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April 2022
April 21 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

We all want to capture the unique character of the moment, but how do you do that? Sean will share his advanced techniques for capturing sharp images in all conditions. You will learn to capture motion effectively as well as how to anticipate and capture fleeting moments. You will also learn how to shoot both landscapes and wildlife strategically, so you get the most out of your opportunities.

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April 21 @ 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 21 @ 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 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

NEW for 2022! Most photographers have barely tapped into all that Lightroom can do to help them organize, develop, share, output, sell and even protect their mages easily and efficiently. Features like stars, labels, and metadata combined with Lightroom Collections help organize your images in powerful and unexpected ways. Lightroom presets and plugins can be used together to jumpstart and dramatically expand your image processing capabilities.

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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 22 @ 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 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

NEW for 2022! We do not take photographs, we create them! Join us for a program on composition and compositional guidelines. Hector will share what he looks for when he creates his images. He will discuss and show examples on how to combine guidelines and elements to create amazing photographs. This program will demonstrate how to start looking for compositions in the field and how to perfect them.

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April 22 @ 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.

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April 22 @ 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 birder’s point-of-view. Camera features and options will be discussed along with composition, color harmony, and story telling. Bring your camera and lens. Learn where the features are on your camera as Kathy presents them.

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April 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

NEW for 2022! This workshop will cover the use of mirrorless cameras for wildlife photographers.  Learn what are the advantages of using a mirrorless system when capturing wildlife.

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April 23 @ 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 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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 histogram…

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April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

NEW for 2022! This presentation is for individuals that want to take their wildlife photography to the next level. Hector will share the techniques that he uses while in the field photographing wildlife. Perspective, camera settings, reaction time, and composing in camera are some of the topics he will discuss with us. He will share how he photographs and how he plans ahead for a photo outing. This process has made him very successful in capturing his wildlife images.

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April 23 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

NEW for 2022! 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 shooting as well as the different types of wildlife. David has shot extensively at each of these refuges and will make it fun learning of the many probabilities these awesome federal refuges afford us as both birders and wildlife photographers.

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April 23 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 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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