Friday: From 1pm until dinner time, you can join an optional field excursion to Saturday’s sunrise location and several other shoreline locations. The optional excursion gives you a chance to get away from your workaday life and helps shift you into creative thinking, and it also helps you scout out the sunrise location. I’ll have exercises to try.
The winter photography workshop starts at 6pm on Friday for introductions and a classroom presentation. During the presentation, you’ll learn how to keep your camera working in the winter during what could be extreme winter conditions. We’ll also cover manual camera settings to use during winter and composition techniques that you can use to create dramatic winter Lake Superior landscapes. Before we adjourn for the night, you’ll receive a challenge as an assignment. You’ll try to photograph the challenge.
Saturday: The day starts early with a morning session on the Lake Superior shoreline photographing the sunrise (7:15am). Then we will break for breakfast which is available in the lobby or on your own. We’ll assemble after breakfast and then head back out into the field for a full-day adventure. Pack your lunch, because we’ll eat in the field. Depending on the weather, we may hike deep into a canyon of a North Shore river to photograph frozen waterfalls, or we may visit multiple locations warming up in the cars before we venture out. After sunset (5:15pm), we’ll return to the hotel for a quick discussion before dinner. You’ll have the evening free to sort and process images from the day and select five images plus your assignment to share.
Sunday: We assemble before sunrise in the lobby to head out for a sunrise photography session. A late breakfast will be available at the lodge or on your own. After breakfast we’ll have a slide show sharing the images that you made during the weekend. The workshop ends between noon and 1pm.