Enroll now for a fun weekend coastal photo adventure for amateur adult photographers sponsored by Texas A&M University Galveston Campus's Educational Outreach Program.
Participants using their own digital camera will sharpen their photographic eye and learn how to see photographs, take complex photographic scenes and reduce them to their simplest form, put into practice the rule of thirds, explore the use of macro modes for close-up photography, adjust white balance settings for special effects, participate in photo excursions around Galveston County and begin work on their own digital photographic portfolio. Using strong design elements and select focus, photographers will produce striking photographs even from common scenes and objects.
Photography Instructor, Robert Mihovil teaches the digital class with techniques “learning by doing” and “photography on location”.
It’s never too late to learn photography and it’s never too late to have fun learning to take great digital photographs.
His passion for photography and love of the Galveston area in contagious and it won’t be long before participants will be just as excited about photography as he is.
This photo camp will feature digital photography at excellent locations around Galveston County, including: High Island Rookery, Moon Dog Farms in Santa Fe, Pier 19 Shrimp Fleet, Seeding Galveston Community Garden, East End Historical District, Hotel Galvez, Sacred Heart Church and Scholes International Airport.
Photo Assistant: Carl Schutz
Requirements: Strong interest in photography, knowledge to operate your own digital camera, good physical condition, including the ability to negotiate stairs, get in and out of a bus and walk for several blocks.
Equipment Needed: Your own digital camera with zoom or telephoto lenses. If you don’t already have a digital camera, below are a few sample quality cameras:
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300B 20.4 megapixel camera with 50X Zoom, 3 inch LCD
Sony Cybershot DSC-H400B 20.1 megapixel camera with a 63X Zoom, 3 inch LCD
Nikon D3400 DSLR 24.2 megapixel camera, 18-55mm, 55-300mm Nikon VR Zoom Lenses. 3 inch LCD
Nikon D5500 DSLR 24.2 megapixel camera, 18-55mm, 75-300mm Nikon VR Zoom Lenses, 3 inch Vari-angle LCD
Supplies needed: A total of (3) rechargeable camera batteries, battery charger, (2) 16 GIG memory cards
Bring all software, hardware and digital camera instruction booklet
Bring a USB cable to connect the camera to your laptop computer
Bring a camera bag, tripod and laptop computer
Bring: Comfortable shoes as we do a lot of walking, blue jeans, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, mosquito repellant, water bottle, plastic zip lock bags and a small spray water bottle ($.99 at Target) for putting droplets on flowers.
Register: Please call (409)740-4525 or e-mail Chante Monnell at Monnellc@tamug.edu. You can also register online at www.tamug.edu/seacamp. Click on Coastal Photography and create a password to register and submit payment.
Questions: If you have questions about the photography course or about digital camera equipment, please call Photography Instructor, Robert Mihovil at (409)771-5668.
Cancellation Policy -
must cancel in writing five days prior to camp start date. Cancellation after that time will result in a $100.00 cancellation fee.