We will take an in-depth look at advanced editing techniques for wildlife and landscape images. We will address how to deal with flash/red eye, editing colors that are off, how to remove objects from an image, how to convert images to Black-and-White in Silver Effex Pro 2, and when we should leave Lightroom to edit images in Photoshop. I will teach you how to develop specific presets for bird, wildlife, and landscape editing.

We will spend a good deal of time on creating custom presets for you to use in editing. I will also share some techniques to apply advanced sharpening and noise reduction using Topaz.
  • Dealing with Red Eye/Flash Eye
  • Editing Colors that are Off
  • Opening & Editing Images in Photoshop
  • Stitching Panoramic Images
  • Creating HDR Images (HDR Effex Pro & Lightroom)
  • Converting to Black-and-White in Silver Effex Pro
  • Creating a Custom Develop Preset
  • Removing Objects from an Image (Lightroom & Photoshop)
  • Sharpening & Noise Reduction using Topaz
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    Lee Hoy
    Olympus Educator, Photo Instructor
    As owner/operator of Big Bend Birding & Photo Tours, I focus my time on helping others enjoy the beauty of the Big Bend National Park Region and serving as a freelance photographer when time permits. Publishing is fun, but my main interest is in helping others find that special bird or teaching them to capture spectacular images while they are visiting Big Bend National Park or surrounding areas. I am an award winning photographer and my images have been in Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine, Texas Highways, Bird Watcher’s Digest, & NANPA’s Expressions.

    I also serve as a photography workshop instructor for Wildside Nature Tours and Kevin Loughlin with destinations such as the Galapagos Islands National Park, Ecuador, Amazon Riverboat Cruise, Costa Rica, Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park in winter, and more. You can see some of my images from these destinations in my portfolio page on my website.

    My passion for birding began during my first visit to Big Bend National Park in August 1989 when a Canyon Towhee caught my eye in the Chisos Basin. Since then, I have traveled to 49 states and 7 Canadian provinces in search of the birds and wildlife of North America. Big Bend is my favorite and I have been on every trail and road in the park. No one is better equipped to serve as your guide to make sure you have a wonderful experience in the park, Fort Davis, Marathon, Marfa, or other points in-between.