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.