Friends of the Blanco State Park is sponsoring a Photo Safari and Workshop in the Blanco State Park on Saturday morning, October 20, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m., led by well-known professional nature photographer Joe Walsh, a Blanco resident.
Cost of the Photo Safari and Workshop will be $35 per person (check or cash, please), which is tax deductible because Friends of the Blanco State Park is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
Joe Walsh is a retired Associate Professor of Photography from Amarillo College and Visiting Professor of Photography from West Texas A&M University. He has been a resident of Blanco since 2006, after moving here from Amarillo. Joe has had numerous photo exhibits around the Hill Country, the latest of which was last month at the Uptown Blanco Art Center. He specializes in nature and landscape photography. Examples of Joe’s unique and beautiful work can be seen at his website: http//www.josephwalsh.zenfolio.com.
Taking advantage of the colorful fall foliage in the park, Joe will lead the safari throughout the park, capturing photos of the park’s landscape, the Blanco River, and the foliage. The workshop element of the morning will stress composition, exposure, lighting, and settings for “WOW!” photographs. (As an aside, the workshop will not focus on “How do I use my camera?”) Joe will provide professional photographers’ tips for taking those beautiful pictures that any amateur will be proud to display!
For those attending the safari and workshop, entry to the park will be included in the $35 registration fee. After checking in at the park entrance with a Friends volunteer, safari participants will meet at the ‘long table’ (southwest corner of the park) at 9 o’clock to begin the morning photo adventure. Please call Marilynn Lageman at 830-733-0920 to pre-register for the Safari Workshop. Come prepared with your camera, appropriate clothes, and your walking shoes for a fun and educational day in your Blanco State Park!