Friends of Hagerman Nature Photo Club
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Mission Statement of the FOH Nature Photography Club

The Friends of Hagerman Nature Photography Club promotes interest in Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge and encourages preservation of wildlife and habitats by supporting, assisting and educating nature photographers of all levels.

Welcome to the FOH Nature Photo Club

The Friends of Hagerman Nature Photo Club meets bimonthly at Hagerman NWR for a technical program and photo sharing.  The club is open to anyone interested in nature photograph, regardless of experience or type of equipment.  Visitors are welcome; for those who wish to join, dues are just $5 per year, however, membership in the Friends of Hagerman NWR is required.

The Nature Photo Club sponsors photo shoots on the Refuge, and an annual Refuge photo contest.  Club members also participate in photography projects on behalf of the Friends and the Refuge.

Photo Club News

We started off the new year, 2017, with a great turnout for the club on January 21, 2017.  Professional photographer Trey Neal spoke on Photographing Owls at HNWR and Staff Biologist Courtney Anderson  explained how to take part in the Refuge wildlife photo-documentary project. The sharing theme for the meeting was be "Things Seen in December/January".  

The club program for March 18 was given by Dr. Michael Keck - “Bird Photography for Beginners”.  Sunrise/Sunset photos were viewed, thanks to all who shared.  The theme Pollinators was selected for sharing at the May meeting.  Members were invited to join a pool of Event Photographers, to be called upon for various refuge events.  A Signs of Spring photo shoot was held prior to the meeting. Thanks to  Nancy Miller for organizing the shoot, a walk along Harris Creek Trail,  AND  to leaders Ron Varley and Bert Garcia.  

For May, a mini-safari was planned but rained out, two photo shoots were held in the Butterfly Garden. At the May 20 meeting,  Jimmy Thomas presented Wildlife Photography in Africa. Pollinator photos were viewed, thanks to all for sharing.  Watch for the photos to be featured on the web gallery.The sharing theme selected for July is Wildlfowers.   July speaker will be Paul Fuller,,  on photo printing.   An exhibit of butterfly photos is planned for October. Click "Wrap" for meeting details.

The  club met July 15 for a program on photo printing by Paul Fuller,  Click for meeting notes.The sharing theme was Wildflowers and the web album is posted on the Gallery page.  Members were reminded to enter the 2017 HNWR Nature Photography Contest, August 1 - 31!!

David Alley was our speaker for the September meeting, on post processing.  Several butterfly photos were turned in for the October exhibit in conjunction with Butterfly Day.  Event photographers are need for that day.  Photo contest awards will be presented at Second Saturday, 10 am, November 11.  Click for meeting minutes. "Insect" was the photo sharing theme and a web album was to be posted on the Friends website.

Tom Savage, "Photographing Bears in Alaska", was the speaker for the November meeting.  The theme for photo sharing was "Autumn".  Photo contest awards had been announced at Second Saturday and were repeated for the club. The Estate of Dr. Phil McGuire donated photo gear to Hagerman NWR and items not needed by HNWR were available to members in a sale at the meeting. Click for meeting minutes.

The next meeting is set for January 20, 2018. The sharing theme will be "Geese".


Bimonthly club meetings are held at the Refuge and are  open to anyone interested in nature photography, regardless of experience level or type of photo gear.  Visitors may attend free of charge; there are nominal dues for membership.   Photographers are also  invited to share their HNWR photos on the Friends of Hagerman Facebook Page. 


 If you would like to receive Friends of Hagerman Nature Photography Club announcements and news by email, please send us a request through CONTACT on this website.  Thank You

Guides for Photographers

Click for Spring Guide to Birds at HNWR for Photographers

Click for Winter Guide to Birds at HNWR for Photographers

Nature Photography Ethics
Birding Ethics
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826