Fall Workshops!

My Fall Photography Workshops in the Atchafalaya Basin and Tunica Hills are right around the corner.  I hope you can join me for one or both. See below for details.

*Price listed below for each workshop covers the lecture, field trip, and follow-up critique session.


Join me on my popular workshop into the scenic Atchafalaya Basin.  The seminar includes a lecture, a day trip by canoe in the swamp, and a follow-up session to critique the photographs taken on the trip.  Learn helpful information on techniques, equipment, as well as locating and approaching wildlife.

This workshop is open to photographers at all levels of expertise as well as non-photographers, but the group is limited to 15, so reserve your spot early.  Read more about this workshop HERE.

DATE: November 20, 2010
PRICE: $290.00 per person


Photography and hiking in the Tunica Hills will include an early morning exploration of fall foliage in the rugged Tunica Hills.  We will focus our cameras on the landscape of the forest, the flowers, and waterfalls.  Digital techniques for close-up shots as well as panoramic views will be discussed.  Tripod and flash usage will be practiced throughout the day.  Pack a picnic lunch and wear your sturdy shoes!
Read more about this workshop HERE.

DATE: November 21, 2010
PRICE: $290.00 per person

Lecture for both workshops:November 18, 2010
*Location to be announced.

Critique Session for both workshops:
November 23, 2010
*Location and time to be announced.


Ready to Sign Up?

You may print out the sign-up forms and mail it to us along with full payment:Atchafalaya Workshop Sign-up Form PDF
Tunica Hills Sign-up Form PDF

Mail check and sign-up form below to:
Cactus Clyde Productions
PO Box 14876, Baton Rouge, LA 70898

You may also call us to sign-up:
CC's office: 225-769-4766
or the Backpacker: 225-925-0777 or 1-800-414-4685

*Full payment is due at time of sign-up.
Please review the Cancellation Policy:

Hope to see you there!

If you have any questions please email us at atchbasin@aol.com


Wood Duck Print

The Print of the Month for October 2010

A great gift for the outdoorsman, husband, son, or boyfriend.  This male wood duck in full breeding plumage sits on a bald cypress branch overlooking a nest box where the female he bred with is sitting on eggs.  The wood duck was at a low ebb in population until wildlife management brought the bird back to a healthy population. 

Regular Price: $100
Special Print of the Month Price: $40
Paper size: 8.5" x 11"
Image size: 6.65" x 10" with white border (see image above)
Paper Type:  Epson Ultra Premium Luster Photo Paper

For more info and/or to purchase a print please visit the Print of the Month webpage: HERE


Malaysian Tiger at BR Zoo

On a cool morning in March I accompanied the Baton Rouge Zoo’s general curator Sam Winslow to a temporary cage holding three Malaysian Tigers.  My goal was a great picture for the 40th anniversary commemorative poster to help celebrate the zoo and the new Realm of the Tiger exhibit.  Earlier I had asked Sam if I could get in the cage with the three feline sisters.  He laughed and said, “No way, they would tear you up”. 

So to make my job more difficult I had to shoot through the bars.  This requires the camera lens to be right up to the cage so the bars would be so out of focus they would not show up in the picture.  The curious tigers came right to me and leaped onto the bars throwing up sand from their paws and all over my equipment.  It just goes to show wildlife photography is never easy, not even in a zoo.

It took patience to capture two of the sisters in front of the vegetation Sam had set up.  Finally, with a well-timed click I got the photo used in the poster.  I support the Baton Rouge Zoo and donated my time and expertise to supply Phil Frost, Zoo Director, with this photograph.  STUN Design designed the poster and Franklin Press printed it. 

Support our Zoo by visiting the new Realm of the Tiger and by buying a poster in their gift shop.  The Baton Rouge Zoo is a great place to visit and 100% of all funds received from the sale of the print will support field conservation of tigers in Asia.