The Badlands


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The Badlands, South Dakota

May 24th - 28th, 2023

Wall, South Dakota

Instructors - Tom Croce

Join me in the beautiful Badlands National Park and surrounding Great Plains for 5 days of photographing the beautiful buttes, pinnacles, and spires of The Badlands National Park,  and surrounding Buffalo Gap National Grassland.

We will spend several hours each day, as long as the light allows, shooting the landscapes.

The exact location and subjects will be determined by the weather. In order to insure the maximum amount of personal attention the number of participants for this workshop is limited to 6. Participants should have a strong understanding of exposure and know how to operate your camera. Each day's schedule will vary depending on the weather, but in general we will be photographing as long as the light allows. This will be hands on learning and all questions and issues will be addressed in the field.

General Itinerary

Plan to arrive in time to meet on Wednesday, May 24th at 4:00 PM  in Hotel lobby in Wall, SD. We will meet for a quick dinner, Q&A and orientation. After which we will head back to the hotel for a short presentation and instruction.

Depending on the conditions we may take a slight detour to the shoot some of the grain silos and old structures in Wasta, and Owanka.

On a  typical days we will be heading out approx. 1-1/2 hour before sunrise, shoot until late morning when we will take a break for instruction and image critique and an early dinner before heading out for the evening session. Afternoons we will spend discussing and demonstrating post processing, and a photo critique.

Most of the areas we will photographing are very accessible, but there are a few areas that  require a moderate amount of hiking over rough, uneven terrain. Participants should be comfortable with their ability to negotiate a hike of up to a two miles. 

The fee for this workshop is $950.00 and is for instruction only. All other expenses, including travel, accommodations and meals are the responsibility of the participants.

A deposit of $300.00 is required to reserve your place in the workshop, with the balance due by April 1, 2023

Cancellation Policy - Full refund If you cancel before April 1, 2022, after August 1st a refund will be made if the position can be filled.

If you are planning on flying, Rapid City is the nearest city with an airport and is about 60 miles west of Wall.

Additional information on the location, preparing for the weather, required hiking equipment, and suggested camera gear will be e-mailed to all registered participants in August.