|Starts||May 14th 2022|
|Ends||May 20th 2022|
|Participants||4 (FULL - Returning 2025 - Email us to get on the early announce list!)|
Imagine being in a blind at ground level, 20 feet away from Green Jays, Painted Buntings, Northern Cardinals, Pyrrhuloxia, Blue Grosbeaks and many other coveted species. Now, imagine all of this with colorful perches, great morning and afternoon light and beautiful buttery, out of focus backgrounds. Join us as we travel to South Texas to some of the most iconic bird photography blinds in and around the Rio Grande Valley. This workshop is five days of shooting. We’ve limited the group size to just 4 clients so you are guaranteed a lot of personal attention and quality time together!
South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley area has become known for bird blind photography. But being at a blind is not enough – critical to the success of this type of photography is creating beautiful perches and settings that the birds fly in to. Steve has been creating gorgeous setups for decades and now brings that expertise to Texas.
We have selected two exceptional ranches for this workshop: The Laguna Seca Ranch and Jones Alta Vista Ranch. Each ranch offers unique features while pulling in a wonderful diversity of species.
Over the course of this workshop you will have 9 different photo shoots! You will spend time at morning and afternoon blinds, including a set of fantastic raptor blinds to take pictures of these birds at different levels. You will also have the opportunity to photograph at a very special reflecting pool.
Each day we will head to the blinds after breakfast, shoot until the light gets harsh, have lunch and a break, and then return to the blinds for our afternoon/evening shoots.
These will be very full days so come ready for a lot of fun photography!
May 14, Saturday- Travel/arrival day
Today, you will fly in to Texas (typically McAllen airport) and drive to our hotel in Edinburg.
May 15 and 16, Sunday and Monday
For the next two days, we will be shooting both morning and afternoon at Laguna Seca Ranch.
Laguna Seca Ranch has six different blinds including a raptor blind, and you will have the chance to be in all of them. There is also a terrific reflecting pool that you will have the opportunity to shoot at as well.
May 17, Tuesday
Following breakfast, we will check out of our hotel and return to Laguna Seca Ranch for our morning shoot. Once we wrap up here, we will break for lunch and then depart for the Jones Alta Vista Ranch. Jones Alta Vista Ranch has a wonderful chef on staff and during the next few days, we will enjoy all of our meals here in the historic buildings onsite. We will meet together this evening for our group dinner and orientation for the days ahead. You will get the lay of the land with the blinds and get a feel for how to set up your gear.
May 18 and 19, Wednesday and Thursday
We will spend these next two full days at the Jones Alta Vista Ranch with morning and afternoon shoots.
May 20, Friday- Departure day
After a good nights rest and wonderful breakfast, you will head home.