Join us as we capture the unique & beautiful fall landscapes and diverse wildlife at Caddo Lake.
Workshop Leaders: David Downs & Barry Benton
From shore and boat, we will have opportunities to capture the quiet mystery of the second-largest non-oxbow natural lake in the south and one of the largest flooded cypress forests in the US.
Thursday – November 18, 2021 at 2:30 PM – Sunday November 21, 2021 at 11:00 AM
Various locations but will base out of Caddo Lake State Park.
- Composition for reflections and wildlife
- Shooting from an unstable platform
- Bracketing for greater dynamic range
- Editing for fall colors, texture
- Sharp focus on moving subjects
- Using filters for long exposures & dreamy landscapes
Additional workshop details
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We will base our workshop out of Caddo Lake State Park.
245 Park Rd 2, Karnack, TX 75661
For those who do not wish to camp there are accommodations available in nearby Jefferson or Marshall. AirBnB’s are available as well.
Day 1 we will meet at 2:30 at Caddo Lake State Park for introductions, agenda review, and initial instructions. Following that, we will head to our first Boat Tour for sunset followed by a late dinner.
Day 2 will be bracketed by morning and evening boat rides with one on one editing instruction in between.
Day 3 will begin with a sunrise Boat Tour followed by a visit to Jefferson for lunch and photo ops in this amazing historical town. After exploring Jefferson we will spend the evening in canoes or photographing the Mill Pond for those interested. We will wrap up the day with (weather conditions permitting) dinner & good times around a campfire.
Day 4 we will offer a morning hike for those interested or a morning boat tour should the weather prevent one of the other tours from happening. We will be wrapped up by 10:00 am for those that need to head home or check out of their hotels/campsites.
Transportation is via personal vehicles. Where practical & possible we will group together to reduce parking requirements.
Recommended photography gear
DSLR camera – Crop Sensor or Full Frame
Lenses – Wide Angle & Medium (24-70) Telephoto. A long telephoto will give you the best opportunity for closeups of wildlife. We recommend at least 300mm.
Sturdy Tripod – Doesn’t have to be expensive, just sturdy.
A remote trigger or the ability to activate shutter delay
Extra Battery & SD Card
Bring a notepad or something you can take notes with.
Bugs will likely be out so be prepared with repellant.
Some areas we will be walking in may be wet or muddy so wear appropriate shoes/clothing.
Make sure your camera has a strap on it. When working around water the last thing you need is to drop your camera into the lake.
Always wear a life jacket when photographing from a boat. Looking through a lens can create disorientation and distraction, particularly with long zooms.