Badlands and Black Hills Photography Workshop

$799.00

The Badlands and Black Hills Photography Workshop starts in Badlands National Park. We'll photograph the Badlands for two days before heading to Custer. Once in Custer we'll spend the next three days photographing the Black Hills. Destinations include Custer State Park, the Needles, Sylvan Lake, Spearfish Canyon and depending on conditions Bear Butte.

Dates: June 22 to 26, 2016 (arrive on the 21st)
Note: If you arrive the 21st, we'll have a sunrise shoot on the morning of the 22nd.
Cost: $799  (A nonrefundable commitment fee of $300 is due at registration. The remainder is due 60 days before the workshop.)

Bryan Hansel Photography is an authorized permittee of the National Park Service and operates under a Commercial Use Authorization from the National Park Service.

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Description

Badlands and Black Hills Photography Workshop Itinerary

The Badlands and Black Hills Photography Workshop itinerary will remain flexible to take advantage of the conditions and unique situations that arise. I used to live in Rapid City, so I know that area and want to keep the schedule flexible. We’ll base out of Wall and Custer, but we may drive to Deadwood and Lead if the conditions are right. Spearfish Canyon is planned for Sunday morning, but if we get an overcast day before then, we’ll do Spearfish Canyon on the overcast day. The key for this workshop, more so than some of my other workshops, is to remain flexible in regards to our daily destinations.

Tuesday

Check in at Wall, South Dakota. We’ll meet up at 7pm for a sunset session in the Badlands. You’ll need a permit, so you should either get it earlier in the day or expect to buy one at the gate.

Wednesday

Sunrise is early at 5am. After the golden hour light ends, we’ll head back to the hotel for breakfast and a classroom presentation. Then it’s back into the field for the day. We’ll explore and photograph the Badlands. Sunset is at about 8:30pm.

Thursday

Sunrise is early at 5am. We’ll photograph the park until mid-morning, so bring breakfast. After we finish, we’ll return to the hotel for a break and lunch. In the afternoon, we head back out in the field and stay out for sunset.

Friday

After sunrise in the park and breakfast. We check out and head to Scenic, a ghost town. Then we go to Custer via Keystone and the Iron Mountain Road. You’ll need a park entrance sticker for Custer State Park, which is available at the gates. In Custer, you’ll check into your hotel and we’ll head back out into the field after everyone is organized.

Saturday

We’ll start at sunrise and end at sunset with breaks for breakfast. Lunch will be in the field or at a restaurant near wherever we are for the day. If we’re near Custer for the evening, we’ll each a dinner there, otherwise we’ll eat near wherever we’re photographing. The longest drive we will take could be up to an hour each way. We’ll base our locations on the conditions that we’re experiencing to take advantage of the lighting.

Sunday

After sunrise, we’ll check out of our hotels and then head to Spearfish Canyon and spend the day in the canyon. If conditions were better on Friday or Saturday for Spearfish, we’ll spend time near Custer in the state park or forest. The workshop is finished at 1pm.

Hiking

While most of the shooting locations are near parking lots, we may hike up to 3 miles round trip over moderate terrain at a leisurely pace. One potential hike will take us off trail and over the grasslands. For those that don’t want to hike, there are photo opportunities near the cars that you can take advantage of until the group returns.

The Weather

The weather is perfect in the Badlands and Black Hills in June. Highs average around 80°F and lows average near 50°F. June in the Black Hills and Badlands is an excellent time for thunderstorms. We will try to capture any bad weather that occurs, and from a safe location photograph several thunderstorms blowing over the plains.

Lodging Partner

The Days Inn in Wall, South Dakota is hosting the Badlands portion of the workshop.  We will also meet there each morning before heading out for the sunrise. Room rate is not included in the workshop fee. When you make your reservation tell them it’s a “Bryan Hansel” room. We get a special rate that is only available to you if you book direct and get into my room block. Days Inn phone number: 605-279-2000

There is no lodging partner in Custer. You can stay at whatever hotel you like. We’ll meet at the sunrise location each day.

This is what you book: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights at the Days Inn in Wall. Friday and Saturday in Custer.

Park Entrance Fees

Each park requires an entrance fee. You are responsible for purchasing the fee for your car.

Food

Food is not included in the price. We’ll eat in the field and restaurants depending on the schedule.

Registration and Cancellation Policies


Additional information

Dates

Dates: December 19 to 22, 2016

Max Participants

10 to 12 depending on skill level of participants

Level

This workshop is for all levels of photographers and works best for photographers using digital cameras. Beginners welcome. Any hiking is easy to moderate and most photo locations are close to the parking lots.

What's Included

Quality small group and one-on-one instruction. Conference room for classroom time. Fun!

What's Not Included

Transportation to Badlands National Park and photography locations. Car pooling is highly recommended. Lodging. Meals.

Lodging Partner

See the main description.

Getting There

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