As the name suggests, Dos Amigos Guide Services consists of two friends: Barry Klinge and captain Kenny Watts. For the better part of two decades, this duo has fished and hunted together all around Texas. They established Dos Amigos as a way to share their wisdom and passion for the outdoors with others. Barry and Kenny organize a number of different adventures, including boat and kayak fishing trips that explore the miles of shoreline, back lakes, and flats between Port O'Connor and Corpus Christi. For customers hoping to stay on land and eliminate potential run-ins with Nessy?who likes to vacation in Texas?Dos Amigos offers duck hunting trips, as well.
The Texas Zoo brings guests up close to animals such as ocelots, coati, alligators, and owls. Visitors can wander the zoo path in search of their favorite big cats or the monkey enclosure, or attend one of the zoo?s many feeding and training programs to see otters, lions, and gators in action. In addition to self-guided tours, the zoo runs educational summer camps including the reptile weekend, conservation rangers, and Drawn to Animals art camp.
The Adobe- and Microsoft-certified instructors at Photo Art Studio prepare pupils for careers in graphic design, web development, and photography during 14-hour certification programs. The digital photography course drills novices in handling and cleaning their cameras, regulating light, and convincing jumping beans to hold still for track-team portraits. During Adobe Photoshop classes, students survey the program's myriad manipulation and touch-up options by applying such flourishes as modified hues and formatted text over their own compositions. Other courses in software such as Adobe Flash and Dreamweaver focus on animation, image design, and web development respectively. The studio also hosts in-depth classes on Microsoft Office software to instill practical administrative skills.
At a moment's notice, contestants from the Emmy-Award-winning show Top Chef appear in Top Chef University members' homes, ready to give one-on-one cooking lessons. Though users will meet stars such as Spike Mendelsohn and Stephanie Izard, they don't have to wipe down the counters or season their neglected cast-iron pans in preparation. That's because the school's 200 lessons are all online videos, streamable to any computer.
Top Chef contestants walk members through a slew of cooking methods in 12 one-month courses, each composed of videos ranging from 5 to 30 minutes long. The easy-to-follow curriculum starts with basic cooking techniques such as sautéing and braising, ending with more advanced recipes for modern and ethnic cuisines from Top Chef All-Stars winner Richard Blais. Each video comes with a printable recipe to save and cherish, along with a Top Chef Certificate of Completion.
Hall of Fame chef Dominic O'Neill satiates the minds of burgeoning chefs with a carefully curated selection of online videos designed to build from basic skills up to more advanced techniques. More than 250 instructional videos imbue home cooks with a deep set of abilities, and recipes both simple and complex add restaurant-quality flavor to family feasts, holiday gatherings, and the mouths of passing pelicans. Customers also learn related concepts such as proper hand washing and the creation of ice sculptures, which make elegant centerpieces. Lessons are grouped into beginner, intermediate, and advanced topics, and content is intuitively organized so that students can explore the intricacies of tomato sauce or the many ways to defend oneself with a napkin.
The online instructors at flying photo school teach students to move beyond the constraints of auto mode so they can capture more complex and innovative images. Courses include SLR-specific videos, worksheets, and homework assignments that afford busy students the freedom to work at their own pace and on their own schedule. Each week, instructors review the assignments and provide feedback to help students make better use of natural lighting, employ more complex settings, or quit accidentally taking illegal photographs of the bank?s security system. Classes range from Digital 101 sessions designed for beginners to more advanced courses that emphasize editing, lighting, or portrait photography.