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The Glasscock School has been offering photography courses to the Houston community for more than 30 years. Our instructors include professional photographers and educators, many of whom have had work featured in national publications and exhibitions. Whether you are a beginner seeking to take better pictures with a new camera or smartphone, an intermediate photographer who would like greater mastery of your craft or an emerging or practicing professional seeking expert guidance and a community of peers, the Glasscock School has a photography course for you.

Spring Photography Courses

Advanced Photography Workshop with Peter Brown     Peter Brown, M.F.A. 
Starts: February 9
Experienced photographers will grow creatively as they offer and receive critiques on independent projects in a supportive environment. Instructor approval is required to register.

The Basics of Photography     DAY: Daniel Kramer, M.F.A.      EVENING: David McClain, M.F.A. 
Starts: February 23 (Day), March 1 (Evening)
Using weekly assignments and critiques, this course will acquaint you with the technical and artistic aspects of basic photography and teach you to “make” rather than take pictures.

iPhone Photography     Tom Flaherty 
Starts: February 28 (Day), March 1 (Evening)
This course will cover the basics of the iPhone camera, the art and science of photography, strategies for taking better photographs, recommended apps and provide opportunities for feedback.

Street Photography     Daniel Kramer, M.F.A.
Starts: March 9
Review the history of street photography and explore its distinct qualities. Class sessions alternate between on-location shooting in Houston and in-class critiques.

Mastering the Art of Photographic Workflow     Bob Warren, M.L.A.
Starts: March 20
Learn about the four components of workflow: capture, edit, process and output, exploring how they influence your results and how you can develop a personalized workflow.


Instructor Spotlight: Peter Brown

Peter Brown has taught in the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies for more than 30 years. His photographs are in collections at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Menil Collection, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Amon Carter Museum, among others.

"My hope for each photographer is an improvement in work, a greater understanding of the medium, a development of seeing and visual thinking and and a deeper knowledge of the way these relate to the wider world. And, as a byproduct a relationship with others that is supportive, challenging and fun. The idea of a small community of interested and dedicated people is important."