Bluff country in northeastern Iowa and southwestern Wisconsin serves as our photographic canvas during the Bluff Country of Northeastern Iowa Photography Workshop. We’ll visit state parks along the Mississippi River, such as Pike’s Peak State Park and Wyalusing State Park. We’ll visit historic downtowns, drive gravel roads, visit a state forest, and learn what Iowa has to offer.
- Day One: If you arrive the night before, we’ll shoot the sunrise and spend the morning in the field. The workshop officially begins at 1pm with a presentation on exposure, filters and composition. After dinner, we’ll return to the field to shoot the sunset over the Mississippi River
- Day Two: We’ll spend the day exploring northeastern Iowa from sunrise to sunset with a break for breakfast. Other meals will be on the road.
- Day Three: We’ll spend the day exploring northeastern Iowa from sunrise to sunset. If conditions are good, we may do some night photography over nearby classic churches.
- Day Four: We’ll shoot sunrise and then eat breakfast. The workshop ends at 1pm.
Note: The itinerary will be fluid based on the weather.
There is no lodging partner for this workshop (yet). We’ll likely stay in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin.
Marquette, McGregor and Prairie Du Chien are on the Mississippi River in northeast Iowa. The closest airport is Dubuque, Iowa. From Dubuque follow the Great River Road (US 52) north to Guttenberg (47 miles), the follow X56 to the Marquette/McGregor area (20 miles). The closest international airport is MSP in the Twin Cities. From MSP follow US 52 south to Postville. At Postville, take US 18 east to McGregor (200 miles).
Required Photography Equipment
I’ll send out a full equipment list when you register for the workshop.