Workshops - Historic Black Hills Studios


Photography Workshops


Photography Group

Meeting for all photography levels from beginners to professionals! Come and join us for the Black Hills “Focus” Group the third Wednesday of each month from 6-8:30pm at the Spearfish Recreation & Aquatics Center. This group is intended for photography enthusiasts from beginner to professional. A typical meeting will include an educational component in the form of mini workshops and presentations. We will also have unstructured time to get to know one another and help each other solve problems, plan field trips or just talk shop. Come and learn or upgrade your skills and share your own photographic passions. Meetings will be facilitated by Richard Carlson. Carlson is the digital archivist for the Fassbender Photographic Collection. Carlson brings 30 years of experience as a professional photographer and educator to the group. You can learn more about the collection at If you have questions about the group contact Richard at

Registration required COST: FREE

Register on the Spearfish Recreation Center website



February 9, 2019
Spearfish High School Darkroom Day*

February 20, 2019
Richard Carlson “March Madness” basketball photography

March 20, 2019 In the studio at BHSU (Tentative)

April, 2019 TBA

*Historic Black Hills Studios is again teaming up with the folks at Spearfish High School to have a “Day in the Darkroom” on February 9, 2019. Anyone interested in shooting, processing and printing your own B&W photos should consider joining us for the day. We’ll get started at 8:30am and have the facility available until 3:30pm or so. There will be a $10 fee to the high school to reimburse them for supplies. Supplies will include a roll of b&w film and 10 sheets of printing paper to use in the darkroom. If you would like to just work in the darkroom with some film you have processed from the past, we can get you 15 sheets of paper to work with. For those wanting to shoot a fresh roll of film, you’ll need a 35mm film camera. If you’d like to get the roll of film ahead of time, let me know and I can get it to you so you are ready to process as soon as you get to the high school. There will be a limit of 10 people for this opportunity, so please email Richard at with questions and to secure your spot for the day.

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