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Jim Caldwell

www.elusiveimage.net

Photography Specialties: Macro, Timelapse, HDR, Wildlife, Travel, Light Painting, Generalist

About: Jim is an award winning photographer who traveled the country in the 1970s and 1980s as a motion picture cameraman making TV commercials, industrial films and documentaries. He is also a stock photographer and his images have appeared in many national and international publications such as Popular Photography, Audubon Magazine, and The London Times in addition to hundreds of textbooks, calendars and travel brochures. Jim has also has a passion for teaching photography and sharing his many years of experience. He has arranged photo tours and traveled and photographed many parts of the world such as China, Tibet, Turkey, Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica and many others. He grew up camping, photographing and exploring the Florida countryside. Jim has earned his Florida Master Naturalist Certification and currently sits on the Pinellas Friends of Florida Master Naturalists board.

Jim has been an active member of the Photographic Society of America (PSA) for over 35 years as well as the North American Nature Photographer’s Association (NANPA). Some of Jim’s photography can be found at his website, www.elusiveimage.net and he hosts a podcast for nature and travel photographers at www.thefotobug.com.

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October 2017

Creative Techniques for Endless Photo Opportunities

October 1 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm MDT
Black Hills State University, 1200 University Blvd
Spearfish,SD57799United States
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Free 4 tickets left

Type: Indoor Photo Workshop The Cool Things You will See, Do, and Learn: Sometimes you just want to photograph, ok you always want to photograph! Are you looking for some new inspiration? We have the answer...experiment! We will play around with many items that you likely already have at home (along with a couple specialty items).  Below are a few things we will be working with to capture some unique photos: Oil and colored water Smoke streams Glass bottles with colored…

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September 2017

How to Create Powerful Black and White Landscape Photos

September 30 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am MDT
Free 14 tickets left

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…

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October 2017

Lighting Up the Night – Light Painting for Night Photography

October 1 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 am MDT
Black Hills State University, 1200 University Blvd
Spearfish,SD57799United States
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Free 11 tickets left

Type: Outdoor Photo Workshop The Cool Things You will See, Do, and Learn: In this fun and informative nighttime workshop you will learn the tips and techniques to get unique outdoor images using long exposures and lighting tools. Light painting is a technique where the photographer works in a darkened environment, and by using common flashlights can light the scene over time and in a manner that would be difficult or even impossible to do using conventional lighting or strobes. This…

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September 2017

Terrific Techniques for Daytime Long Exposure Photos

September 30 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm MDT
Black Hills State University, 1200 University Blvd
Spearfish,SD57799United States
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Free 11 tickets left

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…

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October 2017

Fabulous Falls Park Photo Workshop

October 2 @ 5:30 pm - October 3 @ 10:00 am EDT
Falls Park, 131 E Falls Park Dr.
Sioux Falls,SD57104United States
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$149 8 tickets left

Post-Shootout Photo Workshop - Monday-Tuesday, October 2-3 Spend an evening and a morning photographing and learning at gorgeous Falls Park in Sioux Falls, SD. Falls Park covers 123 acres and the falls itself has an average of 7,400 gallons of water drop 100 feet over the course of the Falls each second. See the city's namesake as well as some of the first buildings built in Sioux Falls. A dozen permanent sculptures are scattered throughout the park showing its history. Itinerary: Monday-Tuesday,…

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