Spring in the Missouri Ozarks


Waiting List Only

April 23 - 26, 2020
Spring is a wonderful time to visit the Ozark Mountains.  Dogwood trees blossom and wildflowers pop up as the temperatures warm after a long, cold winter.
Join Craig McCord and explore old mills, search for the wild horses of Shannon County and photograph the rebirth that is at the core of springtime in the Ozarks.
Some workshops take you to the location and turn you loose to photograph with little guidance or instruction in the field.  We take pride in our workshop philosophy that centers around education.  We want you to get wonderful images while you are with us, of course.  But our goal is to help you learn the fundamentals of photography in the field so that you can leave the workshop with the skills you need to capture great images on your own.
Alley Mill is a perennial favorite during the workshop.  We will visit this mill when the light is just right to capture it's gorgeous red color and the surreal blue color of the water.  And there are lots of old mill equipment pieces inside that are not only fun to photograph but a wonderful opportunity for learning about low light techniques
We also will plan an early morning trip to Klebzig Mill for some fun water reflection shots with the added bonus of blooming dogwood trees.
3 1/2 days of fantastic photography and hands-on field instruction in the beautiful blooming redbud and dogwood trees, spring wild flowers , old grist mills, and natural springs around Eminence, Missouri and Shannon County.  And we will try to find the wild horse herds that don't seem to mind photographers if you approach slowly and carefully.
Typical Shooting Locations include (but not limited) to:
  • Klepzig Mill
  • Alley Spring and Mill
  • Rocky Falls, Upper and Lower areas
  • Little Rocky Creek Shut-ins
  • Falling Spring Mill
  • Prairie Hollow Gorge
  • Welsh Spring
  • Wild horses of Shannon County (Provided they cooperate)
  • Peck Ranch
Ozark Spring Waiting List
This Assignment oriented workshop will also include dedicated time for macro photography with in-field assistance and instruction.  A great opportunity for those with Macro and Lensbaby lenses.  We will also focus on wide angle assignments to help you increase your ability to gain the most from wide angle perspectives.
Price:  $425.00—Includes 3 days of shooting, and presentations on compositional techniques, exposure and demystifying histograms.  The workshop will include in field assistance, image review and critique session and post-processing workflow presentation.
Add-on Pre Workshop Lightroom Taining: Cost $125-
Join us for 4 hours of post processing training that will take your editing to a new level!  Class will meet at 8am-1200 pm on the first day of the workshop.  We meet for the actual workshop at 3pm.  
A $200 non-refundable deposit will hold your spot with the balance due 60 days prior to workshop start.  
We only accept 8 students to allow for maximum individual help and expect both spring and fall sessions to fill quickly.
Payment : Full payment and/or deposit may be made by  Check made to Creative Light Photography, 395 NW 1851st Rd, Kingsville, MO 64061  Or Payment through Pay Pal using the "Pay Now" button on this page.
Optional Lightroom Training
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Accommodations and meals: Lodging, meals, and transportation to the workshop are not provided and will not be reimbursed under any circumstances. The instructors will be staying at the Shady Lane Cabins and Motel in Eminence, MO. This will be the base camp and it is recommended for workshop participants; however, you are free to choose other accommodations. For room reservations at Shady Lane call 573-226-3893 and mention Creative Light Photography group. The group will meet at the hotel registration area early afternoon of 23rd to get acquainted and for an initial preliminary presentation and review of the workshop shooting schedule. There will be more details emailed ahead of time following your registration. 

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