< Kathy Adams Clark Photography Classes

Photography Classes

NOTE: During the time of COVID-19 most classes will be taught online through Zoom. Some are held in person.

All classes are taught by Kathy Adams Clark. Register by clicking the link under each class. Please look for the log-on information on your class receipt.

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Basic Photography -- The Basics Online

Two online classes where you'll learn the basics of photography beginning with metering, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. This class is designed for digital SLR, mirrorless, and hybrid cameras. Pre-class information will be sent to each student. A camera on your computer will make class a lot easier. Click the link below to register.

Thursday, September 9 and Monday, September 13, 2021 Online 7-8:30pm Register

Thursday, September 30 and October 7, 2021 Online 10-11:30am Full

Tuesday, October 26 and November 2, 2021 Online 7-8:30pm Register

Monday, December 6 and 13, 2021 Online 10-11:30am Register

"I really was using less than 5% of my camera's capability. THANKS FOR MAKING IT SO EASY TO UNDERSTAND!"

"We enjoyed the class very much. I’ve had my camara for 3 years and learned more in this class than from all of the videos and googling I’ve done between then and now. New found excitement for both of us."

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Intro to Adobe Camera RAW, Lightroom & Elements

Adobe's Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom, and Elements are powerful tools for photographers shooting with digital cameras. The options are unlimited but also overwhelming. Learn about the important sliders, adding metadata, and a proven workflow that gets photos off your computer and into use. No need to use your computer during class. Click the link below to register.

Thursday, November 18, 2021 Online 10-11:30am CT Register

"I can't tell you how much I enjoyed your class yesterday. You present the material beautifully and the class flew by seamlessly. Your knowledge is truly impressive and you are so generous to share it with us. Thank you."

"I can't imagine a better class unless it was longer to cover more."

Master Classes

You're comfortable with the basics of photography. Now it's time to push your skill level a bit higher.

Master Classes are a series of four online classes. During those classes, we'll explore the topic from basic to complex.

Between each class you'll photograph a series of assignments. The photos from those assignments will be shared in the next class where we'll discuss and critique.

Topics will change throughout the year.

Night Photography: Master Class Online November 17, 24, December 1 and 8, 2021 7-8:30pm CT Register

Textures: Master Class Online November 23, 30, December 7 and 14, 2021 7-8:30pm CT Register

Flower Photography: Master Class Online TBA Register

Macro Photography: Master Class Online TBA Register

Night Photography: Master Class Online Feb 14, 21, 28, March 7, 2022 7-8:30pm CT Register

"Thanks, Kathy, you did a fantastic job. I look forward to spending more photog time with you in the future."

"Just wanted you to know how much I really enjoyed the two Master Classes. You are so gracious and a great teacher. It was clearly a stretch for me but I learned so much while still knowing I have a long way to go!"

Intentional Camera Movement

For years, photographers have been moving the camera during an exposure to create interesting photos. Motion Blurs or Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) are a skill that should be added to your tool chest. This class also shows you have to blend a blurred image with a still image in Photoshop Layers

"Thank you very much!! Your class was very informative and boosted my energy. I have more options with my photography. You're Awesome!"

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Online 10-11:30am CT Register

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Workflow for Wildlife Photographers

Designed for wildlife photographers who are struggling to find a workflow that works for them. I'll show you my workflow from importing photos out of the camera, editing, renaming, copyright, keywords, processing, and creating back-ups. We'll concentrate on Photoshop Bridge, Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom. Use ideas in this class to develop a workflow that works for you.

Thursday, July 29, 2021 Online 7:00pm CT Register

Street Photography

Let's talk about roaming city streets, narrow alleyways, and historic byways with our camera. Learn which lenses work best, what settings, and how to work fast. We'll talk about ethics of photographing strangers on the street and how to cut through the clutter to find the photo. Tricks, tips, and lessons learn from experience. Click the link below to register.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Online 10-11:30am CT Register

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Bird Photography

Photographing birds can be a challenge. Join this class to learn about the cameras and lenses we use to capture photographs of birds. Learn about tripods, other camera supports, and flash. Also, learn where to successfully photography birds, how to stalk birds, and even how to build a backyard photo blind. Click the link below to register.

Monday, July 26, 2021 Online 7-8:30pm CT Register

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 Online 7-8:30pm CT Register

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Which Lens Should I Use?

This is such a common question in the field. Lenses are tools and photographers should treat them as such. The choice between a 10mm lens and 300mm lens is no different than a carpenter using a hammer or a rubber mallet. Each is a tool. Learn about lenses, lens construction, bokeh, and more. Plus see examples. Also, when you should rent a lens and when you should buy a lens.

Please Note: This is an intermediate class. Basic understanding of your camera is needed. Please take Basic Photography before this class to benefit from the experience.

Click below to register.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Online 7-8:30pm CT Register

Thursday, November 18, 2021 Online 7-8:30pm CT Register

Landscape Photography

Use your wide angle lens to capture grand landscapes. Join this class to learn about composition, filters, and lenses used in landscape photography. Class will also cover high dynamic range (HDR), panorama photos, and focus stacking plus processing. Click the link below to register.

Monday, October 4, 2021 7-8:30pm CT Online Register

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Composition

We hear that the rules are meant to be broken but what about the rules of composition in photography.

Learn about basic composition such as framing, thirds, diagonals, and symmetry. Then move into golden thirds, golden ratio, leading lines, patterns, point-of-view, movement into space, color contrasts, point-counterpoint, and much more.

Click the link below to register.

Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:00am CT Online Register

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Processing Tips Adobe Camera Raw/Lightroom/Elements

Designed for students who have attended my Introduction to Adobe Camera Raw/Lightroom/Elements class or watched my video tutorials on YouTube and are ready for more. This class is more in-depth and assumes a basic understanding of Adobe Camera Raw/ Lightroom/Elements. We'll concentrate on the sliders in Adobe Camera Raw and the Develop module in Lightroom. Both process images in much the same way. When to use specific sliders will be explored in more detail including tips on sharpening, local adjustments, and much more. Click the link below to register.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Online 10-11:30am CT Register

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Cataloguing & Organizing Your Photos

We take pictures today with our phones, tablets, and cameras. Do those photos ever get organized, though? Can we find a specific photo in our collection? Can we find a photo 15 years from now? Can your heirs find your photos and will they care about them?

Cataloguing and organizing photos goes hand-in-hand with taking them.

Join this class to learn basic, intermediate, and more detailed methods to organize your pictures. Learn best practices and which software products can make your life easier.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Online 10-11:30am Register

Thursday, October 22, 2020 Online 7-8:30pm CDT Register

Alternative Processing

Let's explore some different ways of processing our photos. Isolate one color, add a texture, convert to black-and-white, and more.

This class will use Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw (same as Lightroom), Nik, and Skylum to give you alternative processing ideas.

Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw, or Lightroom is helpful. I offer classes in all. Not mandatory but helpful.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Online 7:00pm CDT Register

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Using Your Flash -- The Basics

Learn how to use your flash on your camera in a fun class that will use subject in low light. Discover why your photos taken with flash are washed-out or under-exposed. Bring digital camera and flash to class plus your flash manual. Class is designed for cameras that have hot shoes for mounting auxillary flashes. Students should have taken a basic photography class or be familiar with basic photography. Click the link below to register.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Online 10-11:30am Central Register

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 Online 7:00-8:30pm Central Register

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 Online 10-11:30am Central Register

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Holiday Lights Photography

Live class at The Woodlands Waterway. We'll photograph holiday lights at various locations. Great chance to learn how to get a proper exposure on holiday lights at night. Tripod and wide-angle lens are a must. We'll walk about a mile and climb some stairs. Non-photographer traveling companions welcome.

Please have a basic understanding of your camera to get the maximum benefits from this class. Consider taking my Basic Photography class before this class.

Thursday, December 2, 2021 5:30-8:30pm central Register

Monday, December 13, 2021 5:30-8:30pm central Register

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Advanced Nature Photography

For the nature photographer who has mastered the basics. We'll learn about tricky exposures, advanced composition, low-light photography, silhouette, sunrises and sunsets, wildlife tracking, animals in motion, ethical field practices, and macro. 9:30 to 3:30. Richmond Ave, Houston. Click the link below to register.

Friday, February 7, 2020 The Woodlands Register

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Photoshop Layers: Beginning

Let's get over our fear and learn how to use layers in Photoshop. Use your computer in class. Load sample photos into Photoshop and then learn the basics of layers. Process and work on photo groupings during the class.

Monday, April 13, 2020 Online 7 to 9:00pm Register

Thursday, April 16, 2020 Online 10:00am to noon Register

Monday, June 1, 2020 Online 10:00am CDT Register

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Hummingbird Photography: Hands-On

Ruby-throated hummingbirds are on the move from their breeding grounds in the eastern US. Other species are doing the same in the western US. Now is the time learn all the trick of photographing these amazing creatures. In this outdoor class you'll learn camera settings, hummingbird biology, and flash settings.

Friday, September 17, 2021 Tomball, TX 9-11:00am Register

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Crystal Ball Photography

The view through a crystal ball -- also called a glass orb -- is very different. The world goes upside down but also does other things. The way we look and photograph a scene completely changes. Join me for this evening of photography fun. We'll discuss the different crystal balls, sizes, when to use, camera settings, lenses, and common mistakes.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Online 10-11:30am central Register

Butterfly Photography

We see these magnificent creatures in our gardens, along the road, in the forests, and on the prairies.

Join this class to learn about their biology and how to photography them.

We'll discuss cameras, lenses, flash, and gadgets.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:00am CDT Online Register

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:00am CDT Online Register

Dragonfly Photography

Wandering gliders, blue dashers, and jewelwings are but a few of the magnificent and colorful dragonflies and damselflies in our area.

Join this class to learn their biology and how to photograph them.

We'll discuss cameras, lenses, flash, and gadgets.

Monday, March 22, 2021 Online 7-8:30pm Central Register

"I really enjoyed the dragonfly class today! So much good info!"

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