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TPWD News Release — Jan. 20, 2016

Digital Photography Workshops Coming to Texas State Parks This Spring

AUSTIN— Texas State Parks are the perfect place to the see the unique landscapes, plants and wildlife that call Texas home. Coming this spring, two state parks in Central Texas will help nature enthusiasts learn how to capture the splendor through photography workshops with professional photographers.

These classes are designed to help aspiring photographers fine-tune their skills with guidance from professional photographers Bud Force and Erich Schlegel using the picturesque backdrops at Texas state parks. The class topics include the basics of outdoor photography and wildlife photography.

Force’s work can be seen in National Geographic Adventure, Backpacker magazine, The Travel Channel, and Outside Magazine, among others. Schlegel’s portfolio includes a wide-range of clients, including National Geographic and USA Today.

The growing popularity of the photography workshops last fall has also lead to the creation of an expedition photography class for intermediate and advanced students who wish to push their skills to the next level.

The expedition photography class, slated for March, will be a multi-day trip into the wilderness. Skills covered include powering gear in the field, managing survival gear and photo gear while considering pack weight, exposure triangle and composition, nightscapes, desert landscapes, adventure sports, wildlife photography, and social photography.

The schedule is as follows:

Basics of Outdoor Photography

Jan. 30, McKinney Falls State Park, Austin

Skills to be covered in this course include: types of cameras, composition basics, exposure triangle, equipment, field tactics, post production and editing solutions.

Wildlife Photography

Feb. 27, Inks Lake State Park, Burnet

Skills to be covered in this course include: Composition and exposure, various cameras and lenses for wildlife photography, concealment, and wildlife photographing techniques.

For more information or to sign up for these classes, visit:

Classes are on a first-come first-serve basis and space is limited.