Black & White Film Development
(projected time: Sat 8:00-11:00am) Film is NOT dead! With the advancements in digital technology, many believe that film is completely obsolete. This is the furthest thing from the truth. Many professional photographers are still incorporating film within their creative process. Come learn the basics of how to shoot and develop black and white film! Jeannie Larson will take you step by step through the process on how to shoot and develop a roll of black and white film. Instructor: Jeannie Larson. Location: BHSU.
Women In Business
(Meeting time: Sat 8:00-11:00am) Are ready to take your business to the next level? Learn the ins and outs of negotiation; building and marketing your empire; and discover your true worth from three successful women entrepreneurs (Jenn Zeller/Cheyenne Glade Wilson/CJ Garland). If you have a business, or have been thinking about it, don't miss this opportunity! (Guys, you are welcome too!) Location: HARCC, Deadwood.
What You Missed When You Installed Lightroom
(Meeting time: Sat 8:00-11:00am) Learn why Lightroom Classic CC is a powerful tool for your photos, and get your images organized correctly! This course will cover Lightroom Catalog set up for the best workflow between Adobe programs, how to organize and managing your files on import, copyright and metadata, file backup, and much more. This course is a must if you want to get your photography life in order! Instructor: Skott Chandler. Location: BHSU.
(Meeting time: Sat 8:30-11:30am) Grab your camera gear and get ready to get some great critter captures. That's right, the Critter Close-up workshop returns to the BHPS! Reptile Gardens will host this fun event. With one of the largest reptile collections in the world, this is a great venue for critter close-up photography. Attendees will have the opportunity to work on close-up and macro techniques with interesting and exotic species. What to Bring: Macro (90mm, 100mm or 105mm), prime or telephoto lenses (with max focal length of 200mm or 300mm). LED cube or panel lights can be helpful, but speedlights or strobes are not encouraged. Repeated flash photography can be very stressful to our critter models. Tripods are not recommended due to crowded conditions in some of the areas we will be photographing. Monopods should be OK if you need to bring one. Instructor Fred Rogers
(Meeting time: Sat 8:00-11:00am) Get in close! That's what this workshop is all about. How to capture interesting and creative macro shots of critters, vegetation, or even objects - whether out in the field or inside your home! We will also cover inexpensive gadgets and home-made tools to help with your macro captures and extreme closeup photography. Workshop will cover lighting, framing and aesthetics as well as tips and tricks to improve your images. Please bring - camera with closeup lens capability. (Please note - True macro means the ability to capture an image that is lifesize or larger on the sensor. Although most lenses claim to be macro - they actually are not - as long as your lens can focus within 12 inches from the lens - that is acceptable!) Instructor: Jim Caldwell
(Meeting time: Sat 8:00-11:00am) If you are new to digital and have been hesitant to use Photoshop this workshop is for you. We will start at the beginning with importing images, making Basic adjustments and Learning the fundamentals of how to deal with your images in the most powerful and comprehensive image processing programs. This workshop does not pretend to teach you all there is to know about Photoshop. But it will get you started. We will also talk about Image transfer and printing. A laptop is recommended but not required. Instructor: Steve Babbitt. Location: BHSU
Studio Lighting Basics
(Meeting time: Sat 8:00-11:00am) Light is the essence of photography. Learning how light functions and how to manipulate it will advance your photography on many levels. Black Hills State University professor Jerry Rawlings will give basic instruction on studio lighting. Whether your interests be portraiture or still-life photography the workshop will give you the basic skills needed to work with artificial light. In addition, he will cover equipment and different types of light modifiers to help you to obtain beautiful results in a studio setting. Instructor: Jerry Rawlings. Location: BHSU.
American Landscapes Around Bear Butte
(Meeting time: Sat 6:30-9:30am) Come make epic photographs of this beautiful South Dakota icon on Saturday, September 28th. We'll start with a trip to a great viewing point to capture early morning images of the iconic barn "hidden" near Bear Butte, and end the session capturing images combining the peaceful "Bear Mountain" with its neighboring Bear Butte Lake. Cameras of all kinds will be useful. Photographers can make good use of wide angle, standard, and telephoto lenses throughout the workshop. A tripod is highly recommended, as is car pooling around the park. Wear comfortable shoes, as light hiking/walking may be desired to achieve the best results. Instructor: Andy Ogan
Deadwood Buildings & Reenactors ~ Session FULL ~
(Meeting time: Sat 8:30-11:30am) Deadwood, Home of the Old West - The entire city of Deadwood is designated as a National Historic Landmark and we are going to use it as the backdrop for portraits and action shots of reenactors portraying figures from the town's past. The blend of Old West architecture and authentic costuming will create a unique opportunity. Short and long telephoto lenses will be helpful to compress those backgrounds. Wide angles can create dramatic shots of the cowboys. We will most likely walk 6-7 blocks during the workshop to line up different buildings in our shots. Instructor: Chad Coppess