P. 713.526.1747
F. 713.529.7759



May 17, 2014

We will have a 5 hour Photoshop class On May 17, 2014 from 9AM to 2PM at our
studio. This class will be for those new to Photoshop and we will strive to
teach you the tools in Photoshop and how each one works. Our basic
philosophy is that if you know what each tool can do then you can figure out
how to change what you want in an image.

You will need the following to get the most benefit from the class:
1. Computer - Mac or PC - Laptop or Desktop
2. Photoshop 6 or CC loaded and operating on your system
3. Note book and pen
4. Patience with yourself

The cost for this class is $125.00 per student with the class limited to 15

If there is enough interest, we will follow-up with a more advanced class
early the following month. This will allow you time to digest the first

To hold your spot please reply by email your interest and send your check to
724 Tirrell St, Houston, TX 77019 to hold your spot. The email alone will
not hold your spot.

We look forward to having you in the class.

Alan and Nick


2013 Fall Color in the Texas Hill Country


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Fall Color in the Texas Hill Country 2013

November 7 - 10, 2013
Join Mike Marvins and Alan Montgomery
photographing fall color in the Texas Hill Country,

Alan and Mike are both fourth generation pros who have been  travelling and photographing the Hill Country for years. Mike spends part of each year at his home near Kerrville. This will be our second Hill Country workshop. Our successful Big Bend winter workshops have been sell outs for the past five years. You can look forward  seeing new places and even ones you might know in a new and inspiring way. You’ll  learn and practice things that can improve your photography no matter what your personal style may be. Plus we always have a lot of fun.

We will gather in Kerrville, TX on the evening of November 7 for a get together to go over the weekend’s activities, take a look at your work and some starting instruction. Remember, all types of cameras are welcome from point and shoot to pro DSLRs and even film.

Friday morning we will be at Lost Maples State Park starting at sunrise enjoying a full day of photographing and instruction in the park and vicinity. Friday evening will find us at Casa M&M for a fabulous, catered Mexican dinner. Afterwards ,we’ll look at your pictures from the day and discuss ways to make them even better—including post processing.

Saturday sunrise will find us at another wonderful Hill Country location.  We will return to Kerrville in in time to allow time each photographer to prepare a set of images to present in the evening after a dutch treat dinner at a local restaurant.

We will discuss each image giving helpful suggestions and compliments as well. Sunday morning we will photograph the great cypress trees and moving water on the Guadalupe River to close the workshop at noon.

Please contact Alan at alan@woodallen.com or 713-526-1747 to reserve your space for this exciting weekend. The workshop is limited to 10 people so we can spend plenty of individual time with each person. The cost for the workshop is $250.00 plus your hotel and food. We will reserve a block of rooms in Kerrville for this weekend or you can make your own arrangements. Additional costs will be the park entrance fee and $20.00 per person for the Mexican dinner.

We have selected this weekend in hopes that the color will be right but naturally we cannot guarantee the color will be present and the weather will be perfect. We will be there and make wonderful photographs regardless of what Mother Nature may present us.

2014 Pre Big Bend Weekend Photography Session

Study Butte, Terlingua, and the Big Bend area, Texas

January 10 - 12, 2014
$150.00 per person - photographing or not

This photography session is for those that can arrive early for the Bing Bend Workshop and want to experience and photograph more of this marvelous area. Last year we did this as an experiment and it was a very big hit. Our local friends took us to some spectacular places and everyone was able to get some great photographs.

The photographers that take advantage of this pre session will need to arrive by noon on Friday January 10 as we will head for the field in the early afternoon and stay till after dark for sunsets and stars. Saturday will be a busy day exploring and photographing the area. Sunday will be another sunrise day and more new things to see and photograph. Sunday night we’ll meet up with the rest of our workshop group. Monday morning everyone will head to Big Bend Ranch State Park on the spectacular River Road.
Each evening we strive to have a review and critique of the day’s images and answer questions.  We always do this in a relaxed setting and want each person’s input on the viewed images as well as any technical questions that may not have been answered during the day.

As always, we’ll all learn a lot and have a great time, too!!

Lodging and meals will be on your own but we will recommend  some good, economical places to stay and we’ll all go to some  good spots to eat together.

This pre Workshop is only open to people signed up for the regular workshop at the Ranch. Non photographing spouses $150.00 for the pre-workshop.

Reservations deposit for the pre-Workshop is $50.00 per person.

Call or email Alan today for registration forms and details.


2014 Big Bend Photography Workshop


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2014 Big Bend Photography Workshop

January 12 - 18, 2014
Presented by Woodallen Photography with
Mike Marvins and Alan Montgomery

Another exciting week long workshop at beautiful Big Bend Ranch State Park.  We will operate out of the Big Bend Ranch State Park Headquarters in far West Texas. This is our fifth workshop so Mike and Alan will take you to places that you did not know existed and show you things that you never thought about photographing.  The days will be filled with photography field trips, photo editing help, great discussions and image critiques as well as a lot of practical knowledge and just plain fun. All types of cameras are welcome—digital to film.

Mike and Alan are both fourth generation photographers and have been making their living in photography for many years. They will bring this experience to the workshop and will help you “see the image” before you even make the photograph. They will also guide you in the technical aspects of capturing what you see. We will be in the field early for sunrise and the beautiful morning light returning to HQ for lunch and time to discuss the problems and solutions from the morning. We then go out again in the afternoon to capture the beautiful light in the high desert and  stay till after sunset for star pictures. We will be painting with light and making star pictures, too. Nick Quinn, a true master in Photoshop, will be along to help each person get the most from their images in Photoshop or just your camera editing program..

Alan & Jane Montgomery

This is our fifth Big Bend Workshop and last year was sold out months ahead. So, please call or email soon. The workshop is only $950 plus the minimal cost of meals and lodging at the Park. The workshop is limited to 18 people so that each person can receive personalized help. A $250 deposit is required to hold your spot. Lodging and delicious, Ranger cooked meals will be at the Big  Bend Ranch Sauceda Headquarters. Each participant will make their own reservations for room and board with the State Park. We will give you all the information when you register.

NEW THIS YEAR… our pre-workshop weekend in Big Bend National Park , Study Butte, Terlingua and some private  places, too. See above.

Please contact Alan at 713-526-1747 or alan@woodallen.com for any questions or to register.  We look forward to you joining us.

Student Accolades

“My first time to Big Bend and what a great experience in photography! Great people, great accommodations, super learning and not to forget FANTASTIC food!”
Norm Q

“Alan and Mike's Big Bend Workshop is great--incredible scenery, expert photography and Photoshop instruction, comfortable accommodations, delicious and hearty ranch food, and the excellent company of fellow photographers. It's just plain fun, and you will grow as a photographer. Very highly recommended.”
Stan B

"Bette & I really enjoyed the workshop, especially reviewing the images and working with you, Mike and Norman. I learned that there are many ways to view an image, how to better crop, and bring out highlights. Also, going to different places and watching others make photographs is a great learning experience. It is amazing what others saw as photographs in the same place that I saw something totally different. The bunkhouse was an excellent place to stay, because everyone was together and food was excellent."
John D

"Why wouldn't you take advantage of these photography experts who know the best places to be for the best light in the best seasons. Unless you have unlimited time and funds and want to stumble around these huge remote areas yourself and pray for decent photographic experiences - go with these pros - your wallet and your portfolio will thank you."
Tony R

"My fondest way to travel in any location is to do so with a native of the area. Going to Big Bend with Alan and Mike was that type of experience. In a few short days we were able to visit locations that one would only find after years of exploration… if at all. This trip, with two consummate professionals, is well worth whatever it takes for you to make it work with your schedule."
Bill B

A most delightful trip with challenging photo sites, excellent instruction and good company. Being in the presence of these professionals on a daily basis moves one to a greater depth as revealed in our photos. This is an ideal trip where different techniques allow creativity to flow. Our photography moved to a different level.
Saundra S

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