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TSA Spring Convention 2018

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Photography Workshop

Time: Saturday 9 AM
Instructor: Jean Krejca
Max Participants: 15 (Spots Remaining: 9)

Caving gear requirements: Vertical
Photography gear: You don't need to bring anything - you're welcome to just listen/learn and hold slaves. If you would like to try out your own gear, I suggest at a minimum you have:

  1. A camera with a setting where you can lock the ISO to 200, you can force the exposure to be long (4 seconds or more), and has a timer. Most mid or upper level point and shoots will do this on Program or Manual mode - it will help to be familiar with this before the trip.
  2. Your camera's manual. Even if you have to download it and bring it in as a saved file on your phone or pad.
  3. Tripod - the taller the better.
  4. Bright, flood-beam headlamp.
  5. A protective case in a large cave pack for tethering this gear on the entrance drop.

Optional for your own gear is to bring flashes and slaves.

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Saj Zappitello1Saj Zappitello
George Baldwin1George Baldwin
Jonathen Haney1Britten Haney
Bryce Smith1Bryce Smith
Megan Necessary1Megan Necessary
Jessica Gordon1Jessica Gordon


Basics of Cave Sketching

Time: Saturday 10:30 AM
Instructor: Andy Edwards
Max Participants: 12 (Spots Remaining: 5)

I'll demonstrate the process of sketching a cave: how to draw an accurate lineplot from the measurements; how to use several different protractors (including my personal favorite, the little-known Therion protractor); and how to represent walls, ledges, overhangs, pits, breakdown, and various other floor details on the plan view. After this overview we'll have an in-cave practice session where you get to sketch from real data, ask questions, and get feedback on your sketches.

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MJ Gibbs1MJ Gibbs
Cait McCann1Cait McCann
Kevin Walsh 1Kevin Walsh
Amy Grossman1Amy Grossman
Peter Druschke1Peter Druschke
Diane Stith2Diane Stith


Beginner Instruments A

Time: Saturday 9 AM
Instructor: Tom Rogers
Max Participants: 12 (Spots Remaining: 10)

Learn the best techniques for setting survey stations.
The use of tape measure, laser disto, compass and clinometer.
Learn to accurately and quickly relay data to a sketcher
Tips and tricks to overcome difficult shots.

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Chelsea Parada1Chelsea Parada
Cruz St. Peter1Cruz St. Peter


Beginner Instruments B

Time: Saturday 9 AM
Instructor: Galen Falgout
Max Participants: 12 (Spots Remaining: 7)

Learn the best techniques for setting survey stations.
The use of tape measure, laser disto, compass and clinometer.
Learn to accurately and quickly relay data to a sketcher
Tips and tricks to overcome difficult shots.

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Nathan Clark2Nathan Clark Kori Dunaway
Jon Pixler1Jon Pixler
Kara Posso1Kara Posso
Kraig Fenton1Kraig Fenton




Frequently Asked Questions:

  • I want to register for a workshop, but have lost my registration code.
    • When you registered for the Convention, you should have received a confirmation email containing your 4 digit registration code. If for some reason you did not receive the email or no longer have the code, please contact the TSA Vice Chair to retrieve it.
  • I signed up for a workshop, but now I can't attend. How do I unregister?
    • At this time, there is no way to unregister yourself. Please contact the TSA Vice-Chair if you need to unregister from a workshop.
  • Why did it unregister me from Beginner Instruments when I registered for Basics of Cave Sketching
    • Because all the workshops happen Saturday morning, you can only register for 1 workshop.
  • I only have one registration code, but want to register multiple people in my group.
    • You can register up to 10 people using the same registration code. Simply enter the number of people in number of seats and enter each person's name in the list of names text box.


Terms and Conditions:

  • All participants registered for the Photography Workshop must have their own SRT gear, helmet, and all other necessary safety gear and be vertically proficient.
  • You may only register for one workshop. Registering for another workshop will automatically unregister you.
  • By registering, you agree to attend the workshop at the specified time and that you will notify conference organizers if you cannot attend.
  • In order to attend a workshop, you must be a registered conference attendee.
  • These Terms and Conditions may change at any time without notice.




TSA Vice-Chair

Need more info? Email Amy Morton, the TSA Vice-Chair