Find Your Focus at Friends of Willow Fork Park’s Nature Photography Workshop

What: Free Nature Photography Workshop by Joe Smith

When: Saturday, July 6 – 9 a.m. Workshop, followed by Nature Walk

Where: Willow Fork Park, located at the northwest corner of TX-99/Grand Parkway and Cinco Ranch Blvd., north of Cinco Ranch High School.

Friends of Willow Fork Park continues its summer outdoor program series with a workshop and nature walk led by Joe Smith, an award-winning amateur photographer of more than 20 years. Smith will share his interest in nature photography and thoughts on how you can improve your composition and capture of nature, whether using an expensive camera, point-and-shoot camera or cell phone.

Smith has had more than 85 slide acceptances in International Salon Exhibitions sponsored by the Photographic Society of America and received Color Slide of the year in 2000 and Nature Slide of the year in 2001 at the Houston Photochrome Club. He is also a member of the Houston Audubon Nature Photographers Association.

The program starts at 9 a.m. at the pavilion and will continue for 1.5 hours with a walk through the park looking for photography opportunities. Bring your own camera.

Future summer programs being planned by Friends of Willow Fork Park, a resident group that organizes free, family-friendly, nature-based programs for the community through funding from Willow Fork Drainage District, include:

July 13 · Park Scavenger Hunt led by Texas Master Naturalists, 9 a.m.
Aug 3 · Biking in the Katy Area and Free Bike Tune-Up/Ride with Cool Cat Cycles, 8 a.m.

For more information, visit the Friends of Willow Fork Park Facebook.


Established in 1985, Willow Fork Drainage District (WFDD) constructs, maintains and operates drainage and recreational facilities to preserve and enhance the communities within its boundaries. Located approximately 25 miles west of the central business district of Houston and 2.5 miles south of the intersection of I-10 and Mason Road, its operations span 5,700 acres, including 15 miles of drainage channels, three community parks, and nearly 50 miles of trails. For more information on WFDD, visit

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