I received a call a few days ago from photographer Noppadol Paothong’s office. He was interested in being part of our festival. If you don’t know Noppadol is a world-class photographer from Missouri, where he photographs for the Missouri Dept of Conservation’s Missouri Conservationist magazine. That is one of the largest and most well-regarded state magazine in the country. And on top of that, Noppadol is working on a book about the North American prairie grouse, including the Lesser Prairie-Chicken. He has been to the Selman Ranch several times in the last few years to photograph the birds.
After discussing it with him, we are going to offer a full day workshop with Noppadol, the morning in the field and the afternoon in the classroom. We won’t be photographing the chickens with him (since that is essentially a solitary activity in the blind) but we will visit the lek area and Noppadol will offer his suggestions on how to best photograph them.
This will mesh nicely with the Photographer’s Packages we’re offering, and I’ve substituted the workshop for the package on Friday.