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Grand Marais & Beyond Nature Photography Workshop: Summer Session

Course Overview

The Grand Marais and Beyond course is designed for the enthusiastic photographer, amateur or professional, with an emphasis on storytelling with your photography. Led by editorial photographer Layne Kennedy, 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 be developing new techniques to enhance your personal photographic vision. At the conclusion of the workshop, each photographer will edit and prepare up to 10 images for a Workshop Program before departure from North House. Finally, each participant will enjoy inclusion in a class self-published book of all individual workshop stories assembled by Layne. All levels are welcome.

North House is looking forward to hosting this course on campus in the safest way possible. Students will be asked to wear a mask at all times on campus, and to practice social distancing of 6 feet, as well as adhere to other safety protocols.

Dates

Wed, Jul 29th, 2020  –  Sun, Aug 2nd, 2020

Course Details

Length: 5 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 6-9pm; Day 2-4: Sunrise to 5pm; Day 5: Sunrise to 11am
Intergenerational age: N/A
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
  • Lots of layers, including a raincoat and footwear. We will plan to have open windows and lots of outdoor activity when possible.
  • Sunscreen, sunhat, again for extra outdoor time   
  • Please be sure to bring a mask(s) that fits you well and can be worn for an extended period of time.

Optional Tools

  • tripod
  • flash

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.