Celebrating the Sunflower -
through Photography, Drawing, Painting, Videography, and more in Highmore, South Dakota!
August 11 - 12 - 13, 2023.
Join Professional Photographers Chad Coppess & Jay Grammond in this Celebration of Sunflowers and the rural agricultural lifestyle! This is a Brand New Workshop that is open to Photographers and other art forms. We will work on Sunrises & Sunsets; Agricultural Landscapes, including wide sweeping scenes and close ups. We will have curated opportunities for creating images with local models - to show both a modern look at "life on the farm", and the Pioneering times. It all celebrates the growing and harvest seasons which is so vital to the community.
*All skill levels with a desire to learn are welcome! Anyone with a fairly newer smart phone all the way up to the most advanced high end mirrorless camera user can do this. Also, if you are a sketch artist, or a painter and want to draw or paint during the event, or get photos to use later as references, please consider joining us!
Register NOW and save $100!
One to three weeks out: This is a Unique thing that we do on our workshops...we'll meet via Zoom to go over what to expect, what kind of adventures we have in mind; we'll answer your questions, and get to know one another which is a very important piece of these Adventure Workshops!
Fee: Early Bird $335 plus $11 if using Credit Card and registered by July 14, 2023. Price starting on July 15th is $435 plus $13 if using Credit Card. Price does not include travel/lodging/meals (unless you are staying at the B&B, then a light Breakfast is included). There are a limited number of rooms available at The Hydeout Bed & Breakfast, so if that fills, there are other options in the area.
Our home base will be the HydeOut Bed & Breakfast in Highmore, South Dakota. This event is the first step in creating a city celebration of Sunflowers.
Friday, August 11th: We will gather at our host location, Hydeout Bed & Breakfast in Highmore, SD. Once we are all together, we will start the first of our curated sessions which will include Sunflowers, followed by Dinner together, and then we will attempt our first Sunset session (did I mention Sunflower fields?!).
Saturday, August 12th: be prepared for a FULL day of Art and Sunflowers! Things will start off with a Sunrise and Landscape session. We'll make time for breakfast, then will start in with more of our specially curated sessions with models, local ranchers, agricultural scenes, and of course Sunflower Fields, lots of them! We will incorporate some down time for meals (optional) and a bit of rest; and will wrap up the day with Close-Ups/Macro shots as well as Landscapes & Sunset.
Sunday, August 13th: There will be an opportunity for one more Sunrise (optional)