Waterfalls, Lakes & Night Skies of Rocky Mountain National Park
July 25-29, 2022
Estes Park, Colorado
Registration Fee: $895
$250 deposit to reserve your slot. (8 participants max)
To pay the deposit: Click Here
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Spend 5 days exploring glacier-fed waterfalls, alpine
lakes and night skies from 12,000' in rugged Rocky Mountain National Park. We will explore the Wild Basin, Glacier
Gorge, Dream and Emerald Lakes, Trail Ridge Road, and other lovely locations inside and outside
the park, high in the Rocky Mountains.
The workshop is scheduled near the new moon, so we will also spend at
least one night high on Trail Ridge Road - which at 12,000' of elevation
has some of the best views of the night sky in the Front Range.
NOTE: This workshop will involve 3-6 miles of
rugged hiking per day at 8,000-11,000′ elevations. Participants MUST be
in EXCELLENT PHYSICAL SHAPE. If you are coming from sea level, plan to
come a couple of days early to acclimatize yourself to the high elevations.
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 workshop.
New for 2022, I am requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (a booster is suggested but not required).
Field lessons will include tips and techniques for:
- Capturing moving water in photographs
- How to create the silky, long
exposure waterfall effect
- Reading and shooting the light
- Varying shutter speed for creative
- Utilizing filters to improve artistic
- Using your tripod to capture
longer exposures and greater depth of field
- How to photograph the Milky Way
instructional presentations will include:
- Tips & techniques for photography waterfalls and
- Adobe Lightroom workflow for getting the most from your
Workshop begins Monday, July 25 at 4:00 pm and ends Friday, July 29 at Noon.
Where to Meet
Participants will gather at a vacation rental property in Estes Park which will be our base of operations for the week. (TBD)
Housing Options TBD
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.
We plan to photograph throughout the day.
Participants arrive in Estes Park. Kick-off dinner and opening presentation on various techniques and strategies for taking
beautiful photographs of waterfalls and flowing water. (if you are coming from sea level, I recommend arriving a couple of days early to acclimate to the elevation!)
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
Early morning field trip followed by lunch (or hike with
lunch on longer field trips). Break for processing and/or instructional
session. Afternoon/evening field trip. At least one night on Trail Ridge Road for night photography.
Sunrise. Group slide show and image critique.
(Schedule may vary
considerably depending on weather and other factors)
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 bedrooms will be available at the 4BR Estes Park vacation rental house that will be our base of operations for the workshop. Details to follow.
The workshop will happen rain or
shine. Believe it or not, sometimes rain
can be the best conditions for capturing a great waterfall image!
To Reserve your slot (8 max), Click
(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)