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October 17 - November 14, 2023

Photography - Basics

Gilruth Center • 2101 NASA Parkway Bldg. 207, Mail code: AH HoustonTX  77058 Organized by NASA EXCHANGE-JSC (Starport)
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We're sorry, but this program is over. The last meeting was Tuesday, November 14, 2023.

Class Information:

  • 5 Week Class
  • Tuesdays, October 17 - November 14, 2023
  • 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Gilruth Center Lone Star Room
  • Class Size – 10 (minimum) – 20
  • Digital Cameral with Full Manual Setting Required
  • $100 until October 6
  • $120 October 7-17

  • Digital camera that can be set to full manual settings
  • Access to a computer Familiarity with Adobe Bridge or other photographer programs encouraged, but not required

What to bring to class:
  • Digital camera Memory cards Charged batteries
  • Owner's manual for camera

What to Expect:
Week 1
  • Introduction to Class Plan – what we will do for the next 5 weeks.
  • Getting the "eye" for photography - what makes up a photograph? Composition, Exposure, Focus, etc.
  • Review examples of photos and discuss ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture.
  • Get in groups and practice composition, exposure, and focus technique Homework: take several pictures of the same thing but change the ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture and will critique next class

Week 2
  • Visual Psychology - what is it and how this affects your photos?
  • What is Composition and how does it affect your photos?
  • Review images from students
  • Homework: Use Composition elements to make photos for critique.

Week 3
  • Lighting Color Psychology - what it is and how it affects your photos
  • Natural lighting and how to use it.
  • Review images from students
  • Homework: Take several photos with emphasis on Lighting and Color

Week 4
  • Tips, Tricks, and Techniques
  • Sports, Long exposures, Moving objects
  • Review images from students
  • Homework: Portfolio Prep, get ready to showcase your best work!

Week 5
  • Review of the class
  • Show best of
  • Class critique


Lone Star Room


Bill Stafford


October 17 - November 14, 2023

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM


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