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TPWD News Release — Sept. 25, 2006

Big Bend Ranch Site of Fall Digital Photo Workshop

PRESIDIO, Texas — Seasonal showers should help the Chihuahuan Desert put on its best “face” for photo buffs, both beginner and intermediate skill levels, looking to capture some of Texas’ top scenery during the fall Big Bend Ranch Digital Photo Workshop.

Veteran photographer Jim Carr of Houston will teach the three-day workshop, Nov. 10–12, at Big Bend Ranch State Park in far West Texas.

“I’ll be emphasizing photo composition and proper lighting,” Carr said, “and most of all what to do with your pictures after they have been taken and stored on the memory card. Workshop participants will learn how to store, organize, delete, edit and resize the image for e-mailing, printing or posting on a Web site.”

Carr is not only a professional commercial photographer, but also is knowledgeable about what makes Big Bend Ranch such a special place. He has been conducting trail rides and photo workshops at the scenic 300,000-acre state park and working cattle ranch for more than 10 years.

Participants will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday at Fort Leaton State Historic Site three miles east of Presidio on FM 170. Each person will need to provide his own lunch on Friday. On Saturday at the ranch, photographers will go into the field to take scenic and candid shots. The last morning is reserved for a discussion about what to do with the hundreds of photos that have been taken. After lunch on Sunday, participants are free to take photos on their own anywhere on the ranch before heading home.

The $400 workshop cost includes meals, lodging, all park fees and transportation in connection with the on-site workshop. Workshop participants will meet at Fort Leaton State Historic Site in Presidio and be transported to Big Bend Ranch.

To register for the workshop, call Big Bend Ranch State Park at (432) 229-3416. For additional information about the workshops, call Carr at (281) 486-8070 or send an e-mail to jcpic@sbcglobal.net.

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