PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed the week of September 26-October 2, 2011, as “Photography Week” in South Dakota.
The proclamation comes from the plethora of photographic opportunities across South Dakota during this last week in September.
“The autumn colors are shining through foliage across the state and events like the Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup and Black Hills Photo Shootout provide incredible opportunities for photographers to capture South Dakota’s beauty,” Gov. Daugaard said. “Proclaiming this week as ‘photography week’ will also encourage residents from across the state to get out and enjoy their own backyard.”
The proclamation highlights the state’s photographic opportunities, including Sica Hollow and Newton Hills; the bluffs of the Missouri River; and the annual Black Hills Photo Shootout, Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival, Sept. 24-26, and the aspen-lined scenic byways in the Black Hills.
More than 100 participants from across the country and Canada are scheduled to take part in the second annual Black Hills Photo Shootout, scheduled for Sept. 30-October 2. The event will include indoor and outdoor workshops, educational sessions and social events.
This year, the event will be held primarily in the northern Black Hills. Photographers will have the opportunity to explore and learn more about their trade at places like Spearfish Canyon, Deadwood, Roughlock Falls and Bear Butte.