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Winter 2024 - Winter on the North Shore Photography Workshop 

February 23 - 25, 2024
Grand Marais, MN
Cost of Workshop - $345

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Winter on the North Shore of Lake Superior is a photographer's paradise.  The cold clean air combined with the shore, frozen waterfalls, and inland trails creates the perfect environment for capturing some great photos.


This workshop takes full advantage of everything that winter has to offer.  With the low angle of the sun, we can shoot all day and have fantastic light.  During the workshop, we will be capturing sunrises, snowy scenes, frozen waterfalls, and photos along the shore.  We will base just outside Grand Marais MN.  This is the perfect spot for exploring the North Shore in winter.



We will begin with introductions, discuss winter safety and review the agenda. Weather permitting this will be followed by a night shoot. If the sky is clouded over we will do some light painting.


Saturday starts with a sunrise shoot.  The location will depend upon the weather and accessibility.  After sunrise, we will have breakfast at the Cascade Lodge Restaurant.  After breakfast we will head out to photograph some frozen waterfalls.

Lunch will give us a chance to warm up.  During lunch we will talk about the morning shoot and answer any questions that were not answered in the field.  We will then head out to capture some winter landscape images and finish up capturing the late afternoon sun as it is setting.

After sunset, we will do some night photography.   If it is snowing we will capture some snowy night scenes in downtown Grand Marais.



Sunday begins with a sunrise shoot. We will then head back for breakfast.


After breakfast we will have a slide show where everyone can share some of their favorite images from the weekend.  We will then begin heading back with a few stops along the way to capture some more winter scenes.

 Discover the magic of winter photography.

What You Will Need:

This weekend will have everything from waterfalls to animals.  To make the most of the weekend the following is recommended:

  • Sturdy Tripod - wind can be a big factor this time of year.

  • 2 Remote Shutter Releases - wired tend to work best.

  • Polarizer - to help remove the glare from the water, snow, ice and rocks.

  • Fast wide angle lens for night photography (f/4 aperture or larger).

  • Lens or lenses that cover a range of at least  24 - 105mm.

  • Microfiber Towel.

  • Rain Protection for Camera - we will be shooting if it is snowing.

  • Layered Clothing.

  • Traction Aids for your boots.  I recommend cramp-ons.  

  • Two sets of gloves and hats.

  • Chemical hand and foot warmers.

  • Camera Manual

  • Spare Batteries & Memory Cards

  • Laptop and Card Reader


There are a number of hotels in and around Grand Marais.  Due to keeping the size of the group small, and being in the middle of snow mobile season, we could not get a group rate.

I will be staying at the Cascade Lodge, and we will use that hotel as our base of operations for the weekend.  


This workshop is led by Don Tredinnick.  


Workshop size is limited to 8 participants.


Workshop price is for the workshop only and does not include lodging, meals, or transportation.


All participants will be asked to sign a liability waiver.

Some of the locations require some moderate hiking. 


We reserve the right to cancel the workshop if the minimum number of registrations are not received.  If we cancel, you will be given a full refund.


You can cancel up to 14 days prior to the workshop.  We will refund your money minus a $45.00 processing fee.

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