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Hill Country Photography Club

…dedicated to helping Texas Hill Country photographers improve their creative and technical skills, and to fostering appreciation of their photographic art in the community.

About our August Program

An Introduction to Infrared Photography

If you have ever wondered how photographers get those incredible black and white images of trees with white foliage and detailed clouds and skies, then you won't want to miss this program on Infrared Photography. Bob Cook will begin the evening explaining the technical aspects of how our cameras work, and how they can be modified to capture light beyond what our eyes can see. He will show you how you can achieve these looks, and will inspire you with his amazing, and almost magical images.

About Bob Cook

Bob Cook is a full time artist working in different media. In painting, he uses oils, pastel, and watercolor. He paints a range of subjects and sizes and varies texture from heavy impasto to highly blended treatments. He likes to think of himself as mainly a tonal painter (with emphasis on light/dark values) as opposed to being a colorist. In fine art photography, Bob keeps to the concept that photographs should look like photographs rather than digital art. He does find however, that, in his work, painting and photography are converging as a similar artistic process, used to construct and create his final image.

Bob has received training at Texas State University, but has benefited more by being in a community of artists in the Hill country, and having studied in numerous workshops with outstanding instructors. He is a member of four artists’ collaboratives: The New Braunfels Art League, the River Art Group, Bent Tree Gallery in Wimberley, and the Wimberley Valley Art League where he was Past President. Bob also shows at the Starving Artist Gallery in La Villita and Blair House Gallery in Wimberley. He has been awarded Best in Show in juried exhibitions in Wimberley and New Braunfels and has participated in numerous outdoor juried art fairs such as King William Art Festival and Starving Artist Art Show in San Antonio, Wimberley ArtsFest, and Buda Fine Arts.

11th Annual
Naturescapes Photography Contest


The contest stopped accepting entries after May 18th.

Please visit the
contest web page
for more info.




Next Meeting:
Thurs, August 20
7:00 - 9:00 pm

An Introduction to Infrared Photography with Bob Cook

Image Reviews: "Open"
Club participants

Horizon Bay



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