Starved Rock Fall Color Nature Photography Outing & Learning Adventure

Hands-On Nature Photography Outing

Starved Rock State Park



LEVEL: Most Photographers
(View Course Requirements)

Hands-On Nature Photography Outing

Starved Rock Fall Color Photo Outing

Ottawa Falls in Ottawa Canyon in the autumn at Starved Rock State Park in Utica, Illinois.

Photograph the beautiful canyons and waterfalls at Starved Rock State Park as you are fully enveloped autumn color. Mike MacDonald will guide you through the canyons to dramatic and picturesque spots.  (Gift Cards for this outing are available.)

As with all of our Learning Adventures, Mike will give you guidance and help you set up your shots. As long as you stay close to the group, you’ll get help with exposure, composition, or whatever you need.

We will begin before dawn to avoid the crowds and the less passionate photographers who slept in. If you choose to arrive the night before and stay overnight, you get a special rate at Super 8 Motel in Ottawa. Overcast conditions are probably ideal for shooting in the canyons. And, if it’s a little wet, it’ll make the colors more saturated and create more contrast in the scene.

NOTE: These outings are planned several months in advance based on the best available knowledge and history, but there is no way to know what nature will bring. We’ll make the best of it!

Since our outings are about taking pictures, you need to be somewhat comfortable with your camera and how it works so that you can better enjoy the experience. Please read the Class Requirements for this course and feel free to email us or give us a call at 630-852-8448 if you have any questions.

Because of the early shooting time, we will gather at a common point, which will be announced after you register, and then we’ll drive into the park. We photograph for for approximately for hours and then, after the shoot, we’ll go out to lunch and share our experiences.

Learning Adventure Agenda

This photography class will be limited to approximately 6 students per instructor depending on the experience level of the participants. So, please register quickly to ensure a spot.

If you have further questions about Mike MacDonald photography workshops just contact us.