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2009 NANPA Texas Regional Event

2008 NANPA 14th Annual Summit

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North American Nature Photography Association
Texas Hill Country
April 16-19, 2009

Located in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg is a historic German community. There are numerous sites for photography in the vicinity, including: Pedernales Falls State Park, Enchanted Rock State Park, the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park, and beautiful private ranches set up for nature photography.

This event is being presented in partnership with the Texas Hill Country Nature Photography Alliance. More information may be seen at www.hillcountryphoto.org

Meeting Schedule

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received in writing by April 3, 2009 will be issued a refund less a $50 cancellation fee. NO REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS AFTER April 3, 2009. NANPA reserves the right to cancel any event due to insufficient registration or any unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event of cancellation, NANPA is not responsible for any costs, damages, or other expenses of any kind, including, without limitation, transportation and/or hotel costs incurred by registrant. Speakers subject to change without notice.

 

Date/Location

April 16, 2009through April 19, 2009
Fredericksburg Inn & Suites
Fredericksburg, TXUSA

Hotel Information

Fredericksburg Inn & Suites
201 South Washington
Fredericksburg, TX78624

Phone: 830-997-0202

Registration Options

Pass Name Description
Friday Only One-day registrants for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday will receive the sessions and associated events for that selected day only. Meals (unless listed above), lodging and transportation costs are the responsibility of the attendee. The sessions include classroom workshops and photo trips in the field.
Main Registration Attendees who pay for the full regional event fee will receive, field trips, evening programs, registration materials and Saturday dinner (guests are welcome at extra cost). Meals (unless listed above), lodging and transportation costs are the responsibility of the attendee. The sessions include photo tours led by local professional photographers, as well as afternoon presentations and critiques of attendees' photographs. While the tour guides are instructed to help you with all photography questions, and there may be some elements of teaching in the afternoon classroom sessions, Regional Events are photo tours and not educational workshops.
Saturday Only One-day registrants for Friday, Saturday , or Sunday will receive the sessions and associated events for that selected day only. Meals (unless listed above), lodging and transportation costs are the responsibility of the attendee. The sessions include classroom workshops and photo trips in the field.
Student Registration This option includes full registration. Attendees who pay for the full regional event fee will receive, field trips, evening programs, registration materials and Saturday dinner (guests are welcome at extra cost). Meals (unless listed above), lodging and transportation costs are the responsibility of the attendee. The sessions include photo tours led by local professional photographers, as well as afternoon presentations and critiques of attendees' photographs. While the tour guides are instructed to help you with all photography questions, and there may be some elements of teaching in the afternoon classroom sessions, Regional Events are photo tours and not educational workshop

Students must fax or mail in a copy of their student identification to receive the student registration rate. If you are under 18 years of age, you must have your parents sign the parent/guardian consent on the registration form.

Student Identification and parental consent can be sent to:
NANPA
10200 West 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-2840
or faxed to: 303-422-8894

Sunday Only One-day registrants for Friday, Saturday , or Sunday will receive the sessions and associated events for that selected day only. Meals (unless listed above), lodging and transportation costs are the responsibility of the attendee. The sessions include classroom workshops and photo trips in the field.

Events - Click on the speaker name to view their biography.

Events for Thursday, April 16, 2009 Date Time
Registration Apr 16, 2009 4:00 PM
 
Introduction and Greetings Apr 16, 2009 7:30 PM
  Short introduction and summary of weekend's events by Texas Regional Event Coordinator Mary Ann Melton.
Mary Ann Melton
Keynote: Backroads of the Texas Hill Country Apr 16, 2009 8:00 PM
 
Kathy Adams Clark
Events for Friday, April 17, 2009 Date Time
Field Trip: Block Creek Birds/Wildlife Apr 17, 2009 5:30 AM
 
Block Creek Natural Area encompasses almost 400 acres located in Kendall County, halfway between Comfort and Fredericksburg, Texas. The Jays and Langfords, landowners from a six-generation ranching family, have created different photo settings to take advantage of both morning and evening light, complete with water features and feeders to attract birds and small mammals. Insects, reptiles, and amphibians are also plentiful. Each photo-site features lightweight camouflage-draped blinds which are designed to offer flexibility for photographers' needs, as well as putting the subjects in the best possible light, portability, and to avoid casting unwanted shadows. Block Creek: Birds/Wildlife. and its workshop leader will concentrate on photographs taken from the photo-blinds, capturing images of birds and any other critters attracted to the feeding stations, perches, water features, and pond.
Sean Fitzgerald
Field Trip: Block Creek Landscapes Apr 17, 2009 5:30 AM
 
Block Creek Natural Area is comprised of almost 400 acres of a six-generation family ranch located in Kendall County, halfway between Comfort and Fredericksburg, Texas. Block Creek: Landscapes will concentrate on the images offered by the Texas Hill Country landscape, which includes rolling vistas, sparkling streams, creeks and waterfalls, ancient gnarled oaks, jutting boulders, and unusual land forms; truly a wealth of photographic opportunity. Landowners, the Jay and the Langford families, have intimate knowledge of their land and waterscapes, and family members will be available to assist workshop leaders and participants during this investigation of everything from native grasses to patterns in nature to the beautiful, and wide-open, Texas skies.
Kathy Adams Clark
Field Trip: LBJ State Historic Park, Ranch Road 1, Wildseed Farm Apr 17, 2009 5:30 AM
  There are many areas of interest at the LBJ Historic Park. For nature photographers, the route along Ranch Road One follows the Pedernales River in front of the famous LBJ Ranch, providing opportunities to photograph the Pedernales River and the many wildflower meadows. There is an authentic working pioneer farm at the LBJ State Historic Park. Near the historic park is the large Wildseed Farm, which has The Meadows display gardens and The Butterfly House. Hummingbirds are frequent visitors flying in to feed on both native plants and feeders.
Mike Murphy
Field Trip: Pedernales Falls State Park Apr 17, 2009 5:30 AM
  The beautiful Pedernales River with its impressive 50 foot waterfall is one of the main attractions of the park. Above the falls, the river has carved impressively deep channels through the 300 million years old Marble Falls formation. The river banks are lined with cypress, buttonbush, and ash creating potential for lovely landscape photography. There is a covered bird viewing station with feeders and a drip bath accommodating about 15 people. Over 150 species of birds have been found in the park. Wildflower season presents opportunities for both landscapes and macro photography.
Laurence Parent
Nature Photography on Private Lands and Its Role in the Future of Conservation Apr 17, 2009 1:00 PM
 
David Langford
Mike Murphy
Image Critiques Apr 17, 2009 2:00 PM
  The professional photographers and other participants will critique participants' photographs. The number of photos each participant is allowed to submit will be dependent upon the number of participants attending the event.
Field Trip: Block Creek Birds/Wildlife Apr 17, 2009 3:00 PM
  Block Creek Natural Area encompasses almost 400 acres located in Kendall County, halfway between Comfort and Fredericksburg, Texas. The Jays and Langfords, landowners from a six-generation ranching family, have created different photo settings to take advantage of both morning and evening light, complete with water features and feeders to attract birds and small mammals. Insects, reptiles, and amphibians are also plentiful. Each photo-site features lightweight camouflage-draped blinds which are designed to offer flexibility for photographers' needs, as well as putting the subjects in the best possible light, portability, and to avoid casting unwanted shadows. Block Creek: Birds/Wildlife. and its workshop leader will concentrate on photographs taken from the photo-blinds, capturing images of birds and any other critters attracted to the feeding stations, perches, water features, and pond.
Sean Fitzgerald
Field Trip: Block Creek Landscapes Apr 17, 2009 3:00 PM
  Block Creek Natural Area is comprised of almost 400 acres of a six-generation family ranch located in Kendall County, halfway between Comfort and Fredericksburg, Texas. Block Creek: Landscapes will concentrate on the images offered by the Texas Hill Country landscape, which includes rolling vistas, sparkling streams, creeks and waterfalls, ancient gnarled oaks, jutting boulders, and unusual land forms; truly a wealth of photographic opportunity. Landowners, the Jay and the Langford families, have intimate knowledge of their land and waterscapes, and family members will be available to assist workshop leaders and participants during this investigation of everything from native grasses to patterns in nature to the beautiful, and wide-open, Texas skies.
Mike Murphy
Field Trip: Enchanted Rock State Park Apr 17, 2009 3:00 PM
 
Rising 425 feet above the ground, Enchanted Rock is a pink, granite exfoliation dome- actually one of the largest batholiths (an underground rock formation uncovered by erosion) in the United States. Not only is there a hiking trail to the top, but also a hiking trail around it. Big Sandy Creek provides water feature photography as well as birding opportunities. Four major plant communities - open oak woodland, mesquite grassland, flood plain and granite rock - provide a wide variety of plant life for macro photography.
Laurence Parent
Field Trip: LBJ State Historic Park, Ranch Road 1, Wildseed Farm Apr 17, 2009 3:00 PM
  There are many areas of interest at the LBJ Historic Park. For nature photographers, the route along Ranch Road One follows the Pedernales River in front of the famous LBJ Ranch, providing opportunities to photograph the Pedernales River and the many wildflower meadows. There is an authentic working pioneer farm at the LBJ State Historic Park. Near the historic park is the large Wildseed Farm, which has The Meadows display gardens and The Butterfly House. Hummingbirds are frequent visitors flying in to feed on both native plants and feeders.
Kathy Adams Clark
Events for Saturday, April 18, 2009 Date Time
Field Trip: Block Creek Birds/Wildlife Apr 18, 2009 5:30 AM
  Block Creek Natural Area encompasses almost 400 acres located in Kendall County, halfway between Comfort and Fredericksburg, Texas. The Jays and Langfords, landowners from a six-generation ranching family, have created different photo settings to take advantage of both morning and evening light, complete with water features and feeders to attract birds and small mammals. Insects, reptiles, and amphibians are also plentiful. Each photo-site features lightweight camouflage-draped blinds which are designed to offer flexibility for photographers' needs, as well as putting the subjects in the best possible light, portability, and to avoid casting unwanted shadows. Block Creek: Birds/Wildlife. and its workshop leader will concentrate on photographs taken from the photo-blinds, capturing images of birds and any other critters attracted to the feeding stations, perches, water features, and pond.
Laurence Parent
Field Trip: Block Creek Landscapes Apr 18, 2009 5:30 AM
 
Block Creek Natural Area is comprised of almost 400 acres of a six-generation family ranch located in Kendall County, halfway between Comfort and Fredericksburg, Texas. Block Creek: Landscapes will concentrate on the images offered by the Texas Hill Country landscape, which includes rolling vistas, sparkling streams, creeks and waterfalls, ancient gnarled oaks, jutting boulders, and unusual land forms; truly a wealth of photographic opportunity. Landowners, the Jay and the Langford families, have intimate knowledge of their land and waterscapes, and family members will be available to assist workshop leaders and participants during this investigation of everything from native grasses to patterns in nature to the beautiful, and wide-open, Texas skies.
Mike Murphy
Field Trip: Enchanted Rock State Park Apr 18, 2009 5:30 AM
  Rising 425 feet above the ground, Enchanted Rock is a pink, granite exfoliation dome- actually one of the largest batholiths (an underground rock formation uncovered by erosion) in the United States. Not only is there a hiking trail to the top, but also a hiking trail around it. Big Sandy Creek provides water feature photography as well as birding opportunities. Four major plant communities - open oak woodland, mesquite grassland, flood plain and granite rock - provide a wide variety of plant life for macro photography.
Kathy Adams Clark
Field Trip: LBJ State Historic Park, Ranch Road 1, Wildseed Farm Apr 18, 2009 5:30 AM
 
There are many areas of interest at the LBJ Historic Park. For nature photographers, the route along Ranch Road One follows the Pedernales River in front of the famous LBJ Ranch, providing opportunities to photograph the Pedernales River and the many wildflower meadows. There is an authentic working pioneer farm at the LBJ State Historic Park. Near the historic park is the large Wildseed Farm, which has The Meadows display gardens and The Butterfly House. Hummingbirds are frequent visitors flying in to feed on both native plants and feeders.
Sean Fitzgerald
Image Critiques Apr 18, 2009 1:00 PM
  The professional photographers and other participants will critique participants' photographs. The number of photos each participant is allowed to submit will be dependent upon the number of participants attending the event.
Meet the Pros Apr 18, 2009 2:00 PM
  Meet and ask the pros your most pressing questions.
Field Trip: Block Creek Birds/Wildlife Apr 18, 2009 3:00 PM
  Block Creek Natural Area encompasses almost 400 acres located in Kendall County, halfway between Comfort and Fredericksburg, Texas. The Jays and Langfords, landowners from a six-generation ranching family, have created different photo settings to take advantage of both morning and evening light, complete with water features and feeders to attract birds and small mammals. Insects, reptiles, and amphibians are also plentiful. Each photo-site features lightweight camouflage-draped blinds which are designed to offer flexibility for photographers' needs, as well as putting the subjects in the best possible light, portability, and to avoid casting unwanted shadows. Block Creek: Birds/Wildlife. and its workshop leader will concentrate on photographs taken from the photo-blinds, capturing images of birds and any other critters attracted to the feeding stations, perches, water features, and pond.
Kathy Adams Clark
Field Trip: Block Creek Landscapes Apr 18, 2009 3:00 PM
  Block Creek Natural Area is comprised of almost 400 acres of a six-generation family ranch located in Kendall County, halfway between Comfort and Fredericksburg, Texas. Block Creek: Landscapes will concentrate on the images offered by the Texas Hill Country landscape, which includes rolling vistas, sparkling streams, creeks and waterfalls, ancient gnarled oaks, jutting boulders, and unusual land forms; truly a wealth of photographic opportunity. Landowners, the Jay and the Langford families, have intimate knowledge of their land and waterscapes, and family members will be available to assist workshop leaders and participants during this investigation of everything from native grasses to patterns in nature to the beautiful, and wide-open, Texas skies.
Sean Fitzgerald
Field Trip: LBJ State Historic Park, Ranch Road 1, Wildseed Farm Apr 18, 2009 3:00 PM
 
There are many areas of interest at the LBJ Historic Park. For nature photographers, the route along Ranch Road One follows the Pedernales River in front of the famous LBJ Ranch, providing opportunities to photograph the Pedernales River and the many wildflower meadows. There is an authentic working pioneer farm at the LBJ State Historic Park. Near the historic park is the large Wildseed Farm, which has The Meadows display gardens and The Butterfly House. Hummingbirds are frequent visitors flying in to feed on both native plants and feeders.
Laurence Parent
Field Trip: Pedernales Falls State Park Apr 18, 2009 3:00 PM
 
The beautiful Pedernales River with its impressive 50 foot waterfall is one of the main attractions of the park. Above the falls, the river has carved impressively deep channels through the 300 million years old Marble Falls formation. The river banks are lined with cypress, buttonbush, and ash creating potential for lovely landscape photography. There is a covered bird viewing station with feeders and a drip bath accommodating about 15 people. Over 150 species of birds have been found in the park. Wildflower season presents opportunities for both landscapes and macro photography.
Mike Murphy
Group Dinner Apr 18, 2009 8:30 PM
  The dinner is included with a full registration. Guests may attend for an additional $40 each. Please indicate if you will be attending or not, so the food will be ordered appropriately.
Events for Sunday, April 19, 2009 Date Time
Field Trip: Block Creek Birds/Wildlife Apr 19, 2009 5:30 AM
 
Block Creek Natural Area encompasses almost 400 acres located in Kendall County, halfway between Comfort and Fredericksburg, Texas. The Jays and Langfords, landowners from a six-generation ranching family, have created different photo settings to take advantage of both morning and evening light, complete with water features and feeders to attract birds and small mammals. Insects, reptiles, and amphibians are also plentiful. Each photo-site features lightweight camouflage-draped blinds which are designed to offer flexibility for photographers' needs, as well as putting the subjects in the best possible light, portability, and to avoid casting unwanted shadows. Block Creek: Birds/Wildlife. and its workshop leader will concentrate on photographs taken from the photo-blinds, capturing images of birds and any other critters attracted to the feeding stations, perches, water features, and pond.
Mike Murphy
Field Trip: Block Creek Landscapes Apr 19, 2009 5:30 AM
  Block Creek Natural Area is comprised of almost 400 acres of a six-generation family ranch located in Kendall County, halfway between Comfort and Fredericksburg, Texas. Block Creek: Landscapes will concentrate on the images offered by the Texas Hill Country landscape, which includes rolling vistas, sparkling streams, creeks and waterfalls, ancient gnarled oaks, jutting boulders, and unusual land forms; truly a wealth of photographic opportunity. Landowners, the Jay and the Langford families, have intimate knowledge of their land and waterscapes, and family members will be available to assist workshop leaders and participants during this investigation of everything from native grasses to patterns in nature to the beautiful, and wide-open, Texas skies.
Laurence Parent
Field Trip: Enchanted Rock State Park Apr 19, 2009 5:30 AM
 
Rising 425 feet above the ground, Enchanted Rock is a pink, granite exfoliation dome- actually one of the largest batholiths (an underground rock formation uncovered by erosion) in the United States. Not only is there a hiking trail to the top, but also a hiking trail around it. Big Sandy Creek provides water feature photography as well as birding opportunities. Four major plant communities - open oak woodland, mesquite grassland, flood plain and granite rock - provide a wide variety of plant life for macro photography.
Sean Fitzgerald
Field Trip: LBJ State Historical Park, Ranch Road 1, Wildseed Farm Apr 19, 2009 5:30 AM
  There are many areas of interest at the LBJ Historic Park. For nature photographers, the route along Ranch Road One follows the Pedernales River in front of the famous LBJ Ranch, providing opportunities to photograph the Pedernales River and the many wildflower meadows. There is an authentic working pioneer farm at the LBJ State Historic Park. Near the historic park is the large Wildseed Farm, which has The Meadows display gardens and The Butterfly House. Hummingbirds are frequent visitors flying in to feed on both native plants and feeders.
Kathy Adams Clark
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