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COLORADO WILDFLOWERS

SATISFY YOUR CRAVING FOR ADVENTURE 

Listen up, flower power people! This workshop is gonna be more colorful than a unicorn's dream. We're talking pastel blues of the Colorado columbine, vibrant pinks of Indian paintbrush, and a whole lotta other native blooms that will make your eyes pop like fireworks. And don't even get me started on the scenery,  towering peaks that'll make you feel like a microscopic ant.  🌸 🏕 📷

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TRIP DATES

JULY 23 - 26, 2023

These dates were chosen specifically to capture the wildflowers in peak bloom.

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TRIBE SIZE

Limited to a small group of 8 students with 3 instructors to ensure that everyone receives 1:1 attention.

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DIFFICULTY LEVEL

This photography workshop is open to all experience levels, from beginner to advanced all are welcome.

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HIKING

This workshop will require moderate hiking (no more than 1 mile) through Rocky terrain at high elevations.

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WILDFLOWERS

The dates for this workshop were chosen to have the best chance at peak wildflower bloom in alpine meadows.

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MILKY WAY

Get ready for dark skies, the high altitude and remote nature of this workshop make it perfect for night photos.

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HORSEBACK TOUR

Experience the the true wild west, these mountains are full of rich history and back country locations.

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OVERLANDING

Because of the freedom we gain from base camping near our locations allows us more time in the field shooting!

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THIS WORKSHOP
IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT

Explore in your very own overlanding rig. Don't have an overlanding vehicle? Let us help you secure one.

Meals around the campfire?

Leave the cooking up to us, Breakfast and dinner are included in your tuition costs.

If you want to take this workshop, but do NOT want to camp, please reach out so we can help you arrange accomodations!

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DAY 1

Meet and Greet, Sunset, Blue Hour, and Milky Way

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The Colorado Rocky Mountain adventure kicks off in Silverton, CO at 12:00. We will set out for our first sunset shooting session. Then setup camp for the night to capture the stars.

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DAY 2

Sunrise, Sunset, Blue Hour, and Milky Way

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We start the day photographing fields of wildflowers in the Rocky Mountains at sunrise. Then off to our next location unforgettable night of shooting the sunset, blue hour and the stars.

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DAY 3

Sunrise, Sunset, Blue Hour, and Milky Way

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Another morning of shooting Colorado wildflowers, we'll break down camp and adventure to our next base camp for sunset & starry night shoot in  Colorado's Rocky Mountains.

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DAY 4

Sunrise, Breakfast, Goodbyes

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On the last day, we'll spend the morning chasing wildflowers framed by Rocky Mountain peaks. We'll wrap up our amazing time over breakfast before breaking down camp and heading out.

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OPTIONAL
DAY 5/6

A guided horseback ride to backcountry locations. Spend the day riding through the San Juan Mountains. Our Colorado Rocky Mountain adventure doesn't end there, a ghost town under the stars for our last day of shooting.

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ADD-ON
HORSEBACK
IN THE
ROCKIES

JULY 27TH to 28TH, 2023

(PRICING TBD

Are you ready to go back in time like a wild-west cowboy or cowgirl? Saddle up and explore the rich history of this area just like those gold rush miners did during their hay-day! Giddy up on a guided horseback ride to breathtaking backcountry locations, where you can snap some pics of stunning wildflowers, majestic mountain peaks, and if we're lucky, even some wild critters! It's like traveling back in time, but with better technology and fewer bandits.

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

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PLANNING YOUR SHOTS

  • Scouting and evaluating conditions

  • Composing an image to grab the viewers' attention

  • Composing an image with a person in frame to tell a story

  • Utilizing apps for more efficient planning

  • Choosing the right lens and filters for the job

  • How to shoot with a plan for editing

CAPTURING YOUR IMAGE

  • How to capture intimate details and abstract images

  • Histogram - how to read for perfectly exposed images

  • Exposure control. how to use ISO, aperture and shutter speed in different scenarios

  • Bracketing, Perspective blending and focus stacking

  • Long Exposure, how to capture blue hour

  • Creative uses of light at night

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BRING THE IMAGE TO LIFE

  • Lightroom & Photoshop, learn our post processing workflow

  • Luminosity masks

  • Dodging and Burning

  • Understanding layers and masks

  • Removing distractions

  • Creating the orton glow and painting with light

  • Build your social media presence, how to maximize engagement

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PRE & POST
ZOOM SESSIONS

Before we hit the ground running, we'll have a virtual rendezvous on Zoom. Trust us, we're like ninjas when it comes to photography, and we only have one shot (pun intended) to capture the perfect shots. So, we want to make sure you're well-equipped and ready to rock 'n' roll!

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After we've done some serious shutter clicking, it's time for the main event! We're talking an epic editing session where each instructor will spill their secrets and show you how to turn your photos into masterpieces. And the best part? You get to kick back, relax, and soak it all in because we're recording everything for you to binge-watch at your leisure.

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MEET THE TEAM

Our goal is to leave you confident, motivated and passionate about photography with a new set of ideas and perspective. Be sure to check out our ABOUT page to learn more about our guild masters and you future favorite teachers ever!

The Image Guild Landscape Photo Workshop Instructor Jess Santos

JESS SANTOS

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The Image Guild Landscape Photo Workshop Instructor Ryan Oswald

RYAN OSWALD

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The Image Guild Landscape Photo Workshop Instructor Mike Simmons

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GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE

Nearest Airport to Overlanding Colorado Wildflower Photo Workshop

NEAREST AIRPORT

You will want to fly into

ALBUQUERQUE AIRPORT, DURANGO AIRPORT or MONTROSE AIRPORT, arrive before 12pm the first day.

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MEETING LOCATION

SILVERTON, CO (5hr Drive from Albuquerque Airport, 1.5hr Drive from Durango & Montrose Airport)

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4X4 REQUIRED

These are backcountry roads, this means a high clearance 4X4 vehicle is required.

ADVENTURE INCLUSIONS

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BREAKFAST

& DINNER

Leave the cooking up to us, breakfast and dinner are provided on this workshop in true camping style.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

INSTRUCTION

In field photography instruction, Post processing instruction and photo critiques are the best part!

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PRE & POST

ZOOM SESSIONS

Spend more time in nature. Then come back to relive those moments with a session in the digital dark room.

NOT INCLUDED

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TRANSPORTATION

Flights / car transportation are not included we are helping attendees source capable, fully equipped vehicles

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LUNCH & SNACKS

We will provide breakfast and dinner, but you will be responsible for your own lunch and snacks.

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TRAVEL INSURANCE

With any adventure, it is recommended you have travel insurance, especially for medical emergencies

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OVERLAND VEHICLE RENTAL

If you do not own you own overlanding rig, please contact us to assist in securing a capable vehicle. No previous dirt road driving experience is required. We will show you the way.

Due to liability, rental and insurance agreements, clients will be responsible for fees and paperwork related to the rental vehicles. If you have your own overlanding rig this does not apply. Rental fees are NOT included in the tuition cost of the workshop and can range from $199 - $300 per day.

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RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE

We've got limited space and it's filling up faster than a rocket launch, so make like a shooting star and be the first one to snag your spot. And don't worry, with not one, but TWO photography gurus at your beck and call, you'll have more one-on-one time than a astronaut stuck in the space station with their chatty roommate. They'll help you improve those skills you've been neglecting faster than you can say "Houston, we have a problem".

JOIN THE GUILD AND INVEST IN YOUR PASSION!

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