Learn how to photograph birds for Print Competition.
We’ll meet at the Original Lercy’s in Winnie for an educational lunch where we’ll learn all about location, lighting, composition, behavior and technique in Bird Photography.
Then we’ll head to one of the top 10 Birding Locations in the country! The Smith Oaks Rookery on High Island has four large decks directly across from the Rookery. Roseate Spoonbills, Snowy Egrets, White Herons, Tri-Colored Herons and Neotropic Cormorants are present at the Rookery.
They’ll be busy with the mating and nest building season. See them at their very best…the breeding plumage is gorgeous!!
You will be responsible for lunch at Lercy’s if you choose to eat, as well as an $8 day fee, or a $30 fee for a season pass payable in cash at the Kiosk before entering the Rookery. Be sure to bring a Tripod and a long lens. (minimum 400mm recommended.)
This workshop will cover:
* Where to Go…How To Find The Best Locations
* Bird Behavior…Anticipating the Shot
* Exposure Compensation… How and Why?
* Birds in Flight
* Have the ability to properly compose your images
* Techniques for Print Competition
Registration TPPA Member Registration – $89
Non-Member Registration – $129
“Join and Go” Registration – $184
Location: High Island, TX Lercy’s, Texas 124,
and Smith Oaks Sanctuary
2205 Old Mexico Rd,
High Island, Tx, 77623
Meet TPPA Member, Aileen Harding When I look through the lens of the camera, I see so much more. Becoming aware of the light, the composition, and the tone of the world around me from a photographer’s point of view has opened up a world of beauty and possibility that thrills me. And birds are my absolute favorite! Watching their mating dance, how they greet one another at the nest, all their interactions, makes me realize how human like their behavior can be. When I slow down and study the birds, listening to their song and the wind in the marsh grass, there is peace. I can’t imagine ever putting my camera away…
Join TPPA for an evening of fun, photography and hot chocolate.
City Nights and Holiday Lights! Steve Kozak, Host
When: Wednesday December 8, 2021 Time: 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Cost: $49 for TPPA Members
Join Steve Kozak on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM in the heart of downtown Grapevine for an evening of night photography and holiday cheer with this hands-on workshop. “City Nights and Holiday Lights” is designed to help photographers learn about how to capture great images at night and techniques for capturing holiday lighting displays
About the Workshop:
Photographers will meet in downtown Grapevine and Steve will begin by discussing some tips and techniques for taking night photographs. Participants will receive notes which will provide some suggested exposures for many unique lighting situations. After the short discussion, participants will walk through the streets of Grapevine to photograph the spectacular lighting and decorations throughout the city.
Steve will discuss the importance of proper white balancing to produce accurate, vivid colors in your night images.
He will also discuss the proper metering and measurement of light when photographing a building that is being lit with floodlights and a building that is decorated with holiday lighting.
What to bring:
Small pin light flashlight
Wide angle lens (17mm to 28mm)
Warm gloves and hat
This workshop is sure to raise your skills as a photographer and the quality of your images as you discover:
Capturing great exposures for night photography
Getting the color right in night images
How adding flash to your night images can create interesting effects
What to avoid in taking night time images
Creating interesting special effects with night time images
and much more.
Wednesday, December 8th
5:30 ………….Meet in designated area in Grapevine
7:30…………..Break for A warm beverage
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