Announcing Details for the Spring 2014 Texas Landscape Safari
The Spring 2014 Texas Landscape Safari will be held April 21 – 24, 2013 in Fort Davis, Texas deep in the heart of West Texas! That’s right. The Spring 2014 TLS will be moving from the Hill Country to the mountains and deserts of West Texas.
El Capitan – Guadalupe Mountains National Park, 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 West Texas. 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!
Chisos Mountains – Big Bend National Park, Texas
- Price $500 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 5 recommended.
- Workshop runs from Sunday evening until Thursday evening.
- 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.
Scenic Overlook – Davis Mountains State Park, Texas
Base Camp will be at the Indian Lodge in the Davis Mountains State Park in Fort Davis, Texas and we will be shooting at Big Bend National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park and Davis Mountains State Park as well as other key locations during the four day workshop. Several of these locations 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. Most other key spots and overlooks are “drive up and shoot” opportunities, so don’t worry if you’re not up for the hike. There are thousands of great locations within 200 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.
- A four-wheel drive vehicle if you own one!
Grapevine Hills – Big Bend National Park, Texas
What You’ll Learn
- Some of the best landscape photography locations in West Texas.
- 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!
Registration Opens Soon!
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!