Making Extraordinary Photos of Everyday Life

Become familiar with the principles of photographic design and enhance your ability to make portraits, sports photos and images of everyday life.

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Award-winning photographer Daniel Kramer introduces you to photographic design and shares the art and practice of making good photographs. Learn to apply principles to capture better portraits, sports photos and images of everyday life. This course includes group critiques of student work. One class features a guest critic from the Houston photography community. Another class includes a visit to a local photo exhibition. Before taking this class, you should complete The Basics of Photography or a similar introductory photography course; or you should be familiar with basic camera operation and photography principles.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
GPHO1130.F18.1 Daniel Kramer On-campus 7-9 p.m. Thursday, September 27, 2018

INSTRUCTOR: Daniel Kramer
FORMAT: On-campus
SCHEDULE: 7-9 p.m.
START DATE: Sept. 27, 2018

Instructor: Daniel Kramer

Daniel Kramer, M.F.A., is a photographer who has worked for Sports Illustrated, Reuters, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. His photojournalism has won numerous awards, including six first-place Photo Package Awards from the Houston Press Club. As an actively exhibiting fine art photographer, Mr. Kramer’s work has been shown locally, nationally and internationally and appears in permanent collections at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Phoenix Art Museum; and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. He holds a master’s degree of fine arts in documentary photojournalism from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Term: Fall 2018

Start Date: Sept. 27, 2018

End Date: Nov. 15, 2018

Schedule: 7-9 p.m.

Length: Eight Thursdays (including off-campus field trip)

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $305

Rice Alumni: $275

CEUs: 1.6

Note: Limited enrollment

Please bring five of your photographs—prints or digital files on a USB drive—to the first class to discuss with the group. 

Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation for the course field trip.