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CADDO LAKE FALL COLORS

BEWITCHING WATERS OF THE TEXAS BAYOU

Float the waterways through flooded forests of looming cypress trees decorated with crimson autumn foliage and swaying spanish moss. Head on down south to the bewitching waters of the Texas Bayou. Great blue herons and snowy egrets sail through the treetops posing gracefully for a moment to be photographed. This mesmerizing swamp land provides endless compositional possibilities, it is quite literally a photographers playground.

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TRIP DATES

NOVEMBER 08 - 11, 2023

These dates were chosen specifically to give you the best chance to capture peak fall colors.

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TRIBE SIZE

Limited to a small group of 6 students with 2 instructors to ensure that everyone receives 1:1 attention.

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DIFFICULTY LEVEL

This photography workshop is open to all experience levels, from beginner to advanced all are welcome.

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HIKING 

This workshop will require minimal physical fitness, however you will be paddling in a canoe with a partner.

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FALL COLORS

These dates were chosen specifically to give you the best chance to capture peak fall colors.

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WILDLIFE

Great blue herons & snowy egrets sail through the treetops posing gracefully for a moment to be photographed.

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SWAMP

Flooded forest of Cypress trees dripping with colorful fall foliage and swaying spanish moss. 

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KAYAK TOUR

Experience a whole new perspective as you glide through the water on a kayaking adventure, capturing stunning shots you won't find anywhere else.

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DAY 1

Meet and Greet, Sunset & Twilight

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Our workshop begins with a meet & greet at Caddo Lake State Park, followed by a discussion on the agenda for the week. We'll then head out to explore some of the lake's iconic locations, including the mesmerizing bald cypress trees. We'll spend the evening capturing the sunset and blue hour from the water's edge

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DAY 2

Sunrise, Classroom, Sunset & Twilight

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We'll start our day early, venturing out to photograph the golden morning light as it illuminates the lake's serene landscape. We'll then take a short break before heading to our classroom session, where we'll discuss post-processing techniques and refining our landscape photographic skills. In the evening, we'll grab our paddles and and head back out for sunset and twilight photography.

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DAY 3

Sunrise, Classroom, Sunset & Twilight

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Our day starts before sunrise as we make our way to one of the most picturesque locations at Caddo Lake. We'll capture the flooded forest during sunrise, before heading back for another editing classroom session. In the evening, we'll explore the lake's surroundings and photograph our favorite locations  during sunset and twilight.

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DAY 4

Sunrise, Classroom, Sunset & Twilight

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We'll start our day early with a sunrise at a new location that promises to take your breath away. We'll then head back for a quick lunch break, followed by a classroom session on answering specific editing questions tailored to your needs and goals. In the evening, we'll round up our camera gear for our last sunset/twilight shoot.

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DAY 5

Sunrise & Wrap Up

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We'll start our last morning early with one last sunrise shoot before heading back to answer any final questions. We'll wrap up our amazing time over breakfast before saying our final goodbyes.

KAYAK + BOAT
TOURS

Imagine gliding silently through serene waterways and experiencing the thrill of adventure as you capture breathtaking photos. Take to the water in a kayak and capture breathtaking shots from angles you never thought possible.

 

We will lead you on a journey through breathtaking waterways and hidden coves providing the perfect opportunity to capture unique angles and perspectives. Join us and experience the ultimate combination of adventure and creativity!

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

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PLANNING YOUR SHOTS

  • Scouting and evaluating conditions

  • Composing an image to grab the viewers' attention

  • Composing an image with a person in frame to tell a story

  • Utilizing apps for more efficient planning

  • Choosing the right lens and filters for the job

  • How to shoot with a plan for editing

CAPTURING YOUR IMAGE

  • How to capture intimate details and abstract images

  • Histogram - how to read for perfectly exposed images

  • Exposure control. how to use ISO, aperture and shutter speed in different scenarios

  • Bracketing, Perspective blending and focus stacking

  • Long Exposure, how to capture blue hour

  • Creative uses of light at night

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BRING THE IMAGE TO LIFE

  • Lightroom & Photoshop, learn our post processing workflow

  • Luminosity masks

  • Dodging and Burning

  • Understanding layers and masks

  • Removing distractions

  • Creating the orton glow and painting with light

  • Build your social media presence, how to maximize engagement

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PRE & POST
ZOOM SESSIONS

Before we hit the ground running, we'll have a virtual rendezvous on Zoom. Trust us, we're like ninjas when it comes to photography, and we only have one shot (pun intended) to capture the perfect shots. So, we want to make sure you're well-equipped and ready to rock 'n' roll!

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After we've done some serious shutter clicking, it's time for the main event! We're talking an epic editing session where each instructor will spill their secrets and show you how to turn your photos into masterpieces. And the best part? You get to kick back, relax, and soak it all in because we're recording everything for you to binge-watch at your leisure.

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MEET THE TEAM

Our goal is to leave you confident, motivated and passionate about photography with a new set of ideas and perspective. Be sure to check out our ABOUT page to learn more about our guild masters and you future favorite teachers ever!

The Image Guild Landscape Photo Workshop InstructorJess Santos

JESS SANTOS

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The Image Guild Landscape Photo Workshop Instructor Ryan Oswald

RYAN OSWALD

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GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE

Nearest Airport to Caddo Lake Photo Workshop

NEAREST AIRPORT

You will want to fly into

DALLAS/FORT WORTH AIRPORT,  arrive before 2pm the first day.

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MEETING LOCATION

EASTERN TEXAS (3.5hr Drive from Portland Airport)

ADVENTURE INCLUSIONS

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ALL LODGING ACCOMMODATIONS

We have reserved lodging for the duration of the workshop. Double occupancy & single occupancy rooms (additional cost) are available.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

INSTRUCTION

In field photography instruction, Post processing instruction and photo critiques are the best part!

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PRE & POST

ZOOM SESSIONS

Spend more time in nature. Then come back to relive those moments with a session in the digital dark room.

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ALL BOAT TRANSPORTATION

A majority of this workshop will be spent on a boat or canoe. All Canoe rentals and boat rental fees are included.

NOT INCLUDED

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TRANSPORTATION

Flights / car transportation are not included we are helping attendees source capable, fully equipped vehicles

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TRAVEL INSURANCE

With any adventure, it is recommended you have travel insurance, especially for medical emergencies

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MEALS & DRINKS

You are responsible for all your meals and drinks during the workshop. Hotels may include a mini fridge and microwave.

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RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE

We've got limited space and it's filling up faster than a rocket launch, so make like a shooting star and be the first one to snag your spot. And don't worry, with not one, but two photography gurus at your beck and call, you'll have more one-on-one time than a astronaut stuck in the space station with their chatty roommate. We'll help you improve those skills you've been neglecting faster than you can say "Houston, we have a problem".

JOIN THE GUILD AND INVEST IN YOUR PASSION!

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