Newly created classes focus on emerging technologies and trends.

The Learning Center at the Houston Center for Photography has announced its educational calendar for the spring of 2013, medical an ambitious schedule topping out at 50 different types of classes spanning a wide range of topics, skill levels and media for the photographer in everyone. Appealing to the different technologies and social trends prevalent in amateur and professional photography today, HCP has added new classes relating to online photo publishing and design, advanced camera experimentation, specialized printing techniques, and the most timely – iPhoneography.

iPhone Photo by Theresa Escobedo

iPhone Photo by Theresa Escobedo

Taking a cue from the explosion of Instagram and other photo-related social media tools, HCP is introducing “iPhoneography” as a three-part class that allows students to shoot, process and share their iPhone photos, and talk about their experiences using this new form of photography. Led by acclaimed photographer and HCP’s Lead Workshop Instructor Theresa Escobedo, this will be the first ongoing class of its kind to take place in Houston.

Other newcomers to the curriculum “Building Your Photo Website,” and the series “Self-Publishing” that focuses on graphic design and layout, appeal to the photographer – experienced or not – seeking to pursue recognition of their work beyond just their immediate circle of influence, and on a modest budget. Additionally, HCP aims to attract veteran professional photographers with classes that delve into techniques that test an individual’s understanding of camera features, or that allow for the production of professional-quality archival prints.

These new classes, combined with HCP’s standard curriculum, provide a comprehensive beginner to expert level study of photography, guiding students through the creative process and teaching them how to capture, edit, process, and present their photographs. HCP staff, instructors, and students came together this fall to weigh in on the strengths of past workshops to develop a new, organized curriculum that will enhance the learning experience and help students find their own photographic eye through constant feedback, critique sessions and private portfolio reviews. Through its Learning Center, HCP’s goal is to create a better understanding of the art of photography and develop lifelong photographers.

HCP members receive a discount on all classes offered. The complete list of HCP’s spring 2013 classes, as well as information on how to become a member can be found at