Greg Disch

Apostle Islands Sea Caves Photography

Sept 4-9, 2016 (Four Teaching Days)

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.

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.

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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.

Studio: Something for all levels.

Workshop Fee plus tax per student: $1,150 
(Tiered pricing not available) 
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.)
NEW Cancellation Policy, Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Workshop Itinerary


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Workshop Itinerary

Sunday, 9/4
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 Room and Meal Package. $25 additional for day students.)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9/5-9/8
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

Thursday, 9/8
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Friday, 9/9
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

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

    Tuesday 7:30 a.m. Yoga
    Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

    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’sfor $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.