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Sean Fitzgerald

Sean is a Texas-based nature and conservation photographer. Sean tries to create images that are simple, graphic, evocative, surreal and that in some way evoke a reaction, provoke an emotion, or tell a story. While his photographic subjects are widely varied, he is repeatedly drawn to nature and wildlife and the impact of man on both. Sean’s work has been published in a wide variety of publications, including Texas Highways, Texas Parks and Wildlife, New York Times, Outdoor Photographer, Audubon, Photo District News, Backpacker, Bicycling, and many more. His fine-art prints are found in private and corporate art collections and large-scale installations across the country, including hospitals, banks, museums and convention centers. Sean leads photo workshops for Ted Turner Expeditions.

He has won numerous regional and national photo contests, including the Wildlife in Focus Contest (twice), Texas Tech University’s High and Dry Contest, and PhotoMedia’s World in Focus photo contest. His career has been featured in Professional Photographer Magazine and CBS News recently named Sean one of the 10 emerging artists in the Dallas area. Sean received the Rising Star Photographer Award at the Fotofusion International Photography Festival and his career has been featured in Professional Photographer Magazine and other publications. The Bravo Network has featured his artwork on several home redesign shows and Barbara Streisand recently used one of his images as a concert backdrop. Sean is a past president of the North American Nature Photography Association.You can see more of his images at www.seanfitzgerald.com.

What’s in the bag?

Sean uses Canon R5 cameras and Canon 14-35 f/4, 24-70 f/2.8, 100-500mm and 200-400mm f/4 lenses. His tripod is a ProMediaGear carbon fiber tripod an RRS BH-55 ball head. For lighting, uses a Profoto flash system along with a variety of smaller LED light panels and reflectors.

Upcoming Events

April 2024
April 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Explore the world of beach landscapes and abstracts, using the simplicity of sand, sky, water, and even long exposures to create surreal images. Suggested Equipment: Bring a couple of zoom lenses ranging from wide to telephoto. If you have a macro lens, bring that as well in case we see some tiny abstract opportunities, like sea foam bubbles. A polarizer can be helpful. A neutral density filter might be useful for long exposure effects.  A tripod is highly recommended, as…

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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 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Sean Fitzgerald on this unique experience on Galveston Bay to photograph birds in flight from a boat. One of the best ways to learn to photograph birds in flight is to practice and this trip will provide ample opportunities to do just that! The number of birds, Brown Pelicans in particular, is amazing, providing many photo opportunities as the birds come and go from the islands. In Galveston Bay, there are man-made islands where large numbers of breeding birds nest. This special trip, arranged by FeatherFest, allows us to approach these islands while following a special protocol to minimize impact on the colonial birds. There are no restrooms on the boat and we will not land on any islands.

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April 20 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am

Meet Sean Fitzgerald at the north end of the Strand to begin a walk to streets with interesting details and abstract possibilities as well as street life full of decisive moments for you to capture. Sean will explain his thoughts on street macro photography and how to look for and shoot tiny urban details and turn them into large scale abstracts that tell a story (and look great on your wall)! And Sean will show you how travel and street…

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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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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 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am

San Luis Pass encompasses a series of beaches located on the west end of Galveston Island. The mud flats and dunes hold a wide variety of photo opportunities for area birds. During this field trip, you will visit specific locations based on light, wind, tides and availability of birds. Suggested Equipment: Digital SLR camera with a 300mm or greater lens, 1.4x or 2.0x extender for added magnification, flash, tripod, small camera bag, water sandals, towel, hat, snacks, water. About Sean…

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