Sandra Lee Photography presents … SOUTH DAKOTA – A Photographic Workshop


“Best of the Badlands”


May 31 – June 4, 2022


This workshop is hosted by Arizona Highways PhotoScapes 


Visit HERE for details and registration.



Workshop leader – Sandy Zelasko

Bighorn sheep, Pinnacles Overlook, Badlands National Park, South Dakota



During this South Dakota photography workshop, we will explore Badlands National Park and locations in the vicinity. Our days will begin at dawn to take advantage of the early morning light. Likewise, we will end each day’s activities at sunset. When the sun is low in the sky, the light accentuates the texture of the land. Colors warm and the contrast soft, so details are not hidden by the dark shadows present at noon-time. At dusk and dawn, animals are more active and easily located. We will reserve mid-days for rest, reflection, image transfer and traveling between locations. There will be a variety of photo opportunities including both spectacular scenery and plentiful wildlife.   


Sandy Zelasko, DBA Sandra Lee Photography is an authorized permittee with the National Park Service, US Fish & Wildlife and California State Parks and maintains a CUA for the purpose of field guided photography instruction.


Badlands National Park, South Dakota


You'll get ...

  • Trip leader/instructor, Sandy Zelasko, who will work to get you in the right place at the right time for stunning imagery.
  • 25+ years of instructional experience, insured, licensed, CPR/AED/First Aid certified and park permit holder.
  • An enthusiastic, passionate and experienced nature photographer pro at your side!

    South Dakota/North Dakota with Irene Hinke-Sacilotto, Sept 2016.   Prairie dogs, Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Thank you for considering "Best of the Badlands" for your next photo adventure!

The WORKSHOP ITINERARY, DETAILS, RESOURCES and REGISTRATION PAGE can be found on the Arizona Highways PhotoScapes website.

Please enjoy the IMAGE GALLERY below ... a colorful sampling of what is possible!


  LadderLadderGrain elevator, South Dakota    RepetitionRepetitionGrain elevators, South Dakota Blue StormBlue StormThunderstorm, Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Rise AboveRise AboveSouth Dakota sunflower fields.

   Bison Head StudyBison Head StudyAmerican bison, Badlands National Park, South Dakota   TwinsTwinsPronghorn, Badlands National Park, South Dakota

      Doe & FawnDoe & FawnMule deer doe and twin fawns, Badlands National Park, South Dakota   Surprise!Surprise!North Dakota black-tail prairie dog

          SunsetSunsetBadlands National Park, South Dakota   ToadstoolToadstoolBadlands National Park, South Dakota   Common SunflowersCommon SunflowersBadlands National Park, South Dakota

Bighorn & BadlandsBighorn & BadlandsBighorn sheep in the Badlands, Badlands National Park, SD

Thanks for viewing! Hope to see you in the the badlands!