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October 2, 2016 @ 6:30 am - 10:30 am EDT

American Icon: ’47 Chevy Trucks

Some people collect comic books, some like coins, and for others it may be camera gear. And some people collect antique 1947 Chevy trucks and then invite a group of photographers to come on over and photography their collection. We really like those people!

On this workshop we will have the opportunity to photography this collection of an American classic, in all kinds of styles and condition. 1947 saw Chevrolet’s first major truck redesign following World War II, the Advance-Design series was billed as a bigger, stronger, and sleeker design in comparison to the earlier models. We will have access to a wide variety of them, from the old and rusty, to fully restored slick customs, the photo opportunities and compositions are nearly endless. You’ll learn how to work with the textures, lines, and shine on these trucks to make unique compositions, from full vehicle shots to picking out and featuring tiny details. Because of the size of the collection, you’ll also have plenty of variety to work with, and your instructor will help you experiment with lighting and techniques like HDR, to create truly original shots. Featuring cool lines, classic chrome, and an unmistakable silhouette, these trucks are a big part of American auto history, and simply a lot of fun to photograph!

Type: Outdoor Workshop

Activity Level:  Low to Moderate

Things to Know: Tipping is highly recommended.

What to Bring:  Bring a variety of lenses, you will be able to use just about anything here. A tripod is always a good thing but hand-holding is sometimes necessary depending on the subject. Fill flash could be used as well but would not be required. A polarizer is also a good idea, this will help reduce glare when the sun is higher in the sky.


Black Hills State University
1200 University Blvd
Spearfish, SD 57799 United States