Events Calendar

Aug
5
Sat
Nikon Fellowship – Coffee and Donuts @ Houston Camera Exchange
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Meet with Doug Box and Randy Kerr for a morning of discussion on photography.

10am Nikon Fellowship – Coffee and Donuts

10:30 Free Open Air Discussion Using Our Favorite Nikon Lenses – The Power of Perspective and Controlling Depth of Field

11:30 Free Open Air Discussion Modifying Light – Umbrellas vs Soft Boxes – Advantages and Disadvantages of each

Refining Your Photography for Day Trips and Global Travel @ Houston Camera Exchange
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

 

 

Time to check a few things off your photo destination bucket list ? Everything from packing your gear bag to scouting on location is covered during this in depth class on travel photography. With images from the great state of Texas, West Indies, Caribbean, China, and around the USA, this seminar promises to shed light on how to improve your photography in the areas of on landscape, macro floral travel portraits and more. It’s about travel and down and dirty street photography where ever you may be. You will be photographing in this class so bring your camera. You will learn photographic principles and best practices, you will not only develop your photographer’s eye but will start using your camera more creatively producing images you will be proud of. Learn how to take control of your aperture, shutter speed and ISO. This course not only explains the basic science and nature of photography, but also introduces lots of hands-on practical exercises during which you will learn how to control and combine all different camera functions creatively.

Topics Covered:
Travel planning
Street photography
Lifestyle portraits on location
Meeting new people
Landscape
Scouting
Metering
Perspective

Instructors

 

Randy Kerr
Randy has photographed Texas and national public servants along with grand opening of events such as The National Wildflower Research Center, The Bob Bullock State history museum of Texas history, The Austin Convention center along with many Texas families and friends. Randy’s photographs hang in 27 countries around the world and have seen on ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, The History Channel and NBC Today Show regarding locations in the Caribbean. Randy’s body of work gained him a global award announced at the World Travel market in London Top Ten Travel Photographers for ecological studies and responsible tourism.

 

Doug Box
Doug has taught in all 50 states, and in Canada, China, Denmark, England, Ireland, Mexico, Scotland and Wales. His articles and images have graced the pages of most professional photographic publications and he has written six books published by Amherst Media. . Besides being an excellent photographer, he is a dynamic speaker and was chosen to teach at Hasselblad University. He is a Kodak Mentor, has done work for ProPhoto, Sekonic, Wescott, Millers Lab, Manfrotto and more

 

This class is limited to 12 registrants

Aug
19
Sat
Shoot Better Car Images with Sony @ Net Car Showroom
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Learn to shoot better car pictures with Sony & Phottix.

Sony will have loaner gear available!

Come join us and learn more about light shaping!

Limit 30 attendees

Call (713) 789-6901 for more info.

SIGN-UP HERE >

 

Aug
26
Sat
Nikon Fellowship @ Houston Camera Exchange
Aug 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

 

Meet with Doug Box and Randy Kerr for a morning of discussion on photography.

10:30 am Free Open Air Class – TBA
11:30 am Free Open Air Class – TBA
12:00 Lunch

Soulful Portraiture and Studio Lighting @ Texcam of Houston
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

 

 

 

A true portrait study is an evaluation of a persons essence and captures a paticular emotional state of being. This class will teach you how to approach your portraits from a place of emotional intention.

Learn to match the light of a portrait to the mood and emotion of your subject. Whether you are exploring the deepest emotion of your subject or posing a model to convey the highest level of confidence, your skill of directing the subject and planning your light will play a vital role in the outcome and vibe of your images.

Using various lighting patterns and modifiers, along with a preselected list of portrait emotions written on cards, this class promises to give you a complete 360° perspective of creating soulful portraiture.

This half-day course includes demonstration and hands-on practice shooting portraits in a studio with a model.

Topics will include:
Subject study
Posing
Light placement and planning for
Modifying light
Light Fall off
Situational awareness and more

In this course you will learn:
· The basics of portrait composition.
· Proper terminologies for light quantity, color, contrast and
direction You will learn how to recognize, and control it.
· Light Placement for 7 professional conceptual lighting patterns such
as Short, Broad , Loop, Axes, Wedge and Rembrandt
· Metering, for constant lights and studio flash
· How different focal lengths can alter the photographic portrait.

What to expect on the day?
The course is a stimulating combination of presentations, demonstrations, discussions with an opportunity for you to get your hands on the equipment and make compellling portrats.

The first part of this course we will cover equipment and methods used in portrait photographt then practice with a model.

Who will benefit from this course?
This workshop is for anyone who is wanting to learn how to connect with thier subjects and enhance their technical approach or maybe thinking of purchasing their own studio lights.

Prerequisites
Though we will discuss the use of Aperture, shutter and ISOIt is assumed that those attending will have a basic knowledge of them.

Suggested equipment
Bring you camera, charged batteries, and empty memory card, a portrait lens (85mm, a zoom lens that includes 70 up to 200 mm. For example 35mm-70mm, 70 – 200 or 18mm- 120mm)
Tripods are not required.

 

Instructors

 

Randy Kerr
Randy has photographed Texas and national public servants along with grand opening of events such as The National Wildflower Research Center, The Bob Bullock State history museum of Texas history, The Austin Convention center along with many Texas families and friends. Randy’s photographs hang in 27 countries around the world and have seen on ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, The History Channel and NBC Today Show regarding locations in the Caribbean. Randy’s body of work gained him a global award announced at the World Travel market in London Top Ten Travel Photographers for ecological studies and responsible tourism.

 

Doug Box
Doug has taught in all 50 states, and in Canada, China, Denmark, England, Ireland, Mexico, Scotland and Wales. His articles and images have graced the pages of most professional photographic publications and he has written six books published by Amherst Media. . Besides being an excellent photographer, he is a dynamic speaker and was chosen to teach at Hasselblad University. He is a Kodak Mentor, has done work for ProPhoto, Sekonic, Wescott, Millers Lab, Manfrotto and more

 

 

This class is limited to 15-20 registrants

Sep
21
Thu
Shooting West Texas Photography Workshop at the o6 Ranch @ Kokernot o6 Ranch
Sep 21 – Sep 24 all-day

“West Texas Photography Workshop at the historic Kokernot 06 Ranch”
– September 21-24. Pick and choose as many days as you like.
1st workshop day = $750, each add-on workshop day is $300

The Kokernot o6 Ranch is one of the largest ranches, covering 2 of the largest counties, in Texas. Founded in 1912, this ranch is worked the same as they did 100+ years ago with cowboys rounding up and working cattle on horseback. The o6 Ranch is some of the most beautiful land you will see with its deep canyons and tall mountains.

This is a private ranch and family owned. As an attendee of the Shooting West Texas Photography Workshop you can be one of the few that get to experience and photograph the West from once upon a time.

We will arrive o6 cowboy camp before dawn: the campfire will be roaring with all the cowboys gathered and waiting for breakfast, which is served from the chuckwagon by the cooks. After the cowboys eat, we will partake in the wonderful, authentic cowboy breakfast. When the dawn light starts to shine, the cowboys will go to the “catch” pens to rope their horses that they use for that day. After they catch and ready their horses, the cowboys ride off to find the cattle. We will travel in trucks to the gathering locations to photograph the cowboys driving in the cattle from the mountains and canyons. Some of the days will include the cowboys driving the horses to a different camp.

You will get to experience the historical cowboy way of life and document it through the lens during this unique opportunity. This is a real working ranch, no staged shots!

Workshop is produced by Vicki LeBlanc and supported by Nikon, ThinkTank, Mpix and Houston Camera Exchange.

For reservations send email to vicki@vickileblanc.com or call 713-569-1366.

Non photographer companion can be arranged, fee will apply.