MN Renaissance Festival Photography Trip: Sept 18, 2010

Twig - ©2010 Holly Kuchera

Photography Trip Location: Minnesota Renaissance Festival – 3 miles south of Shakopee off Hwy 169 – Directions It’s that time of year again! Join your fellow photographers for a day at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival! The theme for Sept 18th is “Shamrocks & Shenanigans” – celebrating all things Irish! In addition there will be street acts, belly-dancers, royalty, jousting, fire-eaters, Twig the Fairy and all those people who like to dress up just for the festival (not to mention, food, beer, music, ale dance, food, sword-fights, wine, crafts of all kinds, sheep-herding, juggling, grog and did I mention food?) [...]

Como Zoo & Marjorie McNeely Conservatory Photography Trip: July 11, 2010

©Mark Karney

Photography Trip Location: Como Zoo & Marjorie McNeely Conservatory – 1225 Estabrook Drive, St Paul, MN A day amongst the animals and flowers. The polar bears have a brand-new (okay, month-old) space and the Blooming Butterflies tent was open. In addition, the Carousel was running and the Summer Show in the Conservatory in full swing. [...]

The Landing Encampment Photography Trip: May 29, 2010

The Landing -- ©Lil Polley

Photography Trip Location: The Landing, Shakopee, MN Experience life along the Minnesota River. Meet traders and Civil War soldiers, and observe demonstrations in the encampments. Enjoy an imaginary ride upriver via the moving panorama show. Ride the Percheron horse-drawn trolley and play games. Visit Mr. Robert’s lunch counter at the depot. Photographic opportunities abound at The Landing (formerly Murphy’s Landing)! [...]

Spring Break Seminar: Mar 27, 2010

Camera Council

The Camera Council (formally TCACCC) is pleased to present an exciting day of photo programs, vendors, MN Wildlife Animals, door prizes, great food, and the 2010 Interclub Awards. Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Chippewa Middle School in North Oaks, Minnesota Programs include: Darrell Gulin, Canon Explorer of Light Brian Peterson, Minneapolis StarTribune Lee Radzak, Split Rock Lighthouse and Minnesota Historical Society Dale Bohlke, Photographer Crex Meadows Wildlife Management Area Ron Timm, Professional Photographer and Instructor [...]

Medieval Fair at Caponi Art Park Photography Trip: Sept 27, 2009

Photography Trip Location: Caponi Art Park, Eagan, MN Chivalry, combat, cooking and costume. Caponi Art Park and the Society of Creative Anachronism bring you the Middle Ages as they should have been: without the strife and pestilence! Authentic pavilions will be on display in a Medieval Village as artisans and noblemen in period dress present interactive demonstrations and activities to the public, including rapier, armored combat, pewter casting, musicians and dancing, cooking, heraldry and various fiber arts. [...]

Fall Raptor Release Photography Trip: Sept 26, 2009

Photography Trip Location: Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center, Hastings, MN See raptors released back to the wild, participate in children’s activities and educational displays and observe live eagles, hawks, owls and falcons up close! Releases are at 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM. [...]

Sleigh & Cutter Rally Photography Trip: Jan 25, 2009

Flag -- ©Holly Kuchera

Sleigh & Cutter Rally — St Paul, Minnesota The temps might have been below zero, but we got out for some fantastic shooting of sleighs and cutters pulled by majestic horses driven by costumed drivers around the Lake Phalen Golf Course. Fortunately there was actual snow this year! [...]

MN Renaissance Festival Photography Trip: Sept 20, 2008

Peeking Out -- ©Holly Kuchera

Minnesota Renaissance Festival — Shakopee, Minnesota Huzzah! It was a beautiful day at the Renaissance Festival. The workers were real characters, the food was tasty and the company was lively. [...]

Minnesota State Fair Photography Trip: Aug 23, 2008

Sky Ride -- Holly Kuchera

Minnesota State Fair — St Paul, Minnesota Late afternoon is when the State Fair changes over to a different atmosphere, and we were there to capture it. From crowds on the street to horse barns to the midway to the fireworks, we got it all! [...]