Jimmy Loyd Photography

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Houston Chronicle photographer illuminates proper composition and framing techniques in hands-on workshops

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Photographers must be patient in order to catch the exact moment when the sun crests the horizon or a child learns empathy. Stop time with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $45 for a 3-hour beginner photography class (up to a $150 value). This class meets at the studio, but students will shoot pictures outside.
  • $45 for a 2.5-hour intermediate photography class (a $145 value). This class takes place at Hermann Park.

Click here for a list of class times and locations.

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.

Intermediate students meet at Hermann Park for a 2.5-hour, hands-on lesson that delves into more advanced photon-collecting skills. Students employ their own camera to capture foliage and flowers, and the instructor will also expound on the usage of lenses and tripods. Under the instructor's cheerful, camera-savvy tutelage, students become privy to the secrets of how to compose, light, and frame a photograph as effortlessly as Ansel Adams opened his breakfast cereal.

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.

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.

Customer Reviews

He's great!!
Felicia C. · January 23, 2015
Great teacher, lots of good learning!
Carol A. · July 14, 2014
Jimmy Loyd is an outstanding photographer and a great teacher! He has the ability to teach photography in an manner that meets the individual needs and levels of his students.
Eve · September 11, 2013
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    Hermann Park

    6001 Fannin St.

    Houston, Texas 77030

    713-574-0087

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  2. 2

    Greater Heights

    1111 Heights Blvd.

    Houston, Texas 77008

    713-574-0087

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