Events Calendar

Elements Photo Summit: Water, Soil, Wind, And Light @ Maria Nesbit Photography Studio & Gallery
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm

Elements Photo Summit:
Water, Soil, Wind, and Light

Rockport, Texas
Oct 13 & 14, 2018
Price 179.00




Content in this program has been taught at professional photography schools and universities across the U.S.

DAY 1 – Saturday, October 13th

9:00 a.m. Meet and Greet

Location : Maria Nesbit Photography Studio & Gallery
2738 Hwy35 Harbor Oaks Shopping Center, Rockport, TX 78382

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Join lighting instructor Randy Kerr and travel photographer Maria Nesbit in a consortium study of light and shadows. With imagery from the shorelines and villages of Dominica West Indies and Rockport, Texas, Kerr will host a discussion of the six elements that change light quality. Learning what creates light quality, paired with mindful location scouting, promises to help you get in sync with your surroundings on your next excursion and quest for quality light.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch next door at Panjo’s Pizza*

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Close-Up and Macro Boot Camp

Bring your camera, macro lenses, tripods, extension tubes, and close-up filters for an afternoon discovering small things from nature. This indoor studio adventure is designed to help you accomplish well-lit and composed close-up images. Each set is created to entertain, educate, and inform you of the many elements of close-up photography using LED constant lights.

5:00 p.m. Boiling Pot Fellowship Dinner* – 201 Fulton Beach Road

6:15 p.m. The Golden Hour Light Challenge – Mapping the Sun for the Golden Hour and Sunset

Bring your tripod to assure a well-focused sunset image of Rockport Bay.

7:45 p.m. After Hours Night Photography at the Pier

If you’re up for it at the end of a long day, we will congregate at a local pier to relax and get a few night shots.

DAY 2 – Sunday, October 14th

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Beach Walk – Light Talk

Learn location scouting tips used by motion picture experts and travel journalists. The predictable pattern of the earth and sun, along with fundamental lighting truths will be your guide for mindfully planning your shot vs. hoping for a happy accident. This is a simple discussion scripted to be an eye opener for those who enjoy discussions of quality light and light direction.

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Breakout Session

To assure personal solitude and time for exploration and reflection, the group will break out individually to stroll the area for a quick round of candid image capture.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Planning and Punting for Light Set-ups

Planning for light quality is one thing, learning how to do it quickly with a polished look is another. This segment will break down a photographic vision into a realistic timeline to help you make better choices with concepts you hope to achieve. Using skills covered during the early morning Beach Walk – Light Talk, the group will discuss the ambient light and how to control contrast. The group will build a set using modifiers to control contrast and achieve wonderful results for portraits on location.

Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. More Local Fare*

1:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Quiet on the Set

Conceptual art is created when designs and deeper considerations of light and shadows are the focus. At the heart of this segment Kerr will convey how fundamental thinking creates compelling results.

3:30 p.m. Elements Photo Summit Closes

3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. After Summit Fellowship

For those who want to relax and enjoy the Elements of Rockport, stick around and let’s see what images may present themselves during a sunset farewell.

*Meal price not included in tuition.

~Wear good shoes, know your limits of heat and sun exposure, and bring plenty of drinking water.~

Fujifilm Tips and Tricks @ Houston Camera Exchange
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Learn from Fujifilm’s Matt Weintritt
on controls, settings, and customizations.

Any firmware updates will be available to all attendees.



3 classes available: Noon – 1:00pm, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Limited to 6 attendees.


Noon – 1:00pm SIGN- UP >

3:00pm – 4:00pm SIGN- UP >

5:00pm – 6:00pm SIGN- UP >

Celebrating Light And Building Shadows @ Houston TEXCAM
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Nikon Fellowship
Celebrating Light and Building Shadows

October 24th, 2018
6:30pm – 9:30pm @ Texcam Houston
$69 (Limited to 20 attendees)



It’s true that it takes light to create an image, but often it takes a shadow to make it interesting!

This two part Nikon Fellowship event promises to deepen your understanding of how to build shadows while on location for nature photographs and portraits.

Discussions and considerations from this program will include what creates light quality for natural ambient light, LED constant lights, and strobes while on location.

If you are passionate about global and local culture, floral, food, and wildlife, this gathering is for you.




Discussion – 30 minutes

Get grounded with facts and procedures that will elevate your dramatic lighting. You will learn how to match the shadows of the subject with the emotion you want to convey in your work.

Topics will include:

• Evaluating ambient light
• Light direction
• Light fall-off
• Light placement
• Easy one light set-ups
• Multiple light set-ups
• Dialogue with the subject
• Posing tips
• …and more


Model Access – 2.5 hours Bring your cameras and tripods!

Lighting setups will accommodate soulful portraits,Still-life and table top commercial.

Camera Swap And Sale @ Houston Camera Exchange
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Saturday, October 27
at Houston Camera Exchange | 10:00am – 3:00pm

Multi-Rep Demo Days @ Houston Camera Exchange
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm

Friday, November 2 | 10am-7pm
Saturday, November 3 | 10am-6pm
Stop by Houston Camera Exchange and check out the latest
photo gear from major manufacturers.




Visit with vendors from:

Nikon | Canon | Peak Design | Panasonic | Sony | MeFoto | Olympus | Fujifilm | Manfrotto
Westcott | Profoto | Sigma | Tamron | Lowepro | Phottix | Hoodman | Photoflex | Smith Victor
Savage | Benro | Photogenic | B+W | Rode | Tether Tools | Delkin Devices
& More

Experimac Day at Houston Camera Exchange @ Houston Camera Exchange
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for Experimac Day at Houston Camera Exchange

Saturday, December 1 from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Get cash for your Apple gear.



David Scarbrough from Experimac will be here buying used Apple products 2012 and newer.

There will be an additional 10% with an HCE voucher.



Experimac – West Houston and Experimac – Pearland Parkway are independently owned and operated franchise locations owned by DFS Franchises, Inc.

Panasonic In-store Event @ Houston Camera Exchange
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for our


with Jack from Panasonic

Sunday, December 2, 2018 @ HCE
Noon – 5:00pm



Free Holiday Gift Bundle
(up to a $200 value)
with and purchase of a New Lumix Camera



Jack Salamanchuk from Panasonic will be in-store to demonstate the capabilities of
Panasonic cameras and their 4K power.

SIGMA Demo @ Houston Camera Exchange
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Tuesday, December 4, 2018 @ HCE
Noon – 5:00pm

Try out the latest lenses for your Canon, Nikon, & Sony
while being able to save some cash!

>>> $25 OFF New Lenses Under $400 <<<
>>> $50 Off New Lenses Over $400 <<<

Try out the Sony full-frame mount lenses:

35mm 1.4 Art

50mm 1.4 Art

85mm 1.4 Art

and Canon and Nikon lenses:

105mm 1.4 Art

70mm 2.8 Art Macro

More SIGMA lenses will be on-hand for you to try.

Touch And Try @ Karbach Brewery
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Touch & Try Event
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
6:00pm – 9:00pm
@ Karbach Brewery



Meet with manufacturer reps, fellow photo enthusiasts, and
experience shooting with the new Nikon Z6, Z7, D850, B10 & A1 Flash.

Sony Rep In-Store @ Houston Camera Exchange
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Sony Demo & G Master Lens Trade-Up Event

In-store Tuesday, December 11, 2018
from 10:00am – 5:00pm

Tomorrow’s lenses today, from Sony
Houston Camera Exchange is hosting the Sony Demo Day!
Jimmy with Sony will be in store to share the lens technology of the G Master lineup!

Stop by to get your questions answered,
hands on cameras and lenses, and holiday deals!


Sony G Master Lenses Available For Trade-in Bonus

SEL85F14GM: $150.00 BONUS
SEL100F28GM: $200.00 BONUS
SEL1635GM: $250.00 BONUS
SEL2470GM: $250.00 BONUS
SEL70200GM: $300.00 BONUS
SEL100400GM: $300.00 BONUS

*Bring in any working DSLR or Mirrorless Lens and receive a Bonus towards select new Sony G Master Lenses.
Limited to 1 Trade In unit per lens. Offer Dec 11- Dec 15, 2018.