Precision Camera presents:
Big Bend Photo Workshop
BIG BEND, TX | $499.99
with Lee Hoy
There is a place in Far West Texas where night skies are dark as coal and rivers carve temple-like canyons in ancient limestone. Here, at the end of the road, hundreds of bird species take refuge in a solitary mountain range surrounded by weather-beaten desert. Tenacious cactus bloom in sublime southwestern sun, and diversity of species is the best in the country. This magical place is Big Bend.
Precision Camera is offering an adventurous workshop capturing the stunning scenery of the Big Bend region of West Texas. We will guide you to beautiful locations throughout Big Bend National Park.
Capture the Views
Lee spends his time helping others enjoy the beauty of the Big Bend National Park region. He even lives nearby!
That means he knows exactly where to go for the best views in the park.
Catch Some Wildlife
Along with photographing the incredible landscape in Big Bend, you might also get to snap a few photos of the local wildlife.
Lee also specializes in birding photography and tours, so he's got a good eye for all of the special residents of Big Bend!
Learn from a Local
Lee knows the area like the back of his hand, specializing in photo tours around the park and surrounding areas.
He'll help you find the perfect shot!
What to Expect
Lee lives nearby in the Davis Mountains and has been all over the Big Bend area. This means that he knows exactly where to take you to get the awesome shots you're looking for. He'll be there to guide you through the park, help with camera settings, lighting and more! About a month before the workshop, all registrants will receive an email with a rough itinerary and planning details.
The fee includes the workshop only. Transportation, lodging, park entry fees, food and other miscellaneous expenses are not included. There will be a $100 fee for any spouse who wishes to join the group at our shooting locations, but does NOT photograph. Of course, our workshops include photography instruction, but they also include our guiding services and sharing our knowledge of the area.
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.
What to Bring
• Memory Cards & Readers
• Batteries & Chargers
• Laptop (or note taking supplies)
• Sturdy Shoes
• Comfortable clothing (hiking boots, layers & rain gear)
• Bug spray
We recommend staying at the Big Bend Resort & Adventures in Terlingua. The workshop will explore both the National and State parks, which makes Terlingua a great central location. In addition to the motel, this location offers the option of RV/tent camping with electric and water hookups.
Big Bend Resort & Adventures
Terlingua, TX 79852
Transportation to/from Terlingua and during the workshop is the responsibility of each participant. During the workshop carpooling will be necessary due to limited parking at several of the shooting locations. We will do our best to help coordinate carpooling. There will also be a fee per vehicle for entering the National Park and per person for the State Park. National Park Passes and Texas State Parks Passes are accepted at each.