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April 2022
April 19 @ 6:30 am - April 20 @ 12:00 pm

This FeatherFest photography field trip is always one of the first to sell out. Join Larry Ditto for a special pre-festival photo trip to a colonial bird rookery near Aransas National Wildlife Refuge near Rockport/Fulton, Texas.

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April 20 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am

Bolivar Flats on the Bolivar Peninsula offers unique bird photography opportunities with its shallow water and exposed sand bars. Tim will take a small group of photographers out to Bolivar Flats to demonstrate the techniques he routinely uses to capture images of shorebirds down low at their own eye level. Participants will use a ground pod while lying down on the sand bars to get low level shorebird photos. Prepare to get down and dirty and take some great eye-level…

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April 20 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

The 10-story glass Rainforest Pyramid at Moody Gardens enables you to see the rainforests of the World in a whole new way offering ample opportunities for interesting photographs. A walkway will lead you through the canopy level where you can explore the exhibit from a new vantage point, seeing the monkeys, sloths and the other free-roaming tree-dwellers closer than ever before. Kathy will discuss and demonstrate techniques to observe and capture images of these rainforest inhabitants. Take advantage of this…

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April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Kathy Adams Clark on East Beach and work on your photos of birds in flight. This workshop will concentrate on camera settings and camera handling. We’ll also talk about different lens that work well on flying birds. Naturalist’s tips on birds and bird behavior will be included.

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April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This historic location gives us a lovely location to learn and practice architectural, low-light, and abstract photography. The class will begin outside as we photograph the church from sunset to twilight. Then we’ll move inside the church for a chance to photograph inside in low-light. We’ll work with the church’s lighting plus special lights inside. Bring your camera with a wide-angle lens and and perhaps a closer focusing lens for architectural details and minute abstracts. A tripod and cable release…

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April 21 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am

Bolivar Flats on the Bolivar Peninsula offers unique bird photography opportunities with its shallow water and exposed sand bars. Tim will take a small group of photographers out to Bolivar Flats to demonstrate the techniques he routinely uses to capture images of shorebirds down low at their own eye level. Participants will use a ground pod while lying down on the sand bars to get low level shorebird photos. Prepare to get down and dirty and take some great eye-level…

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April 21 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am

Meet Sean Fitzgerald at the north end of the Strand to begin a walk to streets with interesting details and abstract possibilities as well as street life full of decisive moments for you to capture. Sean will explain his thoughts on street macro photography and how to look for and shoot tiny urban details and turn them into large scale abstracts that tell a story (and look great on your wall)! And Sean will show you how travel and street…

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April 21 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Here's an ever-popular photography field trip that's become part of our FeatherFest tradition! Join Sky King Falconry and Kathy Adams Clark to photograph various captive raptors and other trained birds in natural settings and perches out on a private West End property. This is a great opportunity to see and photograph these birds. Kevin from Sky Kings Falconry will pose raptors in natural settings and possibly fly the birds while discussing the behavior of the birds. Driving directions will be…

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April 21 @ 3:15 pm - 6:15 pm

NEW for 2022! Professional PhotoTraps are high speed camera trigger systems. During this workshop, Hector will introduce you to how these devices work and how to use them in the field. The infrared and/or motion detector triggers allow you to capture fast moving wildlife that is almost impossible to capture otherwise. You will learn the basic knowledge needed to get started using these fantastic tools for nature photographers. After the workshop and a 15 minute break, we'll meet at a nearby outdoor site to practice in the field with Sky Kings Falconry flying their birds over the photo traps!

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April 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 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. Driving directions to the meeting site will be emailed prior to the festival. Kathy Adams Clark will instruct and guide participants in the following topics with the goal of helping to simplifying the process of photographing birds in flight: Review of camera and lens settings. Learning the right…

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April 22 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am

Join Hector Astorga 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 ample opportunities to do just that! The number of birds, Brown Pelicans in particular, is amazing, providing many photo opportunities as the birds come and go from the islands. In Galveston Bay, there are man-made islands where large numbers of breeding birds nest. This special trip, arranged by FeatherFest, allows us to approach these islands while following a special protocol to minimize impact on the colonial birds.

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April 22 @ 6:00 am - 9:30 am

Photographing shorebirds is fun and challenging as they are almost always in motion. Your leader Tim Timmis has mastered this! We will seek out the birds on East Beach or wherever they may be hiding, to capture the action.  We may also head to the boat dock area behind the Strand to get close-up shots of Pelicans and other birds as they wait for the shrimp boats to come into port. Techniques that will be used include fast and slow…

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April 22 @ 6:30 am - 10:30 am

Driving directions to the meeting site will be emailed prior to the festival. Learn how to capture the decisive moment at a local spot that has many birds, with an emphasis on birds in flight, sparring and other behavior. Sean will discuss how knowledge, observation, equipment and technique combine to help nature photographers capture decisive moments. He will discuss how photographers can get the most out of their gear and their technique in a wide variety of common shooting situations.…

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April 22 @ 6:30 am - 9:30 am

NEW for 2022! Join Chris Rankin at the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge near Anahuac, Texas, to explore Wildlife Photography from A Car. Chris will introduce you to photographing wildlife from a car/truck while exploring the beauty and diversity of the Anahuac National Wildlife Reserve. Established in 1963, Anahuac NWR’s primary focus is to protect and manage the coastal marsh for migrating, wintering and breeding waterfowl.

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April 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

The tip of the Bolivar Peninsula offers a wide variety of photographic opportunities. This trip, led by Kathy Adams Clark, will begin with a ferry ride across the Houston Ship Channel providing an opportunity to photograph birds around the ferry landing. From there we will travel to the North Jetty for an opportunity to photograph American Avocets and other wading birds. Finally, the group will photograph wading birds in several marshes nearby. Locations are subject to change based on tide, wind, and location of the birds.

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April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Participants will be able to practice photographing birds in flight at the famous Houston Audubon Sanctuary Smith Oaks. Sean will demonstrate how to use the equipment and when to select slow or fast shutter speeds to capture outstanding images of flying birds. He will also share his perspectives on what makes awe inspiring flying bird photos and tips on site location, direction of light and other aspects that contribute to excellent bird in flight imagery. Suggested Equipment: Digital SLR camera…

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April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join David Paulissen 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 ample opportunities to do just that! The number of birds, Brown Pelicans in particular, is amazing, providing many photo opportunities as the birds come and go from the islands. In Galveston Bay, there are man-made islands where large numbers of breeding birds nest. This special trip, arranged by FeatherFest, allows us to approach these islands while following a special protocol to minimize impact on the colonial birds. There are no restrooms on the boat and we will not land on any islands.

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April 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Here’s an ever-popular photography field trip that’s become part of our FeatherFest tradition! Join Sky King Falconry and Hector Astorga to photograph various captive raptors and other trained birds in natural settings and perches out on a private West End property. This is a great opportunity to see and photograph these birds. Kevin from Sky Kings Falconry will pose raptors in natural settings and possibly fly the birds while discussing the behavior of the birds.

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April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Pleasure Pier is one of Galveston’s top attractions. A giant Ferris wheel and roller coaster dominate the pier that extends into the Gulf of Mexico. From nearby jetties, participants will photograph the setting sun and twilight sky. From under the rides, we’ll photograph lights in motion and stretch our creativity. We will not be going on to the Pleasure Pier for this event. This photography field trip with Kathy Adams Clark is a FeatherFest favorite! The Pleasure Pier is…

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April 23 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am

Join Sean Fitzgerald 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 ample opportunities to do just that! The number of birds, Brown Pelicans in particular, is amazing, providing many photo opportunities as the birds come and go from the islands. In Galveston Bay, there are man-made islands where large numbers of breeding birds nest. Sean will teach you his tricks and methods for capturing birds in flight. This will include metering modes, focusing techniques and other skills for catching artistic shots of the birds of the area.

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April 23 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am

Bolivar Flats on the Bolivar Peninsula offers unique bird photography opportunities with its shallow water and exposed sand bars. Tim will take a small group of photographers out to Bolivar Flats to demonstrate the techniques he routinely uses to capture images of shorebirds down low at their own eye level. Participants will use a ground pod while lying down on the sand bars to get low level shorebird photos. Prepare to get down and dirty and take some great eye-level…

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April 23 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Galveston’s oldest cemetery is located on Broadway between 40th and 43rd Streets. Above ground vaults, obelisks, stone angles and more offer plenty of photo opportunities. During the spring, wildflowers can decorate the ground giving a different look to the graves. Join Kathy Adams Clark for this journey through Galveston history. Paved streets offer a convenient place to park your car and paved walkways allow access to each section of the cemetery. Camera, wide angle or medium wide angle lens, tripod,…

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April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Hector Astorga 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 ample opportunities to do just that! The number of birds, Brown Pelicans in particular, is amazing, providing many photo opportunities as the birds come and go from the islands. In Galveston Bay, there are man-made islands where large numbers of breeding birds nest. Hector will teach you his tricks and methods for capturing birds in flight. This will include metering modes, focusing techniques and other skills for catching artistic shots of the birds of the area.

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April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

If you’d love to have a personal Raptor Experience with a touch of history, this one-of-a-kind wildlife celebration is for you! Raptors Uncorked which offers dinner and a raptor show is moving to a new location at the historic 1859 Ashton Villa on Broadway. In addition, registrants are being offered access to the house for docent guided tours prior to dinner and the show.

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April 24 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am

Bolivar Flats on the Bolivar Peninsula offers unique bird photography opportunities with its shallow water and exposed sand bars. Tim will take a small group of photographers out to Bolivar Flats to demonstrate the techniques he routinely uses to capture images of shorebirds down low at their own eye level. Participants will use a ground pod while lying down on the sand bars to get low level shorebird photos. Prepare to get down and dirty and take some great eye-level…

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April 24 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am

The tip of the Bolivar Peninsula offers a wide variety of photographic opportunities and you are in for a treat on this morning photography adventure. Begin your trip with a ferry ride across the Houston Ship Channel. The group will be meeting Sean on the Bolivar side where there will be opportunities to photograph birds at the ferry landing. From there you will caravan to the North Jetty for an opportunity to photograph American Avocets and other wading birds. Finally, the group will photograph wading birds in several marshes nearby. Locations are subject to change based on tide, wind, and location of the birds.

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