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2018-2019 Workshops & More . . .

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This page lists the various photography and nature events I lead and teach – photo and computer classes, workshops, tours, public speaking engagements, summer photo camp for kids and more.

Contact me directly for information and pricing.

2018 SCHEDULE

OCTOBER 5-29

Come visit Ruth Hoyt’s nature photography exhibit at the McAllen Creative Incubator. Exhibit opens with a reception at the First Friday Art Walk in the art district of McAllen, Texas, and the exhibit remains open through October 29.

OCTOBER 21

Youth photography Workshop @ the Valley Nature Center:   Ruth Hoyt and the Valley Land Fund connect with youths of the Rio Grande by offering a variety of workshops to learn about photography and nature.  Ruth is conducting a series of sponsored workshops between October 2018 and September 2019, made possible through the generous support of the Robert L. Townsend Endowment Fund. For more information, contact Ruth Hoyt at (956) 330-2900 or ruth@ruthhoyt.com.

OCTOBER AVAILABILITY

Ruth Hoyt is available to guide photographers of all experience levels throughout the month of October at the Laguna Seca Ranch. Make your reservation today by contacting Ruth Hoyt at (956) 330-2900 or ruth@ruthhoyt.com.

NOVEMBER 4

Youth photography Workshop @ Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge:   Ruth Hoyt and the Valley Land Fund connect with youths of the Rio Grande by offering a variety of workshops to learn about photography and nature.  Ruth is conducting a series of sponsored workshops between October 2018 and September 2019, made possible through the generous support of the Robert L. Townsend Endowment Fund. For more information, contact Ruth Hoyt at (956) 330-2900 or ruth@ruthhoyt.com.

NOVEMBER 8-11

Visit Ruth Hoyt at her trade show booth at the famous Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival, this year celebrating its 25th anniversary! Here you can meet her, see her photography and pick up a free gift! She will also guide a few lucky photographers at the Laguna Seca Ranch during the festival. For more information, contact her at (956) 330-2900 or ruth@ruthhoyt.com.

NOVEMBER AVAILABILITY

Ruth Hoyt is available to guide photographers of all experience levels in November prior to Thanksgiving. Make your reservation today by contacting Ruth Hoyt at (956) 330-2900 or ruth@ruthhoyt.com.

2019 SCHEDULE

JANUARY 19-23

Santa Clara Ranch Workshop:  Join Ruth Hoyt for her Santa Clara Ranch photography workshop, which includes four days of photography and instruction. The workshop focuses on the birds, wildlife and other creatures of deep south Texas, along with computer instruction and assistance. Make your reservation today by contacting Ruth Hoyt at (956) 330-2900 or ruth@ruthhoyt.com.

FEBRUARY 8-11

Laguna Seca Ranch Workshop:  Join Ruth Hoyt for her Laguna Seca Ranch photography workshop!  Ruth Hoyt conducts this photo workshop at the place she spends most of her field time, the Laguna Seca Ranch. During the winter the ranch provides a home to many migratory birds from the north, as well as south Texas year-’round resident birds.Make your reservation today by contacting Ruth Hoyt at (956) 330-2900 or ruth@ruthhoyt.com.

FEBRUARY 15-19

Santa Clara Ranch Workshop:  Join Ruth Hoyt for her Santa Clara Ranch photography workshop, which includes four days of photography and instruction. The workshop focuses on the birds, wildlife and other creatures of deep south Texas, along with computer instruction and assistance. Make your reservation today by contacting Ruth Hoyt at (956) 330-2900 or ruth@ruthhoyt.com.

March 15-18

Laguna Seca Ranch Workshop:   Ruth Hoyt conducts this photo workshop at the place she spends most of her field time, the Laguna Seca Ranch.  During late winter and early spring migratory birds begin moving from their wintering grounds to their northern summer homes and many spend time on the ranch during his period.  Most of the birds are fresh at this time because they have shifted wardrobes to their finest plumage for courting and breeding.  The workshop focuses on birds, as well as wildlife and other creatures of deep south Texas. Make your reservation today by contacting Ruth Hoyt at (956) 330-2900 or ruth@ruthhoyt.com.

APRIL 27-MAY 1

Nikhil Bahl – Ruth Hoyt Spring Workshop:  Professional nature photographers Nikhil Bahl and Ruth Hoyt have formed a team to provide the best opportunities of the Rio Grande Valley in nature photography, with special attention to birds.  You can’t see and photograph everything in one trip to south Texas, but we will photograph on two ranches that, combined, provide an incredible variety of experiences and subjects to add to your portfolio!  The Jones Alta Vista and Laguna Seca ranches offer professional below-ground photo blinds designed to put you at eye-level with their wild visitors. The blinds are situated with morning and evening light in mind, as well as distant vegetation that yields soft backgrounds. Make your reservation today by contacting Ruth Hoyt at (956) 330-2900 or ruth@ruthhoyt.com.

COMPUTER CLASSES

Learn About Lightroom –  Classes are conducted at the McAllen Creative Incubator (the former public library building), 601 N Main, McAllen, Texas. No field trip is connected with these sessions. Class costs $250 and includes twelve hours of hands-on sessions. Although participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop computers, digital photos and portable hard drives to class, this is not required. If you are interested in this hands-on class, contact Ruth Hoyt at (956) 330-2900 or ruth@ruthhoyt.com.

Learn About Photoshop – Classes are conducted at the McAllen Creative Incubator (the former public library building), 601 N Main, McAllen, Texas. No field trip is connected with these sessions. Class costs $250 and includes twelve hours of hands-on sessions. Although participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop computers, digital photos and portable hard drives to class, this is not required. If you are interested in this hands-on class, contact Ruth Hoyt at (956) 330-2900 or ruth@ruthhoyt.com.

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