Teaching Photography in Kansas

I just got back from a photography excursion to Topeka, Kansas! I’ve always loved to travel, and it’s neat to see the Lord opening doors to teach photography in many places across the country. The Lindsay family very graciously made it possible for a CAPTURE Kansas workshop to take place last week near the home, which happened to be an ideal location for doing landscape photography.

Contrary to what I used to think, Kansas can be a very beautiful state to photograph. The western half really does give the eastern half a bad name. Below are a few shots of the places we went during the 3 day workshop. If you’re ever driving through Kansas on I70 and enjoy taking pictures like I do, these spots are not that far from the Interstate and are certainly worth checking out. It’ It always helps to arrive during the golden hours or the times of sunrise or sunset.


2455_Maple Hill-Kansas-USA_Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 24 mm, 1-30 sec at f - 5.6, ISO 800

The Old Stone Church, near Maple Hill


2514_--_Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 80 mm, 1-4 sec at f - 16, ISO 100

Ted Ensley Gardens, just outside of Topeka


2524_--_Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 24 mm, 1-60 sec at f - 4.0, ISO 800

Kansas State Capitol Building, downtown Topeka


2671_--_Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 24 mm, 1-6 sec at f - 22, ISO 100

Just drive the country back roads at sunrise!


2759_Manhattan-Kansas-USA_Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 24 mm, 1-125 sec at f - 11, ISO 400

Konza Prairie Nature Trail, south of Manhattan


Kansas Workshop Pros


  1. Sarah S November 1, 2014 at 5:24 pm #

    Those last 2 landscape pictures are my favorite – such beautiful country!

  2. Andrea November 3, 2014 at 9:06 am #

    Stunning pictures! Thanks for sharing.

  3. James November 3, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    ‘God loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.” Psalm 33:5

  4. Esther Staddon November 3, 2014 at 9:09 pm #

    You can’t help but praise the Creator when you see pictures like those! Wow.

  5. Esther Staddon November 5, 2014 at 10:59 am #

    Wow! What an incredible opportunity! Praise the Lord for how He prospered your trip! 🙂

  6. Sarah Brown November 6, 2014 at 8:32 pm #

    WOW! What fun times! I really learned and grew a lot during that workshop! Not only did I further my knowledge in using my camera but I also learned how photography and Creation go hand in hand! Thank you for all your hard work you put into Capture Kansas! 🙂

  7. Elizabeth Lindsay November 12, 2014 at 10:33 am #

    Such beauty! I agree with Esther – You simply can’t help but praise Him!
    Such fun memories, thanks for sharing!

  8. Patience November 25, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

    Great pictures! I like the fourth picture the best/

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