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Larry Ditto

DittoLarry has been a nature photographer for over three decades…full time for seven years. He is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association and the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers Association. He specializes in capturing images of South Texas and Northeast Mexico. A few times a year he ranges into other areas of the United States. His publication credits include National Geographic books, Field & Stream, Natural History, Sports Afield and other magazines. Audubon calendars, Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine, National Wildlife, and Texas Highways regularly feature his work. In 2000, Larry won The Valley Land Fund Wildlife Photo Contest along with his good friend Greg Lasle.

Larry leads several workshops and instructional tours each year, as well as judging photography contests and advising landowners on how to set up commercial wildlife photography operations. His training as a wildlife biologist and background as a manager in the National Wildlife Refuge System are huge assets in his pursuit of wildlife photography.

Visit www.larryditto.com to read more about Larry and view his gallery.

What’s in the bag?

Larry carries a Canon 1D Mark III and Canon 7D cameras. His lenses include the Canon 500mm, the Canon 300mm, and the Canon 100-400 for his wildlife and bird photography. He also uses the 16-35 mm lens for his scenics, the Wimberley gimbal and Arch Swiss Monoball heads, and Gitzo 1348 carbon fiber tripod to stabilize his equipment.

Upcoming Events

April 2017
April 4 @ 6:30 am - April 5 @ 12:00 pm

This photography Pre-Festival trip was a huge success last year.  This photo trip to a colonial bird rookery will take us near Aransas National Wildlife Refuge near Rockport/Fulton, Texas. Expert leader, Larry Ditto, worked as an assistant manager at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge many years ago and is a trained wildlife biologist with a good knowledge of colonial nesting birds and ecology. He also has 40 years of nature photography experience and is excited to be your nature guide and…

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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 6 @ 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm

After this field trip, you will wonder why you waited so long to start photographing birds on the wing! The rookery at Smith Oaks offers endless opportunities for bird in flight photography. Larry will instruct and guide participants in the following topics with the goal of helping to simplifying the process of photographing birds in flight: Selecting the right digital camera and auto focus telephoto lens Learning the right settings to take full advantage of the technology at your fingertips…

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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 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Larry Ditto on this unique experience on Galveston Bay to photograph birds in flight from a boat. One of the best ways to learn to photograph birds in flight is to practice and this trip will provide a great opportunity to do that. The number of birds, Brown Pelicans in particular, is amazing, providing many photo opportunities as they come and go from the islands. Within Galveston Bay there are man-made islands where a large numbers of breeding birds…

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