Basic photography and leather working

Basic photography and leather working

Have you wanted to start a new hobby? Are you tired of doing the same old thing on Saturday? This is your chance to learn a new skill or perfect an old skill by attending a class at Spindletop Gladys City Museum. Because of the success of our blacksmith and bladesmith classes, we added basic photography and leather working classes taught by professionals in each trade.

On June 3, we will have our first Basic Photography class from 10 a.m. -noon. It will be $75 with a $25 nonrefundable deposit. We have room for 12 students aged 16 and above. Students will need a DSLR camera with at least one lens. The class will be taught by Shannon Wright, a natural light photographer who is based out of Beaumont, Texas. She has been doing photography full time for almost 8 years. Shannon specializes in children, family and graduating senior sessions.

Some of the things that will be covered during this class are gear – learning which lenses are best for which scenarios; manual mode – how to know what settings to use without setting your camera to Auto; Aperture, ISO, and Shutter Speed – how these three elements work together to achieve the correct exposure; Composition – learning what is traditionally most appealing to the eye and putting your own twist on it; and Interactions – how to get your subjects to interact with each other and yourself so that you can capture what you want to capture.

The Basic Leather Working Class will be offered June 17 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Shane Granger is a self-taught leather worker who produces products such as phone cases, pistol holsters and belts. Students will learn basic skills in leather working while working on a project that they will take home with them. The cost is $125 with a $25 nonrefundable deposit. There is room for 10 people to take the class.

Call the museum at (409) 880-1750.

— Lamar University