Point Betsie Winter Workshop

point betsie lighthouse, frankfort, MI

January 25th - 27th, 2019

Artists Mark Lindsay & Kristina Lishawa

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A weekend of winter photography

Surrounded by Lake Michigan's Frozen Beauty

When the ice is building and the winds are howling, you will find Mark Lindsay and Kristina Lishawa with their ice spikes on, skirting the apron at Point Betsie Lighthouse, photographing with wonder.  Mark and Kristina are renowned winter landscape photographers who love to capture the incredible beauty of Lake Michigan's frozen shores.  They are excited to offer this unique winter photography workshop to share their creative process and vision with other photographers.


Guided photo shoots & post-processing sessions

Imagine. Frame. Shoot. Create.

Mark and Kristina have limited this workshop to 10 participants to maintain an ideal learning environment and provide ample individual time with each photographer.  They will guide you through the process of learning to see your image in your mind before you set up your camera and push the shutter button.  They will show you how to use elements to frame your image and create compelling compositions.  They will explain how they have learned to use available light to create drama in each scene.  They will also teach you their editing workflows, discussing each step of how they take a raw file and create a work of art through post-processing.

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capture wondrous icy landscapes


take a Sunrise expedition to point betsie lighthouse

breath life into your captures with post-processing

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learn to see your images before you shoot

rejuvenate at the hotel frankfort



the hotel frankfort

A Place of Rest and Retreat


Accommodations at The Hotel Frankfort are included in the workshop price.  This historic boutique hotel on Main Street in Frankfort is just a couple of blocks from Lake Michigan and a short drive from Point Betsie.  All guest rooms have private baths, individually controlled heating units and each is decorated with a unique theme.  The larger suites feature whirlpool tubs or sauna, two-story rooms, and even a fireplace – perfect for your weekend getaway!  We are planning on an evening tour of the Hotel's famous wine cellar as well.  

The Hotel Frankfort  231 Main Street, Frankfort, MI 49635 • 231.352.8090  http://www.thehotelfrankfort.com/



Come Join Us

Cost for the Point Betsie Winter Workshop is $795 per participant and includes a two night stay and accommodations at the Hotel Frankfort.  Enrollment is limited to ten participants.  Basic knowledge of photography (understanding the exposure triangle, how to adjust aperture to control depth of field, setting your white balance, shooting in manual mode) is a suggested prerequisite.  If you are new to photography and would like to learn the basics, Mark and Kristina will be happy to suggest learning resources prior to the workshop.  If you would like to arrange a private tutorial, please contact us.  This workshop will involve shooting in potentially extreme weather, so it is important that each participant arrives prepared with the proper gear and clothing (see gear list).  Workshop participants are welcome to bring spouses. If you are bringing your partner, $100 will be added to cover their meals at the hotel.  All participants must be 18 or older.

The beauty that surrounds truly does include...
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