Bayou Bend’s glorious 14 acres of gardens provide the setting for a nature-photography workshop introducing digital photographers to the principles of lighting and composition for getting the best pictures from a camera or smartphone. The workshop features a classroom-style presentation and supervised practice time in the gardens. The fee also includes admission for two return visits to Bayou Bend’s gardens during 2019 (some restrictions apply) for the purpose of putting your new skills to use.

The gardens offer a wide range of beautiful settings: formal gardens, bayou woodlands, water features, statuary, and spectacular trees. Flowers blooming in March often include alyssum, camellias, pansies, and saucer magnolias.

Class meets at Bayou Bend’s Kilroy Visitor Center for instruction before proceeding to the historic property. At least 8 participants are needed for the workshop to take place. Questions? Contact bayoubend@mfah.org

  • The workshop at 1 p.m. is recommended for beginners.
  • The workshop at 4 p.m. is recommended for advanced photographers.

Education programs at Bayou Bend receive generous funding from:

Sharon G. Dies
Houston Junior Woman's Club
Mr. William J. Hill 
Susan Vaughan Foundation
Ralph H. and Ruth J. McCullough Foundation
Mrs. Denise D. Monteleone
William A. and Madeline Smith Charitable Trust
Mr. and Mrs. Dan English III
Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell
Marilyn G. Lummis
Mary Lynn and Steve Marks
John L. Nau III
The Summerlee Foundation
Christine and Jaime Yordan Foundation
Polly and Murry Bowden
Nancy and James Gordon

The education programs also receive endowment income from funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard and Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate.


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