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The Badlands and Black Hills, South Dakota

May 16 - 22, 2021

Wall and Custer, South Dakota

Instructors - Tom Croce

Join us in the beautiful Badlands National Park, the Black Hills and surrounding Great Plains for 7 days of photographing the beautiful buttes, pinnacles, and spires of The Badlands National Park,  The Black Hills, and surrounding Buffalo Gap National Grassland.

May 16th- 19th Badlands National Park, Wall, SD

May 19th - 22nd Custer State Park, Custer, SD

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 all day. 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 Sunday May 16th 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 out to shoot a sunset.

On The 19th we will shoot in the morning in the Badlands, then head to Custer for the remainder of the trip. 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 an early dinner, before heading out for the evening session. Afternoons we will spend discussing and demonstrating post processing, and a photo critique.

This workshop will 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 over rough, uneven and at time steep terrain. 

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, 2021

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

From May 16th - 19th

The America's Best Value in Wall, SD. 201 South Blvd, Wall, SD  (877) 200-1272

May 19th - 22nd

Super 8, Custer, SD. 535 West Mt Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730•(605) 269-0640

Due to uncertainty caused by CORVID 19 and associated travel, any payment made will be refunded in full for any cancellation  made by September 16, 2020.

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 April.

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