The mission of TexNEP is to provide a forum for individuals interested in the field of nature photography and the environment,
provide education, gather and disseminate information, and promote nature photography
as an art form and medium of communication.


TexNEP January 2015 Program
“Photo Books: Extending the Photographers Art ."

Presented by:
Thea Wiley

Thursday January 15 @ 7:00pm.
McAllen Public Library
4001 N 23rd Street
McAllen, TX 78504

Photo by Don Wiley                 

Texas Nature & Environmental Photographers (TexNEP) welcomes Photo Book creator, Thea Wiley, whose desire to organize and preserve her husband’s nature photos that were stuffed into drawers and boxes, lead to her developing beautifully created Photo Books.

Thea’s husband, Donald, began taking nature photographs in 2000. He entered the Valley Land Fund Small Tract Photo contests beginning in 2004, winning ‘Best in Show’ two contests in a row. In her search to preserve his photography for family and close friends, Thea discovered Photo Books. She believes, “Photo Books are truly a wonderful extension of a photographers’ art.” Thea has produced approximately eight books and thinks it is something every photographer can truly appreciate.

Learn how you too can transform your photos into gifts and treasures using Photo Books.
The public is invited to attend the meeting, which takes place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 15th. Meetings are held at the new headquarters of the McAllen Public Library, 4001 North 23rd Street (Nolana and 23rd).

There is no admission charge to attend meetings and participants are encouraged to bring up to five photos to show and share at the meeting. Images that can be shown on a digital projector are preferred, but prints are also welcome.

The TexNEP January field trip details will be given at the Thursday meeting.

For more information about TexNEP meetings, visit the organization's website (; Facebook “Texas Nature and Environmental Photographers” or contact Greg Storms, TexNEP's Program Chairman, by email at


TexNEP members range from the professional to the newbie who are interested in nature photography. We welcome film and digital shooters. Programs each month feature a guest speaker and a chance for members to share and discuss their images with others. Also each month a selected member will display images from one of their favorite places. Field trips are planned on the weekends after the Thursday meetings to one of the many Rio Grande Valley photo hotspots.
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