This is a trip to jump into a time machine and go back over 100 years to a period when this territory was thriving with immigrant farmers.
Dates 5/21/17 – 5/26/17
Details Jump into a time machine to go back over 100 years to a period when this territory was thriving with immigrant farmers. In general, we will be shooting mostly abandoned schools, churches, barns, grain elevators and old cars and trucks. We also have obtained special permission to shoot an intact closed movie house, complete with a popcorn machine; a boarded up multi-story 100 year old hotel; and a gigantic abandoned asylum that feels like it is right out of The Shining. This tour will consist of six days and five nights. You will fly into Bismarck ND, be picked up and shoot locations on our way to Minot. This city will be our hub for the trip; we will stay in one hotel so there is no packing and unpacking. On the road, we will spend a maximum of 2 hours at most sites, giving time to shoot and receive individual instruction. We will aim to be traveling from 7am until 6pm, with time out for a quick lunch. Cost per student is $1700. This cost includes instruction, hotels and ground transportation in North Dakota. The group would be capped at 10 people. There will be a waiting list.
Leaders Keith French and Tony Reynes will lead the event. Both have strong credentials for teaching and leading events. See credentials for both Keith and Tony
Teaching Objectives The overall objective is the improvement of photographic composition by means of “covering the subject”
Secondary objectives will be on how to use the camera better. This will include the following:
Weather Planning The high plains are capable of all sorts of weather patterns depending on the jet stream. Strong winds, driving rain, or high dry heat. It will not change on a moments notice but make sure you are following the Minot weather a week ahead of the trip to dress accordingly. We have weather alternatives if it gets too bad but we will shoot in moderate rain, or light to moderate snow. Yep Snow. It would look so awesome.