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 September 2014 Program
“Southern Exposures” the 2014 Valley Land Fund's
Youth Contest &
"Take Two"
TexNEP Members and Friends Image Sharing
and Critique

Presented by:
TexNEP Members

Thursday Sept 18 @ 7:00pm.
McAllen Public Library
4001 N 23rd Street
McAllen, TX 78504

September 18th is approaching quickly and we are kicking off our new year with a two-fold, special program at the McAllen Public Library on corner of 23rd and Nolana. Meeting begins at 7:00 pm.

First, we will share a short program highlighting the work submitted to the Valley Land Fund and Quinta Mazatlan's 2014 Southern Exposures youth photo contest. This is truly going to be an extraordinary presentation that you do not want to miss. I met and viewed first hand the work of some of our very talented youth while assisting Ruth Hoyt teach photography at Quinta Matzatlan.

Second, the program, "Take Two," is where TexNEP members and friends share two photos of the same subject presented in two distinct formats. The idea was generated from watching several photographers present coupled photographs on Facebook, each with distinct creative differences. The Facebook responses were informative and interesting for both audience and photographer - a real learning experience. For example, color vs. black and white, light/dark exposures, perspective differences, cropping differences or any other two presentations. This program requires audience participation - you can share what you like best about the coupled photos. Which presentation do you "feel" fits the subject for your taste? Which one evokes a specific emotion? Basically, the audience will help all of us understand what they see in our work.

I have posted examples on the Texas Nature and Environmental Photographers Facebook page.

YOUR HELP is needed! Please submit pairs of JPG photographs to the following Dropbox,, for inclusion into a slide show. This will help us keep the program moving, without stopping to change pen drives and load photos. If you do not know how to use Dropbox, feel free to send your Take Two photos to the following email: Suggested size of JPG photographs is 1024 pixels on the long edge, 100ppi, using sRGB color space., for inclusion into a slide show. Suggested size of JPG photographs is 1024 pixels on the long edge, 100ppi, using sRGB color space.


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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