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Master Your Camera Controls/Rice University Area

Master Your Camera Controls Before Rice University Area

For each Comp in the Field class, 2 or 3 attendees like to arrive an hour or so before the scheduled time to get some quick tutoring from the instructor about the specific controls of the camera they are using. This is an option to take your camera off of automatic and embrace all of the features as your teacher walks you through the controls. Only 3 people, maximum, can attend this class because more than 3 separate cameras would become unwieldy for the teacher. Then together with your teacher, walk over to the nearby Comp in the Field meeting spot and practice what your teacher just taught you about your camera.

Call Digital Photo Academy at 1 877 372 2231. Lots of people seem to hang up if our welcome recording comes on instead of a live voice, but we promise to return your message within a day or two if you leave one with your name and number.  It would be even better if you included your e mail address as well as the date and city of the class you are considering.  If leaving a voice mail message is not your thing, please email us at or


6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005

We will meet at the Sam Houston statue in the roundabout located at the north end of Hermann Park. This is just across the street from Rice Univ. Parking in Hermann park should be free and lots are close to the statue.

Parking Facilities & Rates

Greenbriar Lot$1 per entry per day
West Lot 1 (Alice Pratt Brown)$1 per 20 min, $11 daily maximum
Central Campus GarageBRC Garage

Founder’s Court Lot

North Lot (nights and weekends)

North Annex Lot

Lovett North Saddlebag Lot (nights and weekends)

$1 per 12 minutes, $11 daily maximum

BY CREDIT CARD (All Surface Lots)

Machines at the entrance gates will instruct the driver to insert a credit card (American Express, VISA, MasterCard or Discover). When the gate opens and the vehicle enters, the computer’s “parking meter” begins. Upon leaving, the visitor drives to the exit gate and inserts the same credit card. It is very important to use the same credit card used at entry while exiting, otherwise the computer will not recognize the card. The gate will open within a few seconds, at which time the meter stops. The computer calculates the time, checks for fee approval and automatically bills the credit card.  IMPORTANT – if you are issued a validation, please insert it FIRST into the machine, it will keep the validation.  Then, insert the credit card used at the entry and the gate will open.

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