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April 2017
April 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Shorebird photography provides an abundance of opportunities for action-packed photography and challenges including birds in flight, feeding, and battling over territory. Tim has focused his wildlife photography on shorebirds and will share his experience and techniques with you to optimize your shorebird photos. You will learn the benefits of low-level bird photography including the opportunities for different perspectives, dramatic depth of field, and better backgrounds. Tim will suggest equipment choices (cameras, lenses, tripod/ground pod, tripod heads, flash, etc.) for many…

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April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Larry will teach participants techniques for working with the ball head, Wimberley head, and hand holding for action and flight work. He will explain how to select a tripod that is right for action work, and why it is important to select the proper ISO, shutter speed, and focus points to capture the perfect image. Larry will also discuss how to work in different lighting conditions to get the best results, how to select the best photos from what you…

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April 7 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Taking bird photos from the prone position or at ground level will enhance your photos by giving them a much more intimate perspective with a very dramatic depth of field.  This low position also enables you to get closer to the birds. Tim will share his techniques for getting down and dirty with shorebirds. He will include discussions on how to use a ground pod along with other equipment. You may not want to shoot from a standing position again!…

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April 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Larry will introduce several different approaches to taking your nature photographs to a creative level beyond just documenting what you see. You will learn how to effectively use slow shutter speeds to create pleasing blurs that convey action in images. Larry will discuss the equipment and processing involved and show examples of images that are effective and why. Choice of shutter speed is essential in creating appealing images. He will instruct participants on how to keep the subject sharp and…

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April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hector D. Astorga is a professional nature photographer, photographer guide and photography workshop instructor. Since 2008 he has had success in photography contests. He has won many regional and national Nature Photography competitions including: Grand Prize Winner - 2008 Valley Land Fund Nature Photography Contest (Small Tract Division) Grand Prize Winner - 2010 Valley Land Fund Nature Photography Contest (Professional and Open Divisions) Grand Prize Winner - 2011 and 2013 Wildlife in Focus Nature Photography Contest First Place - 2009 National…

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April 7 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Are you a birdwatcher who also carries a camera? Do you raise your binoculars first and then grab your camera to try to photograph the bird? Are you not really keen on learning everything there is to know about your camera, but would like to take better photos? This workshop will cover the basic camera operations needed to take photographs of birds. Camera features, settings, and options will be explained. Equipment such as lenses, tripod, and flash will be discussed.…

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April 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Photographic Composition refers to the arrangement of visual elements in a photo. During this workshop we will talk about how to approach photographic composition. We will discuss numerous related topics including: Filling the frame Placing your subjects off center Leading lines Anchors Foreground, middle-ground, and backgrounds

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April 8 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

One of the key elements for capturing quality photographic images is lighting.  This is also true for bird photography.  In this workshop, Tim will show you how to control the light and how to get the proper exposure in your camera.  You will learn how to get the “golden light” in your photos and how to create unique photos through silhouettes and back lighting. Techniques and camera settings will be reviewed in detail with emphasis on how to use your…

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April 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Are you frustrated with your bird photos? Learn how to use photo processing tools like Photoshop or Lightroom to give the best look to your photos of birds.  This workshop is specific to bird photography and the photos birders might capture while out in the field.

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April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Are you baffled by flash? Unsure of when, how or why to use flash, or overwhelmed by the technical aspects? Join Sean Fitzgerald for a comprehensive workshop on using flash and supplemental light in your nature photography. In this three hour information-packed session, participants will learn about: Different kinds of light and how to modify the light to get what you want How to use light diffusion and light reflectors to subtly change the quality of light How to use…

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April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Birds can be a challenge to photograph, yet they are a popular subject for photographers. And birds are everywhere, from our backyards to foreign locations. Join Kathy Adams Clark in this workshop to learn how to take better photographs of birds from a photographer’s point-of-view.  Camera features and options will be discussed along with composition, color harmony, and story telling.  Lenses, flash, and camera supports will also be discussed.  

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