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A place to be MERRY . . . Italy

Beautiful cypress-lined road in the light of the setting sun

Give the gift of a unique travel experience to photograph the artistic wonders and culture of Italy, October 2-13, 2018. I will take you to favorite locations in Florence, off the beaten path hill towns of Tuscany, and the colorful canals of Venice. There are interesting aspects of Italian life waiting to explore at every turn. This tour is limited to only 12 participants to allow for a more intimate and rewarding experience. We always welcome tour companions who are not photographers. Whether you are an emerging photographer or seasoned shooter, I will be there every step of the way to encourage, guide, and inspire you to capture artful images in this enchanted region of Italy.

Give as a gift or spoil yourself, and embark on a memorable Strabo photographic tour adventure! Find more info here: Enchanted Italy

Photo Leader: Randy Ziegler

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Enchanted Italy: Florence, Tuscany Hill Towns & Venice October 2-13, 2018

Join me on a unique travel experience to photograph the artistic wonders and culture of Italy. I will take you to favorite locations in Florence, off the beaten path hill towns of Tuscany, and the colorful canals of Venice. There are interesting aspects of Italian life waiting to be explored at every turn. This tour is limited to only 12 participants to allow for a more intimate and rewarding photographic experience. We always welcome tour companions who are not photographers. Whether you are an emerging photographer or seasoned shooter, I will be there every step of the way to encourage, guide, and inspire you to capture artful images in this enchanted region of Italy.

Sign up now, to embark on a memorable Strabo photographic tour adventure! Find more info here:

Enchanted Italy

Led by accomplished photographer and instructor Randy Ziegler.

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IT’S A GO FOR CUBA! — Ziegler Photo Tour

Update on my Strabo Photo Tour to Cuba on March 9-18, 2018

“Cuba has been fighting their way back from Irma. Those areas severely hit should be back in full force by December 1. Any areas included on our tours are already operational, WITHOUT ANY CHANGES TO THE PROGRAMS. The Cuban people benefit tremendously from US & Canadian Tourism. PHOTOGRAPHERS: We encourage you to travel now before there are further changes made by the many cruise ships and further development.” ~ Strabo Photo Tours

Sign up now to be a part of this once in a lifetime travel adventure! Click on the following link for more info: Cuba Photo Tour

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Ireland . . . Picture Perfect!

Swans on the sea with ships and houses in the background

Swans on the sea with ships and houses in the background

Come share the wonders of Ireland as I lead a 10-day photo tour (June 15 – 25, 2017) to experience and photograph some of the most beautiful and intriguing scenery in all of Ireland!  This incredible tour will concentrate on western Ireland with its rugged pristine coastlines, unspoiled villages, ancient abbeys and castles, and pastoral settings.  We will also take time to slow our pace and embrace the ambience of some classic Irish pubs that will have you singing the night away!

For more information on my Ireland Strabo Photo Tour where you will be treated to true Irish flavors just click on the following link: http://phototc.com/tours/details/natural-wonders-and-the-creative-spirit-in-western-ireland

 

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Natural Wonders & the Creative Spirit in Western Ireland

Farmer in the Azores

Farmer in the Azores

Ireland . . . Seeing Green!

Come share the wonders of Ireland as I lead a 10-day photo tour (June 15 – 25, 2017) to experience and photograph some of the most beautiful and intriguing scenery in all of Ireland!  This incredible tour will concentrate on western Ireland with its rugged pristine coastlines, unspoiled villages, ancient abbeys and castles, and pastoral settings.  We will also take time to slow our pace and embrace the ambience of some classic Irish pubs that will have you singing the night away!

For more information on my Ireland Strabo Photo Tour where you will be treated to true Irish flavors just click on the following link: www.randyziegler.com

 

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Natural Wonders & the Creative Spirit in Western Ireland

Ireland 2016

Ireland . . . A Simply Rewarding Experience!

Join me on a 10-day (June 15 – 25, 2017) unforgettable travel adventure where we will create grand memories together while photographing some of the most beautiful and intriguing scenery in all of Ireland!  Our tour will concentrate on western Ireland with its rugged pristine coastlines, unspoiled villages, ancient abbeys and castles, and pastoral settings.  In addition, we will have time to embrace the ambience and chat with locals in some classic Irish pubs.

For more information on my 2017 Strabo Ireland Photo Tour where you will be treated to true Irish flavors go to: www.randyziegler.com

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Calling the Artful Adventurer . . .

DFW Art ©Randy Ziegler

Colors and Contrasts of Morocco

March 5 – 17, 2016

Join me on a unique travel experience to photograph the enchanted countryside and culture of Morocco.  I promise, this will be a color photographer’s visual paradise given its diverse natural beauty, richly colored villages and markets.  Some of the historic cities we will explore include Casablanca, Essaouira, Marrakech, Fes and the quaint “blue washed” town of Chefchaouen situated in the Rif mountains.  Our adventure will also include time in the Sahara desert to capture the pinks, reds and purples of the sunset and sunrise over the dunes.  At first light, we will enjoy a camel ride taking in the breathtaking Saharan morning.  And of course, we will have time to slow our pace to savor those special Moroccan delights and sip the wonderful mint tea.

Mark your calendars, get that new lens you have been wanting, and let’s make a memorable photographic tour adventure together!  For more information on my 2016 Morocco photography tour just click on the following link: Morocco Photo Tour

Please note, this tour is limited to only 12 participants to allow for a more intimate and rewarding photographic experience.  Whether you are a budding photographer or advanced shooter, I will be there every step of the way to encourage, guide, and inspire you to capture artful images in this magical region of Africa.

Randy Ziegler Photographic Workshops – Granbury, TX

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Getting Intimate with Nature

_RJZ02237 ©Randy Ziegler

Take a break from everyday life and be transformed into a natural setting of intimate beauty this autumn and allow your inner photographic voice to surface.  We are all searching for a balance point in our life, and photographing nature can be a wonderful means for personal self-expression and fulfillment.

Nature is always expressing herself in a variety of ways but only, if we choose to see it.  This workshop is about taking the time to see the natural, organic quality of light and color in nature and using the canvas of our cameras to create images that become a photographic witness to its wonder.

This photo workshop adventure will include a lecture and HD digital presentation on Friday evening, with an early morning sojourn to a nearby state park. The park is located in the western cross timbers region which is home to a lake, old growth oaks, cliffs and abundant wildlife.  There are many expressions of nature waiting to be captured with your camera such as: large boulders covered with colorful lichens, live and blackjack oaks showing off their autumnal tones, a hidden pocket of flowers, or tonal reflections ever-changing on the water.

Join me for a memorable photographic sojourn this fall, where we will each unwrap the gifts of nature and share some of our best images of the day.

Date:  November 13 – 14, 2015

Time:  Friday, November 13  7:00pm – 9:00pm   Saturday, November 14  7:30am – 4:00pm

Location:  Granbury, TX

Price:  $235.00 (includes one day park pass)

Find more info at:  www.randyziegler.com

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Digital Photography: Understanding the Basics July 25

_RJZ00103 Copyright 2015 Randy Ziegler

Digital Photography: Understanding The Basics

This workshop is for beginning and novice photographers who own a Nikon digital camera and want to develop a better understanding of its creative possibilities.  Nikon cameras offer a vast array of creative potential-but only if you learn how to utilize them and why. Only six participants will be permitted to allow for a more productive and rewarding learning experience.

Through lively class discussion, digital presentation, and hands-on exercises, Randy will cover the basics of digital photography including: using the various camera apertures for greater impact, creative use of shutter speeds to freeze or blur motion, understanding camera light sensitivity (ISO speed), and the various settings and shooting modes.  We will learn how to properly interpret the camera’s histogram and how to adjust the in-camera white balance to achieve the desired color affect.  Randy will briefly touch on lighting and creative flash options, photographic composition, and there will be time to play with some of the latest Nikon lenses from extreme wide angle to super telephoto.

By the end of the workshop, students will have acquired a basic understanding of their Nikon camera and its creative potential and gained a greater confidence in mastering those options to take their personal photography to the next level.

Date: July 25, 2015

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Location: Granbury, TX

Price: $159.00

Find more info at: www.randyziegler.com

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The Colors and Contrasts of Morocco

The beautiful blue medina of Chefchaouen in Morocco

The beautiful blue medina of Chefchaouen in Morocco

The Colors and Contrasts of Morocco

March 5 – 17, 2016

Join me on a unique travel experience to photograph the enchanted countryside and culture of Morocco March 5-17, 2016.  I promise, this will be a color photographer’s visual paradise given its diverse natural beauty, richly colored villages and markets.  Some of the historic cities we will explore include Casablanca, Essaouira, Marrakech, Fes and the quaint “blue washed” town of Chefchaouen situated in the Rif mountains.  Our adventure will also include time in the Sahara desert to capture the pinks, reds and purples of the sunset and sunrise over the dunes.  At first light, we will enjoy a camel ride taking in the breathtaking Saharan morning.  And of course, we will have time to slow our pace to savor those special Moroccan delights and sip the wonderful mint tea.

Mark your calendars, get that new lens you have been wanting, and let’s make a memorable photographic tour adventure together!  For more information on my 2016 Morocco photography tour just click on the following link: Morocco Photo Tour

Please note, this tour is limited to only 12 participants to allow for a more intimate and rewarding photographic experience.  Whether you are a budding photographer or advanced shooter, I will be there every step of the way to encourage, guide, and inspire you to capture artful images in this magical region of Africa.

Randy Ziegler Photographic Workshops – Granbury, TX

www.randyziegler.com

 

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THE ILLUMINATING PHOTOGRAPH: THE ELEMENTS OF VISUAL DESIGN

_RJZ00552 ©Randy Ziegler

Good composition is the photographer’s creative pathway to make powerful photographs that will stand the test of time.  During this workshop, our time will be dedicated to exploring the visual foundation for creating images with stopping power and emotional impact.

Through lively class discussions, image presentation, and personal critiques of student’s class photo assignment, Randy will bring to light the creative use of composition and perspective in color photography.  We will learn the art of seeing from the camera’s perspective and how it is different from our visual reality.  Some of the topics covered in this workshop will include: light, color, framing, positive/negative space, harmony and balance, pattern, motion, line, form, and texture.  We will also explore the essential of using gesture to add life and a sense of movement in your images.

Includes light appetizers and refreshments on Friday evening.

Date: June 26-27, 2015

Start Time: Friday, June 26  7:00-9:00 pm

Saturday, June 27  9:00 am-4:00 pm

Location:  Granbury, TX

Price: $199.00

For more info on this photo workshop go to: www.randyziegler.com

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