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Photographing Birds on the Wing

Join Ruth Hoyt as she shares her knowledge and tips on photographing birds in flight. In this program you will learn about birds, bird behavior, techniques for capturing flight shots and using sound, ethical methods for doing so.

In addition, Ruth discusses differences in camera gear and techniques she uses when photographing from photo blinds versus when working in the field. Be prepared to enjoy a bonus in the program, which reveals photos of her using her float tube blind and kayak for working on various birds in and near water.

Date: Wednesday, March 30th, 2022
Time: 2:30 MDT
Cost: $15 + $3 registration fee
We are proud to work with Hunt’s Photo and Video on this exciting webinar.
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Ruth Hoyt is a full-time professional nature photographer, writer, public speaker, workshop leader, coach and consultant with 30+ years of experience teaching nature photography. She is also a Certified Interpretive Guide (national) and Certified Texas Master Naturalist (through Texas Parks & Wildlife), certified in both since 2009.

She is best known for her Texas bird photography and professional guiding services and workshops on private south Texas ranches, but she also pursues landscape, flora, macro, night and much more in locations across the United States.

Ruth used her Canon 1DX Mark III DSLR until last year when she purchased a new Canon R5 mirrorless camera. She uses an iPhone and DJI Phantom drone for selected subjects.

Her work includes large canvas gallery-wrapped prints as well as mounted prints using archival, museum-quality paper. Her work can be seen in permanent public locations in various states as well as Texas hospitals, private offices and visitors’ centers.

For current work, visit her Instagram account at @ruthhoytphoto or visit her studio at the McAllen Creative Incubator, 601 N. Main Street, McAllen, Texas. Contact her through her website at, phone at (956) 330-2900 or email at