Led by Elicia Garcia, Houston Center for Photography 

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 2018 (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 late February 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 4:30 p.m. is recommended for advanced photographers.

Education programs at Bayou Bend receive generous funding from Mitra Mujica-Margolis and Michael Margolis; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Mr. William J. Hill; Sharon G. Dies; Susan Vaughan Foundation; The Estate of Evelyn Houstoun Chew; Ann and John Bookout; Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell; Mrs. Denise D. Monteleone; and Pat and Dee Osborne.

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