Skill Building Classes

We offer a range of classes for beginner to intermediate photographers.

Group Classes

Classes are offered in groups throughout the year. The schedule dates are fairly random and based on group member requests. If you see a class you would like us to teach soon, send a message to a group organizer and request it!

One-on-one Classes and Tutorials

See a class you would like to take one-on-one? Or just want to spend a couple hours being tutored? No problem! Send an email to joe@houstonphotowalks.com for details!

Class List

The following are the classes currently offered for both groups and one-on-one.

Photographer’s Workflow Part 3: Social Media Automation

Photographer’s Workflow Part 3: Social Media Automation

Ready to share?  Where to start?  Facebook, Twitter?  Flickr, meetup, 500px?  Instagram?  How do you create effective and descriptive tags and hashtags automatically? The Class In this class, I will show you the automation tools I use to speed up my social sharing...

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Low Light, Long Exposure and Night Photography

Low Light, Long Exposure and Night Photography

Taking pictures at night can be tough. The role of the camera is to "capture light". But what if there isn't enough light to capture? There are several important techniques for capturing amazing low-light photographs! This class runs for about 2 - 3 hours. Typically,...

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Light Painting, Orbs, and Multi-Exposure Selective Lighting

Light Painting, Orbs, and Multi-Exposure Selective Lighting

In this class, we will be discussing three of the most common light-painting techniques. We will also make a light wand in class that you can take home and practice your light painting skills! The three subjects covered in class are: - Light Orbs - Selective Lighting....

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Demystifying How to Buy a DSLR Lens

Demystifying How to Buy a DSLR Lens

Class Description Sometimes people ask me "what lens should I buy". I joke that picking a new lens is harder than picking a baby name -- you don't ask others to pick your baby name ("Joseph" is quite nice though).  🙂 It can be really confusing for new DSLR owners to...

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Understanding White Balance and Color Casts

Understanding White Balance and Color Casts

Class Description White Balance is a fundamental photography concept, but it’s often not discussed — or discussed incorrectly — in many fast-paced “Introduction to Photography” classes. Photos are sometimes too “orange” or too “blue”.  This is often caused by...

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Photographing Textures and Patterns

Photographing Textures and Patterns

This class is about photographing textures that surround us! As we begin to focus on the “Artistic”, we will have classes on several photographic techniques that are not frequently discussed. Photographing the textures that make up our lives is a very interesting and...

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12 Ways to Improve Your Photography (Camera 101)

12 Ways to Improve Your Photography (Camera 101)

Interested in learning how to break away from “Auto” mode, and express your creativity by mastering more advanced modes?  In this class, we will walk through and examine 12 different examples of photography techniques that can bring out the “WOW” in your photographs!...

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12 More Ways to Improve Your Photography

12 More Ways to Improve Your Photography

In this class, we will walk through and examine 12 MORE examples of photography techniques that can bring out the “WOW” in your photographs! These workshops build on each other, so you should take HPW101 - 12 Ways To Improve Your Photography before you this one....

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