The Setup
A Bird Photography Workshop
Texas Rio-Grande Valley
Instructor: Alan Murphy

February is the best month to find the Rio-Grande valley in full bloom.

This make for great perch choices.

The temps will be mild and all the local resident birds will be in full song as they get started early.


Feb 03-06, 2011 SOLD OUT

Feb 07- 10.

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Cost: $2400.00
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Back-to-back workshops inquire about discount
Limited to 4 Photographers
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Learn how to get stunning images of birds in all their glory at a private ranch in Roma, Texas.  This workshop is limited to just four photographers so each will receive personalized and focused attention.  Additionally, my assistant, Chris Klapheke, who is a professional photographer and owner of, will be on hand to ensure your expectations are exceeded.

Alan Murphy, an internationally published photographer renowned for exceptional photographs of birds on perches which add to the artistry of the image will be drawing from over 15 years of experience and knowledge to offer:
  • How to locate certain species.
  • How to get birds to land where you want them to.
  • How to search for and select the appropriate perch.
  • How to place the perch in relation to the background and sun direction.
  • How to dress up the perches to match the bird’s habitat.
  • How to work a feeder and water drip to their best advantage.
  • All the tips and tricks that bring a stunning image together.

Alan has been photographing at this 1000 acre ranch for the past 10 years and has a deep knowledge of the birds of the Rio-Grande valley. The Ranch owner feeds the birds daily year round so the activity at the many blinds is very busy. This is probably the best location in South Texas to get some of the Rio-Grande valley specialties, such as Audubon's Oriole, Olive Sparrow, Long-billed Thrasher, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Green Jay and many others.
This workshop will be designed to target each species and work the situation to get the ultimate image of that bird. There are many different ways to control the situation for each species and you will take away the knowledge of these techniques to use wherever you shoot around the country.


We will meet at the ranch the morning of your workshop for a pre-workshop get-together. This will be followed by 4 days of intense photography and instruction. We will take mid day breaks at the ranch house where we can review and download images, work on processing and have lunch.

Workshop fees include personalized instruction, assistant, ranch daily access fees, lunches, unlimited drinking water, access to ranch house for midday breaks, use of the blinds, and bait and feed.

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