Welcome And Keynote with: Joel Grimes.
"Be An Artist. Live Your Dream" is the title of Joel's talk. Join us for a night to remember as we gather at the Historic Opera House in Lead, SD - to welcome and inspire you as you begin to embark on an amazing weekend of Photography, Learning, Fun, and Friendship! Friday 7:00-8:30pm.
Sat 12:15-1:15pm. Paul Horsted has been photographing South Dakota’s people and places for more than 40 years. His work has appeared in publications such as LIFE magazine, Readers Digest, USA Today, Smithsonian, and South Dakota Magazine. Paul has specialized in finding sites of historic photographs and then creating a precisely-matched modern image, to show the beauty and history of our country; then and now; in an entertaining and informative way. These photopairs help our understanding of history, the environment, and development, and are beautiful to look at as well. Paul’s best-known book is The Black Hills Yesterday & Today, with more than 150 then-and-now images of this beautiful and historic region. Paul has also applied this technique to images of the 1874 Black Hills “Custer” Expedition, and more recently in a book about Yellowstone National Park. His latest book uses this method to show change and similarity over time in 24 National Parks across the USA. Paul presents his work in large-format books but especially enjoys giving live presentations that go behind the scenes of his latest projects. (available to Full Weekend; and Saturday Only Registrants) Visit www.paulhorsted.com for more information.
Jenn Zeller "The SD Cowgirl"
Sun 11:15am-12:30pm. Jenn Zeller is the creative mind and boss lady behind The South Dakota Cowgirl. She is an aspiring horsewoman, photographer, brilliant social media strategist and lover of all things western. Join Jenn on Sunday afternoon between Session 3 & 4 to hear her motivating message (available to Full Weekend, and Sunday Only Registrants.): "I was pretty determined not to become a starving artist. But the winding road down which life led me, has taught me that there’s plenty worse than that. I’ve learned to share my passion for horses, for life, for people; the road has taught me to look for the good, and lifted me into the light -- even when I thought there was none to be found. Life is a lot like photography -- If we are always looking for light, we will find it. We may simply have to change our perspective to see it, to capture it. But, if we are always waiting for the other shoe to drop, or for something bad to happen, rest assured it will. And we’ll be stuck in the dark -- unable to see the light, unable the good around us. Life is a lot less stressful if we try to stay in the light and find the good -- the good in any situation; the good in the people that surround us; the good in the world. I’ve spent a lot of time in the dark, always waiting for the other shoe to drop instead of being in the light; living in the moment; feeling my way through. However, I’m getting the hang of this living in the light thing, and I’ve embraced the starving artist that we each have inside ourselves. I’ve loved her into the light. My hope is that, you too can learn to embrace the light in every situation. " https://photography.thesouthdakotacowgirl.com/ Insta: @thesdcowgirl FB: TheSouthDakotaCowgirl