Parker J Pfister Photographer

The South Dakota Badlands Workshop

A photographic workshop focusing on experimental portrait photography

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"Parker doesn't just change the way you shoot, he changes the way you think. About everything". -James C.





Interior, SD| May 6-10, 2019| 5 days| $2300| 12 seats


Experience 5 days of endless wonder as it collides

with experimental portraiture, landscape and human form photography.

Film and Digital are welcome.

Parker J Pfister will lead an expedition into this amazing

landscape with like minded souls with one common goal; confronting the unknown and

making imagery of dreams. We will venture far past the obvious.

We will be challenged. We will fail together.

We will learn together. We will find our unique creative voice.

Some will experience a true photographic process, as an

art form for the first time. Others will find themselves.

The power of this landscape will change you. This place and Iceland are my favorite places on earth for the very same reasons. Freedom. Desolation. Peace.

The power of finding yourself will set you free.

This workshop is squarely directed at any photographer that

is tired of making imagery that is defined as a pretty picture.

Any photographer that wants more meaning from the image

and for yourself, step up. It is your time to rise.

This is your time to show the world something new...YOU.

This is your opportunity to find your unique voice.

An investment of $2300 will include your model fees, location fees, artisan breakfast, lunch and dinners. You will be staying at an amazing guest ranch/working cattle ranch!! Accommodations are from $75 -$125 per night depending on your needs. After enrollment into the workshop you will be connected with the ranch to make your own reservations. Fly into Rapid City, rent a car and be there in an hour or so. Fly into Sioux Falls, rent a car and be there in 4.5 hours. Or make a road trip out of it and drive from where you are!

*Your retainer of $1000 will reserve you a space in this workshop. The balance of $1300 will be due 60 days prior to the workshop date.

This workshop will be limited to 12.

Film or digital is excepted.

I will be shooting alt process large and medium format cameras.

2-3 models will be with us to create your dreams.

Monday is check in/ meet and greet and preview of the week. Show up around 3pm.

Tuesday-Thursday Up early to get the good light. Afternoon reset followed by evening light goodness.

Friday morning review and ends at 12 noon.



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What past attendees are saying!



"When you know how to use the gear in your hands, but over time, the gears in your head have locked up. Parker J Pfister takes you apart piece by piece, before the workshop even begins, and rewires your brain so that the gears in your head work the gear in your hand in a whole new way!" Kim D.

"Parker reminded me that photography is an art form, not just a service I provide."
-Clare B.

"I have never been to a workshop where it was not about the instructor but it was truly about me. I have never had an experience before or since quite like it. I learned to embrace me and my own path and make peace with it in a way that it began to show up in my work like never before. It was life changing and career changing. It was the best gift I could have ever given myself." -Cindy S.

"This workshop was the catalyst in our business that propelled us in a direction that separated us from the rest of the photography crowd. Rather than Parker just teaching you how he does what he does or how he shoots the details and bride and groom, he teaches you how to shoot in a way that makes it completely you, and in doing so you find your voice and your work becomes a representation of your soul. This Workshop was the best money we have ever spent on our business and is one of the biggest reason our work stands out the way it does, ultimately leading to bookings and finding the right clients for us!" -Devin R.









All Images from previous Parker J workshops.