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Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ HANC

at Digital Photo Academy - Memorial Park

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Memorial Park
4501 Woodway Dr
Btwn West Loop S & Memorial Dr
Houston, Texas 77024
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 15 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Jim Caldwell

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this composition class:

Composition in the Field: Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

Houston Arboretum and Nature Center offers miles of nature and hiking trails without bikers and other activities that distract from the communion with nature and wildlife. Focus on a quiet scene of beautiful trees and shrubberies anchored by a wooden walkway or bench nestled within the foliage.

With colorful flowers and small Texas bred wildlife, use your Aperture Priority setting to capture animals as they go about their daily lives. Your instructor will help you depict portraits against background of contrasting colors to highlight your main subject, whether it is a butterfly, rabbit, turtle or other creature found in abundance.

For broader landscape shots, the options are unending and you can learn to compose these images in a way that elevates your photos from snapshots to compelling images with age old composition techniques such as Leading Lines, Rule of Thirds, Negative Space, Layering and much more.

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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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

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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Is it okay to sign up for an excursion even though I have not taken any instructional classes from you? I have some experience with photography.
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It is absolutely fine! It is not a problem even if you haven't taken any of their instructional classes or are a beginner in photography.

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Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ HANC
Reviewed by Alan G. on 1/12/2020
Jim Caldwell was very knowledgeable and willing to share his expert experience. He provided many basics for we beginners, but also practical tips that even experienced photographers would find useful. Great job and and I thoroughly enjoyed the class.

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The school began with the idea of a nationwide workshop series dedicated to promoting the culture of digital photography.The workshops would be taught by talented and accredited professional photographers who live in the cities where they teach. The classes would be small, and the students would be...

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