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Photography Classes

The following photography classes are taught by Kathy Adams Clark. Register by calling Leisure Learning at 713-529-4414 or click the link below. All dates are for 2014. Classes repeat throughout the year so keep watching for new dates and offerings. Weekend classes under Photo Tours. Visit My Photography Blog

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Basics of Photography - A One Day Workshop

Learn the basics of photography beginning with metering, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. We'll spend time learning about composition, color harmony, equipment, flash and gadgets. 9:30 to 3:30 p.m. Richmond Ave, Houston. Register by calling Leisure Learning at 713-529-4414 or click on Leisure Learning.

Class #y4642 Saturday, August 16, September 27, November 1 or December 13, 2014.

Class #y4643 Saturday, September 6 or December 6, 2014 in The Woodlands.

"I can't imagine a better class unless it was longer to cover more."

"Loved it! Major info in a short class. Yummy class!"

"Excellent! Kathy was very knowledgeable and easy to understand."

"I really was using less than 5% of my camera's capability. THANKS FOR MAKING IT SO EASY TO UNDERSTAND!"

"I can't tell you how much I enjoyed your class yesterday. You present the material beautifully and the class flew by seamlessly. Your knowledge is truly impressive and you are so generous to share it with us. Thank you."


Evening with a Pro

Enjoy a stimulating interview and discussion with a leading professional photographer. Kathy Adams Clark will moderate the evening. She will interview the guest photographer about his/her photography, career, and work. The discussion revolves around 20 images that will be projected for viewing. This event is designed to be a photographer-to-photographer discussion with plenty of information about technique, equipment, and the life of a working professional photographer. Richmond Ave, Houston. Call Leisure Learning at 713-529-4414 to register.

Classes TBA


Portrait class

Available Light Photography

Designed for students who have attended my Basic Photography class and are ready for more. Create simple images using just the light from a window. Turn off the flashes and unplug the studio lights. Learn how to create quiet photos with natural light indoors. We'll work in black-and-white or color, learning how to evaluate the face of the subject to accentuate the best features and create a pleasing portrait. Bring a reflector if you have one. Everyone in the class will be a model as well as a photographer. Please bring a tripod, your camera with one or two lenses and camera manual to class if you have them.. Richmond Ave, Houston. Call Leisure Learning at 713-529-4414 to register. Class #y4670A TBA


Photoshop Camera Raw

Processing with Photoshop CC or Lightroom

Designed for students who have attended my Photoshop for Photograhers class or watched my video tutorials on YouTube and are ready for more. This class is more in-depth than W0968 and assumes a basic understanding of Photoshop CC or Lightroom. We'll concentrate on the tabs in Photoshop CC Adobe Camera Raw and the Develop module in Lightroom. Both process images in much the same way. Tabs and sliders will be explored in more detail including tips on sharpening, local adjustments, and much more. Richmond Ave, Houston. Call Leisure Learning at 713-529-4414 to register.

Class #y4781 Monday, August 18, 2014 from 6:30-9:30 pm in The Woodlands.


Train at Night

Alternative Processing

Let's move away from the real and explore the unreal world of alternative processing. Software used in this class will be Nik Color Efex and Nik HDR Efex Pro. The software will be introduced and then several images will be processed live. Students are welcome to bring an image that will be processed by the group. No need to bring your laptop. Discount on the software available to class participants. Richmond Ave, Houston. Call Leisure Learning at 713-529-4414 to register.

Class #y____. Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 1:30-4:30pm.


Basic Photography

Making Money with Your Camera

There are a number of different ways to make money with your camera. Let's talk about how you can make money through a business that specializes in portrait, wedding, youth sports, or event photography. This class will include the technical specifications of a good image, equipment, building a website, posting images for direct sale, pricing images, licensing rights, copyright, sales tax, insurance, contracts, and much more. Richmond Ave, Houston. Call Leisure Learning at 713-529-4414 to register. Class #y4756. TBA


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Action Photography

Knowing how to capture action is an important skill in photography. We encounter action in sports, wildlife, auto racing, and even when a child jumps into the air. All utilize the same skills and camera settings. Join use for an evening of learning and discussing action photography. Bring your camera to class so we can review settings and functions. Learn about stopping action, blurring action, equipment, lenses and other things that make action photos stand out. Please bring your camera and camera manual to class if you have them. Richmond Ave, Houston. Call Leisure Learning at 713-529-4414 to register.

Class #y____ Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 6:30-9:30pm.


Star Trails in Morocco

Pushing Your Photography to the Next Level

You've got a good grasp of your camera's light meter, understand f/stop and shutter speed, and know when to raise the ISO and when to keep it low. Now it's time to learn some new tricks like layer blends, focus stacking, motion pans, panoramas, Ortons, high-dynamic range, and long exposures. We'll explore gadgets, software, and techniques. Please bring your camera and camera manual to class if you have them. Richmond Ave, Houston. Call Leisure Learning at 713-529-4414 to register.

Class #y____. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 6:30-9:30pm.


Flower pot in Morocco

Composition

We hear that the ?rules are meant to be broken? but what about the rules of composition in photography. Learn about basic composition such as framing, thirds, diagonals, and symmetry. Then move into golden thirds, golden ratio, leading lines, patterns, point-of-view, movement into space, color contrasts, point-counterpoint, and much more. Please bring your camera and camera manual to class if you have them. Richmond Ave, Houston. Call Leisure Learning at 713-529-4414 to register.

Class #y____. Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 6:30-9:30 pm.


HDR Big Bend sunset

HDR and Panoramic Photography

Interesting photos happen when you combine several images into a composite that captures all the dynamic range the human eye can see. Grand landscapes come to life when you combine 15 or 20 images into a panoramic photo. Come learn the techniques needed to capture high dynamic range (HDR) and panorama photos, equipment needed, and how to process the images. Richmond Ave, Houston. Call Leisure Learning at 713-529-4414 to register. Class #0953 TBA 6:30-9:30 pm


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Cataloging & Organizing Your Photos

Digital cameras allow us to take thousands of photos without even thinking about how we're going to organize or store them. Learn why it's important to develop a naming system, how to keyword images, which software programs can help, and how to use external hard drives. Richmond Ave, Houston. Call Leisure Learning at 713-529-4414 to register for class #0963 TBA


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Photography at Night

You've seen it. Now learn how to do it. Photographing the city lights after dark is an incredible experience. We'll use the buildings and streets near class to learn how to capture different indoor and outdoor lighting situations, how to get a correct exposure, and how your camera works under low light situations. A tripod is a must for this class. Also bring camera, manual, extra battery, wide angle lens, flash, small flashlight, film/memory cards, small camera bag and comfortable walking shoes. 6:30 to 9:30. Call Leisure Learning at 713-529-4414 to register.

Class #y4701 Wednesday, October 29, 2014 or Thursday, December 11, 2014 6:30-9:30pm in The Woodlands.

Class #y4706 Thursday, December 4, 2014 6:30-9:30pm in the Theatre District

Class #V0938 in Kemah. Dates TBA

Class #W0940A in downtown Houston. Dates TBA

Class # ---- in Montrose area, Houston. Dates TBA


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Digital SLR: Understanding Your Camera

Digital photography is evolving. Powerful digital SLR camers are surpassing the little point-and-shoot cameras. Come learn about your Canon 6D, Digital Rebel, Mark IV, Nikon D7100, D800 or other advanced DSLR. Great place to gather information if buying a digital SLR is in your future. Call Leisure Learning at 713-529-4414 to register.

Class #y4659 Wednesday, August 20, 2014 6:30-9:30 pm

Class #y4660 Thursday, October 16, 2014 6:30-9:30 pm in The Woodlands.


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Photoshop for Photographers

Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4 are powerful tools for photographers shooting with digital cameras. The options are unlimited but also overwhelming. Learn about Camera RAW, histograms, clipping, file browser, metadata, and a proven workflow that gets photos off your computer and into use. No need to bring a laptop. Call Leisure Learning at 713-529-4414 to register.

Class #y4771 TBA


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Still Life & Macro Photography

Learn how to plan, light and photograph still life and macro subjects. Selecting backgrounds and directional lighting will be covered in this hands-on workshop. Film or digital SLR camera. Fresh flowers, vase and other props plus a tripod should be brought to class. Complete equipment list available from LLU. Call Leisure Learning to register at 713-529-4414.

Class #y4721 TBA


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Digital SLR: Video

Learn how to use the video feature on your new Digital SLR camera. Class covers capturing video, editing the footage in various software packages, and posting your video on the web. Call Leisure Learning at 713-529-4414 to register. Class #0924 TBA


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Intermediate Photography

You've learned the basics of f/stop, shutter speed, and metering and now it's time to gather a few more skills. Learn how to photograph pets, children, at night, and on vacation. Call Leisure Learning to register at 713-529-4414.

Class #y4648 TBA in Houston.

Class #y4649 Thursday, September 11, 2014 6:30-9:30 pm in The Woodlands.


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Using Your Flash: The Basics

Learn how to use your flash on your camera in a fun class that will use subject in low light. Discover why your photos taken with flash are washed-out or under-exposed. Bring digital camera, flash, tripod, camera manual and flash manual. Class is designed for cameras with top-mounted flashes. Students should have taken a basic photography class or be familiar with basic photography. Richmond Ave, Houston. Register by calling Leisure Learning at 713-529-4414.

Class #y4675 TBA in Houston.

Class #y4676 October 28, 2014 6:30-9:30 pm in The Woodlands.


Texas Highways cover with Kathy Adams Clark photo

Breaking Into the Magazine and Calendar Market

Do your friends tell you that your photos should be in calendars? Want to see your images in a magazine? Learn the basics of how to market your photography. We’ll talk about the language of the industry, packaging your images for shipment, cataloguing your images, and legal considerations. Richmond Ave, Houston. Register by calling Leisure Learning at 713-529-4414.

Class #----- TBA in Houston.


Santa Elena Canyon

Landscape Photography

Push your nature photography skills with this master class. This class is designed for students who know the basics of f/stops, shutter speeds, exposure and composition. We'll cover lenses and their effect on the landscape, composition, filters, tricky lighting situations, gadget, composites and High Dynamic Range images. Call Leisure Learning to register at 713-529-4414. Class #0953 Dates TBA


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Garden Photography

Blooms to buds, backyard and public gardens beckon us. Grand images of the garden or macro images of a single water drop on a bloom can be captured when you know the tricks of the trade. This course will cover lenses, their effect on the photo, composition, close-ups, metering and tricky lighting situations. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Call Leisure Learning at 713-529-4414 to register. Dates TBA


Texas Highways cover with Kathy Adams Clark photo

Photo Journalism

In journalism, one photo tells a story. Learn what goes into shooting pictures for a book, magazine or newspaper. Physical characteristics of an editorial photo will be discussed as well as legal issues such as copyright and model releases. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Call Leisure Learning at 713-529-4414 to register. Dates are TBA


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Advanced Nature Photography -- ALL NEW!!

For the nature photographer who has mastered the basics. We'll learn about tricky exposures, advanced composition, low-light photography, silhouette, sunrises and sunsets, wildlife tracking, animals in motion and macro. 9:30 to 3:00. Richmond Ave, Houston. Call Leisure Learning at 713-529-4414 to register for class #0948 Dates TBA




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