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2014 Fall Color in the Texas Hill Country


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Fall Color in the Texas Hill Country 2014

November 21 - 23, 2014
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 21 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 $300.00 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.

Please send a deposit check in the amount of $125.00 to: Woodallen Photography, 724 Tirrell St, Houston, TX 77019.
Receipt of your checks holds your spot for the workshop


2015 Big Bend Photography Workshop


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2015 Big Bend Photography Workshop

January 11 - 17, 2015
Presented by Mike Marvins and Alan Montgomery

An exciting WEEK LONG workshop in Texas' Big Bend. Even if you have been to Big Bend or on one of our previous workshops, we will take you to special places on private land and in Big Bend National Park.The days will be filled with photography field trips, Photoshop help, image critiques as well as practical knowledge and just plain fun. Unlike some hi profile workshops we keep our groups small and do not leave you to “assistants'. All types of cameras are welcome from cell phones, point and shoots, high end DSLR’s.

Mike and Alan are both fourth generation photographers and have been making our living in photography for over 40 years. We will bring not only our experience to the workshop but will help you “see the image” before you make the photograph and then guide you in the technical aspects of capturing what you see. We show you how to realize your own photographic vision. We will be in the field early for sunrise and the beautiful morning light. We go out again in the afternoon to capture the light of the high desert and wait for those spectacular desert sunsets. We will be painting with light at night and doing star photographs during the week as well. We will also have Nick Quinn, a true master in Photoshop, as our Photoshop guide to help each person get the most from their images and to help with your personal growth in Photoshop techniques. Every evening we will project your favorite images of the day for helpful hints and critique.

Alan & Jane Montgomery

The WEEK LONG workshop is only $1150 plus lodging and meals. The workshop is limited to 20 people and a $250 deposit is required to hold your spot. All five previous workshops have sold out so reserve soon!

Woodallen Workshops is not responsible for accidents and injuries during the workshop. Each participant will make their own lodging reservations. We have blocked rooms in Terlingua/Study Butte for special low rates.

There is WiFi and cell phone access. The weather will be in the range of 30 at night to 70 degrees during the day..very low humidity and the skies are cobalt blue.
When deposits are paid we will send you information on travel, ride sharing, camera gear, and much more.

Please contact Alan at 713-526-1747 or alan@woodallen.com for questions and to register. See woodallen.com and click on WORKSHOPS for more info and lots of pictures.

Please send a deposit check in the amount of $250.00 to: Woodallen Photography, 724 Tirrell St, Houston, TX 77019.
Receipt of your checks holds your spot for the workshop

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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