TEXAS WILDFLOWERS Photography Workshop ~ 2018

March 2018 ~ Two Dates
RED BELLY RANCH, SMITHVILLE, TEXAS

This Texas Wildflowers Photography Workshop with Jeff Parker will help you get your best images of the Lone Star's native spring bloomers.

This Texas Wildflowers Photography Workshop with Jeff Parker will help you get your best images of the Lone Star’s native spring bloomers — including bluebonnets — while you enjoy learning in a central-Texas country setting where indoor class time is balanced with hands-on practice outdoors.

TWO (2) SEPARATE “Texas Wildflowers Photography Workshops” offered.
~ Each only with space for EIGHT (8):

Saturday, March 24 , 2018 ~ SEVEN (7) spots left ~
~ OR ~
Sunday, March 25, 2018

Watch your images blossom throughout this one-day Texas Wildflowers Photography Workshop as I show you how to photograph wildflowers like a pro, share some of my favorite tricks of the trade, and guide you as you try them out.

You’ll play with lighting, make unique compositions, envision your petaled subjects differently, and get creative with color. All while learning to get the most from your equipment.

Our day ends with a special sunset shoot at one of my favorite springtime landscape locations.

Of course, the petaled models that “pose” for us will depend upon the grace of the weather but, by late-March, Red Belly Ranch often sports both Texas and sandyland bluebonnets, wine cups, Indian paintbrush, Indian blanket, antelope horn and other milkweed, false garlic, slim-pod milk vetch, fringed puccoon, spiderwort, wild-plains indigo, phlox, vervain, verbena, fleabane, evening primrose -— and then some.

Come and join me for a full day of fragrant focal fun! ~ MAXIMUM EIGHT (8) ATTENDEES for each of the two workshops

Jeff Parker’s “Texas Wildflowers Photography Workshop ~ 2018” INCLUDES:

  • Sessions + activities on wildflower photography tips & tricks
  • Session + activity on color & composition
  • Session + activity on lighting solutions
  • Info about best equipment, lenses, etc. to use for wildflower photography
  • Many hands-on activities throughout the day ~ created to help you practice your new skills with Jeff’s guidance
  • An off-site final sunset landscape shoot at a location TBA
  • Handout & note-taking packet
  • A delicious late-lunch / early-dinner (“Linner”) YES ~ We most certainly welcome vegetarians, gluten free, or those with other dietary needs. Just let us know! 🙂
  • Snacks & non-alcoholic beverages
  • Post-workshop image review via email for those interested

Jeff’s “Texas Wildflowers Photography Workshop” DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Lodging, other meals, transportation to and from workshop or final shoot

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 (23 miles away).

SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT:

When you join me for my Texas Wildflowers Photography Workshop plan on bringing just about every lens you own! The workshop starts with focus on macro and ends with an off-site landscape shoot (tripod highly suggested for the day-end shoot).

Please refer to the EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST (PDF) for specific recommendations. Questions? Shoot me an email.

LOCATION:

The workshop is held at my Red Belly Ranch, which 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 workshop is held at my Red Belly Ranch, which 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.

SMITHVILLE has three B&B’s and one 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 what they offer:

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

BASTROP (23 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 / SIGN UP:

DATE:
o FIRST WORKSHOP: Saturday, March 24, 2018, 12:00 pm ~ approx. 8:30 pm
o SECOND WORKSHOP: Sunday, March 25, 2018 12:00 pm ~ approx. 8:30 pm
PRICE: $175 ~ one workshop (March 24 ~ OR ~ March 25, 2018)
SPACE FOR: EIGHT (8) in each workshop

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