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Apostle Islands Sea Cave Photography Workshop

  • Apostle Islands Sea Caves Workshop
    September 3, 2018 - September 8, 2018
    5:00 pm - 10:00 am


Apostle Islands Sea Cave Photography Workshop

Sept 3-8, 2017


This is a workshop designed to provide you with an incredible photo experience combined with hands on digital processing of your images using Adobe Lightroom. The workshop will include a day trip on a chartered boat to photograph the Apostle Islands sea caves from up close and personal. Centuries of wave action, freezing, and thawing have sculpted shorelines throughout the Apostles. Some of the Great Lakes’ most spectacular scenery occurs where nature has carved delicate arches, vaulted chambers, and hidden passageways into sandstone of the Devil’s Island Formation.

Sea Caves on the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore near Bayfield Wisconsin.

We will cover very basic info and some advanced techniques, as well as how to get out of automatic, and into creative photography. You will learn many creative photography techniques, correct exposure and good composition. Learn to transfer your images to the computer and basic digital workflow. There will be multiple location photo shoots in the Northwood’s, followed by image post processing techniques and digital workflow with image review and critique sessions.

Composition is basically the pleasing arrangement of subject matter and elements within the picture area. Good composition is essential in photography because the camera does not record a scene the same way that we see it. Our brain isolates information that it does not consider important, the camera however records everything, often creating problems with the composition. We will learn how to deal with these limitations to create great photos.

We have two eyes which give us the ability to see depth and spatial relationships. The camera records everything in only two dimensions which can cause further problems with composition in an image.

Greg Disch is a freelance photographer located in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Greg shoots nature, scenic, wildlife, and other outdoor subjects in Arkansas and other areas of the country. Greg teaches photography classes and leads photo workshops as well as writing a photography website featuring “how to” photography articles and “Photographic Destinations” with all the information for “great places for great photos”. Greg has won numerous awards and his work is published in books, magazines, websites, and he sells fine art prints.

Sea Caves on Devil’s Island in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore near Bayfield Wisconsin.

Workshop Fee plus tax per student: $1,395 

Plus $250 for Boat Charter
on Lake Superior
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $385
(There are 5 nights’ accommodations included in the “Room & One Dinner Fee” listed above.)

Workshop registration is handled through Dillman’s Bay Resort

Dillman’s Workshop Itinerary

Our actual schedule will vary greatly from this depending on our photography shoots.

Monday, 9/3
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman’s (included in package)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9/4-9/7
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. – Noon Class in Session

Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Class in Session
Day of the boat charter will be based on weather and availability

Balancing Rock is the largest sea stack along the northeast shore of Stockton Island in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore near Bayfield Wisconsin.

Friday, 9/7
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Saturday, 9/8
Depart – check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events – Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Tuesday 7:00 p.m. S’more Roast (no charge)

Wednesday 7:30 a.m. Yoga
Wednesday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

Thursday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.

Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’s for $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.

Dillman's Bay Resort      Dillman's Art Workshop Retreat
When people think of a Northern Wisconsin resort vacation, whether it’s for a business conference, golf, a quiet fishing retreat, a place where their creative talents can cultivate, or simply a family reunion filled with sailing, skiing, and swimming, many turn to the natural serene world of Dillman’s Bay Resort in Lac du Flambeau.

If you have any questions, give us a call at 715-588-3143, either Denny and Sue Robertson or Todd and Stephanie Skotterud can help you. You can also email us using our contact page.

13277 Dillman’s Way
(For GPS use: 3305 Sand Lake Lodge Lane. For postal mail use: Post Office Box 98)
Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin 54538
phone 715-588-3143
fax 715-588-3110



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