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Caleb Hoover

Caleb Hoover embarked on his artistic journey through hyper-realistic drawings of the natural world, laying the foundation for his distinctive approach to wildlife photography. With a background rooted in the development of detailed artwork, Caleb seamlessly transitioned his skills to capture the essence of wildlife through a lens. Boasting a decade of dedication to the craft, Caleb has garnered international acclaim, adorned with numerous prestigious awards for both his artistic endeavors and captivating wildlife photography. His passion for the natural world resonates in each frame, showcasing a seamless blend of artistic finesse and a rich understanding of the natural world.

Caleb will be accompanied by fellow photographer John D Gidney while leading workshops at this year's photo fest!

Caleb Hoover: Speakers

Caleb's Seminars & Workshops

WED 7 - 10:00 A.M.

Artistic Breeding Waterbird Photography at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm

Field Workshop

Meeting Location: St. Augustine Alligator Farm, 999 Anastasia Blvd.

Ticket Price: $100 + Annual Photo Pass

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Advanced

Max No. People: 10

Suggested Gear list: Digital Camera with >300mm lens

Calling all avid bird photographers! Join us for an exhilarating bird photography workshop led by award winning photographer Caleb Hoover, set against the stunning backdrop of the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of breeding spoonbill, egrets, and heron as Caleb guides you through crafting artistic bird photos like never before. From mastering the perfect composition to capturing the mesmerizing behavior of these majestic creatures, Caleb's expertise will help you elevate your skills to new heights. Don't miss this unique opportunity to unleash your creativity and capture breathtaking moments in the wild. Secure your spot today and embark on a thrilling journey of avian artistry with Caleb Hoover at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm!

THUR 6:30 - 8:30 A.M.

Sunrsie Shorebird Photography at the Matanzas Inlet

Field Workshop

Meeting Location: Matanzas Inlet Beach – East Parking Lot 8690 A1A S

Difficulty Level: All Levels 

Max No. People: 10

Suggested Gear list: Digital Camera with >300mm lens​

Attention all bird photography enthusiasts! Join award-winning wildlife photographer Caleb Hoover for an exclusive workshop at the picturesque Matanzas Inlet. Delve into the world of plovers, terns, and an array of captivating waterbirds as Caleb shares his expertise in capturing stunning avian imagery. Learn the secrets to next-level bird photography as you explore the dynamic coastal landscape under Caleb's guidance. From perfecting your composition to mastering the nuances of bird behavior, this workshop promises to elevate your skills and inspire your creativity. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from a master photographer and capture breathtaking images of coastal wildlife at Matanzas Inlet. Reserve your spot today and embark on an unforgettable journey of avian discovery with Caleb Hoover!

THUR 3 - 4:00 P.M.

How to Find Your Wildlife Photography Style

Photography Seminar

Meeting Location: Celebration Hall at St. Anastasia, 5205 A1A South 

Ticket Price: $25

Difficulty: All Levels

Max No People: 30

Join us for an inspiring presentation with Caleb Hoover, award winning wildlife photographer, as he shares invaluable insights on discovering your unique wildlife photography style. Delve into the process of maximizing your photo work, learn practical techniques for expressing your vision through imagery, and uncover personalized approaches to capturing the beauty of nature. Don't miss this enlightening opportunity to unlock your potential and develop a distinct wildlife photography style with Caleb Hoover!

FRI 7 - 10:00 A.M.

Artistic Breeding Waterbird Photography at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm

Field Workshop

Meeting Location: St. Augustine Alligator Farm, 999 Anastasia Blvd.

Ticket Price: $100 + Annual Photo Pass

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Advanced

Max No. People: 10

Suggested Gear list: Digital Camera with >300mm lens

Calling all avid bird photographers! Join us for an exhilarating bird photography workshop led by award winning photographer Caleb Hoover, set against the stunning backdrop of the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of breeding spoonbill, egrets, and heron as Caleb guides you through crafting artistic bird photos like never before. From mastering the perfect composition to capturing the mesmerizing behavior of these majestic creatures, Caleb's expertise will help you elevate your skills to new heights. Don't miss this unique opportunity to unleash your creativity and capture breathtaking moments in the wild. Secure your spot today and embark on a thrilling journey of avian artistry with Caleb Hoover at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm!

FRI 3 - 4:00 P.M.

What Makes a Compelling Wildlife Image

Photography Seminar

Meeting Location: Celebration Hall at St. Anastasia, 5205 A1A South 

Ticket Price: $25

Difficulty: All Levels

Max No People: 30

Immerse yourself in an enriching hour-long presentation by Caleb Hoover, acclaimed wildlife photographer, diving into the essence of what makes the best wildlife imagery. Gain valuable insights into the art of storytelling through photography, uncover the nuances of composition and lighting, and explore the intricacies of capturing nature's most mesmerizing moments. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to delve into the world of compelling wildlife photography with Caleb Hoover!

SAT 7 - 11:00 A.M.

Creative Shorebird Photography on Bird Island at Anastasia State Park via Red Boat Tours

Field Workshop via Boat Tour

Meeting Location: Vilano Beach Fishing Pier, 260 Vilano Rd.

Ticket Price: $125

Difficulty Level: All Level (must be able to climb ladder from boat to sand at Bird Island)

Max No. People: 10

Suggested Gear list: Digital Camera with >300mm lens

Embark on a thrilling adventure with our exclusive bird photography workshop at Anastasia State Park, where we'll delve into the world of creative shorebird photography. Join us as we embark by boat to capture stunning images of plovers, terns, and a variety of waterbirds against the breathtaking coastal backdrop. Led by professional award winning wildlife photographer Caleb Hoover, you'll learn innovative techniques to elevate your photography skills and unleash your creativity. Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore Anastasia State Park from a new perspective and capture unforgettable moments in the wild. Secure your spot today and embark on a photography journey like no other!

SAT 5:30 - 8:30 P.M.

Creative Bird Photography in the Florida Swamp

Field Workshop

Meeting Location: Masters Tract Storm Water Facility, 7756 Hub Bailey Rd, Hastings, FL 32145 

Ticket Price: $50

Difficulty Level: All Levels

Max No. People: 5

Suggested Gear list: Digital Camera with >300mm lens

Embark on an unparalleled bird photography expedition deep into the heart of the Florida swamp with acclaimed wildlife photographer Caleb Hoover leading the way. Join us as we immerse ourselves in the enchanting world of waterbirds, including the magnificent purple gallinule, limpkin, and majestic herons and egrets that call the swamp home. With Caleb's expert guidance, you'll learn to capture the unique beauty and behavior of these fascinating creatures amidst the lush, vibrant surroundings of the swamp. Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to hone your skills and capture breathtaking images of Florida's diverse avian residents. Reserve your spot today for an unforgettable journey into the captivating realm of swamp bird photography!

SUN 7 - 10:00 A.M.

Sunrise Bird Photography in the Florida Swamp

Field Workshop

Meeting Location: Masters Tract Storm Water Facility, 7756 Hub Bailey Rd, Hastings, FL 32145 

Ticket Price: $50

Difficulty Level: All Levels

Max No. People: 5

Suggested Gear list: Digital Camera with >300mm lens

Embark on an unparalleled bird photography expedition deep into the heart of the Florida swamp with acclaimed wildlife photographer Caleb Hoover leading the way. Join us as we immerse ourselves in the enchanting world of waterbirds, including the magnificent purple gallinule, limpkin, and majestic herons and egrets that call the swamp home. With Caleb's expert guidance, you'll learn to capture the unique beauty and behavior of these fascinating creatures amidst the lush, vibrant surroundings of the swamp. Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to hone your skills and capture breathtaking images of Florida's diverse avian residents. Reserve your spot today for an unforgettable journey into the captivating realm of swamp bird photography!

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