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Kathy Adams Clark

Kathy is the owner of KAC Productions. She has been a full-time nature photographer since 1995. 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 teaches photography and digital imaging classes online 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 Canon R5 and R3 camera bodies.  Her long lens is a 100-500mm RF with a 1.4x extender.  Her wide angle lenses are the 24-105mm RF and 15-35mm RF.  Her tripod of choice is the MeFoto Globetrotter Carbon Fiber Classic. She uses a Think Tank Roller Derby brand for her bag.

Upcoming Events

April 2023
April 19 @ 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. 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 settings to take full advantage of the technology at your fingertips Plenty of…

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April 20 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am

Two of the most iconic birds in North America visit Armand Bayou every winter and spring. The American Bald Eagle and Osprey spend November through April hunting and fishing the productive waters of the bayou. Once threatened by the use of pesticides, the recovery of these species is a great testament to the value of clean water and habitat preservation. This is an incredible viewing and photographic opportunity to be located in Houston’s own backyard. We’ll begin our experience with…

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April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Galveston Railroad Museum houses one of the largest collections of vintage railroad cars and engines in the U.S. We have arranged special, after-hours access to these trains for this Night Photography field trip. We will be able to photograph in the warm light of the setting sun, and then learn how to progressively add more light with flash and flashlight "light painting,” using these incredible trains as the subject. Suggested Equipment: Tripod is a must, camera body, wide angle lens, medium…

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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. Sky Kings Falconry is…

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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 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Traveling in the 2020’s is different but the same. Everyone is offering you the trip or workshop of a lifetime. How do you select the right travel opportunity? Everywhere we have to deal with Covid but once we worried about colds and the flu. Pickpockets are still around so we have to be smarter and more alert. The crowds have grown so new ways of thinking are needed. Join Kathy Adams Clark for this fun program on the trials and…

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April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Kathy Adams Clark on one of the Palisade Palms Towers to photograph flying pelicans at eye level as they fly in formation along the coast. This is a unique opportunity and a lot of fun. We have arranged for balcony access with plenty of room for tripods and gear, so space is not a problem. Bring your larger flight lenses, along with a second body and wider lens to shoot as they fly right past us. We will also shoot gulf and shoreline landscapes plus abstract seascapes from this unique bird’s-eye perspective. And as the sun sets, we might have a great chance to shoot Galveston cityscapes, too!

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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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