A Land of Stone and Light
The rugged beauty of the Badlands draws visitors from around the world. These striking geologic deposits contain one of the world’s richest fossil beds. Ancient horses and rhinos once roamed here. The park’s 244,000 acres protect an expanse of mixed-grass prairie where bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets live today.
Join us in Badlands National Park in South Dakota next August for 4-nights of spectacular Milky Way photography.
Badlands National Park is not surrounded by big cities or other major sources of light pollution making night skies in the park very clear.
Its vast vistas and exceptionally dark skies provide excellent shooting opportunities.
Each area of the park will provide you with remarkably unique night-scape shooting and lighting challenges to better hone your skills.
Each night our shooting will begin at sunset and continue for several hours of astrophotography to be able to maximize our time in the park.
Some of the locations we will shoot:
Astrophotography requires a professional level camera and lens in order to be successful and get the image results you are looking for.
If you do not have a professional level camera or lens, we would highly recommend purchasing or renting them.
If you need to purchase or rent ANY of the required equipment - please, feel free to contact Craig at 520.732.1440 to help you get set up.
Techniques we will be focusing on:
We will also take a look at:
Participants: Limit 10
Experience Level: Intermediate - Advanced This workshop is only designated for those who are "Alumni Members" of Craig Wennersten.
Endurance Level: Moderate - Light hiking is involved, but nothing too strenuous. We’ll drive to each location then hike to the best position.
Transportation: We will car pool to the park every night.
Badlands Workshop Dates: August 16 - 19, 2023
Arrival Date: August 15, 2023 or morning of August 16, 2023
Departure Date: August 20, 2023
Our home base for this workshop is Badlands Frontier Cabins in Wall, SD where we have reserved a block of rooms at a reduced rate.
Please call Badlands Frontier Cabins at 605.279.2619 to reserve your room.
$2,695.00 For Photographer Participant / Deposit $495.00
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The cost of this workshop DOES include:
The cost of this workshop DOES NOT include:
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Please feel free to contact Craig if you have any questions or need any help with your gear or equipment requirements. I am happy to help!