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Spring Photography Hike

  • Tanyard Creek Waterfall Trail Bella Vista, AR, 72715 United States (map)
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**Please review equipment requirements before registering. Participants must bring their own photography equipment if they so choose.  However this photography hike is open to photographers of all kinds including iPhones.

Level up in your nature photography skills in this one-of-a-kind spring photography workshop. Get ready for an incredible day of adventure in the Ozarks, all while learning the basic skills necessary for stunning nature photography.

We will get the opportunity to photograph many different aspects of nature today.  Its spring in the Ozarks so we will be focusing on the little things- flowers, plants, mushrooms, insects- as well as some bigger things like waterfalls, trees, and the landscape as a whole.

We will begin our day leaving from Farmer’s Park at 8am. We will drive 2.5hrs to the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks in Fayetteville, Arkansas. BGO is home to 12 themed gardens and the region’s only butterfly house.  Here we will learn about camera settings, lighting, and composition basics. We will spend about an hour and a half at the gardens taking pictures and exploring.

After our visit to the gardens, we will drive about 20 minutes to Tontitown Winery for coffee/snacks/lunch.  We will also look at our pictures from the Gardens and ask any questions that you may have.

After lunch we will continue on to the Tanyard Loop just outside of Bella Vista.  This is a 2.2 mile loop that features a waterfall, creek, and beautiful wildflowers in the spring!  We will stop along the hike to take pictures and practice with what we learned about this morning. After we complete the hike, we’ll drive back to Springfield after an adventurous day exploring & photographing the Ozarks!

Required equipment:

  • Digital camera (DSLR preferred)

  • iPhone or another smartphone

Recommended/optional equipment:

  • Macro or zoom lens (contact Mark at 417 Photo Works for rental information)

  • UV lens filter

  • Tripod


INCLUDES: TRANSPORTATION AND EXPERT GUIDE/PHOTOGRAPHER

DOES NOT INCUDE: GUIDE’S TIPS

AGE REQUIREMENT: 15+ 


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This day consists of two very easy/simple stops. We will cover around 3 miles at a very easy pace: stopping to take pictures and taking in nature’s spring beauty.

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This trip screams unique.  Enjoy an amazing time with new friends and sharing amazing photographs.

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Return happy after seeing learning a new skill and taking in the beauty of nature.


PICKUP LOCATIONS

  • SPRINGFIELD: 5 Pound Apparel at Farmers Park (2144 E Republic Road, Springfield, MO 65804)
    PICK UP TIME: 8:00 AM

PERFECT FOR

  • Anyone interested in perfecting their photography skills.

  • Beginner hikers up for an easy day in nature.

  • Fit adventurers for a relaxed day in exploring the Ozarks.

PACKING LIST

WHAT TO WEAR?

  • Athletic clothing

  • Waterproof hiking boots/shoes

  • Hat / gloves

  • Sunscreen / Bug repellent

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Backpack

  • Water, snacks and lunch for the day.

  • Layers! It’s spring in the Ozarks.

  • Hiking poles (optional)

  • Camera/ Iphone

  • Tripod (optional)

SCHEDULE

  • Meet at 8:00 am at Farmers Park

  • Drive 2:30 hours to Fayetteville Botanical Gardens (arrive at 10:30)

  • Learn basics of nature photography (settings, composition, etc), explore the gardens, take photos.

  • Short drive to Onyx Coffee Lab in Bentonville to share our photos before heading to our final destination.

  • Drive to Tanyard Creek Nature Trail for a 2.2 mile loop with many stops to take pictures of waterfalls and vegetation.

  • Drive back and arrive to Springfield around 6:30 pm.

Earlier Event: May 2
Hike, SUP & Winery