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Fall Photo and Camping Extravaganza

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Fall Photo and Camping Extravaganza
With Mandy Lea and Sony Camera

Pack up the sleeping bags, ready the camper, gather up the family and spend two nights with Precision Camera and roaming photographer and nuCamp Ambassador Mandy Lea at the beautiful Lake Fayette Oak Thicket Park in Fayetteville. Our first camping event for the spring sold out so quickly we thought we would plan another for the fall. Sony will offer free loaner gear including cameras and lenses. Just bring an SD memory card.

This time we will be staying at Oak Thicket Park between La Grange and Round Top.

Mandy Lea will once again lead the event, teaching us how to photograph and use our cameras better for vacation and landscape photos.

You'll be learning landscape photography from one of the best, as Mandy Lea and other pros guide our group to several unique areas around the park for sunrise and sunset shoots. Get one-on-one instruction from a brilliant photographer and add to your portfolio in this small group setting. We will also go out to nearby areas such as Round Top to explore. See more details below.

Topics Covered

  • Landscape and Macro Photography
  • Lens selection
  • Shutter speeds
  • The Best Photo Attractions around Lake Fayette Oak Thicket Park
We will be camping the evening of Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21. Mandy will guide us to locations throughout the park for sunrise and sunset shoots. And if we can find a dark place and the clouds allow it, we'll dive into some night sky shooting.
 
Mandy has been a full time teardrop camper for two years, roaming around the country taking photos and giving workshops. 
 
A full itinerary for the event will be emailed to registrants the week prior. 
 
Saturday Night Pot Luck Dinner
We will host a potluck dinner on Saturday evening. Please plan for and bring a main dish or desert. If you have dietary restrictions, please plan accordingly. This will be a great opportunity to cement new friendships in a beautiful setting. 
 
Camping

Precision Camera has reserved the entire campground, all 20 RV sites.  There are tent sites and cabins available. If you wish to rent out a cabin, you must book that on your own by going to the parks website. The park has 20 Wooded RV sites that include 30/50 amp. electric, water, paved RV pad, picnic table, small standing grill & fire ring. Dump station available. RV and tent campers are permitted. We do need to know how long your trailer is so we can give you a proper camp site.

Cost for this event is $149 per site, with no limit on the number of people at each site.
Precision has pre-paid the camping fees for two nights, but each individual is responsible for the Park entrance fee. Entrance fees are $5 per person, per day. 

Please be prepared to camp and have all necessary supplies. Please be prepared for rain. Precision Camera will not be able to provide camping supplies.

Equipment Loans
Sony will have some free cameras and lenses to loan throughout the event, along with support from an Sony rep. Just make sure to bring an SD memory card with plenty of room on it. 

Lake Fayette Oak Thicket Park
Lake Fayette Oak Thicket Park is located at 4819 W. State Hwy 159, Fayetteville, TX 78940. Find out more on the park's website HERE.

Schedule

Friday:
7:30 p.m. — Meet with Mandy around Campfire, open conversation
Saturday:
6 a.m. — Head to and shoot 7 a.m. sunrise
10 a.m. -- 5 p.m. -- Optional Excursions
5:30 p.m. — Potluck
7 p.m. – Head to and shoot 8 p.m. sunset
Sunday:
6 a.m. — Head to and shoot 7 a.m. sunrise

This trip is near so many great Texas original places. Round Top, old bridges, Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site, Painted Churches and more.

Our final itinerary is not set, Mandy will scope out the area and pick it. One thought is that we might have two or three different events on Saturday. We can split up in smaller groups and explore what really interests you.

Optional Photo Excursions

Round Top
Home of the famous and widely popular Antique Show every year, you can hunt for that one of kind piece.

Also no visit is complete until you eat at Royer’s Round Top Café. Not only do they have great home cooking, but they are really known for their pie. You gotta get a slice of that while you’re there.

Painted Churches of Fayette County
If you've lived in Texas for any length of time you've heard of the Painted Churches of Fayette County. They have appeared in magazines, on television programs, and in newspaper features around the state and beyond. The term "Painted" comes from the elaborate faux-finished interiors - painted by itinerant artists who advertised in church bulletins and newspapers. Several were resident artists in San Antonio. Gold-leafed, stone and polished marble columns and ceilings are (upon closer examination) actually finely-fitted woodwork. The paint - mixed on site - is still vibrant and bright - even after all these years.

Junk Gypsy
Junk Gypsy is a welcoming boutique housed in a barn that features a mix of old and new items ranging from home decor to jeans to old rotary phones. The shop started when the owners, two sisters, left their corporate jobs and started selling at flea markets across Texas with their mother in 1998. They had a show on HGTV.

Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site
In 1860 Mr. Kreische began building one of the first breweries in Texas. He cleverly built it in a ravine below his house that was feed water from a spring that he used in the production of beer. By the middle of the Civil War the brewery was producing beer in a nine step brewing process with an ingenious gravity feed water system. When a new batch of beer was ready a large banner was raised that said "Frisch Auf" (Freshen Up). This was an invitation to the community to come to the bluff and enjoy a picnic, dancing, games and a stein or two or three of "Kreische's Bluff Beer"!The park houses a stone monument commemorating heroes of the Texas War for Independence that are buried on the park grounds along with the ruins of the third largest brewery in the State at the peak of its popularity.

About the Instructor

Mandy is an adventurous spirit with an insatiable lust for travel and photography. She enjoys blending the technical aspect of taking a photograph with the experience of creating an image. This is what moves her to create art, and what she hopes to inspire in each person who she has the opportunity to share knowledge with.

After 17 years of working in camera stores and freelancing, Mandy took to the road. Supporting herself as a photographer, she now lives on the road out of her teardrop trailer. She shares her photography, passion, and adventure through her workshops and videos.

Please review our class/event cancellation policy below. 

Class/Event Cancellations

You can cancel a class registration up to 48 hours before the class begins and receive a full refund except for with some special classes and events such as the Mock Wedding, excursions and some manufacturer events.

This event is considered a special event and will require one week, seven days, notice for a full refund due to the limited amount of spots available.

If you do not show up for a class that we are only holding one time or a class that we hold rarely, your class registration will be forfeited and you will not be permitted a refund or to reschedule. Please contact the store at 512-467-7676 or email classes@precision-camera.com to cancel a class. Class cancellations or requests to be rescheduled that are sent through other channels, such as Facebook or Meetup.com messages, will not be honored. Please note that class refunds are only issued during business hours, Monday through Friday.

Minimum Enrollment
Each class needs a minimum number of students to enroll before the class can “make.” If the minimum enrollment has not been met two business days before the class begins, the class will be cancelled. All students who enrolled in the class will be notified by telephone or email, and may transfer to a different class or be issued a refund (see refund procedure). We encourage all students to enroll as soon as registration begins. Please check your phone and email messages, including your SPAM.

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