Workshop to help nature photographers

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — The Rio Grande Valley Chapter Texas Master Naturalist will host an Introduction to Nature Photography workshop at the South Padre Island Birding Center on Saturday.

The workshop is open to any level of photographer, whether your equipment is a point-and-shoot or a cell phone.

The workshop will end at noon. The fee for the class is $50 and includes admission to the Birding Center.

Registration is required, as space is limited. Payment can be made by check or online with PayPal. Go to

For additional information, call Committee Chair Heidi Linnemann at 956.797.2872 or

Meet instructors at 6 a.m. for 2 1/2 hours of photo opportunities in the field, taking advantage of sunrise and early morning light. Instructors will assist with any questions and suggestions while photographing subjects. Returning to the Island Birding Center, the following three hours will be spent in classroom instruction, including a critiquing session from the morning shoot.

The lead instructor, Greg Storms, is a wildlife photographer and photographic consultant and guide at La Jarra Nature, Birding and Heritage Center near Raymondville. He has instructed in previous Texas Master Naturalist sponsored workshops, and has been recognized for his talent in various shows.

The South Padre Island Birding Center is at 6801 Padre Blvd in South Padre Island.

The Rio Grande Valley Chapter Texas Master Naturalist is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes, more specifically to develop a group of knowledgeable volunteers to provide education, outreach and service dedicated to the study and conservation of natural resources and natural areas within the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.