MAY 14 - 17, 2021

Dramatically diverse landscapes. Breathtaking


We are going to the Badlands for many reasons. The rock formations  are stunning, unique and breathtaking. The wildlife is prolific and easy to photograph. And, it is very dark at night! There will be a new moon during our Road Trip so we will certainly be hanging out, late, to photograph the Milky Way. Wooohooo!! Aren't dark skies fun?


The colors and textures of the many outcroppings and rock formations reflect many colors with different light throughout the day. The shape and form of these "sharp formations" are inviting and awe-inspiring. The lines, textures and patterns are truly sensual and alluring. You truly have to see and photograph this place. It's a must do Road Trip!  



The Wrath of Thor.jpg



We’ll capture sunsets and sunrises of these amazing landscapes. We'll even spend an evening "after hours" photographing the Milky Way since there is a new moon during this Road Trip. And just because I can . . . I will be offering image critiques and Photoshop tips and tricks to show you how to enhance your newly acquired images into works of art!

Our host hotel is the Best Western Plains Motel in Wall, South Dakota. Lodging info below.


It's Dinner Time

Bring your favorite camera gear, tripod, shutter release, filters and laptop with Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC (already installed and working)

All skill levels are encouraged to come and play in this atmosphere beyond words. After the workshop you will see why words can't explain this unusual and unique collection of  photographically  rich landscape. Seriously!

Here are some of the things I hope to encourage your photographic growth in:


  • Image pre-visualization

  • Composition

  • Exposure

  • Depth of field

  • Lens selection

  • Image prep in Lightroom

  • Image enhancement in Photoshop

  • and so much more . . .

If you'd like to see what you too can create, visit my fine art web site at

This workshop is limited to 10 attendees so that I can run around and get with each of you to help and instruct as much as you desire. It is open to all levels of skill & desire so don’t be shy . . . 
reserve your spot right now!


Friday May 14th -

6p - Dinner, get acquainted and chat about the workshop. I'll share the itinerary with you and what we will be seeing and photographing. Q&A

Saturday May 15th -
6a - Yep, that early! We'll meet in the lobby for a trip to the Door Trail for an amazing sunrise over a very curious landscape.. We'll shoot for the morning then return to the hotel for late breakfast/lunch.

Noon - Image critique and talk composition.

7p - Sunset at the White River Valley Overlook. We'll hang around until skies and darkness permit us to shoot the Milky Way. There is no moon (very little) during this trip so we can take advantage of dark skies!

Sunday May 16th-
8a - Another glorious sunrise session this morning).
4p - Head into the Badlands for an afternoon session on shooting textures, patterns, form and shape. Black & White photography will be our topic as we use the midday bright sun to our advantage! 
Sunset at Panorama Point, a
very interesting landscape, gorgeous at sunset.

Tuesday May 17th -
6a - One more incredible sunrise to capture before we all go home.


Once we are done in Wall on Monday, why not follow me to Devil's Tower in NE Wyoming for a few hours of photographing one of the most iconic

locations in America. It's only a 2 hour drive west and there is lodging in

Hulet, Pine Haven and Sundance.

There is no additional charge for this treat . . . I am going . . . you might

as well come along!

Schedule subject to change . . . if I can make it better!


Nature's Texture




Lodging -

Best Western Plains Motel

712 Glenn St

Wall, SD 57790

United States


No need to call the hotel as I'll have a room reserved for you. All you have to do is pay for your room once you arrive.

In the Field -
Camera, tripod, filters, lenses, release cord and whatever other gear makes you happy. Sunscreen, sunglasses, bug spray and a hat are advised. Having layers of clothing is great as you can take off and put them back on as the temperature changes. Having rain gear available is not a bad idea either. And rain gear for your equipment, too! More detailed info about gear after you register.

In the Classroom -
This is a hands-on opportunity so bring your computer! I'll share with you how I edit and prepare my images in Lightroom and Photoshop. I also use the NIK Software suite. Have these all loaded and running on your computer before the class, please!

Your Investment -
For your investment you will have the opportunity to photograph some of the most incredible landscapes in the national park system. There are a lot of eclectic items to photograph in the park.

Explosion in the Sky

Workshop Cancellation, Deposit, Payment and Refund Policies . . .

We must rely on your confirmed attendance to make important arrangements, reservations and payments in advance for your workshop to

be a positive and pleasant experience. If you need to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible.

Deposits & Payments . . .
Your initial deposit is fully refundable within 72 hours of making the deposit. After 72 hours, your deposit becomes non-refundable. The balance of the workshop is due 30 days before the first day of the workshop. If your initial deposit is made inside of 30 days from the first day of the workshop, full payment may be required in lieu of the usual deposit. A payment schedule may be arranged if this makes attending a Soul Road Trip more possible for you. Contact me directly for an installment payment opportunity. EMAIL

Cancellations, Refunds & Transfers . . .
Sometimes you need to cancel a trip. Plans and desires change and we understand that. We also hope that you understand certain arrangements, reservations and plans must be made weeks if not months out from a workshop. Deposits are used to make these arrangements to make your experience a pleasant one. Of course, we wish you to come again and again and to tell your friends about your wonderful experience.

However, if you must cancel, please be aware of these policies. After the initial 72 hours after making a deposit, that deposit is non-refundable.

If you cancel after 72 hours and 30 days before the first day of the workshop, any additional monies are refundable less a 15% administration fee.

If you must cancel within 30 days before the first day of the workshop, all funds are non-refundable so we recommend travel insurance. Check out or for trip insurance opportunities.

Workshop registrations are usually NOT transferable. We will take each situation on a case-by-case basis. If Soul Road Trips needs to cancel a workshop, we will let you know as soon as possible and at least 14 days prior to the first day of the scheduled workshop, and immediately

refund your full tuition. However, we will not be responsible for non-refundable airline tickets or lodging reservations. Please do not purchase airline tickets or make non-refundable deposits on lodging that cannot be canceled before the trip.