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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, Outdor 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 and current board member of the North American Nature Photography Association.You can see more of his images at www.seanfitzgerald.com.

What’s in the bag?

Sean’s main camera is a Canon 1Dx II. He primarily uses a Canon 200-400mm f/4 and 2x extender for telephoto work, a Canon 70-200 f/4 and a Canon 16-35 f/4 for landscape and portraits, and a Canon 180mm macro for the small stuff. For support, he uses an old Gitzo LS3541 carbon fiber tripod plus an equally abused Really Right Stuff BH55 ball head. To modify the light, he often carries a flash or two and small LED light panels as well as small reflectors and diffusers. And always a cable release.

Upcoming Events

April 2020
April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This historic location gives us a lovely location to learn and practice architectural, low-light, and abstract photography. The class will begin outside as we photograph 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 and perhaps a closer focusing lens for architectural details and minute abstracts. A tripod and cable release…

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April 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 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 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The curse of digital photography is keeping them organized. Adobe Lightroom provides amazing organizing tools but few photographers use them fully, or as effectively as they should. This presentation will show how you can set up and use Lightroom to name, label, rate, organize, and even output your images and projects more effectively and efficiently. The goal is to help you set up and design a digital workflow customized to your personal needs. About Sean Fitzgerald    

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April 17 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This popular photography field trip by boat is so popular we offer it four times during FeatherFest! 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…

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April 18 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am

The tip of the Bolivar Peninsula offers a wide variety of photographic opportunities. This trip 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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