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A picture is worth a thousand words. We've heard this expression our entire lives because it's true. A photograph can say so much about the people and places that it captures, even the feelings surrounding the moment. The challenge of taking a great photograph is making sure that you include everything that you want, and nothing that you don't, all in a way that best represents the subject. To help you prepare for a summer full of new memories, Harris County Public Library is sharing resources to help you capture the memorable moments, in meaningful ways. 

The library has a variety of easy-to-use resources, full of tips on photography for everyone from beginners to experts. Just click a title to request a copy, or browse the online catalog for even more print books and eBooks. 

Books & eBooks

Guide to Photography iPhone Photography Digital SLR Photography All-in-One Digital Photography Complete Course Perfect Digital Photography Travel Photography in a Day for Dummies

Digital Magazines

photography masterclass action photography Digital SLR Photography All-in-One landscape photography digital slr photography photography for beginners

Tutorials & Classes

If you're looking for a more interactive way to expand your photography knowledge, try one of our online classes. This summer, Kingwood Branch Library will be hosting a virtual workshop series presented by the Kingwood Photo Club.  If you can't make it to a live class, don't worry. We also have prerecorded tutorials available for you to watch online, including La Porte Branch Library's Tech Connect Tutorial, Edit Your Way to Fantastic Photos.  You can also visit the Learning Express Library's Computer Skills Center for self-paced classed in Adobe Photoshop.

For a complete list of upcoming programs, check the Events Calendar. For more tutorials and tips, make sure to follow us on social media, and if you take photos at the library, don't forget to tag us; we would love to see your pics of the place that we all love.

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