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Fall Photography Weekend

October 18-20, 2019


Continuing Professional Education

24 Possible CPE Hours
Art / Media
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Workshops will highlight the beauty of the enchanting Texas Hill Country. Join us to learn how to photograph the stars, the exceptional light and colors of dusk and the motion of water to create a silky effect. This conference is tailored for DSLR photographers of all skill levels, and courses will focus on the landscapes of Mo-Ranch in the field during daylight, dusk and night.

There will be hands-on classroom/in-field instruction including digital lab image processing, image enhancement, creative effects and print production. In the digital lab, a packet of instructional materials is provided to allow you to practice on your own all you’ve experienced in the field now in the workshop. More information for 2019 coming soon! 

Questions? We’re happy to help! Contact us at 1.800.460.4401 ext. 246 or

Deborah Wartko-Conner

Debbie is a fine arts photographer who was born in Buffalo, N.Y., but has lived happily in Texas for the last 25 years. She was a teacher of art and photography at the high school level for 17 years prior to her current post as the associate professor of art and photography for Schreiner University. She also successfully owned “Free Spirit Images” photography company for numerous years. 

Debbie helps lead a student trip to Florence, Italy, where she teaches photography. Her fine art work was featured at Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA) in Florence in 2015. Her work has also been featured in Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, San Marcos, Houston, Kerrville and the Ingram/Hunt area.

She is an avid animal lover, a certified group exercise instructor specializing in spin and pilates and the co-owner of Danny Conner’s Reptile Adventures. 

As an accomplished photographer and teacher, she is a member of the following organizations:

  • Association of Texas Photography Instructors (ATPI)
  • Texas Photographic Society (TPS)
  • National Art Education Association (NAEA)
  • Texas Art Education Association (TAE)
  • American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
  • College Art Association (CAA)

Cost and Housing

Hotel-style lodging accommodations will be available for reservation.

Single Occupancy Room: $605

Double Occupancy Room: $480

Commuter rate: $315 (includes tuition, lunches and dinners; excludes lodging accommodations). 

Questions? We’re happy to help! Contact us at 1.800.460.4401 ext. 246 or

Registration/Cancellation Policy

A $75.00 deposit must accompany registration. The balance of all fees will be due 45 days prior to the start of the event, or upon registration if within 45 days full payment is required at the time of registration. Full refund minus $75.00 administrative fee per person will be made if cancellation is received more than 30 days prior to the conference. There are generally no refunds for cancellations received on or after 30 days prior to the start of the event nor any applying of the deposit toward other charges or future deposits.  

Scholarships are available! Click here to learn more.

Materials Needed

Camera and manual (Not all cameras are the same and this will help if you have questions).

Tripod—if you have one (Please rent/borrow/bring if at all possible).

Filters- natural density filter—for long exposure shots that allow you to create movement in water & sky.

Trigger release—recommended for long exposure shots.

What to Bring

Linens are provided.

Bring sturdy shoes suitable for Mo-Ranch’s rocky, uneven terrain, casual clothing, a swimsuit and river shoes to enjoy the river.

Bring a light jacket/sweater, flashlight, insect repellent, water bottle, large brimmed sun hat and sunscreen.


Mo-Ranch is 90 miles one-way, or a 2-hour drive from the nearest airport (SAT), allow 3 hours travel/check-in time for departures. We recommend generally scheduling arriving flights before 3 p.m. and departing flights after 3 p.m. to be sure you do not miss any of your event.

If you are in need of shuttle service to Mo-Ranch, call Kars for Hire in Kerrville at (830) 890-8200 at least 15 days in advance to arrange transportation from San Antonio International Airport.

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