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Events for April 18 - April 20 › Photography Workshops

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April 2024
April 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join Ruth Hoyt for this indoor session, where she presents her program and demonstrates how she processes raw photographs from digital cameras.

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April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 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 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 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 20 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Have you thought about taking a camera on your birding outings? Or do you have a camera and are not sure how to get started? This beginning photography session will help to prepare you for how you can best use your camera to capture the beautiful images of birds. Suggested equipment: Bring camera and manual with you to the workshop.  

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April 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This session was new to the festival last year and is back by popular demand. Join Ruth Hoyt for this indoor session, where she presents her program and demonstrates techniques for setting up an outdoor photo studio specifically for bird photography.

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April 20 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Good photography can change hearts and minds. Join professional photographer Sean Fitzgerald for a presentation on how to photograph an ecosystem for maximum impact, with a particular focus on often overlooked Texas prairie ecosystems. Learn valuable tips to take better photos using a variety of techniques to help you tell the stories you want to tell.

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