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Intro to Photography Class at Lone Star College

How Do I Use A Digital Camera?Many people have come to me asking about how to use their new DSLR.  Common questions are:

  • Why do my pictures come out Light or dark?
  • What can I do about blurry pictures?
  • What do all the funny symbols on the camera mean?
  • What kind of lens should I use?

Introduction to Photography

I’ve been wanting to give another class on Photography but just haven’t been able to set aside the time.  As it turns out,  Lone Star College Kingwood has asked me to teach their Introductory Photography Class coming up later this month.  I’m excited to again share information about one of my favorite subjects!  I’ll be showing a lot of images and graphics that will help explain some of the sometimes confusing photographic principles.

No this class won’t be just showing a bunch of pictures and pointing out artistic flaws, (but we will discuss composition).  You’ll get the beginnings of a College Level course taught by someone who really knows the craft as well as the technical aspects of this field.

The class course specifies that well will cover:

  1. Exposure
  2. Camera Controls
  3. Flash
  4. Light & Color
  5. Resolution
  6. Sharpness
  7. White Balance

To get the  most out of the class you should have a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) but any camera with manual settings will do as well.

As a special Bonus to all my friends & acquaintances, I’m going to give a follow up class where you will be showing to the class, images from the “Homework” that I have given.  The follow up class will be on Saturday the 30th.

How to Enroll in the Photo Class

Learn digital photography flyer

I realize that most of you aren’t already Lone Star College students so The easiest way to get the ball rolling is to Contact Pat Chandler at Lone Star College.  She’ll get you pointed in the right direction (a link to enroll or perhaps signing up the old fashioned way – telephone).

Her email address is and her phone number at the college is 281.312.1749

P.S.  Those of you who have expressed interest in working with me as a photographer need to have taken a course that covers the information that I’m going to be introducing here. This will be a great start for you!


Announcing SPiCE Team Member Search

Graduating Seniors: Learn how to earn Cash with your Senior Portriats, See a SPiCEy SlideShow! Continue reading »

Gift a Studio Family Portriat Session!

New Family Studio Portrait

New Family Studio Portrait

Hello Everyone I’ve just completed the conversion of my rarely used Dining plus Living Space into a Studio large enough to photograph Families!  To celebrate this addition to my repertoire, I am giving away mini-sessions to my recent clients.

Haven’t heard from me?  Don’t be sad.  I’m still working through my  Contacts.  Also I may not have the best email address for your or something.  Call (281.401.9331) or message me and I’ll fix you up!

Meg & Franks Wedding

Congratulations to Meg and Frank on their beautiful wedding. They’ve been trying to get hitched for a year now and it happened on the 7th of November at Le Jardin Gardens. Although most of the events took place indoors the weather was gorgeous for the early outside Portraits! View the images on their Pictage site.

FREE Wedding Giveaway Winners

Family Services of Greater Houston (Twogether In Houston) and “The Ask Kim Jordan Show” put twogether (pun intended) a Free Wedding Giveaway for a couple completing a wedding workshop by the 3rd of October 2009.  This Wedding Giveaway included an Engegement Portriat Session, a Bridal Portrait Session and Wedding Coverage by “Yours Truly” !

Bridal Portrait Photography

Wedding Day Photography
The Wedding was at Cypress Lakes Golf Club. It was my first visit there and I hope to return.

The Grand Hall Open House

The Grand Hall
A week and a half ago I had the privilege of helping celebrate the opening of a new Event Venue in Northwest Houston!  The Grand Hall held it’s Grand Opening on the 27th of September.  As I had the opportunity I visited with some old and new friends in the Wedding Business.

Check out the Video and then if your a Bride looking for a moderately priced Venue, Contact Tiffany Stepanski, Events Manager for more details ( or 832-266-4154.


The Grand Hall is hosting their 2nd Open House and You’re invited!

To register go to the Grand Hall Blog.

Woodlands United Methodist Church Camera Club

What happened to the colorful Image Showing Light & Shadow?

Light & Shadow

I had the privilege of being the Featured Speaker last night at the Woodlands United Methodist Church Church Camera Club.  Wow what a great turnout!  Jean Drummond made sure I wouldn’t be hungry while giving my lecture serving up a huge Hoagie sandwich.  Wayne Wagner of Wagner Direct was there and brought a fine Digital Projector for us to give our presentations.  Among others I also had the opportunity to meet another Carlos.  Carlos Hernandez who is one of the few people who I know who regularly used Kodachrome with an ASA (ISO) of 16 and slower!  I  myself used the Continue reading »

Intern Needed

Want to Learn Photography?

Summer Intern Needed


~ 15 Hours a Week (Flexible with Some Saturday’s needed)
~ 3 Month Internship with the possibility of an Excellent Permanent Position

Benefits to the Intern:

* Photography
* Photoshop Techniques
* Wedding Album Layout & Design
* Website Maintenance Continue reading »

Belle Rose Maison – Almost FREE Bridal Portrait Oppurtunity

Yesterday I visited a brand new wedding facility just north of The Woodlands.  (A Conroe address actually.)  It’s absolutely first class and has the biggest bride’s dressing area and kitchen I have ever seen!  Debra and her husband have invested an incredible amount into making this one of the most beautiful & comfortable venues in the area.  Her rates are comparable to other similar locations but include many of the amenities that others don’t!  Those of you who are looking for a wedding/reception location you need to check out this place.  Their website is .

The reason I was there is I was being interviewed for the Ask Kim Jordan Show and Kim knows I love places with Continue reading »