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Grand Marais & Beyond Nature Photography Workshop: Summer Session

Course Overview

Grand Marais & Beyond is a unique opportunity to photograph and explore the pristine shores of Lake Superior with editorial photographer Layne Kennedy. The course is designed for the enthusiastic photographer, amateur or professional, with an emphasis on storytelling with your photography. At the conclusion of the workshop, each photographer will learn to edit and prepare up to 10 images for inclusion into a class-published book of all individual workshop stories. You will explore and photograph the scenic shores of Lake Superior, create portraits of local folks, photograph history of the region at the Fort at Grand Portage, point your lens at the iconic images that identify Grand Marais, and explore the pine-laden Superior National Forest near the picturesque community of Grand Marais. Participants will learn to "light-paint" in numerous situations, developing new techniques to enhance your personal photographic vision.


Wed, Jul 25th, 2018  –  Sun, Jul 29th, 2018

Course Details

Length: 5 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 6-9pm; Day 2-4: 8am to 5pm; Day 5: 8am to 11am (sunrises optional)
Registration Cost: $475.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

digital or 35mm camera
laptop, smart stick, and extra flash cards if using digital camera
variety of lenses: if possible a wide angle and telephoto (most camera stores will rent these items with discounts towards any eventual purchase)
old tennis shoes or 'river' sandles for walking in streams and creeks
umbrella and rain gear
gallon size zip lock baggies
warm clothes and long sleeve shirts

Optional Tools


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.