Join us for the 2018-2019 season of Southern Exposures hosted by the Valley Land Fund. Open to youth ages 8-18, our Southern Exposures weekend workshops teach photographic composition and technique through hands-on demonstration, and constructive critique. Participants will produce a visual memory of their day and begin a creative portfolio while experiencing the wonders of the natural environment. Workshops for students are led by award-winning wildlife photographers and Texas Master Naturalist, Ruth Hoyt.

Photography lesson includes hike through natural area, picture taking, feedback and critique. Participants may bring their own digital camera or we will provide one for you.

The cost per workshop is $10.00 per student. All workshops are from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm on the dates listed. Please register online to ensure your space is reserved.

 If you need assistance with registration, please call (956) 686-6429.


Southern Exposures at Quinta Mazatlan (Photo Contest Preparation)

Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019
Venue: Quinta Mazatlan
Address:  600 Sunset Drive, McAllen, TX 78503

Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019 
Venue: Quinta Mazatlan
Address: 600 Sunset Drive, McAllen, TX 78503

Quinta Mazatlan is the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center under the stewardship of the City of McAllen. Its mission is to preserve the 1930s adobe estate and the native plants and animals of the Rio Grande Valley, by providing a sanctuary for environmental education, eco-tourism and inspiration to people of all ages.

This workshop is geared towards preparing your images for the submission to the Valley Land Fund Southern Exposures Youth Nature Photo Contest. It will be lead by Ruth Hoyt.