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Photographers Association

2022 Shoot Out: Black Hills

  • 24 Jun 2022
  • 4:00 PM
  • 27 Jun 2022
  • 10:00 AM


  • More info coming soon.
  • Thinking of joining? Why not join now for $80 as an Trial-Member, and then you can attend Shoot-out for only $125. It's like getting a membership for $30!

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Save the Date! Join us for fun in the Black Hills starting with an evening event on June 24th and closing with a morning event on June 27th. Our own WPPA members will be our guides and the weekend should be filled with a few fun surprises.

Friday June 24th:

  • 4:00pm - Group Meet & Greet @ Erica House's with non-alcoholic drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres, BYOB.
  • 6:30pm - Head off for an optional sunset shoot @ Bear Butte (sunset @8:40pm)

Saturday June 25th:

  • 4:00am - Head off for an optional sunrise shoot @ Sylvan Lake. With a drive along the needles. Head into Custer State Park to look for Bison.
  • Picnic Lunch provided in Custer State Park
  • 12:30pm -7:00pm - PPA edu Class: Outdoor Portraiture with Russell Jensen, M.Photog., CPP (see full description below).
  • Late Dinner as a group (additional cost)

Sunday June 26th:

  • Morning to explore on own.
  • Noonish - Optional studio tours.
  • 2:00pm - Head off for an sunset shoot @ Badlands National Park (sunset @8:40pm. A box dinner will be provided.)

Monday June 27th:

  • 8:00am - Group Goodbye Breakfast (breakfast cost on your own)
  • 9:30am - Photographing around the Alpaca Farm!

>>>> Lodging Options

I live near Canyon Lake Dam. Lodging options are listed in relation to my home starting with closest first.


PPAedu CLASS: Outdoor Portraiture:

Russell LLoyd Jensen will demonstrate the importance of working with the environment in outdoor portrait photography. He will explain how to add appropriate lighting and modifiers based on the style and mood of your subject.  He will also share his skills at managing the environment to work in your favor for fantastic outdoor portraits each and every time. Join us, as Russell shares his tips on how to take command of on-location shoots to create a stylized approach unique to each client and their own personal story. 


Russell Lloyd Jensen, M.Photog., CPP

Sage Studios Photography

For over 30 years now, I have been brave enough to create my own personal style of photography. Oh yes, I’ve borrowed from the masters and I’ve strived to create images that obtain the quality that they have obtained in their own work, but overall I have constantly tried to stay true to my own artistic eye because when you start to reflect back on what you’ve accomplished you should be able to see an authentic interpretation of the world through your own eyes and not through the eyes of another artist.  With an intrinsic love for photography and the fine arts I have been able to respond and create images for my clients that are not only meaningful on a personal level but also on a universal level. I’ve had the honor of being recognized nationally for my portraits but the most rewarding honor is when a client sees their finished photographic artwork for the first time and they are either brought to tears or uncontainable joy.

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