Dan Wampler digital art | Goldenrod Showboat

The Goldenrod Showboat Photo Tour and Instructional Training

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Where: Kampsville, Ill.

When: August 30, 2015  3pm - 5pm

Tuition: $199

Instructor: Dan Wampler

NOTE: We will be going in with the permission of the owners, we will not be trespassing 

This session is limited to 10 participants, If you are interested, please register immediately

Click here to register

You will be directed to a contact page.  Follow the instructions and put "Goldenrod" in the subject line.


The Goldenrod Showboat has been a part of American history since she was built in 1909. She traveled the rivers of the Midwest, touching the hearts, minds and imaginations of generations with the broad spectrum of entertainment offered by those who lived aboard until she settled in St. Louis in 1937. There she would become a long time sensation, attracting performers and audiences alike from all over the globe.  She remained a large part of the entertainment scene of the metropolitan area until her doors were closed in 2001 and she was moved to the Illinois River and docked in Kampsville.  Unfortunately the Goldenrod's days are numbered, but you can have the opportunity to visit one last time and photograph her, and at the same time help preserve the interior of the Goldenrod.  

Half of the cost to attend this session will go straight to The Historic Riverboat Preservation Association. 

What to Bring


Tripod (strongly suggested)

Wide Angle Lens

Bottle of water

Extra camera battery

A sense of adventure


Topics Covered

How to shoot in lowlight

How to capture HDR Images

Using perspective to create artistic images 


We will meet prior to the shoot and guided directly to the location.  You will be given exact details in the email you receive after you are registered.