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Fall Digital Photo Workshop Slated for Big Bend Ranch

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PRESIDIO, Texas — Learn how to better capture the grandeur of the Lone Star State’s natural landscapes at a fall digital photography workshop Sept. 14-16 at Big Bend Ranch State Park in far West Texas.

Veteran photographer Jim Carr of Houston will teach the hands-on, three-day workshop at Texas’ largest state park located northeast of Presidio.

“I’ll be showing how to properly compose and best take advantage of lighting to produce a professional-looking image,” Carr said. “After some time in the field, I’ll be teaching what to do with your pictures after they have been taken and stored on the memory card. Workshop participants will learn how to store, organize, delete, edit and resize the image for e-mailing, printing or posting on a Web site.”

Carr is not only a professional commercial photographer, but also is knowledgeable about what makes Big Bend Ranch such a special place. He has been conducting trail rides and photo workshops at the 300,000-acre state park and working cattle ranch for 11 years.

Participants will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday at Fort Leaton State Historic Site three miles east of Presidio on FM 170. Each person will need to provide his own lunch on Friday. On Saturday at the ranch, photographers will go into the field to take scenic and candid shots. The last 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.

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.

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

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