There is no place in the USA like West Texas! The rugged landscapes of West Texas will take all back to a time where cowboys ruled the West and mother nature ruled the cowboys and Indians! The landscapes of West Texas will make you feel that you might have landed on Mars. You just never know what you will get in this part of the world. Chances are good you might run into a bear or mountain lion. Over head hawks and eagles cruise the skies. At night the skies are completely free from skyglow. The stars are incredibly bright and countless. Both Big Bend State Park and National Park offer up the majesty of West Texas!
Everything starts with a fellowship dinner to get to know each other and hear from your professional photographic Instructor Kevin Vandivier.
The plan is for all student photographers to help tell the story of West Texas Borderlands, Big Bend, Santa Elena Canyon, Rio Grande River, Lajitas, Terlingua, etc., through incredible photography. Each day students will either work on their assignments, free shoot or follow Vandivier as he demo's his approach photographing a certain subject. Vandivier will meet one on one with with all his students, which is limited to seven, throughout the week to critique your work and dialogue about your photographic goals and how to achieve them. The best of everyones photos will be published to tell this story in our non profit magazine, National Photographic Magazine, of which participants will receive several copies to show off to their friends and family. Just to make it a little more fun, each evening after dinner, students will pick their best photo of the day and all will vote to decide the best photo, winning a nice prize. At the end of the workshop, all will present their best shot from the workshop the winner will win a new iPad.
This adventure is not just about helping you shoot great photos and tell stories using photography but to give you the experience of what professional photojournalist go through while on assignment, including the reward of seeing the best of your work in print.
By sending your initial deposit, you agree to accept our payment schedule and cancellation policy as a contract. If payments are still outstanding two weeks after the due date, your space may be forfeited.
CALL NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT. 512-636-7373. Only 7 spots will be available.
Fitness level is mild or light
Climate is balmy/cool during the day. Nights the temps drop to about freezing. It is highly recommended to keep water with you at all times.
"I try to attend professional workshops and photo adventures 1-2 times a year, given by proven professionals on location in areas ideal for the focus of that particular trek. I find myself coming back to Kevin over and over. Kevin's background as both a professional photographer and magazine photo editor gives him both the knowledge of how to make the shot as well as what editors look for in selecting photos for their publication." - George Gilchrist
"When I look for a great photo trip, I always end up joining one of the adventures at National Photographic Adventures. Kevin does an amazing job and I love seeing my shots in their magazine!"-Kaitlin Lowe