August 2018
Aug
25
Sat

Natural Light Portraits

Full-day workshop
Advanced • Intermediate
This portrait workshop is for any photographer wanting to learn to capture stunning portraits of people of any age. You’ll learn how to take your basic DSLR skills and apply them to create beautiful and stylish natural light images.
Aug
28
Tue

DSLR-1: The Basics

Day class • Evening class
Beginner
(Only 2 seats available)
Start at the beginning with an overview of your camera's controls. Learn the basics of exposure and the creative effects of shutter speeds, f-stops and their relationship to ISO and light.
September 2018
Sep
04
Tue

DSLR-2: Taking Control

Day class • Evening class
Beginner
(Only 3 seats available)
Through hands-on exercises explore and understand the PASM exposure modes and learn to control how, when and where your camera focuses.
Sep
05
Wed

Lightroom 101

Evening class
All Levels
We tackle the all-important subjects of image organization and data backup. Learn how to set up the Library module and preferences to work for your shooting style and workflow.
Sep
08
Sat

Beginner DSLR

Full-day workshop
Beginner
(Only 3 seats available)
Join a small group of 12 students and learn the basics of your DSLR camera. The material covered is the same as the DSLR 1 & 2 evening classes but with more time for hands-on, individual questions and help. The day ends with a live model shoot and a review of everyone’s work.
Sep
09
Sun

Darkroom Beginner Workshop

Class series • Full-day workshop
Beginner
Take Beginner Darkroom in a one day workshop instead of three evening classes!
Sep
11
Tue

DSLR-3: Beyond Basics

Day class • Evening class
Intermediate
(Only 2 seats available)
Dig deeper into common exposure problems and how to solve them. Discover metering patterns and exposure control. Learn about tripods and camera stability and how to clean your sensor.
Sep
12
Wed

Lightroom 102

Evening class
All Levels
This class covers editing and culling your images, using collections and stacks to organize and the develop tools for global adjustments, corrections and special effects.
Sep
15
Sat

Macro Photography: Close-up Magic

Full-day workshop
Advanced • Intermediate
There is a whole world of beauty and discovery just out of reach of your regular camera lens. We’ll use traditional and non-traditional macro techniques to explore these details. You’ll use your own gear as well as accessories that we'll have on hand.
Sep
18
Tue

DSLR-4: Creative intent

Day class • Evening class
Intermediate
(Only 2 seats available)
Step beyond the elements of focus and exposure to explore the creative aspects of photography, including composition, motion blur and lens choices.
Sep
19
Wed

Lightroom 103

Evening class
All Levels
We explore Lightroom's powerful local editing tools including cropping, spotting, editing, brushing and masking. Then learn how to export and publish your finished photos.
MULTI-
DAY
September 22 - September 23

Light Painting at Night with Noel Kerns

2-day workshop
Advanced • Intermediate
Join Noel Kerns and a small group of fellow photographers and learn the fine art of Light Painting and Night Photography from one of the best in the business.
Sep
23
Sun

Photographing 2D Artwork

Full-day workshop
Advanced • Intermediate
Learn to capture the fine details and true colors of your flat artwork.
Sep
26
Wed

Lightroom 104

Evening class
All Levels
This last class will teach you how to get the most out of Adobe Lightroom. We cover the map, web and print module, tethered shooting, slide shows and how to publish a high quality book.
Sep
27
Thu

DCP Speaker Series

Special Event
All Levels
Join us for a series of photography lectures brought to you by DCP, Texas Photography Society and Frame Destination.
Sep
29
Sat

Intermediate DSLR

Full-day workshop
Intermediate
A group of up to 12 students will continue the work done in the beginner workshop. The material is the same as the DSLR 3 & 4 evening classes but with more time for hands-on exercises and individual help. You'll have a choice of shooting people or table top at the end of the day followed by a live edit session and review.
Sep
29
Sat

Travel Photography

Day class
All Levels
Travel photography gives you a chance to share your experiences and to interpret the world in your own unique way. We’ll look at topics ranging from the technical challenges of gear, packing and data backup to the creative and cultural aspects of shooting people, landscapes and details.
Sep
30
Sun

Tabletop Product Photography

Full-day workshop
Advanced • Intermediate
An introduction to the fundamentals of studio lighting and propping for small to medium size product with an emphasis on DIY lighting gear. You'll have the opportunity to set up and shoot products followed by an image review and discussion.
October 2018
Oct
01
Mon

DSLR-1: The Basics

Day class • Evening class
Beginner
Start at the beginning with an overview of your camera's controls. Learn the basics of exposure and the creative effects of shutter speeds, f-stops and their relationship to ISO and light.
Oct
04
Thu

Shoot & Edit Workshop State Fair Edition

Full-day workshop
All Levels
We'll spend the morning shooting together at the Texas State Fair, then meet back at the studio in the afternoon to hone your Lightroom skills.
Oct
06
Sat

Beginner DSLR

Full-day workshop
Beginner
Join a small group of 12 students and learn the basics of your DSLR camera. The material covered is the same as the DSLR 1 & 2 evening classes but with more time for hands-on, individual questions and help. The day ends with a live model shoot and a review of everyone’s work.
Oct
08
Mon

DSLR-2: Taking Control

Day class • Evening class
Beginner
Through hands-on exercises explore and understand the PASM exposure modes and learn to control how, when and where your camera focuses.
Oct
15
Mon

DSLR-3: Beyond Basics

Day class • Evening class
Intermediate
Dig deeper into common exposure problems and how to solve them. Discover metering patterns and exposure control. Learn about tripods and camera stability and how to clean your sensor.
Oct
16
Tue

Photoshop 101

Evening class
Beginner
We start at the beginning with an overview of workflow, including how to organize media, open files and set up your workspace. Then we dive into global corrections.
Oct
18
Thu

Photoshop 102

Evening class
Beginner
Layers and cloning make up a lot of what people mean when they say “that’s been Photoshopped”. We’ll explore those tools as well as ways to use them in an organized way so you don’t lose track of the pieces of your image.
MULTI-
DAY
October 20 - October 21

Introduction to DSLR Video

2-day workshop
Advanced • Intermediate
Whether you’re an amateur photographer wanting to make memorable family videos or a professional still shooter looking to offer video services to your clients, you’ll come away with new knowledge, skills and an appreciation for what video can do.
Oct
22
Mon

DSLR-4: Creative intent

Day class • Evening class
Intermediate
Step beyond the elements of focus and exposure to explore the creative aspects of photography, including composition, motion blur and lens choices.
Oct
23
Tue

Photoshop 103

Evening class
Beginner
Photoshop has powerful text tools and you can often finish a project without going to Illustrator or InDesign. We'll also explore the often confusing areas of resolution, bit depth and file formats.
Oct
25
Thu

Photoshop 104

Evening class
Beginner
Hands-on lab. Using your own laptop you'll follow along while the instructor takes you through some basic exercises to test your new skills. Image files will be supplied.
Oct
27
Sat

Intermediate Darkroom

Full-day workshop
Intermediate
Learn more advanced developing techniques and spend more time printing to create finished, high quality RC and fiber prints with precision and creativity.
Oct
28
Sun

Dog Photography

Full-day workshop
Advanced • Intermediate
Capturing the essence of our beloved furry companions goes beyond technique and gear. Learn to capture the beauty of our canine companions in this full day, hands-on workshop. Dogs included!