Winter in West Texas with Lee Hoy

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Winter in West Texas

with Lee Hoy

Winter in west Texas is an amazing experience with possible snowfalls, hoar frost, chilly temperatures, and iconic west Texas towns with holiday decorations! This workshop will focus on landscapes, street photography and wildlife in the Fort Davis and Marfa areas. We will base out of Fort Davis and spend three (3) days exploring the spectacular scenery and holiday atmosphere here and in Marfa

Recommended Camera Gear

  • 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, Super Telephoto for Wildlife (400mm+)
  • Batteries (Plenty) and Battery Charger(s)
  • Memory Cards (You can never have too many)
  • Tripod
  • Neutral Density, Graduated Neutral Density, and Polarizing Filters
  • Camera backpack/Bag
  • Laptop for uploading images and editing

Other Recommended Gear

  • Cold Weather Clothes - Layers Beanie or Cold Weather Hat
  • Comfortable Hiking/Walking Winter Boots
  • Long Sleeve Shirts & Long Pants Rain Gear (Poncho, jacket, rain paints, etc)
  • Headlamp/Flashlight
  • Water Bottle or Hydration Reservoir

Hotel and Food

To make your stay more comfortable, Lee Hoy recommends that you find a Hotel on your own that will best accommodate your needs. Food will mostly be on your own, there will be times where your will eat with the group and edit your photos together! 

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.

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 to cancel a class. Class cancellations or requests to be rescheduled that are sent through other channels, such as Facebook or messages, will not be honored.

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