by a tuxedo cat.
Fabulous! Kathy makes all the things I’ve struggled to learn and understand seem so easy! She turned the light bulb on!
Great class with a ton of valuable information and hands on training. I would recommend this class to anyone looking to improve their skills. I'm looking forward to taking more classes from Kathy, she is so knowledgeable of the photography field and shares her knowledge with her students.
Kathy breaks it all down simply, makes it all easy to understand. I feel like I learned WAY more than I had expected to from a "beginner" course! Brought 2 friends with me, and they feel the same way. Kathy has a great speaking voice, so she's very easy to listen to. She is very organized, stays on track and finishes on time as well. We are looking forward to taking more courses with her!! Thank you !! Cheryl Kiser Jones Creek, Tx
Kathy is very knowledgeable and made the class interesting. I would recommend this class to anyone needing basic photography lessons.
She did awesome! I cant wait to attend additional classes!
Awesome class. She was candid and very informative. She even sends you home with homework. I will take another class from her
Jamie B W.
Great historic cemetery near Downtown Houston. Great vista towards the skyline, although time of day was difficult for a great shot. Kathy always gives great advice on ways to get the best shot in difficult lighting situations. She also introduced a new concept to me, zoom blur, using some of the angel statuary in the cemetery for a different look to our photos. I never fail to learn something new in one of Kathy's classes.
Instructor is very knowledgeable and has a variety of spots within short walking distance to showcase different techniques. Know when sunset is because she may come early and you get some extra pointers!
Kathy was as n excellent instructor. She is very patient and knowledgeable.. Looking forward to attending her next workshop!!
The instructor was very knowledgeable and explained the material very clearly. There was a lot of information taught to assist anyone who is interested in Beginning Photography. I look forward to attending other classes taught by Mrs. Clark.
Thursday Aug 22nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday Sep 13th, 6:30pm - 9pm
Saturday Sep 7th, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Wednesday Sep 18th, 9am - 11am
Thursday Sep 19th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Thursday Dec 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm