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April 2020
April 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The typical rule in photography is that you need to get “tack sharp” photos.  This workshop will help you learn how to break that rule and work outside the box with “blurred” bird photos. Pleasing blurs can add artistic flair to your photos from minor blur to a birds wings to add a sense of motion or blurring out the entire bird for a more dramatic affect. Tim will share some of his techniques and camera settings to blur the…

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April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Kathy will teach participants techniques for working with the ball head, Wimberley head, and hand holding for action and flight work. She 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. You will learn how to work in different lighting conditions to get the best results, how to select the best photos from what you created…

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April 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 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.

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April 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 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 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The curse of digital photography is keeping them organized. Adobe Lightroom provides amazing organizing tools but few photographers use them fully, or as effectively as they should. This presentation will show how you can set up and use Lightroom to name, label, rate, organize, and even output your images and projects more effectively and efficiently. The goal is to help you set up and design a digital workflow customized to your personal needs. About Sean Fitzgerald    

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April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Let’s take your bird photographs and change them into works of art in post processing. Learn how adding a texture or writing can change the look of a bird photograph.  You'll also learn techniques to soften, alter, and remove backgrounds. See images that have the colors changed or modified. This is a great opportunity to learn what is possible from the simple to complex. About Kathy Adams Clark   Photo: Kathy Adams Clark

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April 17 @ 3:15 pm - 5:45 pm

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.

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April 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 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. Photo: Kathy Adams Clark About Kathy Adams Clark  

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April 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Histograms are graphical representations of the light levels that our camera captures, understanding them will help us expose our images correctly making sure that all the available data is captured by our cameras. Sounds complicated? It’s not!!! During the program Astorga will show us why it is important to understand and correctly read the histograms on your digital camera. Astorga will explain this in terms that all photographers, amateurs to pros, can understand and benefit from.

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April 18 @ 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 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This workshop will take you through a photo tour of four of the National Wildlife Refuges within a day's drive of Galveston. They include Aransas NWR, San Bernard NWR, Brazoria NWR and Anahuac NWR. These refuges are free to the public and offer an amazing variety of wildlife. The photographic opportunities are endless and you never know what you might see from Bobcats to Sandhill Cranes and everything in between. We will talk about shooting techniques, gear and methods of…

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