Photography Takes Center Stage at Split Rock Lighthouse with 3-Day Workshop and Afternoon Symposium in March

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Release dated: 
January 29, 2014
Media contacts: 

Jessica Kohen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3148 • jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 • megan.lawson@mnhs.org

Lee Radzak • Split Rock Lighthouse • 218-226-6372 • lee.radzak@mnhs.org

Quick facts: 

Event: Split Rock Lighthouse Photography Workshop and Lake Superior Photography Symposium

Dates: Workshop - Feb. 28, March 1 and 2 Symposium - March 1
Place: Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors MN 55616
Cost: $299 for workshop, $60 for symposium

Reservations: Required; Call 218-226-6372 or register online.
Website: www.mnhs.org/splitrock

Photography Takes Center Stage at Split Rock Lighthouse with 3-Day Workshop and Afternoon Symposium in March

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(photo courtesy ColdSnap Photography)

The Minnesota environment, natural and built, provides inspiration to a wide range of artists. Split Rock Lighthouse is a favorite for photographers, thanks to its natural beauty and historic value. Photographers of all skill levels are invited to hone their craft at a 3-day photography workshop or a 1-day symposium, both offered in early March.

Photography Workshop, Feb. 28, March 1 and 2.
During this 3-day workshop, John Gregor and Randy Hagar of ColdSnap Photography will provide personalized professional instruction to build technical camera skills for digital photography. The workshop is a hands-on experience making this event ideal for photography students, tourists and nature enthusiasts.

Participants will be encouraged to explore the landscape on their own and conduct an independent field shoot. Facilitators will provide insight for exercising creative control and embodying the essence of the North Shore in their work.

On Saturday, participants will join the Lake Superior Photography Symposium. Then on Sunday, a critique will be held to conclude the workshop and celebrate each participants' work.

The workshop cost is $299. Advanced registration is required and can be made by calling 218-226-6372 or online.

Lake Superior Photography Symposium, March 1, 1 to 4 p.m.
Photography enthusiasts can opt for a shorter program where they can learn from four local photographers about their craft. Christian Dalbec, Bryan Hansel, Travis Novitsky and Emily Rose will discuss their work, showing some of their favorite photographs of Lake Superior. The symposium will include a question and answer session. John Gregor of ColdSnap photography will serve as the moderator. Guests are encouraged to go on a field shoot at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park after the presentation.

The symposium cost is $60. Advanced registration is required and can be made by calling 218-226-6372 or online.

About Split Rock Lighthouse

The Minnesota Historical Society site is located in Split Rock Lighthouse State Park on U.S. Hwy. 61, 20 miles northeast of Two Harbors. Restored to its 1920s appearance, the lighthouse offers a glimpse of life in this remote and spectacular setting. Tour the lighthouse, fog-signal building and the restoredkeeper’s dwelling. The visitor center features an award-winning film, exhibits and a museum store. For more information, call 218-226-6372.

The Society’s calendar of events is posted online at www.mnhs.org/calendar. The website also has information about all of the Society’s programs, museums and historic sites.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.