2017- 3rd Annual Frozen Photographers Winter Gathering

Friday, 24 February 2017 6:00 PM - Sunday, 26 February 2017 1:00 PM CST

5702 Highway 61, Silver Bay, MN , 55614, United States

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Friday, 24 February 2017 6:00 PM - Sunday, 26 February 2017 1:00 PM CST

Tettegouche State Park, 5702 Highway 61, Silver Bay, MN , 55614, United States.

Come join us at our 2017 Winter Gathering will be at Tettegouche State Park and Cove Point Lodge again this year! Be prepared for lots of hands on sessions and time out in the cold taking photos! It will be a jam packed weekend full of fun, laughs, great learning opportunities, and ice and snow!!


Paid registration gives you the ticket to attend the 3rd Annual Winter Gathering, which will include presentations, hands on camera time outdoors, and time to mingle with other Frozen Photographers.  This is to rent out the rooms for Tettegouche and Cove Point Lodge and all the audio/media equipment, hot drinks, ext.

 $40 for early bird tickets which ends on February 20, 2017.

 $50 for tickets purchased at the door.

 Please sign up for a volunteer position also, these are to help keep things running smoothly and to ensure that someone is always around to help other members with any questions or concerns, keep the food warm and set up, or even helping breakdown after the presentations on Saturday. There is no discount for volunteering unfortunately.  

Hotel Accommodation:

 Cove Point Lodge

4614 Highway 61
Beaver Bay, MN 55601 

 To get the discounted pricing you need to call them and reserve a room. Tell them you are with the Frozen Photographers group. 

1-800-598-3221 or 218-226-3221


Lodging is estimated as follows:

Cottages................$199 per night, plus taxes and resort fee

                                 2 bedrooms, (1 Queen Bed in each bedroom, pull out couch.)

Lodge Rooms ........$109 plus taxes and resort fee

 No pets allowed. Check in is 4 pm. I have 15 rooms on hold for us and 3 cottages.

Breakfast: All reservations will receive complimentary Scandinavian continental breakfast. One night’s deposit by credit card is required at time of reservation to guarantee your reservation.


Sessions are still being figured out but a quick tentative breakdown is as follows. Each session will have a different topic and presenter.

 Friday February 24, 2007

5:30-7:00 pm    Meet and Greet/Registration

Registration begins at 5:30 pm and the Meet and Greet begins at 6:00pm in Viewpoint Room at the Cove Point Lodge.  Get the scoop on plans, locations, and photo competition rules and also you get to meet your fellow Frozen Photographers!     

7:00-9:00 pm 1st Indoor Session at Cove Point Lodge

Behind the Camera: Developing your Skills with Bryan Hansel

             Start the weekend out with a bang and learn about everything that goes into creating a good exposure, how shutter speed and aperture combine to create not only the correct exposure but also four distinctly different types of image styles. Learn how ISO and filters can control how motion looks in your images, how to use white balance creatively and where and how to focus to make sure that everything from the foreground to the background is in sharp focus. You'll also learn how to overcome your camera's limitations by using filters. After the presentation, you'll get a discount code that gives you 10% off on Singh-Ray filters


Friday Late Night:

Feel free to gather in small groups to go out for a night shot!  Best to go in groups for safety!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

 6:15-8:30 am 1st Outdoor Session

8:30-9:30 Breakfast on your own.

There is a restaurant on site at the hotel; otherwise a lot of the small towns along the shore have restaurants.

9:30 -11:30 am:  2nd Indoor Session at Tettegouche State Park

Pro Editing with Light room & Photoshop with Mike Shaw and Matt Moses


              Indoors: We will teach you professional landscape photography editing workflow by showing you exactly how to process sample landscape photographs, step's from start to finish using some of the more advanced features available in Adobe Light-room (or the Camera RAW module in Photoshop). By the end of the class, you should have learned the basics and then some skills necessary to edit your own landscape photography and achieve professional results. This is going to be a more hands on class, so please bring you laptops with Light-room and Photoshop already downloaded and ready to go. Trial versions are available on the Adobe website, or partner up with someone who will be there with the program. We will not have time to help download the programs.


11:30-12:30 Lunch: Tettegouche State Park

Lunch and Dinner will be pot luck. Please bring your food item to the Tettegouche Visitor Meeting Room by 8:00 am (if a hot item that needs to be plugged in) or 11:00 am (if not a hot item) to ensure it is onsite before lunch starts.  A sign up list is on Facebook under the event tab so you can see what everyone is bringing.   Once set up, people are welcome to come and go as they please to eat all afternoon.  Dinner will be at 6:30-7:15 pm officially. Whatever is left will be served, if not enough food is left we send out a notice to have you grab something or we will order something if possible.

12:45-2:00 pm 3rd Indoor Session at Tettegouche State Park- Winter Photography with Don Tredinnick

Winters in the North-land offer an amazing opportunity to photographers who are willing to brave the cold and snow.
We can access areas that normally are inaccessible due to swamps, lakes, and brush. Frozen waterfalls can be especially fun. Taking photos in the winter can be a real challenge. Our cameras like to make the snow look a dingy grey, and all of the people in the shots come out very dark. Batteries tend to discharge quicker, and we need to take extra precautions to protect our gear. During the class we will discuss techniques for proper exposure that will make your winter scenes bright and realistic. This includes photographing falling snow, people, and dark objects. In addition we will discuss how to prepare yourself for venturing out into the cold, and what you need to do to protect your camera equipment.

Topics Covered:
° Understanding Winter Light
° Advantages of Winter Photography
° Exposing a Winter Landscape
° Photographing People in Snowy Scenes
° Working in Difficult Lighting Situations
° How to Stay Warm
° How to Protect Your Equipment

2:00-2:30 pm 4th Indoor Session at Tettegouche State Park

Konnie LeMay from Lake Superior Magazine

2:45-3:45pm  5th Indoor Session at Tettegouche State Park

4:00-6:00 pm 2nd Out Door Session

6:15-7:15 Supper

7:30-9:00 5th Indoor Session at Tettegouche State Park

     7:30-8:30 pm:  Shooting For the Fine Art Print with John Gregor!!

The fine art print is an extension of our photographic vision; it is as unique to the way that we see the world as our vision. No other presentation of our photography presents the same challenges, the same difficulty of production, or offers us the same rewards upon successful completion.
This presentation is designed to give you some tips on your approach to the complete process of creating a print. While it will include some discussion of workflow it is not intended to be a Light-room or Photoshop tutorial on post processing.


    8:30-9:00 pm: Basics: Night photography/Light Painting/Steel Wool Spinning Lead by Jamie,  Kirk, Alec, Amber

9:00-? 3rd Outdoor Night Photography, Light Painting at Gooseberry Falls State Park

Sunday, February 26, 2017

 9:00 -10:00 6th Indoor Session at Cove Point Lodge   Expanding Your Visual Literacy with Michael Jordan and Alec Johnson


In this engaging and interactive FF workshop, you will expand your visual literacy through the process of structured image critique.Visual literacyis the ability to interpret, negotiate, and make meaning from information presented in the form of a photographic image.   We often find ourselves asking for C&C in Facebook posts, but most often we get something like “I love the image”.  While everyone of us appreciates this kind of comment, it is not useful, value-added critique that can move your art forward.  We’ll expand your vocabulary by having you critique 2-3 photographs, using a structured critique format built on visual literacy vocabulary and cues.




About Alec:  Alec is a regular speaker and highly sought after salon judge with Twin Cities Camera clubs.  He is well known for is critique style and black and white photography.  His most recent recognitions include acceptance into the 2016 MN State Fair Art Show and 2nd place in the International Zebra Awards Fine Art BW Photography Competition 2014.  He is also a Singh Ray Filters Pro Photographer.  He maintains a successful commercial architecture photography practice and works full time as a professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Saint Thomas.  You can see Alec’s work atwww.acjfineartphotography and follow him on Instagram at acjfineartphoto.

10:30 am-1:00pm 4th Outdoor Session


General Information:

Beverages:  Hot Coffee/Hot Water/Hot Chocolate/Ice Water on hand all day for hot drinks.

 Tettegouche State Park Facilities:

There are spectacular overlooks at Shovel Point; rocky, steep cliffs and inland bluffs; the cascading 60 ft. High Falls of the Baptism River; and access to Lake Superior at the base of Baptism River. There is a new visitor center and rest area which is where we are having our function. It features an interpretive area, a gift shop, restrooms, and overlooks of Lake Superior. It is completely indoors with heat and electric, can accommodate potlucks, and presentations. The entire public portion of the building has free WiFi. 

State Park Permits:  Remember to be in the State Parks you are required to have a vehicle pass.  You can purchase them at either Tettegouche or Gooseberry State Park Visitors Centers.  Cost (as of 2016) was $5 for a day pass or $25 for a yearly pass.


Photo contests and Scavenger Hunts…

Everyone who registers is eligible to enter the photo contest which will include only photographs taken during the Gathering. More details will be posted as we figure everything out.

Scavenger Hunt: Lets have some fun with a photo scavenger hunt this year! Lists will be provided at the event check in and details will be gone over during the meet and greet.   

What to Bring:

1)     Good warm winter gear.  Jacket, Hat/Face Mask, Mittens (layers), Snow pants, winter boots,   wool socks. Remember is may be way below 0 so bring gear for that type of weather!

2)     Good ice cleats. The bigger and sharper the points the better!  Ice on the shore is much smother and slippery than a normal ice on a lake that is iced over.  The ice is much harder to walk on without the larger points.

3)     Hand warmers/foot warmers both for you and your camera.

4)     Camera/lens, tripod, remote shutter (if you have one), extra, extra batteries, storage cards, filters (if you have them)

5)     Laptop/editing software for the classes if you wish

6)     Head lamp/flashlights for the night photography.

7)     If you have the gear to spin/light paint bring them!  We will more than likely try for a 7+ person steel wool spin!

8)     Bring extra winter gear in case you fall in so that you have an extra set.  Blankets are also advised to have in your car.

9)     Dress in layers!  This is the best advice to stay warm when out in the elements.

 Any questions please contact either Amber or Jamie! Thank you and hope to see all of you at the event this year!

Cancellation policy

Cancellations must be made more than a month in advance in order to receive a refund minus a $10 fee. No refunds will be made 30 days prior to the event.

Amber Nichols

Frozen Photographers Amber Nichoos- Event Host ambersimpressions@gmail.com Jamie Rabold- Founding Father willowmakerimages@outlook.com

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