Iconic Landscapes: Bear Butte
(Meeting time: Sun 6:00-9:00am) We will be photographing the mountain up-close at Bear Butte State Park. We will also travel the backroads surrounding the butte to capture unique landscapes of the mountain and the surrounding prairie. Bring your wide-angle and telephoto lenses and a sturdy tripod if you have one. Instructor: Kendra Perry Koski
2019
Spearfish Canyon Highway Top Spots
(Meeting time: Sun 7:30-10:30am) Travel the beautiful Spearfish Canyon Highway, cameras in hand, to make fantastic fall photographs filled with our state's beautiful flora, fauna, and streams. We'll travel as a group along Spearfish Canyon Highway, stopping periodically to take in the fall colors, ultimately ending at Iron Creek Trail where light hiking will provide great opportunities for fall color photographs with waterfalls and wet rocks filling your frames. 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
2019
Classic Car Shootout
(Meeting time: Sun 7:30-10:30am) Location: The Homestake Mansion in Lead. During the Classic Car Shoot Out, we will have two older Classic cars to photograph. The first car will be static, or non moving, so we can focus on details and different ways to approach photographing a car. The 2nd Car will be set up with an Automotive Rig, there will be demos as well as an opportunity to achieve a magazine style rolling shot, the car will not be running so both the car and camera equipment remain safe! Instructor: Chris Yushta
2019
Photoshop CC: Basic Retouching & Compositing
(Meeting time: Sun 7:30-10:30am) Hate those blemishes on a portrait, or that annoying light post in the middle of an otherwise great photo? Maybe your image needs a new, better sky? This course will cover basic retouching and compositing to help you fix the little distractions in your photos. Photoshop is a powerful tool for your photography, and knowing the basics of retouching and compositing will take your images to the next level! Instructor: Skott Chandler
2019
The Photo Express
(Meeting time: Sun 7:30-10:30am) All aboard for train photography! Step back in time to photograph the 1880 Train in Hill City, SD. Learn tricks and techniques to help you achieve that special capture of steam driven Americana. Items to bring: Lenses for wide-angle and close captures - 200mm, 300mm or 400mm lenses (prime or zoom). Travel light so we can be mobile in our capture efforts. Tripods are not recommended. Monopods are OK, but hand-help captures may well be your best option. Instructor: Fred Rogers
2019
Long Daytime Exposures
(Meeting time: Sun 7:30-10:30am) Wispy waterfalls, cloudy streaks, milky streams -- capturing movement in your photograph during daytime does not have to be difficult! In this workshop you will learn how to use Neutral Density filters to extend the shutter speed in your photos. Also, what density filter works best in certain situations. If you don't have, or don't want to buy an ND filter, no problem! There is a method to capture and process regular images in Photoshop that can emulate long daytime exposure without an ND filter. A guide will be handed out to explain this simple method. Please bring Tripod; ND filter (optional, but desirable!); Camera trigger (optional). Instructor: Jim Caldwell
2019
Native American Dancers ~ Session FULL ~
(Meeting time: Sun 8:00-11:00am) Native America - South Dakota is home to the Great Sioux Nation and the Black Hills are the spiritual center of that nation. In this workshop we will have the opportunity to photograph Lakota people in their traditional regalia within that setting. The scenic landscape backdrop will enhance the views of our Native American models. It’s also very likely we will gain a deeper understanding of the Lakota culture as we photograph. Telephotos in the 200-300mm range are always handy for portrait and detail shots, while wide angles will help you include that landscape with the spectacular subject matter. Instructor: Chad Coppess
2019
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