I wrapped up teaching a week-long class on Stout’s Island about a month ago. Stout’s Island is a small 13 acre island in central WI. It has a great old lodge in the middle of it. I was there with 10 adult students as they learned about their digital cameras as well as ideas and techniques to make their photography better / stronger / more interesting.
Below are a few photos that Verna took of me. Verna is a professional photographer, and she took my class to take a break from what she was used to doing. These photos are from when her husband Paul taught me how to play croquet on the island:
Through the wickets, looking up to the main lodge.
Hitting through a wicket.
Taking a shot...
... and reacting to my horrible miss.
I made a number of photos as well (of course). But I found myself busier with the class than I thought I’d be, so I didn’t have as much time to wander the island and shoot. Below are a few images that I made. As I was going through them, I discovered that I must have a love for Adirondack chairs!
Note: these are quite different from my usual work - this was just a chance to make some fun / beautiful images on a small WI island.
At the end of the dock at the boathouse
Playing with an f/1.4 prime lens
Bell-tower at the lodge
The lodge on Stout’s Island
A 30 second exposure one night just after a storm
My students and I around the fire pit on our last night (also a 30 second exposure)
My students and I at the boathouse waiting to catch the ferry back to the mainland