Field Trip: Garden of the Gods


October 15th & 16th in Southern Illinois.

Call for arrangements to add another person to your room.

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Shoot with the PROs: Landscape, HDR and Composition.

Come join us for a fun two days as we take a field trip to the Garden of the Gods in Southern Illinois. This beautiful park in the Shawnee National Forest offers some unique scenery seen nowhere else in the Midwest.

The rocks and views are unbelievable and some of the most desirable photographic compositions can be made from the safety of the paths or secure wood decking built into the rock faces.

During this two-day field trip, our instructors, Stephen Weiss and Tom Tussey will explain to you how to set your camera to get professional quality landscape, macro and panoramic images. We will demonstrate how to use exposure bracketing and explain how to use these exposures to create a HDR (High Dynamic Range) image with Adobe software. As a bonus, we should have some fall colors in the landscape!

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to take your photography to the next level as you learn from the pros with this hands-on field trip.

Date/time: October 15, 2016, 4pm to 7:00 pm instruction and October 16, 2016 6am to 10 a.m.
Cost: $350. Per person (sorry, no coupons for this trip)

Who should attend: Advanced Beginners and Intermediate photographers who are familiar with Aperture mode.

You must be in good health for hiking up to two miles. One of the paths is long and up an incline and tree roots. Plus there are several areas that are on open rock formations above the ground.

Location: Garden of the Gods Park, near Harrisburg, Illinois (hotel location)
(Approximately 2.75 hours from the CCC store on Olive)

You are responsible for getting to & from the hotel in Harrisburg, Illinois

What is included in this trip:
10/15 Hotel room, dinner, 3 hours of photography instruction
10/16 Breakfast, lunch, water, 4 hours of photography instruction
Single/double occupancy* This does not include transportation.

What you should bring: Hiking boots (some moderate climbing but most areas are an easy two mile round on smooth paths), camera, tripod, polarizer filter, flashlight, cable release or remote and normal and wide focal length lenses.

A signed release will be required for all attendees and must be submitted to CCC prior to 10/15/16. This form will be sent to you by e-mail after you register along with specific directions to the hotel in Harrisburg. We will be meeting at the hotel and then driving individually to the photographic sites.

This trip is limited to 20 photographic attendees. *Guest may attend all of the times and events for $250 ($100 less). However, they will not be given instructions.
Sign up ends September 19 at noon as we have a room block. You may sign up after that if rooms are available, but the price may increase. First come first served for specific room choices. This is a small hotel without an elevator for the 2nd and 3rd floors.

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