Join Jason Odell to explore fine-art landscape photography techniques in an environment that can only be described as surreal. You will explore light, texture and clouds over the tremendous rock formations that have formed from erosion over the last 500,000 years. There will also be opportunities to photograph wildlife in and around the area.
When: Sept. 14-18, 2022
Where: South Dakota Badlands (Wall, SD)
Workshop Fee: $1199 per photographer
Maximum Group Size: 8 photographers
About this workshop
This workshop is the perfect setting for photographers who not only want to photograph spectacular scenery, but also learn the behind the scenes techniques for processing and workflow, including HDR, infrared, monochrome, and long exposures.
Each day, you will have the opportunity download and process your images with the group, receive critiques, and learn new techniques to make your photos into fine-art masterpieces. I will work with you to capture and process the best possible images into beautiful finished products. Our focus will be on the complete end to-end workflow of landscape photography, from composition to final digital or print output.
This workshop is designed for intermediate to advanced photographers who wish to go beyond the basics of composition and exposure. Participants must have a fundamental understanding of how to adjust exposure and focus in their camera. Participants are expected to have a laptop computer with editing software (I use Lightroom Classic & Photoshop). You must have a basic understanding of how to use your imaging software to adjust exposure, contrast, and color in RAW images.
Physical Activity Level: Low to moderate
Most of our photography will be from overlooks very close to parking areas. You will be expected to carry your photo gear short to medium distances.
We will comply with all state and local guidelines regarding COVID-19 safety.
All participants must show proof of vaccination in order to participate in any indoor classroom activities.
Day 1: Meet at group hotel at 4pm for orientation and technical setup presentation, followed by an evening photo shoot in the Badlands.
Days 2-4: Morning and evening field photograpy sessions in the Badlands. Each day, we will have post-processing sessions where you will learn how to edit and adjust fine-art landscape photographs. Locations will vary depending on conditions so that we get the best light and maximize our shooting opportunities. Topics will include: Raw processing, local adjustments and sharpening techniques, focus stacking, HDR, and more.
Day 5: Depart for home.
Workshop Fee: $1199 per photographer (maximum group size: 8)
Your workshop fee includes the following:
- Hands-on field instruction and photography sessions with Jason Odell
- Instruction on digital processing techniques
- Image review and critique sessions each day
Participants are responsible for:
- Lodging (I have a block of rooms reserved at our group hotel)
- Transportation to the field sites & National Park entrance fees
- Transportation to/from Wall, South Dakota
Rapid City, SD (RAP) Approximately 50 minutes from Wall.
Payment & Refund Policy
Deposits are non-refundable unless the event is canceled.
Workshop fee is due in full on August 1, 2022.
Workshop fees are non-refundable unless I back-fill your space.
To protect your investment in this workshop in the event you cannot attend, I strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance to cover your workshop and travel costs. I offer TravelGuard insurance policies here.