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Explore the Summer Solstice Light: Photography as Storytelling

Course Overview

Join Featured Speaker David Thoreson in the field and classroom for some hands-on camera instruction, tips, workflow, and storytelling instruction on the longest day of the year. David has spent a lifetime on adventures in the field, sailing the oceans and navigating the Arctic ice, all the while visually documenting the outdoors. The workshop will begin with an introductory classroom session where we will run through basic visualization, composition and equipment. We will take a dinner break and reconvene for a waterfront solstice sunset shoot at Artist’s Point (optional but recommended!) and then gather the next day for further discussion and learning. If you have ever been interested in assembling a personal story, hobby or photo collection into a digital story to share online, in the media or in person, David’s workshop will help you attain your goal and give you confidence to share your collection.

Note: above images are examples of the instructor's work—no icebergs in Lake Superior!


Sun, Jun 21st, 2020  –  Mon, Jun 22nd, 2020

This course has been cancelled to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. We offer our deepest apologies. We truly believe in the power of craft to build community, and we know that community is needed more than ever in times like these. However, the need to stay healthy and protect our friends and neighbors is the most critical priority.

If you were registered for this class, you should have received an email regarding your refund options. If not, please call us at 218-387-9762 or email us at

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We truly hope to see you in another class at North House soon!

Course Details

Length: 1.5 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 4pm-6pm, sunset shoot 8pm-10pm; Day 2: 9am-noon
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $100.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

Please bring a good camera you are comfortable working with: from a smartphone to a DSLR.

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.
a tripod (for sunset shoot), camera bag of your favorite items and a laptop for class to
transfer and share your photos.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.