After learning so much from my last photography workshop in Santa Fe, I decided to book another trip with National Geographic Expeditions but this time to Austin, TX.

Photography Workshop with National Geographic in Austin, TX

Our assignment throughout the weekend with the workshop was to create a sense of place. The first location for our field assignments was the Texas Capitol building. They say everything is bigger in Texas and this includes the capitol building. Construction started in 1882 and it is the largest state capitol building in the US. The central dome was my favorite part, as well as all the original fixtures in the House and Senate. It is truly a spectacular piece of architecture.

I particularly loved the details of the capitol. Definitely be on the look out for all things “Texas” when you visit.

To keep with our theme of creating a sense of place, our little group also walked around Lady Bird Lake in the morning light to practice our motion with the runners, bikers and rowers. If you need a sense of quiet and piece in the middle of the busyness of the city, definitely take a sunrise stroll around the lake. It’s beautiful!

After our morning at the lake, we mosyed on over to the local farmer’s market. The colors and the people interaction were fantastic.

In addition to wandering all over Austin, we indulged in some seriously good food. I highly recommend Jo’s Coffee, Royal Blue GroceryManuel’sBotticellis and Ruby’s BBQ.

Ever traveled to Austin, what’s your favorite part?