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You will attend the full weekend of photography awesomeness, high-fives!Find out more »
You will attend the Saturday workshops only, but are welcome to come to the Friday night events too!Find out more »
You will attend the Sunday workshops only, but are welcome to come to the Friday night events too!Find out more »
Finding beauty in the littlest things, that is what Macro Photography is all about. In this class you’ll learn how to capture great close up images, opening up a world of photography possibilities wherever you go. This workshop will cover how to light, focus, and compose your macro images, as well as selecting the right gear and how to use it.Find out more »
Type: Indoor Photo Workshop The Cool Things You will See, Do, and Learn: The great thing about studio photography is everything is under your control to get the photos you want. The hard part, though, is you have to control everything to get the photos you want... In this class we will introduce you to the concepts and equipment used in studios to make portrait, commercial, and fine art photos that really grab people's attention. You will get a crash course…Find out more »
Type: Outdoor Photo Workshop The Cool Things You will See, Do, and Learn: Mention black and white landscape photography, and you often conjure up thoughts of the great masters and their large format cameras. Today there are new opportunities for photographers who wish to explore the possibilities for black-and-white landscapes using digital technology. Join us on this landscape photography workshop where you will learn how to find and use the best light to make expressive black and white photographs. Your instructors…Find out more »
Type: Outdoor Photo Workshop The Cool Things You will See, Do, and Learn: Daytime long exposure photography is a unique way of capturing landscapes for a totally different look. Using long exposure (several seconds to even minutes) will smooth out running water such as waterfalls and rapids, turn rough choppy water into a smooth surface, create streaks in clouds which can border on the abstract, allowing you to capture busy populated scenes by virtually eliminating people and moving vehicles. The workshop…Find out more »
Happy Hour specials at Crow Peak Brewing for anyone wearing a Black Hills Photo Shootout name tag. Free to attend, purchase your own beverages on site.
A catered BBQ dinner, held at Crow Peak Brewing, will also be available for $11. Dinner will include: pulled pork, rolls, smoky baked beans, and homemade coleslaw.
Things to Know: Attendance is free for all Shootout participants. Purchase your own beverages at a Happy Hour discount. Since it will be catered, if you would like the BBQ dinner, it must be pre-paid online with your registration.
What to Bring: Your BHPS nametag to get Happy Hour specials and so we can check you off on the BBQ dinner list.Find out more »
Friday, between 4:30-7:00pm.
Check-in to receive your name tag with your personalized schedule, the event program, a goody bag, and your 2016 Black Hills Photo Shootout t-shirt and hat (if pre-ordered).
You can also grab dinner during this time at the BHSU Dining Hall until 6:00pm, or elsewhere in town.Find out more »
We will all meet on Sunday during lunch for a presentation by all of the Black Hills Photo Shootout instructors. There will be time for questions at the end.
Besides the fantastic presentation, we will have some great doorprizes, so don’t miss out!
Things to know: This event is included for Shootout attendees! Food is available at the BHSU dining hall from 11:am-1:00pm, which is where the event will be held. Or you can pick up some “to go” food on your way back from the morning session and bring it into the dining hall to eat during the presentation.Find out more »
Learn and laugh with our photography pros as they tell you about their careers and adventures, as well as techniques for gear, photography, and life as a photographer.
Please join us on Friday night for an amazing presentation along with some great doorprizes for Shootout attendees!
Things to know: This event is included with your Shootout registration. The Welcome and Instructor Presentation starts at 7:00 in the auditorium and will go until 9:00 or so, so you will likely want to get dinner prior to the start. Food is available at the BHSU dining hall on campus from 5:00-6:30pm, or you may get something from a local restaurant. Food is NOT allowed in the auditorium, so please finish eating prior to entering the auditorium.
What to Bring: Sense of humor!Find out more »
One of the most popular requests we get for workshops is to add more cowboy and western photography sessions. So this year we have partnered up with a working ranch nestled in some of the prettiest scenery the area has to offer! This working ranch sprawls across deep canyons and rolling hills, dotted throughout with creeks, woods and ponds. This is a a great opportunity to photograph authentic cowboys and cowgirls, horses, and scenes of the West on a real ranch setting in a beautiful setting!.
In this workshop our focus will be on action shots, capturing dynamic photos of the cowboys/cowgirls and their horses in motion. We will start with a roundup of the horses where you will be able to photograph horses running through an open field with the Black Hills in the background. You will be able to photograph cowboys and cowgirls riding, roping, saddling, brushing, and more. After the horses run into the corral, we will have even more action to photograph as they bicker over grain and interact with each other. Throughout the workshop your instructor will share tips and techniques to get great action shots, from settings to composition.
Type: Outdoor Workshop
Activity Level: Low to Moderate
Things to Know: When we say “real” and “authentic” just remember this is a working ranch, so you’ll have to watch where you step!
What to Bring: You will want a variety of lenses, from wide angle to moderate telephoto. For action like this, we recommend something like a 70-200mm, so you have a bit of reach and can react as the action moves towards, or away, from you. A tripod is always a good thing but hand-holding is sometimes necessary depending on the subject. Fill flash could be used as well but is not required.Find out more »
Saturday, 11:30am-2:30 pm.
Saturday at lunchtime we will be having a Lunch ‘n’ Mingle along with Photography Fun! Everyone is encouraged to attend as we will have a variety of fun photography activities. Regardless of skill level, it’s fun for all, and all for fun… and maybe a few prizes!
Things to know
This event is included for Shootout attendees! Food is available at the BHSU dining hall from 11:am-1:00pm, which is where the event will be held. Or you can pick up some “to go” food on your way back from the morning session and bring it into the dining hall to eat during the Lunch ‘n’ Mingle. This will be very informal so feel free to come in anytime between your sessions and portfolio reviews.Find out more »
When the sun sets most photographers put away their cameras, but the night sky offers wonderful opportunities for amazing images. Think star trails, the milky way and even the aurora borealis (northern lights). But photographing the night sky requires a whole new skill set and camera settings. During this workshop we will teach you how to capture those stunning night sky scenes, so you will be ready the next time the sun sets and the stars shine!
Type: Outdoor Photo Workshop
Activity Level: Low to Moderate. You will have to get up really early in the morning for this one! While waiting for your long exposures to complete, your instructor may lead you in group singalongs. Please indicate to him your vocal range and favorite song at the start of the class.
Things to Know: We will be photographing outside in the dark. YOU MUST BRING A FLASHLIGHT!!! No sharing, you have to have your own, we really don't want people stumbling around in the dark! We recommend it be a headlamp so you can keep your hands free, but that is not required.
This will be overnight starting around 2:00am Sunday morning. This would be your morning workshop that day and you wouldn't have to be back to BHSU until lunchtime, so you can go get some sleep.
***New! We have had several people ask if they could take one of the nighttime photo workshops along with a regular morning workshop, so basically 2 workshops in one session since the times are different enough. You asked for it… you got it!
Two Workshops in One Session applies only if you are interested in:
• Session 1, Saturday Morning: Lighting Up the Night: Light Painting for Night Photography PLUS ANOTHER Session 1, Saturday Morning workshop.
• Session 3, Sunday Morning: Photography After Dark: Night Skies and the Blue Hour PLUS ANOTHER Session 3, Sunday Morning workshop.
If you are already registered for this workshop and would like to take any other workshop during the same session (which would start after the nighttime workshops have ended), you can do so in either or both sessions for $40 for each additional workshop. There must still be space available in any workshop you want to add.
*Because this workshop is already full, only people who are already registered for this would be able to add another session. However the Session 1 nighttime workshop still has availability and you can also add a second workshop to that session.*
Please keep in mind that you will be coming back from the night workshop and in many cases going directly to meet the group for your next morning workshop. The nightime workshops will go from approximately 2:00-5:00am (exact times will be listed in the event program). Yes… we will make sure you have time for a quick potty break, but you may want to bring breakfast or a snack with you.
If you have already registered for a workshop and want to add a workshop, you can go to the link below and add the workshop you haven’t signed up for already and we will add it to your schedule. This will only work if you are interested in taking one of the night photography workshops as all other workshops will overlap with other workshops in that session except these.
If you haven't registered at all for the Photo Shootout, you will need to go through the regular registration process first, then to add either or both of the additional workshops in Session 1 or 3 (remember, one MUST be a nighttime workshop), prior to checking out, copy the link(s) below into your browser and add it to your cart with your registration. If you want to add an extra workshop in both sessions, click one link, add it to your cart, then come back to this and copy the second link and add it to your cart.
Additional Session 1 - Saturday AM Workshop
Additional Session 3 - Sunday AM Workshop
What to Bring: Required: Tripod and a flashlight. Recommended: Wide angle lens, remote trigger for camera. A red-light flashlight is also recommended because it will allow you to see at night without "blinding" you with the white light and affecting your night vision. You can also cover a regular flashlight with red cellophane and a rubber band for the same effect.Find out more »