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Feb. 11, 2008
Spring Digital Photo Workshop Slated for Big Bend Ranch
PRESIDIO, Texas — Photo buffs still struggling to master their digital cameras and photo editing software can improve their abilities at the spring digital photo workshop April 25-27 at Big Bend Ranch State Park in deep West Texas.
Workshop participants will journey to different scenic spots on the sprawling ranch to shoot photos of mountain vistas, desert water features and blooming Chihuahua Desert flora, abundant wildlife and the occasional longhorn.
Conducting the workshop is Jim Carr, a retired commercial photographer, who provides hands-on instruction on how to capture the best images and edit them on a computer. Carr has been conducting trail rides and photo workshops at the scenic 300,000-acre state park and working cattle ranch for more than 17 years. He says instruction is geared toward beginning and intermediate digital photo enthusiasts.
Workshop participants will learn how to properly light and compose a picture, and what to do with pictures after they’ve been taken, according to Carr. Instruction will touch on digital photo storage and organization, as well as how to delete, edit and resize the image for e-mailing, printing or posting on a Web site.
The $400 workshop cost includes meals, lodging, all park fees and transportation in connection with the on-site workshop. Workshop participants will meet at Fort Leaton State Historic Site in Presidio and be transported to Big Bend Ranch.
Participants meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 25, at Fort Leaton State Historic Site three miles east of Presidio on FM 170. The group will proceed to Sauceda, the ranch headquarters, to unpack and have a light lunch before heading out to take pictures. On both Friday and Saturday evenings after dinner, participants will assemble to look at the day’s work and learn ways to correct image problems.
Sunday morning is reserved for a discussion about what to do with the hundreds of photos that have been taken. After lunch on Sunday, participants are free to take photos on their own anywhere on the ranch before heading home.
To register for the workshop, call Big Bend Ranch State Park at (432) 229-3416. For additional information about the workshops, call Carr at (281) 486-8070 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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