Spring Waterfall Photography Workshop

In April when winter's snowpack melts, it rushes down Lake Superior's tributaries and over the numerous waterfalls.  The waterfalls thunder, the narrow canyons fill and the ground shakes from the excess water.  No other time of year allows for the dynamic photography of waterfalls along Lake  Superior.  Although we won't visit the well-known and over-photographed Gooseberry Falls, we will visit dozens of waterfalls that rival it.

  • When:  April 20-22, 2012
     
  • Workshop Fee: $250/person
     
  • Lodging From: $79/night
    Dining:  Meals will be available in our Lakeside Dining Room and Poplar River Pub
     
  • For Reservations: Call 218-663-7212 or 1-800-2LUTSEN (258-8736)
     
  • Questions? Email: activities@lutsenresort.com
     
  • Photographer's Website: www.bryanhansel.com


Weekend Activity Descriptions

This workshop combines classroom time with plenty of field-work time and a final review. You'll learn photography techniques for capturing waterfalls.  There's plenty of time for one-on-one instruction with the small group size.

FRIDAY, APRIL 20
Meet at 7PM for introductions and a classroom presentation that presents techniques for capturing waterfalls in several different ways.

SATURDAY, APRIL 21
The day starts early with a morning session on the Lake Superior shoreline photographing the sunrise. Then we will break for breakfast which is available at the main lodge or on your own.  We'll assemble after breakfast and then head back out into the field for a full-day adventure.  Box lunches may be ordered at the front desk.  After sunset, we will break for dinner.  After dinner you may use the classroom to short through the day's pictures.  Bryan will be around until 9PM to answer questions and give feedback.

SUNDAY, APRIL 22
We assemble before sunrise in the Main Lodge lobby to head out for a sunrise photography session.  Breakfast will be available at the main lodge or on your own.  Then we head out for more photography.  The workshop ends at 1PM. 

Required Photography Equipment

Camera: A SLR style digital camera or a point and shoot that allows you to manually set your shutter speed and aperture is highly recommended, but other cameras will also work.

Filters: A polarizing filter is highly recommended. Two and Three Step ND Grads with Holder and rings for your lenses.

Other Suggested Equipment: Bring a tripod, your camera's manual, and a laptop computer. Email for recommendations.

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