Thomas J. Avery Photography
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About Thomas J. Avery

I live in Houston with my wife and two young sons. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelors degree in Ocean Engineering (College Station; class of 1997).

My main job is working as a structural engineer in the subsea oil and gas industry. As a photographer, aside from my personal projects, I teach night and landscape photography in workshops.

I am mostly a self-taught photographer. I started learning the basics of exposure and camera operation when I was 11 years old. I have been into digital photography since 2001, and I have taken a keen interest in photographing the Milky Way combined with the landscape since 2008.

I love to teach photography. I love to show and guide people through amazing places such as the Big Bend in remote, west Texas. I also love the dark, night sky and photographing it.

I love to be outdoors and greatly enjoy hiking and camping. The purpose of my work is to share my feelings and experiences in attempts to inspire others. I wish for viewers to get a sense of the wonders I experience and inspire them to seek out their own experiences. I also wish for them to respect and appreciate the natural resources that we have.

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Photography Workshops

I love to teach photography. I love to show and guide people through amazing places such as the Big Bend in remote west Texas. I also love the dark, night sky and photographing it.

I combine all of that in the form of on-location photography workshops. Please see my workshops page for more information.

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Publications

My work has been published and shown in a few places:

Texas Highways magazine and calendars
Friends of Big Bend newsletters, brochures, and note cards
BigBendChat.com annual calendars
International Photographer magazine (issue 1)
Leapin' Lizard Gallery, Terlingua Ghost Town (now closed)
Journey Into Big Bend exhibit featuring photography of Big Bend at the Bullock Texas State History Museum (Apr - Sep, 2016)

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Purchasing/Licensing My Work

Prints of my work are available. Please see the page on ordering prints.

Licensing of my work for use on websites, printed publications, and other means of advertising is possible. Please contact me for details.

Use of my photography in any manner without obtaining permission from me is illegal. I have, over the years, discovered several instances of unauthorized commercial use of my photos and have pursued them with legal action.

Please note that ALL MY PHOTOS ARE COPYRIGHTED AND PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT LAWS. I OWN THE COPYRIGHT TO ALL MY PHOTOS, AS PER THE LAWS.

All images copyright of Thomas J. Avery