Announcing Details for the Spring 2013 Texas Landscape Safari
The Spring 2013 Texas Landscape Safari will be held April 21 – 24, 2013 in Canyon, Texas deep in the heart of the panhandle! That’s right. The Spring 2013 TLS will be moving from the Hill Country to the Texas High Plains & Canyons.
South Prong Canyon – Caprock Canyons State Park in Quitaque, Texas
This is not your usual workshop. It’s more like a bunch of friends getting together to share their love of landscape photography and help each other grow as serious amateur photographers.
It’s a chance to visit and photograph some of the most picturesque spots in the Texas panhandle. It’s also a chance to learn some basic techniques to enhance your landscape photography behind the camera and in the digital darkroom and if you’re not completely satisfied (but exhausted) at the end of the workshop, I’ll gladly refund your money!
Mexican Creek – Palo Duro Canyon near Silverton, Texas
- Price $450 per attendee.
- Price includes instruction only.
- Open to all levels of experience and all brands of cameras.
- A DSLR camera is required.
- A tripod is required.
- A notebook or laptop computer is recommended.
- Adobe Lightroom 4 recommended.
- Workshop runs from Sunday evening until Wednesday at noon.
- A Texas State Parks Season Pass is recommended.
- All transportation, lodging and meal expenses are YOUR responsibility.
- Non-photographer spouses are always welcome but no children under 18 please.
Base Camp will be in Canyon, Texas and we will be shooting at both Palo Duro Canyon State Park and Caprock Canyons State Park as well as other key locations during the three day workshop. Both of these parks will require a hike to the best shooting locations so a good pair of hiking shoes or boots and a photo-pack to carry your gear is highly recommended. Many other key spots and overlooks are “drive up and shoot” opportunities, so don’t worry if the hike’s seem a bit long. There are thousands of great locations within 90 miles of our base camp!
What to Bring
- An open mind and a love of landscape and nature photography.
- Your DSLR camera and extra batteries.
- Your digital film (CF cards, SD cards SDHC cards, etc.)
- Wide angle and medium telephoto lens.
- A circular polarizer filter to fit your lenses is always a good idea.
- A graduated neutral density filter if you have one. I’ll bring an extra.
- A hot-shoe bubble level if you have one. Again, I’ll bring a few extra.
- A good quality, light-weight tripod is a MUST for landscape photography.
Caprock Canyons State Park in Quitaque, Texas
What You’ll Learn
- Some of the best landscape photography locations in the Texas Panhandle.
- Basic landscape techniques for your DSLR, lenses & tripod.
- How to compose your landscape shots for maximum impact!
- How to correctly use a circular polarizer filter.
- How to correctly use a graduated neutral density filter.
- How to create special effects with a neutral density filters.
- Basic post-capture processing techniques in Adobe Lightroom.
- How to correctly prep your images for printing.
- Where to have your images printed and why!
Monument – Tule Canyon near Silverton, Texas
Registration Opens Now!
Just drop me an email via this blog with your name, mailing address and email address and I’ll add you to the mailing list. Our class size is limited to the first fifteen people, so don’t wait too long!