$250 deposit to reserve your slot. (8 participants max)
To pay the deposit: Click Herethen click add to cart.
Balance Due August 1st- Housing options TBA.
Spend 5 days in a variety of
locations around the beautiful Rocky Mountains during a photographer’s favorite
time of the year - Autumn! The last two weeks of September is generally the
time for peak color in Northern Colorado and the peaks of Rocky Mountain
We will visit a variety of great
locations in Rocky Mountain National Park for fall foliage, combined with
classroom work to better your photographic craft, including time to process and
critique your images. We will shoot sunrises and sunsets as weather
allows, with a few hours each day dedicated to classroom instruction and image
processing. Locations will include, but not limited to: waterfalls,
forest streams, aspen groves, lakes and mountain overlooks.
We will end the workshop on Friday with a group slide show and critique.
About the Photographer: Colin is a professional photographer and licensed tour
guide in Arches, Canyonlands & Rocky Mountain National Parks, and currently
resides in Broomfield, Colorado. He has
led several fall foliage workshops in Upstate New York over the years.
Field lessons will include tips and
How to make your foliage images pop
How to capture good images in challenging lighting
How to analyze a scene for compositional options
Working with a range of lenses for a range of
Using filters to improve artistic results
Indoor sessions will be spent
viewing and critiquing participants’ images. In addition, Colin will give
indoor instructional presentations on:
Fall foliage photography techniques
Adobe Lightroom workflow for getting the most from your
How to shoot and stitch together panoramic images
All skill levels are welcome.
Participants who have a basic understanding of digital workflow and knowledge
or exposure to Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom will get the most from this
NOTE: This workshop will involve 2-5 miles of rugged
hiking per day at 8,000-11,000′ elevations. Participants MUST be in
GOOD PHYSICAL SHAPE. If you are coming from sea level, plan to arrive
a couple of days early to acclimatize yourself to the high elevations.
Group Size: The workshop will be limited to 6 photographers
Workshop begins Monday, Sept 20 at 4pm
and ends Friday, Sept 24 at 1pm.
Meals are the responsibility of the
participant and their cost is not included in the registration fee. We
will work with the group to organize meal times and locations.
Lodging is the responsibility of the
participant and is not included in the registration fee. A limited
number of lodging options will be available at the home base property in Estes
Rather than adhering to a set
itinerary, we will stay flexible so that we optimize our time in the field,
giving you the best chances to capture great images based on weather and
lighting conditions, and fall color. We plan to photograph throughout the day.
After dinner, we’ll head back to the house for instructional sessions.
Participants arrive in Estes Park.
Kick-off dinner and opening presentation and instructional session on Colin's
secrets for capturing fall color.
Early morning field trip followed by
brunch. Break for processing and instructional session. Afternoon
Morning field trip followed by breakfast. Group critiquing session, slide
show and workshop wrap-up.
(Schedule may vary considerably
depending on weather and other factors. NOTE: We will go where the color is best. If color is not peak in the park, we may visit other locations in the Front Range where color may be better)
A digital or film camera capable of manual exposure
settings. Due to the short time frame of the workshop, people with
digital cameras, especially digital SLR cameras, will get the most from
Plan to bring all of your lenses, from wide angle to
telephoto, as the variety of locations will put all your gear to work!
A sturdy tripod is essential for capturing the long
exposures necessary to capture waterfalls & streams, as well as at sunrise/set.
All your filters. A circular polarizer filter, while not
required, can be a useful tool for controlling glare and reflections on
leaves and water. A graduated
neutral density filter can be useful at sunrise or sunset.
Hiking boots or other sturdy shoes
Rain gear and warm layers – Colorado mountain weather
can be finicky, and temps can be chilly at sunrise or sunset, especially
at higher altitudes.
A headlamp or flashlight, in case we need to hike back
Your own method of transportation. We will carpool
to locations as possible.
A laptop computer loaded with Adobe Lightroom Classic,
to best take advantage of the Lightroom workflow sessions.
To reserve your spot, Click Here
(then click "add to cart" to pay your $250 deposit)
Workshop Cancellation Policy
More than 120 days in advance - full deposit will be returned
60-120 days in advance - deposit can be used for a later workshop
days in advance - 50% refund. If we manage to fill all the workshop
slots, then the remaining 50% can be applied toward future workshops
- if a COVID-19 related travel ban or quarantine directly affect you,
or if the workshop is cancelled due to travel restrictions - 100% refund
(or apply 50% toward a future workshop with a 10% discount)