Monday, May 10, 2010

Join me for Photo Walk at the 1880 Town

Leading up to the Black Hills Photo Shootout in September, I will be hosting several Photo Walks this summer around South Dakota where anyone can join me for a couple hours of shooting photos in interesting locations. First up is the 1880 Town near Belvidere on Saturday, May 22 from 8 to 10 am.

If you enjoy an Old West ghost town atmosphere, you'll love this place. With many buildings to explore, wagons to use as framing devices, prairie vistas, and live animals you can't beat it for fun photography.

No special skills or equipment are required, just an enthusiasm for shooting photos. More examples of my pictures there are at these earlier posts.

Best of all, the 1880 Town is offering half-price admission to all Photo Walk participants. That's just $5 for adults! All you need to do is mention at the ticket window that you are there for the Photo Walk and they'll give you the discount. (Don't forget to say thanks!)

Check out the 1880 Town website for more information. You'll find the 1880 Town at Exit 170 on Interstate 90 between the towns of Murdo and Belvidere. You can't miss the big scrolling marquee sign.


Larry said...

I'm going to put it on my schedule! I've always driven by but never gone in. I might have to hit the badlands and Okaton while there!

Chad Coppess said...

Sounds great. See you there!

Larry said...

Just a quick question... is the 1880 town open to the general public during the 8-10 am timeframe?

Chad Coppess said...

Yes it is. The town is open during daylight hours every day. However, I don't expect big crowds at this time of year and that time of day other than us photogs.

Larry said...

Is the photowalk still a "go"? Any idea how many photographers might show up?

Chad Coppess said...

Yep, other than probably some wet grass in the morning, I'll be there. I drove by the 1880 Town tonight and it was pouring rain and hailing so hard I had to slow down to 45 mph on the interstate. Still cloudy here in Kadoka, but it's supposed to blow on through by morning.
I had interest from around a dozen photogs, so hoping for that number.