Landscape Photography in the Heart of the Bayou
November 3 – 7, 2025
Caddo Lake has an otherworldly quality to it. Majestic bald cypress trees rise from tannin-stained waters with crowns draped in Spanish moss. Their needles turn red and orange in autumn, lending fiery color to the otherwise muted landscape. Fog swirls around the broad cypress trunks and rises among their branches. Wildlife thrives in these quiet forests, including abundant species of birds. With luck, we may even see an alligator!
The Caddo Lake ecosystem provides plenty of photographic opportunities as a protected wetland area and home to one of the world’s most extensive flooded cypress forests. We’ll be shooting from special flat-bottomed boats, allowing us an intimate perspective of the trees and getting us close to wildlife. Along the way, you will learn to use a variety of focal lengths and perspectives to create compelling images of this unique environment. From grand landscapes to small intimate scenes, Caddo Lake has it all!
We’ll stay at comfortable local hotels and shoot at sunrise and sundown. We’ll be conducting classroom learning on Lightroom and holding our signature image review sessions when not in the field. Join us in the magical flooded bayou!
This itinerary is subject to change due to weather, local conditions, and other factors.
November 3, 2025: Arrive at the airport in Shreveport, Louisiana, no later than 11:00 AM. We will meet you there and then transport you to our hotel in nearby Marshall, Texas. After a quick orientation, we will head out onto the water for our first afternoon and sunset shooting session!
November 4–7, 2025: We will spend every sunrise on the water shooting the mysterious cypress trees as they appear from the mist. Always have a long lens at the ready because wildlife sightings are frequent, and you won’t want to miss a shot! In the afternoons, you can count on us hitting the water again to take advantage of the dramatic light as it streams through the trees and turns the Spanish moss to gold. We’ll have our signature image reviews in the evenings and during other downtimes. During one of these days, we will also have a very long post-processing and feedback session.
November 7, 2025: On our final day, we will have our last sunrise session on the water, where we will hunt for stunning and colorful cypress trees. After breakfast and checkout we will return to Shreveport in time for flights departing after 2:00 PM.
Easy: You must be able to get in and out of small boats for our shooting sessions, which can be a few hours in length.
Arrive Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV), Shreveport, Louisiana before 11:00 AM on November 3, 2025. Flights out can be made after 2:00 PM on November 7, 2025. Air travel delays are common. Please arrive early, possibly even the day prior, so you don’t miss any of the workshop.
What to Bring
Please see our page How To Prepare For Your Workshop. We will send you a detailed information document 90 days before your workshop. This document will include specifics of where and when to meet, gear and clothing recommendations, and more.
- Double occupancy lodging. Single available for $450 supplement.
- All meals, soft drinks, and snacks during the workshop.
- All permits and park fees.
- All transportation during the workshop.
- Tips for crew, drivers, and local guides.
- Photographic guiding and instruction from Talor Stone.
- Image reviews and post-processing instruction.
- Adventure, fun, inspiration, and a great time!
- Travel to and from Shreveport, Louisiana.
- Unscheduled airport transfers.
- Passport and visa fees (if applicable).
- Any meals or accommodations before or after the workshop dates.
- Items of a personal nature.
- Alcoholic Beverages.
- Travel Medical and Trip Cancellation Insurance (optional, but recommended).
- Anything else specifically not listed as included.
- Single rooming available for $450 supplement.
“This workshop exceeded my expectations and am so glad that I signed up for it. Talor was also fantastic. ”
“Our leader, Talor Stone, deserves high marks for her leadership. She was an excellent teacher, was very hands-on (paying equal attention to me with my iPhone camera as she did with the bazooka shooting others), and, with her years spent living in the South she knew Caddo Lake intimately. ”