Avoid wasting time and ending up with just a pile of boring pics

Question....Are you creative? Like many of the students I've taught over 21 years of being a university professor, 9 out of 10 of you would say NO to being creative. I'm a believer that ALL of us have some form of creativity, it just needs to be tapped. Like drilling for oil, it needs some form of release.

The cool thing about making photography as your creative outlet is that the photos you capture tell a story. They most likely tell YOUR story. They are personal. In a creative and visual way, you are communicating with the world around you.

You take tons of pics whether on a camera or on your phone, why not learn how to capture those moments beautifully and build a legacy that can be enjoyed by not only you but those who matter to you the most.

Or change nothing and end up with a pile of boring snapshots.


Discover how a PHOTO WALK or PHOTO CAMP FOR ADULTS can help spark your creativity

Build Unique Interests at Photography Camp

Learn Something New

Do you have an interest in learning something new? Expert instruction and a fun environment are sure to excel your photography skills and expand your creativity. Keeping active mentally has far ranging benefits and learning photography will be something you can do the rest of your life.

Dive Deep into new-found skills at Photography Camp

Dive into New-found Skills

Because photography class is new in the fact that most students have never been exposed to it before, it’s exciting! We capitalize on that through engaging activities that take their learning much farther than they thought possible. Critical thinking and creativity are combined into a positive learning environment.

Build Lasting Relationships at Photography Camp

Build New Relationships

When peers are focused on the same thing, friendships are easily made. They get excited about showing off their shots while encouraging others on their successes. Each participant is invited to join our private Facebook group where the learning and relationships continue.

Forge Confidence at Photography Camp

Forge Confidence

There is nothing better for this than trying something brand new and finding success at it. The subject matter is broken down into managable amounts with each class building on the previous. Our content, also, provides for individualized instruction with success for each student built right in.

Express Creatively at Greg Patterson Photography Camp

Express Yourself Creatively

Photography is a skill that helps you to apply critical thinking that fuels creativity. We leave the “classroom” and go into the real world each class to apply what we've learned to practice what we learned. Critiques are also an integral part of the learning process allowing us to help you improve with each photo.

Laugh and Have Fun at Photography Camp

Laugh and Have Fun

We understand that photography should be fun! There are no desks or grades. In fact, we often open a bottle of wine, break bread and enjoy one anothers company. Making new friends and having fun learning photography has always been an important benefit of our classes.


What others have to say about our adult photography classes

"Greg, you are a master teacher; it is a sign of true professionalism and mastery when you take a complex topic and present it so others can grasp the concept. SFA is fortunate to have had you serve on faculty all those years. I am learning more than I ever have about photography, and I was very intimidated coming into your class. Feeling better now. Cindy, you are so gracious and kind. I appreciate your attention to our needs – like temperature, thirst, bathroom breaks, and perplexed expressions. Jim and I are excited to be learning photography skills we hope to use when we travel. Thank you for offering us this opportunity to learn."

"I have become somewhat lazy in my retirement and Greg's classes have like a kick in the rear for me. I’ve taken several House of Photography courses and have not been disappointed yet. They encourage me to get out with may camera and practice. The classes are fun, interesting and thought provoking. The small class size allows one to ask questions and receive a lot of valuable hands-on attention."

"I really enjoyed the Adult Photo Camp on Color. The venue is perfect for the small class and very comfortable. Greg and Cindy are amazing! I can’t wait for the next class!!"

"Your Exposure Triangle class was our 5th class at your studio and just as helpful as the other classes. We have expanded our ability to capture much better images, both in quality and artistry. The combination of your presentations and one-on-one instruction ensure that all participants, no matter their level of expertise, learn. We enjoy the hospitality provided and look forward to attending more!"

"Loved it! I loved having assignments that force me to look at images differently. The two days were great. We were in a relaxed atmosphere with encouraging students. Definitally pur the spark back in photography and helped me remember why I love taking pictures!"

"Greg, and Cindy are excellent teachers. I absolutely ejoyed the shutter speed photography class where we learned how to SHOW MOTION and STOP MOTION. Greg is an amazing photographer and teacher making is so easy to learn. I can't wait to attend another class in the future."

"I certainly enjoyed the class and look forward to the new journey with my camera. You always open my eyes to new things but also remind me that photography should be FUN! I am very happy to have signed up for the Manual photography class."


About Your Camp Leaders

Kids Photography Camp Greg Patterson Nacogdoches Retired SFA Photography Professor

Greg Patterson

Photographer and Educator

Greg is a nationally published photographer and retired university photography professor of over 29 years. His interest in photography started at age 13. He has a passion for all things photography, especially teaching others.

Kids Photography Camp Cindy Patterson

Cindy Patterson

Studio Manager Extraordinaire

Cindy graduated from SFA with a degree in Education. She keeps the ship sailing smoothly while steering clear of storms. She is the joy in joyful, the laugh in laughter and the voice on the phone when you call the studio. She is also Greg's wife of 30+ years.

VOICE: 936-569-7116 REGISTER TEXT: 936-337-1003

The Victorian Studio

House of Photography street view

The Victorian Albert A Nelson Home

House of Photography 2004-2023

Our studio was located in the historic Victorian home built for Albert A. Nelson in 1898. The home has seen many changes and owners over the past 100 plus years. It was designed by Diedrich Rulfs, who designed more than 50 homes, churches and buildings in Nacogdoches from the 1880s until the 1920s. Many are listed as Texas Historical Landmarks or National Register Landmarks. We have recently moved out of this space but still maintain the property. Our new location is close and reserved for scheduled appointments.

The Portrait Garden

House of Photography Portrait Garden

The Portrait Garden

Deep East Texas only Portrait Garden

House of Photography boasts the only portrait garden in all of Deep East Texas. With greenery and colorful blooms year round, our garden includes a beautiful country gazebo, quaint pond complete with waterfall, rock flower beds, arbors, pergola, rock and stone paths.

We often hear clients say that they are utterly amazed at the variety of looks we can achieve from within our garden. This East Texas secret treasure is shared with our friends at The Cottage Restaurant.


Make this the best year yet!

We all want to make the most of each day and the life we have been blessed with. Learning photography can be one of those positive steps. Joining us on a Photo Walk or class will help develop a new skill that truly gives back for a lifetime. It’s a skill that easily builds upon itself with little work; it will make you a more confident and creative person. At the very least, you’ll come away with some really nice photos by which to remember your next family vacation!


{GIFTS} Unique SFA and Nacogdoches gifts from the Oldest Town in Texas

As Nacogdoches residents since 1986, Greg and Cindy Patterson have a passion for Nacogdoches and Stephen F. Austin State University...and PHOTOGRAPHY! In October 2018, Greg and Cindy opened House of Photography GIFT SHOP, featuring unique gifts. If you are a long-time BIN (born in Nacogdoches) or just passing through East Texas, we invite you to drop by and see for yourself all the great Nacogdoches and SFA (Lumberjack) gifts we have to offer!

HoP Gifts

{PHOTOS} You will LOVE the way you LOOK in our photography!

We've photographed 
thousands of satisfied clients over the years, 
and we understand you want creative photos at a fair price. We are experts in capturing photos that make you LOVE the way they look all while providing the customer service only a full-service portrait studio can offer. Be it senior graduation pictures, families portraits, children, newborns to wedding photography, we invite you to schedule a FREE consultation Today!

We are EXPERT photographers

{CLASSES} Learning is FUN! We will TEACH you to be a better photographer!

For kids and adults alike, learning photography is a creative outlet. If you're like most Americans, learning a second language is on your bucket list or something you want for your kids. Learning photography is like learning another language. Our photography classes and camps help to teach how to see like a photographer. It doesn't matter what camera you use, Canon, Nikon or iPhone. Seeing and thinking like a pro is the best place to start. We make it FUN and EASY!

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