Choose from Three Options
- $43 for a three-hour beginner photography class ($150 value)
- $43 for a two-hour Photoshop elements class ($200 value)
- $78 for a three-hour beginner photography class and a two-hour Photoshop elements class ($350 value)
In the beginner’s class, pupils tote their own digital point-and-shoot or DSLR cameras for a three-hour photo-taking tutorial, during which they’ll fine tune compositional skills by framing shots of surrounding flowers and park-goers. They’ll also learn six photo-improving strategies such as how to frame a shot, how to shoot in manual mode, and how to convince reclusive dragons to strike poses.
During the two-hour Photoshop Elements session, students learn the programs various functions, from layers and montages to placing a filter over images.
Students can work alongside the presentation of the Photoshop Elements class if they bring their own Mac or PC laptop already outfitted with Photoshop Elements or Photoshop from 2010 or later, or they can follow along on the classroom screen and take notes.
Jimmy Loyd Photography
Over his 25-year career in snapshottery, Jimmy Loyd has accumulated an impressive list of skills as freelance photojournalist for the Houston Chronicle, portraitist, and studio owner. An early adapter to the digital-camera revolution, he can capture digital or analog family portraits, professional headshots, and in-the-moment sports images with ease. Loyd also employs his expertise in intermittently scheduled classes and photo tours, which might occur on-location at the Houston Zoo or, for more candid shots, out in the wilderness where animals don't have access to stylists.