Into the Badlands Photography Workshop - May 21-25, 2021 - Sold Out


Cost: 2,195.00 USD
Deposit: 500.00 USD
Location: Wall, South Dakota
Group Size: 6 - Sold Out

Badlands National Park is one of the most unique landscapes I have photographed, and I’ve been too many an amazing location over the course of 20 years of wilderness photography. The varied tones, textures and shapes make this a prime location for amazing wide angle landscapes as well as stacked telephoto compositions focusing on shape, texture and light. In late May we may even have the chance to capture dramatic thunderstorms and lightning across the landscape as storms often work their way across the prairie.


5 days of intensive photography instruction in the field and classroom, image lectures. image critiques, post processing training in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop & a custom printed 12x18” Fine Art Print of your chosen image from the workshop.

Does Not Include

Airfare, transportation, lodging & meals. We have secured a discounted room rate at a hotel in Wall, SD for participants (this is also where we will be conducting classroom sessions). Car pool ride sharing is encouraged for traveling to shooting locations.


Joseph will focus on learning to “see” the landscape in new ways; unlocking creativity in situations that require conceptual and compositional ingenuity. In addition to composition and creative vision, they will discuss the best use of light and subject matter to create a memorable and remarkable images. During classroom sessions we will focus on creative and technical skills to help unlock vision & creativity. Image critiques will allow you to get feedback on your work throughout the week ensuring that you hone your skills and continue to push your personal and creative boundaries. Classroom editing sessions will cover Joe’s unique and creative approach to image development. In addition, you will leave the workshop with a gorgeous fine art print of your own made on professional fine art paper and printed with the top of the line ink jet printer.


Friday, May 21
Meet & Greet starting at 5pm at the hotel followed by classroom lectures on Composition/Use of Light & shooting locations.

Saturday, May 22
Sunrise & morning field session followed by breakfast break. 1pm class session with lectures on shooting techniques including compositions, best practices, use of filters, creative exposure and more. Late afternoon/sunset field session.

Sunday, May 23
Sunrise & morning field session followed by breakfast break. 1pm class session with lecture on shooting intimate images & waterfalls. Late afternoon/sunset field session.

Monday, May 24
Sunrise & morning field session followed by breakfast break. 1pm class session on editing images in Adobe Lightroom & image critique session. Late afternoon/sunset field session.

Tuesday, May 25
Sunrise/morning field session. Workshop concludes at 10am.


Some areas in the park and the surrounding prairie we will be shooting from overlooks and roadside pullouts and in some areas we will have up to 2 miles of hiking over uneven ground and up and down badlands mounds to reach our shooting destinations. All participants should be in good physical health and be able to hike up to 4 miles in a day carrying equipment, water and snacks.


A non-refundable deposit of 500.00 USD is required to secure a space on this workshop. Final payment is due 90 days prior to the start of this workshop. There is no refund after the final payment has been made (unless we can fill your spot). Please see our cancellation policy for more detailed information on our FAQ page.