This one-day Texas Wildflowers Photography Workshop with Jeff Parker will help you get your best images of the Lone Star’s beautiful spring bloomers, including bluebonnets. Enjoy learning — and playing — in a central-Texas country setting where indoor class time is balanced with hands-on practice outdoors.
FOUR (4) SEPARATE “Texas Wildflowers Photography Workshops” offered.
~ Each with space for only EIGHT (8):
Saturday, March 26, 2022 ~ SOLD OUT for this date
~ OR ~
Sunday, March 27, 2022
~ OR ~
Saturday, April 2, 2022
~ OR ~
Sunday, April 3, 2022
Watch your images blossom throughout this one-day Texas Wildflowers Photography Workshop as I show you how to photograph bluebonnets and other 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 photo shoot at one of my favorite springtime locations.
Of course, the petaled models that “pose” for us will depend upon the grace of the weather but, by late-March, my 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 four workshops
YOUR WORKSHOP INCLUDES:
- Sessions + activities on macro wildflower photography tips & tricks
- Sessions + activities on wildflower portraits
- Sessions + activities on wildflower landscapes
- 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
- Extensive handout & note-taking packet
- Snacks, drinks, & a delicious lunch.
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).
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, then on wildflower portraits, and, finally, ends with an off-site landscape shoot (tripod highly suggested for the day-end shoot).
The workshop is held at my Red Belly Ranch, which is located 8 miles from historic downtown Smithville.
Smithville was 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 collection of unique shops, as well as the Lost Pines Artisans Alliance.
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.
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
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 two B&B’s and one so-so budget motel. It takes about 15 minutes to drive to Red Belly from Smithville.
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, a gorgeous courthouse built in 1891, and the Texas Quilt Museum we highly recommend scheduling time for exploration. Here are some of their choices for lodging:
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:
GENERAL INFO / SIGN UP:
o FIRST WORKSHOP: Saturday, March 26, 2022, 12:00 pm ~ approx. 8:00 pm ~ SOLD OUT for this date
o SECOND WORKSHOP: Sunday, March 27, 2022 12:00 pm ~ approx. 8:00 pm
o THIRD WORKSHOP: Saturday, April 2, 2022, 12:00 pm ~ approx. 8:00 pm
o FOURTH WORKSHOP: Sunday, April 3, 2022 12:00 pm ~ approx. 8:00 pm
• PRICE: $195 ~ one workshop (March 26 ~ OR ~ March 27 ~ OR ~ April 2 ~ OR ~ April 3, 2022)
• SPACE FOR: EIGHT (8) in each workshop
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At the start of each event, we’ll ask you to sign this liability waiver. We encourage you to review it before signing up.
- Participants will be asked to wear a mask when within six (6) feet of others except for those participants who traveled to the workshop together.
- As much instruction, activities, etc. will take place outdoors as possible (weather permitting).
- At mealtime, we ask participants to wear their masks & non-latex gloves (we’ll provide gloves) while filling their plates.
- As possible, we will observe the Covid-19 prevention measures recommended by Texas DSHS.