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Youth Nature Photography

Lights! Camera! Action! The annual Southern Exposures Youth Nature Photo contest will begin June 1st through July 31st. This is a great opportunity for kids ages 8-18 to get outside and capture moments in nature! Free t-shirts will be given to all participants & all participants will have a chance to have their picture featured in an annual book!

To help get those prize winning photos, Quinta Mazatlan is offering 5 nature photography workshops, taught by renowned wildlife photographer Ruth Hoyt, for only $5.00 a class on Saturdays in June and July to help youth prepare for the contest.

Every Friday, Fun Photography Friday will be offered at Quinta Mazatlan to help kids learn the basics of digital cameras!

Cameras will be available for participants to use during these workshops.

Schedule & Fees

8-13 years old (10 am-12 pm)

14-18 years old (2 pm- 4 pm)


$3 Fun Photo Friday fee

$5 Photography Workshop fee

Summer 2018 Photography Workshop Schedule: (Sign up online or at Quinta Mazatlan)
  • June 9 - Intro to Basic Nature Photography
  • June 23 - Landscapes and Waterscapes Photography
  • June 30 - Plants and Flower Photography
  • July 14 - Wildlife Photography
  • July 28 Photo Preparation for Contest Entries

Summer 2018 Fun Photo Fridays Schedule:
  • June 15 - Intro to Basic Nature Photography
  • June 22 - Landscapes Photography
  • June 29 - Waterscapes Photography
  • July 6 - Flower Photography
  • July 13 -Flower Photography
  • July 20 - Photo Preparation for Contest Entries
  • July 27 - Photo Preparation for Contest Entries

Contact Us
Quinta Mazatlan

600 Sunset Drive
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 681-3370

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