Photography Classes

Online classes, in-person classes, and classes out in the field. Something for everyone!

All classes are taught live by Kathy Adams Clark. Register by clicking the link under each class.

If you attend a class offered through Precision Camera, their cancellation and/or refund policy applies

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Basic Photography -- The Basics

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. Online students will need to use their computer's camera. Click the link below to register.

Online Via Zoom In Two Sessions

January 23 & 30, 2024 online 7pm to 8:55pm Register

April 4 & 11, 2024 online 7-8:55pm CT Register

Face-to-Face Class at Precision Camera

Saturday, April 13, 2024 11am to 4pm Register

Saturday, June 1, 2024 11am to 4pm Register

Saturday, October 5, 2024 11am to 4pm 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, January 11, 2024 Online 7-8:55pm Central Register

Thursday, May 9, 2024 Online 7-8:50pm 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.

Texture Overlays: Master Class Online
September 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 2024 7-8:50pm Central Register

Night Photography: Master Class Online
October 8, 15, 22, 29, 2024 7-8:50pm Central Register

Flower Photography: Master Class Online
April 9, 16, 30, and May 7, 2024 7-8:50pm Central Register

Macro Photography: Master Class Online
July 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 2024 7-8:50pm Central. 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!"

In-Person: Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Precision Camera in The Woodlands TX 2-3:00pm Register

Prairie Photography

In person, outdoor event where we explore the Katy Prairie with our cameras. Walk about a mile looking for birds, butterlies, dragonflies, wildflowers, and critters on the prairie.

Camera with a lens in the 100-400mm range. Maybe a wide angle lens. Tripod not needed.

No unaccompanied minors, please.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 9-11am Register

Friday, August 16, 2024 9-11am Register

Tuesday, October 22, 2024 9-11am 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 24, 2023 Online 7-8:50pm Central 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.

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

Thursday, July 7, 2022 Online 10-11:30am central 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.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Online 10-11:30am central Register

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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.


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Marketing To Magazines and Calendars

Your family says your photos are amazing. Your photos are placing well in club contests. You're building a nice collection of photos. Now what?

Is it time to marketing your photos to magazines or calendars? How do you start? What does it take to see your work in print?

Join this class to learn from someone who's done this for the past 27 years. Learn what to do, what not to do, and how to make it a reality.

Monday, January 22, 2024 Online 7-8:55pm Central 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.


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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.


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Night Photography

Live class on the Katy Prairie west of Houston. We'll photograph the sunset, moon rise, and then the stars. learn how to get a proper exposure at night. Tripod and wide-angle lens are a must. Minimal walking and 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.

Class is in cooperation with Coastal Prairie Conservancy.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 7-9:30pm In-person Register

Monday, August 19, 2024 7:30-9:30pm In-person Register

Thursday, October 17, 2024 6:30-9:30pm In-person. 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.


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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.


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Hummingbird Photography: In-Person

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.

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 9-11:30am North Houston Register

Thursday, September 28, 2023 9-11:30am North Houston 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.


Butterfly Photography

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

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

Offered through Precision Camera. Registration required.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 9-11:30am Indian Grass Preserve on the Katy Prairie Register

Friday, October 20, 2023 9-11:30am Indian Grass Preserve on the Katy Prairie 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 outdoor class to learn their biology and how to photograph them.

Offered through Precision Camera. Registration required.

Friday, October 6, 2023 9-11:30am Indian Grass Preserve on the Katy Prairie Register

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

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