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Kathy Adams Clark

KathyAdamsClarkKathy is the owner of KAC Productions. She started the stock agency in 1995 after a career in human resources. Her photos have appeared in many publications, including Birder’s World, Ranger Rick, The New York Times and National Geographic books. Kathy speaks frequently at association meetings and nature festivals. In addition, she is past-president of the North American Nature Photography Association.

Kathy has extensive experience in teaching photography. It’s her love of teaching and easy-to-understand style that keeps her students signing up for new classes and field trips. Kathy instructs photography and digital imaging for the Leisure Learning Center in Houston and leads photo tours in the United States and abroad for Strabo Tours.

Visit www.kathyadamsclark.com to see more about Kathy’s tours, classes and her nature photography images. You can also follow her at kathyadamsclark.blogspot.com.


What’s in the bag?

Kathy uses the Canon Mark IV and Canon 1DX bodies for her photography. Her long lenses are the 500mm F4 and 100-400mm F4-5.6 lenses. For her wide angle lenses, she carries the Canon 24-105mm and 16-35mm. She also employs the 1.4X teleconverter and 12mm and 25mm extension tubes. Her two flashes are the 550EX and 430 EX. The Gitzo 3540LS tripod and Wimberly Sidekick are her choice for stabilization. She uses a Think Tank Roller Derby brand for her bag.

Upcoming Events

April 2020
April 15 @ 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. The canopy walkway also features a butterfly exhibit that immerses you among several beautiful species of butterflies. Kathy will…

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April 15 @ 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 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This historic location gives us a lovely location to learn and practice architectural photography and low-light photography.  The class will begin outside as we photography 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 tripod.  A shutter release and flash are helpful but not mandatory.  Travel light.  1859 St. Joseph’s Church:…

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April 16 @ 8:00 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. 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. Sky Kings Falconry is dedicated to education and wildlife preservation. Suggested…

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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 16 @ 3:15 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. 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 during bus ride to Smith Oaks. Learning the right settings to take full advantage of the…

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April 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 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 @ 3:30 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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