This will be our 5th year offering this unique project between Shawn Malone, award winning photographer from Marquette and owner of Lake Superior Photo - Gallery / Studio and Tasha Stielstra, owner of Nature's Kennel. This three night/four day adventure includes dog sledding, ice cave exploration, and amazing photography instruction. Shawn is well known for her night sky photography and weather permitting we will be shooting night skies on Big Manistique Lake, that has an incredibly dark view of the north sky. TO REGISTER - Contact Tasha at 906-748-0513. Visit http://www.natureskennel.com/winter-photography-tour for the informational pdf.
LakeSuperiorPhoto's visual artist Shawn Malone has opened up individual private photography workshop sessions offered in 2, 4, or 8 hour sessions. These workshops are highly customized to the participant and can cover a wide range of photography subjects and techniques. Please call the gallery for details 906.228.3686 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve. Workshops make a unique gift idea and a workshop gift certificate is issued within 24hrs of reserving your session. Sessions can be ordered online here - hit the red "add to cart" button for a drop down list with pricing information - https://bit.ly/2Qj9Lvm
Upper Peninsula Autumn Night Sky Photography Workshop at Chamberlin's Ole Forest Inn
Learn the photography techniques behind taking great night sky photos!
This photography workshop is for anyone who would like to learn about night sky photography techniques. The workshop schedule will be fluid, with priority given to maximizing our night sky field photo shoot time. We will be shooting the night sky with an unobstructed view of the northern horizon over the very dark night sky over Big Manistique Lake. This workshop is scheduled at this time of year to maximize the potential of seeing the aurora as well, with October being one of the months that have the highest frequency of aurora occurrence. Participants will leave the workshop knowing the basics of getting consistently sharp and well-exposed night sky photographs in any conditions, as well as a list of references for planning efficient night sky photo shoots.
Shawn Malone has been capturing stunning scenes of the night skies and auroras in the Upper Midwest for decades, even before DSLR cameras. Seeming to always 'be there' even when the aurora is not forecast to be particularly active has lead some to amusingly label Malone as the “Aurora Whisperer”. Malone will share the tools and data sources used to be in the right place at the right time and maximize the potential of seeing the aurora.
Some of the night sky topics covered include:
tracking the Milky Way
seeing the aurora
Several optional day trips will be on the itinerary as well for photo opportunities of the autumn color that should be at perfect peak in Mid October. Suggested trips include Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Whitefish Point Lighthouse, Point Iroquois Lighthouse, Big Spring Kitchitikipi, just about every route driven will be very scenic and full of color this time of year. Final itinerary will be provided upon registration.
Chamberlin's Ole Forest Inn:
Welcome to Chamberlin's Ole Forest Inn, Nestled high on a bluff overlooking Big Manistique Lake in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This incredible lakeside country inn offers charming Curtis accomodations, casual fine dining, pub, events and entertainment and great area with things to do. The Inn is rich in history and this gracious 7500 square foot, 19th century style lakeside dwelling was built by a railroad company to serve as a passenger hotel near the Curtis train station. More than one hundred years later and this lakeside country inn continues to embrace travelers with warmth, comfortable lodging, casual fine dining and stunning views.Step inside this premier lakeside country inn and enjoy the warmth of the ten-foot stone fireplace. Wander up the beautiful open stairway to where twelve distinctive guest rooms await you. Each room is uniquely decorated in turn of the century decor with warm chenille spreads, country quilts, gracious antiques, beautiful photos, prints and comfy throw rugs under foot. Relax and settle right into comfort.
Meet your instructor – Shawn Malone
Shawn Malone is a visual artist out of Marquette, Michigan in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Malone's work has been seen across the Midwest juried art show circuit for years, having won numerous awards.Malone's night sky photography and time-lapse videography have been seen on major network TV and media sources such as National Geographic,Smithsonian, NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, WGN, NPR, Discovery, Space.com, Telegraph UK, Daily Mail UK and many other local and regional sources. Malone's time-lapse videography has also been featured on NBC Nightly News, The Weather Channel Prime time specials, CBS Evening News and America's Got Talent. Malone has been awarded by Smithsonian in Motion, and Vimeo Staff Picks. In downtown Marquette, Malone runs Lake Superior Photo, an art gallery of her nationally recognized landscape photography from the Upper Peninsula and Lake Superior region. Malone's photography workshops are also very popular and are offered on a regular basis out of the gallery. Malone has also presented numerous times at Headlands International Dark Sky Park, at planetariums and camera clubs. An online gallery of Malone's work can be found at www.LakeSuperiorPhoto.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LakeSuperiorPhoto