Sunday, October 2, 2011

Black Hills Photo Shootout off to great start

Sunny skies and warm temperatures greeted photographers participating in the second annual Black Hills Photo Shootout this weekend. What a great time with a fun bunch of people!

Over 140 photographers from 20 states and Canada are in the Northern Black Hills learning new techniques, finding unique locations and sharing ideas.

I've personally been having fun getting up close with buffalo at the High Plains Heritage Center -

Listening to David Stoecklein's inspiring keynote speech at Black Hills State University -

Watching Shootout shooters find the angles and others wonder what's going on with this many cameras around -

Stumbling across other artists doing their thing in Deadwood -

And shooting the stars over antique farm machinery out behind the High Plains Heritage Center.

More fun is to be had today. I'll be in HDR classes, and other groups will be shooting cowboys on a working ranch, birds of prey, motion abstracts, autumn scenics and more.

1 comment:

Jodene Shaw said...

Cool stuff, Chad! Missing being at the Shootout this weekend...but so glad I came on Friday night. I liked that David Stoecklein shared an "artistry" class...{but that's me}. If it's a camera class, I'd rather have it be hands on than a lecture, so I thought it was perfect for a keynote. Thanks for making it open to the public! Have fun today. Looking foward to seeing the photos from the weekend.