NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY ~ Play Day

November 11, 2017
Red Belly Ranch (near Smithville), Texas

Nature Photography Play Day in Central Texas with Jeff Parker

Itching to get out with your camera & do some nature photography? Then come our way & play for a day! Head to Red Belly Ranch for “Nature Photography Play Day.”

Limited to ten (10) ~ SIX (6) spots left ~

Is it a nature photography workshop?

Nope!

Then…what is “Nature Photography Play Day?”

It’s unstructured time devoted to nothing but fun & experimentation. You, your camera, your lenses, and Jeff’s guidance, land, set-ups, ponds, & photo blinds at your fingertips.  Yours for a day.  A play day!

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY DAY    ~   Your day, your way.

Nature Photography Play Day

What do you do during your Nature Photography Play Day?

• Meander our acreage with your camera in hand
• Make macro ~ lichen, spider webs, intimate flower photos, leaves, acorns, unique rocks, etc. await your lens
• Get creative ~ fall usually means butterflies, goldenrods, crucita, asters, and gayfeather.
• Use Jeff’s bird blinds & photography set-ups ~ get shots of resident & migrant birds that visit the feeding stations (including woodpeckers, titmice, cardinals, jays, chickadees, sparrows & more).
• Hang out by the ponds ~ photograph dragonflies, damselflies, frogs, toads & turtles (depending on ambient temps), and…anything else interesting you find

Your Nature Photography Play Day INCLUDES:

• Jeff’s one-on-one guidance throughout your day
• The chance to work on whatever skills you’d like (& grab Jeff when you get stuck)
• Time to roam the land as you wish with your camera in-hand
• Simply put: our Nature Photography Play Day offers you a day of nature photography according to your whims
• A delicious late lunch (Yes..we happily cater to dietary needs)
• Cold and warm drinks throughout the day

LIMITED TO TEN (10) ~ $75.00 ~ Includes a meal.

Does NOT INCLUDE:

Lodging and transportation

Nature Photography Play Day with Jeff Parker

If you’re interested in lodging nearby, check out the list below. There are B&B’s and other choices in Smithville (8 miles away), La Grange (17 miles away), and Bastrop (20 miles away).

LOCATION:

Red Belly Ranch is located 8 miles from historic downtown Smithville, Texas’ first certified Film Friendly Community where “Tree of Life” starring Brad Pitt and at least a dozen other films have been made. While visiting us, be sure and put aside some time to check out Smithville’s wonderful historic Main Street, including its nice collection of artisan shops and other unique shops, as well as the Lost Pines Artisans Alliance.

Where’s Smithville?
On a map, connect the dots for the cities of Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. Smithville sits about in the middle of the triangle you formed by connecting those dots.

Travel Time:
FROM HOUSTON: About 1 ¾ hours
FROM SAN ANTONIO: About 1 ½ hours
FROM AUSTIN: About 1 ¼ hours
FROM DALLAS/FT. WORTH: About 4 ½ hours

The Red Belly Ranch is located 8 miles from historic downtown Smithville.

It takes about 15 minutes to drive to Red Belly from Smithville.
It takes about 25 minutes to drive to Red Belly from La Grange.
It takes about 35 minutes to drive to Red Belly from Bastrop.

Nature Photography in Central Texas

SMITHVILLE has B&B’s and a budget motel. It takes about 15 minutes to drive to Red Belly from Smithville.

B&B: Smithville Inn
B&B: Katy House B&B
America’s Best Value Inn

LA GRANGE (17 miles to the EAST of Red Belly) also has lodging. It takes about 25 minutes to drive to Red Belly from La Grange. La Grange is worth a visit, too ~ with The Bugle Boy (a very special music venue), a unique historic town square, and a gorgeous courthouse built in 1891, we recommend scheduling time for exploration. This is a sample of the lodging they offer:

B&B: Brendan Manor
Chain hotels:
Best Western Plus
Hampton Inn

BASTROP (20 miles to the NW of Red Belly) has lots of lodging. It takes about 35 minutes to drive to Red Belly from Bastrop. We’ve listed a couple of our favorite B&B’s and these chain hotels:

B&B:Morris Mansion
B&B:Pecan Street Inn
Days Inn
Quality Inn
Holiday Inn Express
Hampton Inn & Suites
Comfort Suites
Best Western
Super 8

GENERAL INFO:

DATE: Saturday, November 11, 2017, 10:00 a.m. ~ Dark (approximately 5:30 pm)
PRICE: $75
SPACE FOR: TEN (10) ~ SIX (6) spots left~

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