Photo Walk: Nature

Photograph the flora and fauna of the Trinity! Join our DCP instructor and a naturalist for this unique experience in the Lower Chain of Wetlands.
Upcoming Photo Walk
Walk, learn, shoot!

Among the skyscrapers and interstates, there is so much natural beauty and wildlife to discover in North Texas! Join us on this photo walk through the Lower Chain of Wetlands in southeast Dallas and experience a different side of Dallas.

We’ll begin with a guided tour by a naturalist who will tell us about flora and the fauna of the Lower Chain of Wetlands in southeast Dallas. After our tour, attendees will be able to walk around the trail independently. Our instructor will be there to answer questions, offer suggestions, and give some feedback on your photos.

We will have an online image review a few days after to show off the photos you captured during the walk. We’ll meet online via Zoom to look at our images and get supportive feedback from the group. Shooting and reviewing as a group offers insights into your own and others’ photography.


Photo credit: All photos on this page are credited to Ben Sandifer, the naturalist who will be leading the guided tour for this photo walk.

  • Cost per person is $35.
  • The photo walk will be Saturday, June 18 from 10am-12pm.
  • For the photo walk, you’ll meet up with the instructor at a specified location along the Lower Chain of Wetlands in southeast Dallas. Details will be shared in an informational email sent a few days prior to the walk.
  • On June 20, we’ll meet ONLINE via Zoom from 6:00pm-7:00pm CT for an image review of the photos you took during the walk.
  • Advance registration and payment is required.
  • Maximum number of students is 20.
  • Any camera will do – smartphone, DSLR, mirrorless, film.

Q: Do I need to wear a mask for on-location shooting?
A: Masks are not required while outdoors during the on-location shoot. You can view our COVID policy and procedures here.

Q: What do I need for the photo walk?

  • A DSLR, mirrorless camera or smartphone. Any camera will do!
  • A charged battery and room on your memory card.
  • The right shoes and clothes for the weather. An umbrella if needed.
  • Sunscreen and bug spray

Q: Are there previous requirements for this photo walk?
A: You should have a working knowledge of your camera settings including exposure modes, shutter speed, f-stop, white balance and ISO control. It’s recommended that you’ve already taken the DCP’s Beginner Digital Photography series or equivalent training.

Q: How will I know if a photo walk makes or not?
A: If a class doesn’t make and has to be cancelled, you will receive an email no later than 2 days before the scheduled class date.

Q: What if I have to cancel?
A: If you cancel 7 days or more ahead of the scheduled date of the class, you will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee. A cancellation between 5 to 7 days ahead of scheduled date will receive 50% refund minus a $25 administrative fee. There is no refund or transfer credit for cancellations within 4 days of start time of the class or workshop. Full details on cancellations are on our Policies page.

Q: Where is the on-location shooting held?
A: The photo walk will be along the Trinity River in the Lower Chain of Wetlands. The instructor will provide more details about meeting place and time.


Richard Klein

Richard is committed to passing on the craft and joy of image making by teaching classes and workshops at the Dallas Center for Photography, University of Texas at Arlington, the University of North Texas, Texas Woman’s University and as a contributor to

“Learning is a process and I see myself as a lifelong learner continually taking on new subjects, being in a state of Beginners Mind. My commitment as an educator is to share complicated material in a way that is easily understood by the student regardless of their experience level.”

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