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. 🌸 🏕 📷
JULY 24th - 28th, 2024
These dates were chosen specifically to capture the wildflowers in peak bloom.
Limited to a small group of 8 students with 2 instructors to ensure that everyone receives 1:1 attention.
This photography workshop is open to all experience levels, from beginner to advanced all are welcome.
This workshop will require moderate hiking (no more than 1 mile) through Rocky terrain at high elevations.
The dates for this workshop were chosen to have the best chance at peak wildflower bloom in alpine meadows.
Get ready for dark skies, the high altitude and remote nature of this workshop make it perfect for night photos.
We have the unique opportunity to stay in a cabin nestled high in the San Juan Moutains, 12,000ft above.
We visit the iconic locations on this workshop, but also take you to places not easily reached on your own.
TOP CABIN RETREAT
This cabin is no ordinary lodging spot. It's perched at a breathtaking 12,000 feet above sea level in Picayune Gulch, giving you jaw-dropping views of the Animas River headwaters and the ghost town of Animas Forks. Who needs cable TV when you've got nature's own blockbuster right outside your window?
Sure, the Ritz might have fancy amenities and all, but can it make your heart race as you explore the untamed beauty of the San Juan Mountains? I think not! This cabin is the real deal, where the views are so mind-blowing, you'll forget all about room service and pillow mints.
Guided backcountry horseback tour (Add-On)
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.
Meet and Greet, Sunset, Blue Hour, and Milky Way
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.
Sunrise, Sunset, Blue Hour, and Milky Way
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.
Sunrise, Sunset, Blue Hour, and Milky Way
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.
Sunrise, Breakfast, Goodbyes
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.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
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
BRING THE IMAGE TO LIFE
Lightroom & Photoshop, learn our post processing workflow
Dodging and Burning
Understanding layers and masks
Creating the orton glow and painting with light
Build your social media presence, how to maximize engagement
PRE & POST
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!
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.
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!
GET ALL THE DETAILS HERE
You will want to fly into
ALBUQUERQUE AIRPORT, DURANGO AIRPORT or MONTROSE AIRPORT, arrive before 12pm the first day.
SILVERTON, CO (5hr Drive from Albuquerque Airport, 1.5hr Drive from Durango & Montrose Airport)
These are backcountry roads, this means a high clearance 4X4 vehicle is required.
ALL LODGING ACCOMODATIONS
We have reserved lodging for the duration of the workshop, please read inclusions for all the details.
In field photography instruction, Post processing instruction and photo critiques are the best part!
PRE & POST
Spend more time in nature. Then come back to relive those moments with a session in the digital dark room.
Flights / car transportation are not included we are helping attendees source capable, fully equipped vehicles
MEALS & DRINKS
You are responsible for all your meals and drinks during the workshop. Cabin includes kitchen.
With any adventure, it is recommended you have travel insurance, especially for medical emergencies
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. We'll help you improve those skills you've been neglecting faster than you can say "Houston, we have a problem".