Colts & Canyons: Theodore Roosevelt Natioanl Park Agenda :
Day 1: We will meet in the breakfast roomat the Americ Inn in Medora, North Dakota at 3 P.M (Mountain Time). Afterintroductions and a review of the agenda, we will have a brief discussion aboutphotographing night skies. Then, weather permitting, we will head out toour first location for some night photography.
Day 2: Plan for a sunrise shoot, thenreturn to hotel for breakfast and a break. After reconvening, we will talkabout the afternoon schedule and spend a bit of lassroom time discussing whatto expect and how to achieve it while photographing in the field later that afternoon. We will have a late lunch and then
head back out capture some more of the scenery and wildlife. We will thenfinish up our shooting at sunset before heading in for dinner. After dinner there will a break, even a bit of time for a nap, before we re-focus onnight photography. We will discuss the difficulties we found the night before and how to mitigate the challenges of photographing in the dark. We will then head back out into the field for night photography. If there is in-climate weather, we will spend some time working on the day’simages, critiquing and answering any questions you may have.
Day 3: Will be the same basic schedule as Thursday,with expansion on skills and techniques. We will spend classroom time working with Lightroom and Photoshop for an efficient workflow and editing techniques. We will then head out into the field.
Day 4: We will head out for sunrise, then return to hotel for breakfast and class room time. We can head to the North unit to explore and catch sunset, before retuning to the hotel for the evening.
Day 5: We will head back into the park for sunrise, returning to the hotel for breakfast, have a final session to answer any remaining questions, say farewells, and journey home!
WE RECOMMEND BOOKING LODGING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, this is the beginning of the busy time and hotels are limited in
Kristy And Lisa will be staying at the Americ Inn, in Medora North Dakota. All indoor classes will be held at this location. We recommend booking your lodging as soon as possible in order to ensure a room as this can be a busy time in Wall.
AmericInn by Wyndham,
Address:75 E River Rd S,
Medora, ND 58645
Phone: (844) 581-4982
Other hotels in Wall, SD:
There are not a lot of hotels in the
area but here are three to get you started.
Amble Inn, 425 4th St, Medora, ND
Rough Riders Hotel 301 3rd Ave,
Medora, ND 58645•(701) 623-4444
Badlands Motel 501 Pacific Ave,
Medora, ND 58645•(701) 623-4444
What You Will Need:
This will be a busy few days and we can encounter many situations. To get the most out of your tour we recommend the following camera and personal gear. Typically, the weather in South Dakota this time of year can be quite warm, however mother nature doesn’t always play fair. Be prepared for rain and chilly temperatures, especially in the evening.
- Sturdy Tripod
- Remote Shutter Release and/or intervalometer
- Polarizer – to help remove the glare from the water and
rocks and to bring out colors.
- Neutral Density Filters – at least a 4x, but the higher
the number the better.
- Fast wide-angle lens for night photography.
- Medium telephoto lens (70 – 200mm zoom lens to work
- Large telephoto for wildlife (150-600mm if you have
it). You can also use an extender.
- Microfiber Towel and lens cloths.
- Rain Protection for Camera – unless it is lightning, we
will shoot in the rain.
- Rain Gear for you (in case of rain)
- Layered Clothing
- Camera Manual
- Spare Batteries & Memory Cards
- Laptop and Card Reader
- Software we will be teaching on will be Lightroom and
All participants will be asked to sign a liability waiver.
Some of the locations require some moderate hiking.
We reserve the right to cancel the workshop if the minimum number of registrations are not received. If we cancel, you will be given a full refund.
Transportation is on your own. However, if all parties are agreeable, we can take turns carpooling to the locations.
Expenses for travel, accommodations, food, permit fees, etc. are the responsibility of the attendees. Tour fees are for instruction only.
Policy: The workshop fee is for instruction only. All other expenses, including transportation, accommodations, National Park entrance fees, and meals are the responsibility of the participant. Attendees can receive full refunds up to 60 days or more in advance of the workshop dates. 50% refund 45-60 days. No refunds within 45 days. Inspire Photo Tour recommends travel insurance for your trip. You can procure travel insurance through Insure My Trip. Here is the link for your convenience https://www.insuremytrip.com/.
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