Spring Starved Rock Photography Workshop

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We are pleased to announce a return trip to shoot both Starved Rock & Matthiessen State Parks!  Please join Nick Sinnott and Gerri Whitley as we lead an intrepid group of photographers around these two state parks. We will explore the many canyons and scenic river views!

We will teach camera settings and techniques to best capture those flowing waterfalls and sun-splashed rock walls, all nestled within forests of green leaves. We will separate into two different groups, one will head to Matthessien and the other to Starved Rock.  At Lunch, we will meet up with the entire group and after recharging our batteries (figuratively and actually) we will switch instructors and locations and chase the light throughout the canyons.

We will discuss composition choices with the group, as well as plan to work one-on-one with individuals to help achieve their shootings goals for the day. We don’t want everyone to walk away with identical images. We hope to inspire each participant to find their own vision of what they experience out with us.   Anyone with an interest in photography and a passion for the outdoors is going to benefit from this workshop. Please know and expect that this is an outdoor adventure. It will be a physically challenging workshop. We will be hiking several miles, up and down through the scenic canyons, and river paths of the “2019 Best Tourist Attraction” as voted in the Best of North Central Illinois Contest.    www.BestOfNorthCentralIllinois.com

Whether you are a beginner or seasoned pro, we will help you grow as a photographer.



Cost – $395

Group – We limit our workshops to 12 people with 2 instructors.  Separating into a group of 6 to facilitate one on one teaching.

Dates – Saturday, May 14th

Location – LaSalle County Parks – Starved Rock, Matthiessen, and surrounding areas – see map & directions below.

Time – Meet @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Food – Snacks, Lunch, and more snacks (gotta keep up the energy) are included.

Equipment – Bring your favorite DSLR, lenses, and tripod. A remote shutter trigger is recommended, or the ability to use your shutter delay in-camera menu. Lens filters are not mandatory, but instruction will be provided for those who bring them.

Need to knowThis is a rain or shine event, it is impossible to predict the weather when arranging for a workshop. What some would consider bad weather often makes for great photography. Participants should arrive at the workshop prepared for all weather conditions and temperatures. The trails are often muddy, and yes – there are bugs!

Length: 7AM – 6PM
Lunch & Snacks will be provided!
This is a physically challenging workshop, 4-5 miles of hiking and many stairs!


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