North Shore Weekend Class with John Beargrease Race
Winter is a great time to photograph the North Shore of Lake Superior - the low-angle light is good more of the day and there are seldom any crowds to fight…just us crazy shooters!
On January 28 and 29, 2017, I’ll be taking a small group - 4 maximum - of students along the Shore, looking for imaginative and creative images in the water, ice, snow, and trees. Winter presents a rapidly-changing landscape that is both challenging and rewarding for developing technical and artistic skills.
I’ve picked that weekend because the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon starts on Sunday, January 29. We’ll build in some time on Sunday afternoon to catch the teams in action on the trail.
My plans for the weekend (subject to the whims of Minnesota weather) is to meet briefly Friday night (January 27) in Silver Bay, and start the class Saturday morning, exploring along the Lake during the day. Sunday will feature landscape work in the morning and then Beargrease in the afternoon.
Tuition for the weekend is $350. If this sounds like a great way to expand your photography horizons, click here to send me an email and reserve your place in the class or to get more info - but class reservations are first come, first serve!
Back from Death Valley
Death Valley National Park is the deepest spot in North America, and the hottest. But Winter is a great time to visit the Park—it's cool and pleasant and the number of visitors is very low. I had several good says in the Park this January, and I've found the weather and shoorting good into March. The main image above is from this year's trip, and I've posted a selection of my favorite images from that and earlier trips here.
Winter Is Here…
Minnesotans were blessed with a late-starting Winter in November and the first week of December, but reality has set in: cold and snow are here, and we have entered that white deep-freeze of normal Winter.
I spent a snowy day at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and the image above is from that outng. I've posted several more images from that outing in Recent Work. Only six more months…
Shooting at Como
When the Minnesota winter gets to be too much grey for too long, my refuge is the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park in St. Paul. Even when it's cold and dreary outside, I can remind myself of summer in the lush and warm gardens in the Conservatory. I've been teaching at Como for several weekends, and have put up a couple of images from the Conservatory in the Flora gallery. You can have a great private lesson with me at the Conservatory—just send me an email and we will schedule you in!