Friday, February 27, 2009

Photographers in action

Just to prove that I'm not the only one who thinks the places I go are good for photos, here are some other photographers in action around South Dakota.

At Palisades State Park -

In Badlands National Park -

In Custer State Park -

Capturing sunrise on the Needles -

Stalking antelope in Wind Cave National Park -

Now I don't want to discourage any photographers from visiting South Dakota due to a perception of overcrowding. That is not a problem at all here, unlike some of the very highly-visited places like Yellowstone, Yosemite and others. The scenes above are mostly taken during group photo tours. I typically do not run into many other photographers on any given shoot. In fact, it's a pleasant surprise when I do and we usually strike up a conversation about what we are shooting.

The one time a year that you will see a high concentration of photographers is the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup. And I still encourage you to come, it's a great photo opportunity that you aren't going to get anywhere else. Just ask these folks who shot last year's Roundup.


Anonymous said...

As one of the members of this photo mob, I can attest to what a great experience it was. The conditions for the 2008 roundup were absolutely gorgeous. Would love to come back for another crack.

Chad Coppess said...

Well there you go! I said just ask these people, and one of them gives us the answer.
Thanks for reading!

Becky said...

Wow, i just found your site a couple of days ago, and i LOVE IT! Shows off the great state to the fullest!
Hope it's OK, but i just put a link of your site to my blog :)

Chad Coppess said...

Hi Becky,
Thanks, and no I certainly don't mind if you spread the links around.

~*Brooke*~ said...

Hey..I came across this blog on accident, but am so thankful I found it! I truly appreciate all the beautiful photography of South Dakota, not only as a resident, but also an aspiring photograher, myself. Your kind of work is exactly what I want to do for a profession. Your work is beautiful!

Chad Coppess said...

Thanks Brooke, and thanks for adding your vote for our Photographers Rally. Hopefully we will create a really fun event soon.