Photo Walk: Fair Park

A photo walking tour of Fair Park with two guides! Join our DCP instructor and a Park preservationist for this unique experience.
Upcoming Photo Walk

No classes scheduled at this time

Walk, learn, shoot!

For over a century, Fair Park has been an architectural gem and an important part of Dallas, and Texas, history. For many of us, October is the time we’d see the park transformed into the State Fair. While the Fair is offering some drive-through experiences, this is a chance to visit the park with some of the fair trappings in place, but without the crowds. We’ll be able to take pictures of Big Tex, but more importantly, get an informed look at some of the striking buildings and details that give Fair Park its unique flair.

We’ll begin the evening with a guided tour by a Fair Park preservationist who will tell us about the park’s unique  history. After our tour, attendees will be able to walk around the park independently to take photos until the park closes at 7pm. Our instructor will be there to answer questions, offer suggestions, and give some feedback on your photos.

A day before the photo walk we’ll meet online for a brief Zoom session to go over logistics. Your instructor will give you some ideas of what to expect and photography tips to get you ready.

YOU MUST MAINTAIN A SAFE SOCIAL DISTANCE AND A MASK IS MANDATORY WHENEVER YOU’RE NEAR THE INSTRUCTOR OR OTHERS IN THE GROUP. There are no exceptions. If you don’t plan to wear a mask and to follow these guidelines then please don’t register for this class.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR ON-LOCATION SHOOTING:
  • A mask! See above. The instructor will not assist a student who is not wearing a mask covering both their nose and mouth.
  • A DSLR, mirrorless, compact camera or smartphone. Any camera will do!
  • Basic knowledge of your camera. If you use a DSLR or mirrorless, our Beginner Digital Photography series (or similar) is a recommended prerequisite.
  • A charged battery and room on your memory card.
  • The right shoes and clothes for the weather. An umbrella if needed.

  • Cost per person is $35.
  • Registration is free for the first 7 DCP members to sign up with the discount code found in your membership account.
  • A day before the photo walk we’ll meet ONLINE via Zoom from 6:00pm-7:00pm CDT.
  • For the photo walk, you’ll meet up with the instructor at a specified location in Fair Park. Details will be shared during the first online session. We’ll spend two hours walking, talking and shooting photos in the park.
  • Advance registration and payment is required.
  • Maximum number of students is 20.
  • Check out our webinar about intrepid photographer Polly Smith, Fair Park and the Texas Centennial.

Q: Do I need to wear a mask for on-location shooting?
A: Yes! Safety of our students and staff is our utmost priority. YOU MUST MAINTAIN A SAFE SOCIAL DISTANCE AND A MASK IS MANDATORY WHENEVER YOU’RE NEAR THE INSTRUCTOR OR OTHERS IN THE GROUP.

Q: What do I need for the photo walk?

  • A mask! The instructor will not assist a student who is not wearing a mask covering both their nose and mouth.
  • A DSLR, mirrorless camera or smartphone. Any camera will do!
  • Basic knowledge of your camera. If you use a DSLR or mirrorless, our Beginner Digital Photography series (or similar) is a recommended prerequisite.
  • A charged battery and room on your memory card.
  • The right shoes and clothes for the weather. An umbrella if needed.

Q: Are there previous requirements for this photo walk?
A: You should have a working knowledge of your camera settings including exposure modes, shutter speed, f-stop, white balance and ISO control. It’s recommended that you’ve already taken the DCP’s Beginner Digital Photography series or equivalent training.

Q: How will I know if a photo walk makes or not?
A: If a class doesn’t make and has to be cancelled, you will receive an email no later than 2 days before the scheduled class date.

Q: What if I have to cancel?
A: If you cancel 3-7 days ahead of the scheduled date of the class, you will receive no refund or 50% transfer credit toward another similar class within 3 months of the cancellation date. There is no refund or transfer credit for cancellations within 48 hours of start time of the class or workshop. Full details on cancellations are on our Policies page.

Q: Where is the on-location shooting held?
A: The class will be outdoors along the Trinity River. The instructor will provide more details about meeting place and time.

Richard Klein

Richard is committed to passing on the craft and joy of image making by teaching classes and workshops at the Dallas Center for Photography, University of Texas at Arlington, the University of North Texas, Texas Woman’s University and as a contributor to lynda.com.

“Learning is a process and I see myself as a lifelong learner continually taking on new subjects, being in a state of Beginners Mind. My commitment as an educator is to share complicated material in a way that is easily understood by the student regardless of their experience level.”

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