Get out of ‘auto’ mode and explore your own ‘creative’ mode. Learn how to take great photos, relax and have fun at Coteau des Prairies Lodge!
This summer on August 15th-17th, Phillip Breker from PhotoRx Media will be holding a three day photography workshop at Coteau des Prairies Lodge. This workshop is geared towards beginners and amateurs in photography. If you have a DSLR camera and you love to take pictures but you can’t seem to move the dial out of ‘auto’ mode, this event is for you! You will receive both ‘classroom’ and ‘field’ instruction. You will gain new knowledge and put it to use instantly at a picturesque location. Learn how to take great landscape and wildlife photos, portraits and architecture shots and more! Master your camera and harness your creativity!
But it will not be ALL work. You will also have plenty of time to relax, enjoy time with your friends and experience unique dining and rustic, yet refined private accommodations.
This special package will include a two night stay at beautiful Coteau des Prairies Lodge, all meals (including a special lodge dinner on Saturday night), an exclusive farm tour, a hands-on photography clinic and more.
All participants must bring a DSLR camera (any brand). The camera’s manual may also come in handy. Additional camera accessories such as external flash, tripod, remote, etc. are optional. Participants are recommended to bring a personal laptop computer or tablet with photography software such as iPhoto, Lightroom, Aperture, Photoshop, Snapseed, etc. We will be hiking and going on a farm tour so pack clothing, footwear and outdoor gear accordingly.
Each guest room features two full sized beds and a private bathroom. Free hi-speed WiFi is available at the lodge.
The price is $375. The price is per person for a shared room. For a single room, add $175. There are limited spots available. Priority given to guests paid in full. Full refunds available until July 1st. Partial refunds available thereafter.
To reserve your spot, contact Phillip at 701-371-7227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phillip Breker is the director of media production at Coteau des Prairies Lodge, his family’s business. He resides in the Twin Cities with his wife and seven children and works as a pharmacy manager at Lunds Pharmacy in Plymouth. Phillip frequents the lodge for events and photo ops and he moonlights as a media producer with his company PhotoRx Media. He is also working on a video series titled ‘Farmin’ with Joe’, which is shot on location at the Breker Farm near Coteau des Prairies Lodge and features Phillip’s dad Joe Breker.
Friday, August 15th
Upon arrival, settle into the beautiful, family-operated Coteau des Prairies Lodge and don’t forget to ask for a tour! Over dinner, get to know some of your fellow photographers. Phillip, your instructor, will hold an evening classroom session to explore some of the basic, yet fascinating concepts of photography such as composition, exposure and light. Cap off the night with some social time. Drinks will be available at the lodge bar.
Saturday, August 16th
Its an early rise and shine for the optional sunrise shoot. Get ready for the day. Then breakfast will be available followed by a morning photo hike in the pasture surrounding Coteau des Prairies Lodge. You will photograph native prairie grasses and wildflowers, cattle grazing and an incredible agricultural landscape. Take some time to relax with your friends before lunch because the afternoon will be go-time! During the second classroom session, Phillip will teach you how to take control of your camera and it’s manual functions so you can harness the potential of your God-given creativity. Full of inspiration, you will then receive an exclusive farm tour on the Breker Farm by Joe Breker, who, coincidentally, is Phillip’s dad. This will be the perfect opportunity to put your new education to use. You will photograph crops, livestock, prairie scenes, farm equipment (new and old), and maybe you will even get your portrait taken next to an old wooden grainery. Save your appetite for a special signature lodge dinner, because you’ll need it! But we’re not done yet! Loosen your belt, grab your camera and shoot that beautiful sunset. After that, Phillip will hold a third classroom session where we will review our images and discuss the post process of organizing and editing photos. Enter free time and Phillip will recommend his favorite craft beers from the bar.
Sunday, August 17th
Yawn. Stretch. Relax. Almost done. Sunday breakfast will be followed by the last group session where you will share with the group your favorite photo(s) along with the story of why. Goodbyes and check out. You are now a PhotoRx Pro!