Teaching Moment

The leader of a workshop, in Badlands National Park in South Dakota, is paused with two participants, offering insight and instruction for their next images.

Technical Details

Composite: No
EF 16-35mm @ 16mm; f/8 @ 1/259 sec, ISO 250


Super documentary shot. The people make for some good scale. One of these days I’ll get over there. A workshop company I’ve used before is doing one next year.

Thank you, Kris. I spent over two weeks in the park. It is larger than most people realize. One must get off the rim road, where the majority of photographs are made, to make unique photos. Your workshop leader, hopefully, will guide you there.

I can recommend two gentlemen who offer workshops in the Badlands. Ian Plant, who is in the photo above, and Joseph Rossbach. I trust them. I have known each of them for over 15 years—