Monday, May 14, 2012

Hope to see you at the Camera Club Roundup

Weather has turned warmer, the leaves and flowers are out, and it looks like it's going to be a great weekend May 18-19 for the South Dakota Camera Club Roundup at the 1880 Town.

You don't need to be a camera club member to attend, everyone is welcome. Full details about the event are found in this earlier post here at Dakotagraph.

Whether you can come to just parts of Friday night or Saturday morning's activities, we will be happy to see you. We have access to all the buildings and antiques of the 1880 Town from 6 to 9:30 pm on Friday and 6 am through the day on Saturday, so we'll get a sunset and a sunrise.

The new moon this month hits on Sunday night, so we should have very dark night skies in this part of western South Dakota. If anyone is interested in leading small groups out for specific shoots like star trails, etc. that would be great. Comment here or at Facebook if you'd like to find other photographers with similar ideas in mind.
Here's a great tutorial on how to shoot "frozen" star points and the Milky Way that Scott Howard pointed out to me. Might be worth a try assuming we get clear night skies. Nick Ulivieri Photography

Badlands National Park is about 30 miles from the 1880 Town or about 50 miles from Murdo if anyone is interested in shooting there before or after the Roundup. Murdo has some interesting attractions filled with antiques to shoot and the ghost town of Okaton lies between Murdo and the 1880 Town on Interstate 90.
Hope to see you there!

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