Houston Audubon Nature Photography Association
Houston Audubon Nature Photography Association (HANPA) is an informal photo club for Houston Audubon members. Meetings are held September through May on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Edith L. Moore Sanctuary headquarters library.
October 18: So Many Subjects, So Little Time! with Keith E. Goggin
Living in the Houston area provides the nature photographer with many opportunities for expanding their portfolio. With many National Wildlife Preserves, state parks, as well as the Gulf Coast and even city bayous within an easy drive, there is a wealth of photographic subjects available. This presentation will include nature images taken mainly in the Houston area. Subjects include birds, mammals, reptiles, landscapes, and natural abstracts. During the presentation, Keith will also discuss the equipment and techniques used to create them.
November 15: Night and Night Sky Photography with Scott Buckel
This presentation will give on the starting point for photographing the night sky. Photography at night can be addictive and determining exposures at night are easier that many think. We will talk about the basic exposure settings to get an initial image that can be further refined to create a beautiful image. Digital has opened many aspects of night and night sky photography and examples and approaches to creating them will be discussed. Handouts with starting parameters will be given to all interested attendees.
Scott spent his childhood exploring the "wild" areas near Houston. An interest in natural sciences led him to study biochemistry. He spent spare time looking for birds and other wildlife along the coast and piney woods of Texas. He also studied photography, driven by his interest in the natural world while exploring he developed a passion for photography. Travel opportunities allowed him to observe and film nature. Reading, workshops, photography clubs, and much practice taught him many ways to enhance his skills. He enjoys sharing the beauty and diversity of nature through his photos . His photographic interests expanded to include other forms and styles of photography. The tools now available for digital photography allow him to achieve the exceptional results he had always dreamed of. Now shooting exclusively with digital, he finds an amazing variety of creativity and opportunities — with imagination being the only limitation.
December 20: Movie Night - Bending the Light
From director Michael Apted, a revealing look at the art of filmmaking & photography. The documentary explores the relationship between the artisans who create camera lenses and the masters of light who use these lenses to capture their beloved art form.