Lee Hoy grew up in Oklahoma and Texas and refers to himself as a “Tokie.” His interest in wildlife began with regular trips as a child to the Oklahoma City Zoo and the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in southwest Oklahoma. Lee is a contributing photographer for Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine and Texas Highways. More than being published, he enjoys teaching others to capture images that bring them joy! Lee has taught beginning birding, sparrow identification and photography classes for many Audubon and birding groups and currently serves on the board of the Texas Ornithological Society.
Lee makes his home at 6,143’ up in the Davis Mountains of west Texas, just north of Big Bend National Park, where a herd of six Javelina keep him company when he isn’t out photographing wildlife, landscapes, night skies, or macro images.
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Lee's Photography Seminars
THURS 3 - 4:30 P.M.
Why You Should Lighten the Load
Do you love photography but hate the weight of your camera and lenses? Not to mention your tripod, gimbal head or ball head! This class will introduce the participant to Olympus’ 4/3’ system and how you can lighten your load. Lee Hoy, who leads birding tours high in the Chisos Mountains to see the Colima Warbler, finally got tired of carrying his big lenses 10 miles or more each trip. Gladly selling his big 600mm lens, he now can carry two bodies and lenses for less weight than one body and lens!
We will explore lenses designed for landscape, macro, and wildlife photography and consider the difference between the Olympus OM-D E Mark II and the Olympus OM-D EM1x which is more geared toward wildlife photographers.
Olympus has created many features and functions that are perfectly designed for capturing outstanding images without all the weight of many full frame cameras and lenses. We will discuss those that make capturing spectacular images easier than ever. You will get to see examples of wildlife, landscape and macro images taken with the Olympus system.
Lee had looked at many options prior to the switch to Olympus and this was the first system he felt could seriously contend with his full frame system.
Meeting Location: Celebration Hall at St. Anastasia, 5205 A1A S.
Difficulty Level: All Levels
Max No People: 20