Call/Text 847-401-2017 ** Veteran Owned Small Business


Fall Workshop Dates: Sunrise Friday October 27, 2017 until 1:00 PM Sunday October 29th, 2017


Arrival is suggested for Thursday evening and may begin as early as 5PM




COST

$689 (min. 6/ max. 12), A The registration fee covers Lodging, instruction, presentations, critiquing, lunch and dinner on days one and two. It is recommended that participants purchase travel insurance. Be sure to contact an insurance agency before registering.

LODGING

Willowbrook Cabins are right in the heart of the Southern IL and centrally located to minimize travel time to locations. Don't let the name fool you, the cabins are really furnished 2 and 3 bedroom 1 or 2 bath homes that can sleep up to 9. We maximize the sleep capacity of these cabins so you may end up with a room mate you haven't met yet. They also have full kitchens including all the utensils plus a refrigerator and microwave, as well as a washer and dryer and a Weber grill. For fun after hours each cabin has a fire pit and wood if you like bonfires and s'mores. Take a tour of the grounds and two of the cabins.

Your Host

ABOUT YOUR HOST

Many novice and amateur photographers begin their love affair with photography in nature. Keith was no different. A few years after learning how to control his camera Keith took a tour of the Smokey Mountains in the early spring, the camera opportunities were abundant in all directions. He was hooked. Not yet a full time photographer, Keith carried his cameras everywhere, Japan, Spain, Australia, both US Coasts, and the desert southwest. At the same time Keith was getting requests to photograph people, products, events, and saw each new opportunity to branch out into other aspects of photography. After 18 years of self teaching, and mentoring under professional photographers, Keith became the owner of an existing retail camera store and photo studio in 2002 and used that opportunity to accelerate his now professional career in studio photography.  It wasn't long before camera classes were being held at the store to share the passion on a regular basis. Comfortable in front of a class from his military days Keith has had hundreds of customers take his beginning photography class. An experienced outdoors-men and land navigator trained by the Marine Corps, and an experienced teaching photographer make the transition  to this type of workshop a natural progression. Keith initially spent a week in the Southern IL scoping out sites, sun angles, terrain, ruling out areas, networking with local landowners, farmers, and photographers to put together a most enjoyable and lasting experience. Now after dozens of trips for workshops, planning and personal enjoyment, an even greater understanding of the area has been gained. Participants are going to be in for a real treat as continual improvement has taken place to better utilize the resources and the accommodations available.