Starved Rock & Matthiessen State Park Workshop

$250.00$400.00

Join Nick Sinnott & Neale Zingle for a weekend of photographing waterfalls, flowers, landscapes, and astrophotography.  On June 29th& 30thwe will be spending the weekend at both State Parks and the surrounding areas teaching landscape and astrophotography.

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Join Nick Sinnott & Neale Zingle for a weekend of photographing waterfalls, flowers, landscapes, and astrophotography.  On June 29th& 30thwe will be spending the weekend at both State Parks and the surrounding areas teaching landscape and astrophotography. If you do not have the opportunity to spend the whole weekend with us, you can just reserve your space for one of the days.  Moderate to a high amount of hiking will occur each day.  Bonus: If you’re with us both days we will be photographing star trails and the milky way on Saturday night.  PLEASE NOTE:  This is a rain or shine event, it will not be canceled due to weather.

Schedule of Activities

June 29th – Starved Rock State Park

Please Note: We will be starting before dawn and finishing at around noon to beat the crowds and get the best light.  You will have the afternoon on your own to do additional hiking or rest up for a great night of astrophotography.  We will be visiting the following areas of the park:

  • LaSalle Canyon (Waterfall)
  • Tonti Canyon (Waterfall)
  • Council Overhang (Caves)
  • Ottawa Canyon (Waterfall)
  • Kaskaskia Canyon (Waterfall)
  • Illinois Canyon (Waterfall)

We will be meeting back up at 9:00 PM to photograph the milky way, star trails, and light painting.  The Lunar Cycle is perfect to capture some amazing shots.

June 30th– Matthiessen State Park

Please Note:  We will be starting before dawn and finishing at around noon to beat the crowds and the get the best light.  We will be visiting the following areas of the park:

  • Lake Falls
  • Giant’s Bathtub
  • Cascade Falls
  • Devil’s Paint Box

Equipment List:

  • Camera (required)
  • Tripod (required)
  • Wide angle lens (14mm – 35mm)
  • Remote or cable release (suggested)
  • Neutral Density Filters (strongly suggested)
  • Circular Polarizer Filter (CPL Filter) (suggested)
  • Head Lamp, with a red light
  • Insect Repellant
  • Water Bottle / Snacks

Registered students will additionally meet two-weeks prior (June 15th) or Tuesday (June 25th) to the workshop to review the equipment and logistics of each of the days.

 

Topics that will be taught:

  • Long Exposure Photography
  • Using a Circular Polarization Filter Correctly
  • Composition
  • Star Trail Photography (if weather permits)
  • Milky Way Photography (if weather permits)
  • Post Processing using Lightroom & Luminar

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