TPWD Print-Friendly Page: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/releases/print.phtml?req=20060306b

Media Contact: Rob McCorkle, 830-866-3533, robert.mccorkle@tpwd.texas.gov [RM]

TPWD Website: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us

TPWD News Release — March 6, 2006

Digital Photo Workshop Slated at Big Bend Ranch State Park

PRESIDIO, Texas — Wildflowers, scenic mountain vistas, desert springs, roadrunners and other visual delights await camera buffs this April who want to learn more about the “ins” and “outs” of digital photography from a veteran outdoor photographer.

Jim Carr of Houston will teach a three-day workshop, April 21-23, at Big Bend Ranch State Park in far West Texas. The workshop will concentrate on digital photography fundamentals and what equipment and computer software are available today to take quality pictures and enhance ones that need help, Carr said.

“One of the main disappointments that I hear from people who visit the ranch is their inability to capture the mountains and grandeur of the West Texas landscapes that make the Big Bend so special,” Carr said. “While capturing such an image has always been possible, though not easily done, digital cameras and software programs have made taking quality panoramic photos much easier.”

Carr knows Big Bend Ranch well. He has been conducting trail rides and photo workshops at the scenic 300,000-acre state park and working cattle ranch for more than 10 years.

Workshop participants will be divided into four groups of photographers at the ranch. Photographers will learn how to download their photos to a computer disc and how to adjust colors, size photos and perform other editing tasks using the latest photo editing software.

The workshop costs $400, which 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 the state park.

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.

###