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The Nature of the Texas Hill Country

This service is fully booked.

May 13 - May 16, 2024

  • Ended
  • 1,800 US dollars
  • The Texas Hill Country

Service Description

We've got a great opportunity to visit one of the premier natural areas in the Texas Hill Country! Get your cameras and lenses ready to photograph the abundant birds and wildlife found in the spring in the Texas Hill Country. We'll see painted buntings, abundant hummingbirds, wild turkeys, yellow warblers, and a host of other songbirds that we'll photograph from strategically placed blinds on the ranch. In addition, we'll hit some of the local attractions like the bat flight at Old Tunnel State Park, Luckenbach, and the nearby Wildseed Farms. What's Included? Meals Snacks and refreshments Lodging Photography Instruction What's Not Included? Transportation to and from The Block Creek Natural Area Alcoholic Beverages Souvenirs Recommended Photography Gear List Digital Mirrorless or DSLR Camera Wide angle lens (i.e. 16-35mm) Short telephoto (24-105mm) Medium telephoto (70-200mm) Large telephoto (400mm and above) Teleconverter Extension tubes Camera Pack Memory cards Extra Batteries Tripod Waterproof cover for your camera Clothing List The temperatures should be mild this time of year (Mid 60s to Mid 70s) Light Jacket Sturdy hiking shoes Jacket Rain jacket (if your top jacket isn't waterproof) For whom is this trip designed? Anyone with a love for nature photography!  While it's best if you have some working knowledge of your camera and its settings, you definitely don't have to be a seasoned expert with your camera. Since it is a vehicle-based excursion, there'll be minimal hiking.  As such, all skill levels are welcome. A Note on Lodging Since we will be staying on the ranch, we will be sharing lodging as we'll be staying in the historic ranch houses on the property. Itinerary* May 13 Meet at Block Creek Nature Area Classroom session on Bird Photography Afternoon shoot @ Block Creek Supper at BCNA May 14 Morning Shoot at Block Creek Breakfast @ Block Creek Field Trip to Wildseed Farms Afternoon Shoot at Block Creek Supper at BCNA Night Shoot @ Block Creek May 15 Morning Shoot at Block Creek Breakfast @ Block Creek Field trip to Luckenbach Afternoon Shoot at Block Creek Late evening at Old Tunnel State Park (Bats) Supper at BCNA May 16 Morning Shoot @ Black Creek Breakfast @ Block Creek Depart *Itinerary Subject to Change

Cancellation Policy

To reserve a spot for this workshop, a deposit is required upon registration. If booking within 30 days of the start of the trip, the total cost of the trip is required in order to make a reservation. ​ If final payments are not received within 30 days of the start of the trip, we are allowed to consider your reservation canceled and can offer that spot to someone else. If you do cancel, we require written notice in which cancellation fees in the following amounts will apply: If canceled 31 days or more prior to the start of the trip, the total cost of the deposit plus a $50 per person administrative fee. If canceled within 30 days prior to departure - the total cost of the trip fee is forfeited. No partial refunds will be made for any reason for parts of the workshop that are not used by the client, itinerary changes, or any unforeseen circumstances. Russell Graves reserves the right to cancel a trip for any cause.

Contact Details


Dodd City, TX, USA

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