I am extremely pleased to announce the 2016 BugShot Insect Photo Workshop! The event will be held for the first time in Austin, Texas, and will be instructed by Piotr Naskrecki, John Abbott, and myself. Our 3 1/2 day event will cover basic techniques in macrophotography in the field and in the studio, methods for working with live insects, and advanced techniques in focus-stacking and high-speed flash.
As usual, our location is a site of considerable natural beauty, with rustic lodging and classrooms on site, with nearby hotels for those who prefer more upscale accomodation. We will be at McKinney Roughs Nature Park, a 1,900 acre tract of woodlands, meadows, and canyons. These workshops are a real highlight of my year, not just for the nature and the photo nerdery, but for the community of wonderful people that has coalesced around the BugShot events. If you haven’t been yet, you should try to this year. We’d love to have you!
Last year’s California workshop sold out within a week, so if you’re thinking of attending, you may need to sign up quickly.
***Update (December 19, 2015): BugShot 2016 is sold out. Stay tuned for our next workshop!
- – BugShot Facebook Page
- – BugShot official website
- – Crystal Ernst’s BugShot notes from a previous event
- – Nicky Bay’s report from BugShot/Belize