Part 1 - August 13 - 18, 2023
Part 2 - August 19 - 21, 2023:
3 day hiking extension
Part 2 - Full
Part 2: $500.00
Badlands National Park in South Dakota is an amazing gift to the landscape photographer. It contains panoramic vistas that challenge one to find intriguing compositions with both wide angle and telephoto lenses. Spend a little time walking amongst the rocks and discover how the eroded landscape can move a viewer's eye through a well composed scene.
FOCUS: Morning and evening photo sessions to capture the beauty on display with low angle sun light.
ADDITIONAL: We may photograph wildlife when opportunities arise.
HIKING EXTENSION: Join Andy and members of the scouting party as we hike and explore some interesting back country areas in search of compelling foregrounds. Part 2 is only offered to those also attending part 1.
The workshop starts on Sunday, August 13th, 2023 at 7:00 pm with introductions and a discussion in the hotel lobby. We start photographing on Monday morning, August 14th, 2023.
LODGING LOCATION: Best Western Plains Motel, 712 Glenn Street, Wall, SD 57790. 605-279-2145
Check-in: Sunday, August 13th, 2023
Check-out: Part 1 - Saturday, August 19th, 2023
Check-out: Part 2 - Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023
This is a busy season, participants should make hotel reservations as soon as possible.
Part 1 ends after photographing sunset on Friday, August 18th.
Part 2 ends after photographing sunset on Monday, August 21st.
MORNING: We'll be at a photography location for the start of blue hour and we'll stay in the field until it is time for breakfast.
MIDDAY: Everyday for several hours we will have Photoshop discussions, demonstrations and/or individual instruction. Andy may conduct demonstrations with his laptop, but bring a laptop with Photoshop installed to receive processing aid with your images. Weather and pursuit of wildlife may alter this.
EVENING: In the afternoon we will eat an early dinner and return to the field where we photograph past sunset into blue light hour.
HIKING EXTENSION: Our first morning - sleeping in; recovery from part 1. In the afternoon we hike to discover locations for sunset and milky way photography. We intend to photograph sunset and milky way every night. We will decide about the remaining mornings during the workshop.
REGISTRATION / DEPOSIT $300 USD
CALL US - MasterCard / Visa.
- DEPOSIT or FULL
- REPEAT BALANCE
HIKING EXTENSION - Contact us to apply.
EXPERIENCE: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
GROUP SIZE: Part 1 - Target number of participants is 8.
Part 2 - Target number of participants is 4.
EFFORT: Part 1 - Easy; Does not involve much trail hiking, however, it does involve walking through tall grass, along roads, on rocky terrain and small hills.
Part 2 - Moderate - Difficult; Extensive hiking, 8 to 12 miles each day, often several miles from road. One must be able to carry one's camera gear, food and plenty of water. Returning to cars after dark.
Be prepared for changes in weather; rain gear - thunderstorms.
HEAT: Tempratures may climb quite high during August in the Badlands.
DANGER: Cactus hide in the terrain. Ankle high, solid leather, hiking boots are highly recommended. Prairie rattlesnakes inhabit the park. We're walking in tall grass. Andy will use snake gaiters and highly recommends participants bring their own.
HIKING EXTENSION: Snake gaiters are required.
OTHER: Some do not like the tap water in Wall, consider options.
AIR TRAVEL: Most people flying to this workshop will find flying into Rapid City, SD to be the best choice.
Driving time from Rapid City to Wall, SD is 1 hour.
DRIVING CONDITIONS: Paved highways and maintained dirt roads, possibly muddy. We prefer participants car pool with each other to limit our impact and get to know one another.
Photo locations are spread out in this national park so there is an average amount of driving required on this workshop.
RECOMMENDATIONS: MORE WORKSHOP INFORMATION
FOR BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK: A lens range from at least 16mm to 400mm after the lens multiplication factor is recommended.