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 October 2014 Program
“Hummingbird Photography using
Multi-Flash Setups."

Presented by:
Hector D. Astorga

Thursday October 16 @ 7:00pm.
McAllen Public Library
4001 N 23rd Street
McAllen, TX 78504

Hector D. Astorga will present a program at the October meeting for TexNEP where he will show members how to photograph hummingbirds using Multi-flash setups. Hummingbirds flap their wings at a rate of 50 to 200 times per second, by using short flash durations in conjunction with a high flash ratio he will demonstrate how to “freeze” the hummer’s wings. Hector will show the necessary equipment and techniques needed to obtain good results in photographing these fast birds.

Hector is a multi-award winning nature photographer based in South Texas. His work covers the wildlife and landscapes of North America. To view more of his work visit his website at:

The public is invited to attend the meeting, which takes place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 16, 2014. Meetings are held at the McAllen Public Library, 4001 North 23rd Street (Corner of Nolana and 23rd). Presentation will be held in the Library’s Auditorium.

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.

For more information about TexNEP meetings, visit the organization's website ( 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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