Photo Ops


If you want to get out and do some shooting this winter there are lots of events to consider


There are many more events open to the public this winter than what’s on this list below, including the St. Paul Winter Carnival, the Red Bull Challenge, Sleigh and Cutter events, running races etc. If you know of any that might be fun to shoot, send them to Forrest Pearson for posting on this site.

Also, consider organizing an outing with other club members to get acquainted and to get everyone involved in the action.


Here is a list from Mark Karney:

These are a few that I’ve attended in the past that proved rewarding -

Lake Minnetonka Ice Dive

This one can be bitterly cold but tons of fun with lots of action to shoot. There are warming tents to get you through the morning.
January 1, 2018
Starts at 8:30 am
Maynards Restaurant, Excelsior Bay


Polaris Snowmobile Races
Lots of action and noise. Shoot from the raceway grandstands at Canterbury
January 5-6, 2018
Canterbury Park
Admission Charge


Just up I35 a little ways you’ll have the opportunity to photograph Ice Climbers.
January 5-8, 2018
Sandstone Minnesota



A large number of rinks to shoot the players with a warming house to use when there’s a break in the action
January 25-28, 2018
Lake Nokomis Minneapolis


Cold but colorful and starts later in the day
January 27, 2018
Starts at 1:00 pm
White Bear Lake



Can be cold and spread out over the whole lake, so dress warm. Chance to see if your camera really does shoot good images at high ISO!
February 3, 2018
This is an early evening event
Lake of the Isles Minneapolis

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