One Day

“Click or Treat” with Brad Barton

Mineral Wells
October 24
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Click or Treat
Hosted by Brad Barton

And now from something completely spooky! Ever wanted to explore and photograph an old, abandoned property but didn’t want to trespass? Come along with host, Brad Barton, for unique and legal access to the historic Nazareth Hospital in Mineral Wells, Texas.

The bottom two floors are being used by a Haunted House, but the upper four floors are in beautifully run down conditions.

We will have a model or two on hand in costume to photograph or you can just collect scenes.

In addition to the fun, participants will:

  • Enjoy hands-on photography of a derelict building without fear of trespassing
  • Learn off camera flash and reflected light techniques in this unique situation with models
  • Collect backgrounds and textures for use in your other work

TPPA Member Registration – $29
Non-Member Registration – $49
“Join and Go” Registration – $114

Location:
Mineral Wells, TX

Meet TPPA Member, Brad Barton
Brad is a North Texas based artist who tells people’s stories and captures their emotions in sometimes fantastical, sometimes bizarre, sometimes surreal ways. Using his imagination, camera, and digital tools, he has created work for clients big and small. His work has been published in nationally distributed books and magazines, has been featured in feature length motion pictures, and has won numerous awards.

His book from Amherst Media titled Retro Glamour & Pinup Photography was published in January 2017. His second book, Beautiful Monsters was published in May 2018 and he is now working on some new, exciting projects.

He holds Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees from Professional Photographers of America and continues to teach and write about art and photography. #ImaginationCaptured

San Marcos, TX – September 11-12
Two-Day CPP Study Class

Mineral Wells, TX – October 24
“Click or Treat” with Brad Barton

Walks Across Texas – December 5-7
Holiday Lighting Photo Walk

Addison – April 24, 2021
Texas School Precon Classes

Addison – April 25-30, 2021
Texas School of Professional Photography

Uncertain, TX – May 17, 2021
TPPA Excursion to Caddo Lake

Red River, NM – August 1-3, 2021
TPPA Road Trip to Northern New Mexico

Grapevine – October 15-17, 2021
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EVENT: Holiday Lighting

Abilene – December 2
Austin – December 5
College Station – December 7
El Paso – December 7
Grapevine – December 7
Houston – December 10
Lubbock – December 10
San Antonio – December 10
Waco – December 12

We are going to have an evening of fun, photography and hot chocolate.

City Nights and Holiday Lights!
Steve Kozak, Instructor

When: Tuesday December 8, 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Cost: Free to TPPA Members

Join Steve Kozak on Tuesday, December 8 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

5061About 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.

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Steve will discuss the importance of proper white balancing to produce accurate, vivid colors in your night images.

This image was captured with the camera set to Auto White Balance.

This image was captured with the camera set to Auto White Balance.

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This image was taken with the camera set to manual white balance.

Notice the two images at left. The first image was taken with the “white balance” setting on the camera set to AWB. The result is an orange overtone that dilutes the color of the display.

With the white balance setting on the “incandescent light bulb” setting, the image is now recorded with much more accuracy to the colors used in the display. Steve will share how to use the icons on the white balance settings as well as using the K setting for even more accurate color!

IMG_3476He 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:
Tripod
Monopod (optional)
Small pin light flashlight
Wide angle lens (17mm to 28mm)
Warm gloves and hat

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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.

Cost: $49

Schedule:
Tuesday, December 8th
5:30 ………….Meet in designated area in Grapevine
7:30…………..Break for A warm beverage
9:30…………..Workshop Ends

San Marcos, TX – September 11-12
Two-Day CPP Study Class

Mineral Wells, TX – October 24
“Click or Treat” with Brad Barton

Walks Across Texas – December 5-7
Holiday Lighting Photo Walk

Addison – April 24, 2021
Texas School Precon Classes

Addison – April 25-30, 2021
Texas School of Professional Photography

Uncertain, TX – May 17, 2021
TPPA Excursion to Caddo Lake

Red River, NM – August 1-3, 2021
TPPA Road Trip to Northern New Mexico

Grapevine – October 15-17, 2021
I Heart Photography Conference and Expo

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Birds on the Brain

High Island
Saturday, March 28
12:30pm to 7pm

Birds on the Brain
Hosted by Aileen Harding

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

TPPA Member Registration – $89
Non-Member Registration – $129
“Join and Go” Registration – $184

Location:
High Island, TX
Lercy’s, Texas 124,
Winnie, Tx
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…

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Road Trip to Caddo Lake

Uncertain, TX – September 20
Hosted by Bill Hedrick

Uncertain, Texas?  Now you may be asking yourself, “Don’t they know where this is going to be held?” But the answer is as unique as the landscape in and around Caddo Lake.  Uncertain, Texas is the name of the tiny town that serves as the gateway to this unique environment.

Join The Photographer Magazine Editor, Bill Hedrick, for a photographic wonderland of Spanish moss, wildlife and bayous as he hosts this outing to Caddo Lake.

Registration opens in Spring 2020.

San Marcos, TX – September 11-12
Two-Day CPP Study Class

Mineral Wells, TX – October 24
“Click or Treat” with Brad Barton

Walks Across Texas – December 5-7
Holiday Lighting Photo Walk

Addison – April 24, 2021
Texas School Precon Classes

Addison – April 25-30, 2021
Texas School of Professional Photography

Uncertain, TX – May 17, 2021
TPPA Excursion to Caddo Lake

Red River, NM – August 1-3, 2021
TPPA Road Trip to Northern New Mexico

Grapevine – October 15-17, 2021
I Heart Photography Conference and Expo

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