August 7 – 12, 2022
6 days / 5 nights
The full moon is one of the most breathtaking sights in the sky, and yet capturing interesting photos of it is a surprisingly difficult challenge. In this fun and exciting landscape photography workshop you will learn how to overcome the major challenges of shooting the moon so that you can create truly stunning and one-of-a-kind photographs.
Join me in the breathtaking Lake Superior to photograph the moon alongside the beautiful landscapes of this unique area. The Apostle Islands will be our stomping grounds for this workshop, and we will explore lagoons, State and County Parks, and the National Lakeshore as we photograph. We will primarily be on the largest of the islands, Madeline Island. But during the workshop we will also enjoy a sunset boat cruise with dinner one evening where we will have many opportunities to capture landscape shots of Raspberry’s Island’s historic lighthouse and Devil’s Island’s iconic sea caves.
This workshop is made of field sessions and classroom sessions. In the classroom we will learn everything that goes into making beautiful moon photographs, including the required gear, using the PhotoPills App, artistic and technical approaches to shooting the moon, understanding the moon’s motion, planning the shot, problem solving, and best practices. We will work together as a group to plan our shots, then go into the field to bring them to life! During the week we will have as many as five opportunities to photograph the moon in alignment with the wonderful natural and manmade features of the Apostle Islands. All our shoots will take place around sunrise and sunset, allowing us fantastic opportunities for landscape photography in addition to shooting the moon. During the day we will also have opportunities to discuss post-processing and the meaning of life.
This workshop is being hosted by the Madeline Island School of the Arts, consistently ranked among the top 5 adult arts programs in the USA. All classroom sessions take place on the MISA campus, and photography will take place primarily around Madeline Island, with a few additional opportunities to see the other islands. Participants are strongly encouraged to stay on the MISA campus as well for an amazing community and friendship experience.
- 5 days of guided photography in the beautiful Apostle Islands, Lake Superior
- All instruction on landscape photography, shooting the full moon, and post processing
- All transportation, including stunning boat trips through the Apostle Islands