The Black Hills Photographer Retreat is not about gimmicks, or “get rich quick tricks”. It is about good old fashion learning and hard work. As photographers we can’t expect to get it right and don’t get it right every single time on the way to becoming the best we can be. But with practice and diligence we get closer. This retreat will give you the opportunity to work along side the instructor to learn and work on new skills that will continue the path of being a better photographer using all available light and making your own.

Who it is for: professional photographers of any skill level that live 150 miles or more from Rapid City.

When: May 11-13, 2015

Where: Keystone, SD

This retreat is going to be for all skill levels. It will give you an opportunity to learn new skills as well as hone and polish the ones you already have. Unlike other workshops, held at a hotel or convention center in town, this retreat will be nestled right in the middle of the beautiful Black Hills. This will allow for awesome and easy transitions from teaching to hands on application and shooting. You will shoot with and see results from your own gear. This is a big deal.. We’ve left workshops before thinking I knew what we were doing but hadn’t gotten to shoot a thing. That is not happening here! We strive to help give you better out of camera images so you spend less time in front of a computer and more time shooting and enjoying life. We will talk a lot about every form of available light and how you can use it to your advantage. Everything from the sun, reflectors and diffusers, and the all important off-camera flash (one, two, maybe five or six, depending on how crazy we get)! We’ll be an open book and we’ll tell you anything you want to know! No secrets!

The real question is always cost. We’ve invested in a lot of workshops over the years and each and every one has brought us to a new level. We feel like knowing what you are doing is more important than with what camera you are shooting. If you are looking to take it to the next level with your business, we can help! We are calling it a retreat because we’d like to have you stay at our chosen location. We want a chance to know you and help you grow into the photographer you desire. We make the choice easy as everything is pretty much included in the price. All our retreats will include lodging for three nights, breakfast and lunch, lessons, models, and a few other surprises. You will be required to bring a list of equipment but most of it you probably already have.


$2250  Cost includes lodging, breakfast and lunch for three days