FALL COLORS @ LOST MAPLES

Expedition
Instructor: 
Kevin Vandivier

November 9-12, 2017

COME JOIN US FOR A PHOTO ADVENTURE!  Hidden deep within a canyon, along the banks of Can Creek, lies one of the crown jewels of the Texas Hill Country.  With an abundance of water, natural grasses, native hardwood trees and natural limestone formations, LOST MAPLES STATE NATURAL AREA is always serenely beautiful, but when the autumn conditions are right, the inner canyon greets its visitors  with a rich display of spectacular fall colors.  Brilliant red and vibrant yellows blend with orange, sienna, viridian and every shade in between.  This season is fast approaching and we're anticipating a remarkable display of color!

Award_Winning magazine photographer and Magazine Photo Editor Kevin Vandivier is leading a four day weekend photo expedition hosted by TEXAS PHOTO WORKSHOPS to capture fall foliage at its peak beauty in November. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn new techniques for capturing this explosion of color and light from a leading professional.

You won't want to miss this unique photo adventure, so sign up now to reserve your place in this popular workshop!  

Past participating photographers share testimonials:

"Kevin has a magical way of unlocking photographic secrets to lighting nature's beauty".   Keith Stolle

"An exhilarating experience at Lost Maples, such glorious colors, Kevin's an excellent teacher, and I enjoyed the camraderie with other photographers!"  George Gilchrist

"Wow, I never knew such amazing fall colors existed in the Texas Hill Country...I loved this photo experience---I'll be back!  Kelly Leeves 

WHATS TO EXPECT

Kevin will teach you landscape photography techniques that have served him well throughout his career shooting for many magazines, including National Geographic Society Magazines, Life Magazine and Smithsonian Magazine.  In addition, he will share new unique award winning techniques.

We will all meet at Inn of the Hills in Kerrville, Texas at 7 P.M. on Thursday, November 9th. Everything begins with some wise words on landscape photography and short presentation to get the creative whells working. Friday, morning, Nov. 10th we will all head out to find incredible fall colors so Kevin can show you his unique techniques. This is really going to be both fun and informative/empowering! After demos, all will be sent out for some free shooting to practice what you've learned. Afterwards, we all will head back to Kerrville to enjoy A dinner together. Saturday morning Nov.11th will start with Kevin demonstarting key photoshop techinques. Then students will enjoy shooting more incredible fall colors. Saturday night we will enjoy image presentations (slide shows) from those who wish to share their beautiful iages with everyone else. Kevin will also raffle off one of his signed and numbered images to a lucky winner. After Breakfast Sunday morning, Nov. 12 we will bring the true power of this espedition, professional encouraging critiques. Everything will end after our final Q&A session.

SUBJECTS COVERED

  • Panoramic Techniques
  • Shooting Grids
  • Light Painting Techniques for Landscapes
  • What lenses to use and when
  • Seeing and composing in the natural world of no corners.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING AND WHATS INCLUDED

halogen bulb flashlights, laptops with photo editing software loaded, preferably Photoshop.  Bring a pen and pad to take notes!  Staff will be staying in Kerrville at Inn of the Hills and the hotel is providing a special nightly rate, this includes a delicious breakfast.  (Workshop participants may reserve lodging by contacting the inn directly at 830-895-5000).  This expedition is only $950. For more information or to register for the workshop, please call us at 512-636-7134.