Fri, Aug 20 | Marion

Illinois - 3 parks and more - All inclusive

Have fun, travel and get great images!! THIS IS A DRIVE YOURSELF TRIP...IF NEEDED WE WILL ASK FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO SHARE THE DRIVING.
Illinois - 3 parks and more - All inclusive

Time & Location

Aug 20, 1:00 PM – Aug 21, 5:30 PM
Marion, Marion, IL, USA

About the Event

PRICES INCLUDE EVERYTHING 

Traveling to southern Illinois can be great.

We will be visiting:

1. Hickory Canyon – A great Waterfall and small canyon

2. Night Shooting – depending on the sky/weather - The Milky Way, stars or light painting!

3. Garden of the Gods – Incredible view

4. Cache River State Natural Area – Water/Cypress trees and more

Your trip starts out Friday afternoon as we meet at Hickory Canyon where we will spend about 90 minutes walking around this wonderful canyon area with great rock formations. Stephen will give a training exercise and suggestions for great images. Including how to do HDR images and lots more.

Next, we head towards our hotel in Marion Ill. and a wonderful dinner at Bennies Italian foods (yes they have gluten free options). After dinner we will head to a field/barn to night shooting.

The next morning after the breakfast at the hotel we drive about 1 hour to the Garden of the Gods. This is a wonderful hike to the bluffs that look like “hoodoos”. If you have a drone, we suggest bringing it. We will shoot the rock formations and vistas. Again, our instructors will be giving you lots of information to get the best shots.

After this we drive to lunch at the Vienna Diner for a quick lunch.  A full variety of food is available there too.

After lunch we drive about 90 minutes to the destination – Cache River State Natural Area. This area has a river running through it and has a walkway above the swamp for photographing the Cypress Trees and lots more. This is an special view of the trees…great for color and black and white images.

Once done there you can make your way back home!

This is an all-inclusive trip:

1. Includes all meals. (3 meals)

2. Hotel.

3. Over 7 hours of photography.

4. Lots of photography Instruction.

5. We will be more than happy to answer any photography questions before the trip. If you need an one-on-one we will reduce the price to $49 for this trip. Saving you $40!

This is a drive yourself trip!

On this trip there is several areas of walking that have hills and exposed rocks. We will have a 1 mile hike in each direction at the Garden of the Gods and similar at the Cache River Natural area. The walk at Hickory Canyon is not as long but has a few hills.

We have reserved 8 double rooms and 3 king rooms (first come first serve).

Tickets
Price
Quantity
Total
  • Single King Rm - All inclusive
    $299
    $299
    0
    $0
  • 2 Queen beds ONE PERSON
    $276
    $276
    0
    $0
  • 2 queen beds 2 photogs!
    $466
    $466
    0
    $0
  • Just meet - no food/hotel
    $150
    $150
    0
    $0
  • One room- one photo one non!
    $399
    $399
    0
    $0
Total$0

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