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Sean Fitzgerald

sfitzgerald_sean_fitzgerald_bio_picSean’s images have been published in Professional Photographer, Outdoor Photographer, The New York Times, Audubon Nature Calendars, Texas Highways, Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, and various other publications. His fine art prints are found in personal and corporate collections across the country.

Sean is a two-time winner of the Coastal Bend Wildlife Photo Contest, Grand Prize winner of the 2003 World in Focus Contest, and wildlife category winner of the 2007 World in Focus Contest. His fine art prints were twice featured on the Bravo Network’s television show “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” At the 2001 Fotofusion International Photography Festival in Florida, he was chosen by renowned photographer Art Wolfe to receive the festival’s Rising Star Photographer Award. Professional Photographer magazine has featured Sean as its cover artist of the month. In addition, he was featured in Photo Portfolio Success, a book by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer John Kaplan.

Sean lives and works from a studio in Deep Ellum, near downtown Dallas, and more of his images can be found at www.seanfitzgerald.com.

What’s in the bag?

Sean’s arsenal of equipment includes the Canon 1D MK III and the Canon 1DS MK III bodies. His choice of lenses are the Canon 500mm f/4,Canon 70-200 f/2.8 L, Canon 16-35, f/2.8 L II, the Canon 180 macro lens and the Canon 90mm Tilt shift lens. He also carries 1.4x and 2x Teleconverters and extension tubes. The Canon 580 Ex Flash and a cable release are also in his bag. For support he uses the Gitzo 340 for wildlife and the Gitzo Carbon Fiber Mountaineer for landscapes and travel. The ballhead is made by Really Right Stuff and he uses the Wimberly Gimbal Head for the 500 mm lens.

Upcoming Events

April 2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Explore the world of beach landscapes and abstracts, using the simplicity of sand, sky, water, and even long exposures to create surreal images. Bring your polarizers and neutral density filters, if you have them, along with camera, tripod, and cable release, along with your imagination. Suggested Equipment: SLR camera with lens from 18 to 300 mm lenses, flash, tripod, small camera bag, and hat. Taken by FeatherFest 2017 participant Stephen Bontempo

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Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am

Join Sean Fitzgerald on this unique experience on Galveston Bay to photograph birds in flight from a boat. One of the best ways to learn to photograph birds in flight is to practice and this trip will provide a great opportunity to do that. The number of birds, Brown Pelicans in particular, is amazing, providing many photo opportunities as they come and go from the islands.

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Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Sean Fitzgerald on the 26th floor of a Gulf side building to photograph flying pelicans at eye level as they fly in formation along the coast. This is a unique opportunity and a lot of fun. We have arranged for balcony access with plenty of room for tripods and gear, so space is not a problem. Bring your larger flight lenses, along with a second body and wider lens to shoot as they fly right past us. We will…

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am

Join Sean Fitzgerald on this unique experience on Galveston Bay to photograph birds in flight from a boat. One of the best ways to learn to photograph birds in flight is to practice and this trip will provide a great opportunity to do that. The number of birds, Brown Pelicans in particular, is amazing, providing many photo opportunities as they come and go from the islands. Within Galveston Bay there are man-made islands where a large numbers of breeding birds…

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Are you baffled by flash? Unsure of when, how or why to use flash, or overwhelmed by the technical aspects? Join Sean Fitzgerald for a comprehensive workshop on using flash and supplemental light in your nature photography. In this three hour information-packed session, participants will learn about: Different kinds of light and how to modify the light to get what you want How to use light diffusion and light reflectors to subtly change the quality of light How to use…

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Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 10:30 am

Are you tired of shooting the same kind of images over and over? Are you looking to give your photography more of a focus? Join Sean Fitzgerald at the historic Broadway Cemetery to learn how to photograph a portfolio of images that tells a story about a location or subject. Starting with your vision, Sean will encourage and work with you in the field to quickly scout a location, survey the opportunities, and demonstrate a range of options before cutting…

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