The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Photography Workshop: Capturing Nature’s Beauty at Bayou Bend

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 – Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018

04:30 PM – 06:30 PM


• $25 MFAH Members
• $30 Nonmembers
Secure your spot in advance! Beginning January 16, get tickets below. The 4:30 p.m. workshop is for advanced photographers. Select 1 p.m. for the beginners workshop.

Led by Elicia Garcia, Houston Center for Photography 

Bayou Bend’s glorious, 14-acre gardens provide the setting for a nature-photography workshop introducing digital photographers to the principles of lighting and composition for getting the best pictures from a camera or smartphone. The workshop features a classroom-style presentation and supervised practice time in the gardens. The fee also includes admission for two return visits to Bayou Bend’s gardens during 2018 (some restrictions apply) for the purpose of putting your new skills to use.

The gardens offer a wide range of beautiful settings: formal gardens, bayou woodlands, water features, statuary, and spectacular trees. Flowers blooming in late February often include alyssum, camellias, pansies, and saucer magnolias.

Class meets at Bayou Bend's Kilroy Visitor Center for instruction before proceeding to the historic property. At least 8 participants are needed for the workshop to take place. Questions? Contact bayoubend@mfah.org

  • The workshop at 1 p.m. is recommended for beginners.
  • The workshop at 4:30 p.m. is recommended for advanced photographers.


  • Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
    Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • General Admission

    • MFAH Members FREE
    • Adults $15
    • Seniors (65+ with ID) $10
    • Military (with ID) $10
    • College Students (19+ with ID) $7.50
    • Youth (13–18) $7.50
    • Children (12 & younger) FREE
    • Certain special exhibitions are ticketed, with an additional charge.
    On Thursday, general admission is free for everyone.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Make visiting a snap! Visit mfah.org/parking for complete parking info, including a map you can download.

    Two Parking Garages        

    Parking Garage Hours

    Open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    Parking Garage Fees

    • Parking payments may be made only with major credit cards, or with MasterCard and Visa debit cards.
    • The first 30 minutes are always free. On Thursday, parking is free for visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
    • For hourly rates, go to mfah.org/parking
    Recommendation for guests with limited mobility: Use the covered drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building, or use wheelchair-accessible parking in the garage at 1144 Binz Street.

Special Offers / Dining

Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.

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