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Backcountry of Big Bend Photography Workshop

 Lee Hoy is our instructor for Big Bend. He lives nearby in the Davis Mountains and has been all over the Big Bend area. He knows many great features and spots. 

Have you wanted to photograph some of the backcountry sites in Big Bend National Park? Here is your chance to do so in a limited group at a great time of year for landscape photography. This workshop is moderate to strenuous and will require some longer hikes, off-road travel, and remote destinations within the park. Transportation within the park is in a 4x4, high clearance vehicle that is provided. Participants should be able to walk 2 to 3 miles over rough terrain carrying their camera equipment. We will focus on landscape and black-and-white photography.

This workshop is limited to three (3) participants.

Workshop Fee

The fee includes the workshop only. Transportation, lodging, park entry fees, food, and other miscellaneous expenses are not included. About a month before the workshop, all registrants will receive an email with a rough itinerary and planning details.

Recommended Lodging

Chisos Mountain Lodge in Big Bend National Park

Required Equipment

  • DSLR or Mirrorless Camera Body (Backup camera bodies are always good to have)
  • Wide Angle (14 to 35mm), Normal (35mm to 50mm), and Telephoto (70 to 200mm) Lenses
  • Batteries (Plenty) and Battery Charger(s)
  • Memory Cards (You can never have too many)
  • Tripod Neutral Density, Graduated Neutral Density, and Polarizing Filters
  • Intervalometer (Phottix Aion or Vello Shutterboss 4.0)
  • Camera backpack with camelpak type water container or water bottle holders

Other Recommended Gear

  • Sturdy Hiking Boots
  • Wide-brimmed Hat
  • Wading Boots or Water Shoes
  • Long Sleeve Shirts & Long Pants

About the instructor

Lee Hoy is owner/operator of Big Bend Birding & Photo Tours, Lee focuses his time on helping others enjoy the beauty of the Big Bend National Park Region and serving as a freelance photographer when time permits. Publishing is fun, but his main interest is in helping others find that special bird or teaching them to capture  spectacular images while they are visiting Big Bend National Park or surrounding areas. He is an award winning photographer and his images have been in Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine, Texas Highways, Bird Watcher’s Digest, & NANPA’s Expressions.

He also serves as a photography workshop instructor for Wildside Nature Tours and Kevin Loughlin with destinations such as the Galapagos Islands National Park, Ecuador, Amazon Riverboat Cruise, Costa Rica, Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park in winter, and more.

His passion for teaching comes from a long line of educators in his past and having taught beginning birding classes, photography classes, and Lightroom classes. He has served as an instructor for Travis Audubon Society (Austin, TX), Williamson Audubon Group (Williamson County, TX), many Master Naturalist classes, and for the Texas Ornithological Society for which he is currently serving as a board member for the Trans Pecos Region.

Over 30 years of birding and photography experience in Big Bend National Park and the surrounding regions means Lee knows where and when to take you to the best location to find the right bird or get the right shot.

https://leehoyphotography.com/

 

Please review our class & event cancellation policy below. 

Class & Event Cancellations

Tier 3: Excursions
Full refunds (less a $75 fee) will be issued to students who cancel at least 30 days prior to an excursion. Refunds will not be issued to cancellation requests made within 30 days of the start of an excursion unless the spot can be filled. If your spot is filled you will receive a full refund (less a $75 fee). If you do not show up for an excursion, your registration will be forfeited and you will not be permitted a refund of any amount or to reschedule.

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.

How to Reschedule or Cancel a Class
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.

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