Events Calendar

Nikon Fellowship @ Houston Camera Exchange
Sep 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm


10:30am before the class:

What you need to know about photographing your belongings for insurance

We will discuss how to protect yourself against against even greater loss from fire, flood, theft,etc. if you don’t have a record of your belongings. Insurance is important, but you need a record of what you have to maximize your claim. We will discuss what to photograph, how to capture the detail, and what you need for closeup photography. Hopefully you were ok after the hurricane, but you need to protect yourself from even greater loss by not being able to show the insurance company what all you have.

This event is free to all class members and any who want to attend.

Soulful Portraiture and Studio Lighting @ The Branch School
Sep 30 @ 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
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.

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.




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

SIGMA Launch @ Houston Camera Exchange
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SIGMA Launch Event
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 : Noon to 5:00pm



Meet with SIGMA reps and check out the

NEW 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lens

& 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens


24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lens: $1,299.99

(Pre-order only)




14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens: $1,599.99




Rebel With a Cause Gala @ Silver Street Studios
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 7 @ 12:00 am



You are invited to
A night of revolution for the animals

We will gather at Silver Street Studios to celebrate the resilience of our community and raise funds for animals.

• Please join us for dinner, drinks, music, and a big board auction.
• Come meet some special four-legged guests whose lives you helped save!
• Get a tour of our 26′ Mobile Adoption Vehicle that our team took to flood-ravaged Brazoria County SPCA, bringing vets, animal care specialists and supplies to the nearly 1,000 animals in their care.
• Come spend an evening with your fellow rebels, who continue to stand up to nature’s wrath to protect the most vulnerable.


To all who put themselves between nature and the most vulnerable, we hope to see you there. To all who rebel against the idea that only some lives are worth saving, this is your moment. To all who take being a No Kill Agent of Change personally, this is your revolution. To all who want the compassionate No Kill model become the only model, this night is for you!

Cocktail attire

Tickets start at $150

Nikon Rep In-Store @ Houston Camera Exchange
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us October 12 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm
as we welcome Tony Krup from Nikon.

Bring your questions and find out more about the technical aspects that make Nikon cameras great!


Sony Rep In-Store @ Houston Camera Exchange
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm



Meet Sony Rep, Jimmy Ton, and checkout the latest gear from

Sony and find the best camera and lenses for your needs!

In-store  Friday, October 13
from 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Fujifilm Launch @ Houston Camera Exchange
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Fujifilm X-E3 Launch

Tuesday, October 17

Noon – 5:00pm

Canon Rep In-Store @ Houston Camera Exchange
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


Wednesday, October 18

10:00am – 2:00pm


David Coy from Canon will be in our store with the NEW PowerShot G1 X Mark III.



Olympus Trade-in Event @ Ellington Airport
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm

Join us on October 21 & 22, Saturday & Sunday
at the Wings Over Houston Air Show
for trade-in specials on Olympus cameras.

We will be with Olympus in the pit area 8:00am – 5:00pm both days.

Olympus will have loaner gear for you to try.
Bring an SD memory card and take home images from the show!


Basic Air Show General Admission Ticket Prices Start At $32.50 (online) or $40.00 (at the gate).


DJI Professional Workshop @ Moody Center For The Arts
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm