Fall in the Colorado high country is a sight to behold. It’s no wonder so many people travel here year after year to see the aspens changing to gold and even orange in some areas. Rugged mountain backdrops just add to the beauty of this annual photography rite.
Crisp blue skies, yellow trees and snow dusting the mountaintops make for some great color contrasts as well as great compositions. Learn some new techniques for shooting well before the sun breaks the horizon that will amaze you and everyone who looks at your photos. Special exposure tips will also be provided to help give a bit of punch to the colors. The days will be long as we will leave to be at our first location well before sunrise and we will shoot until we lose light at night. There will be mid-day breaks for resting, downloading images and instructional programs.
As a former 30-year resident of Colorado, I have found many hidden spots that make this a memorable experience. The trip is based out of Ridgway, home area of Dallas Divide, Last Dollar Road, Ouray and Telluride. Ridgway is in the heart of the beautiful San Juan Mountains. Some of the best color in Colorado is found here including getting some red from the scrub oaks.
Popular areas we visit include Dallas Divide, Last Dollar Road, Crystal Lake, Ironton mining ruins, Wilson Mesa, Priest Lake and Owl Creek Pass. Easy but bumpy four-wheel drive roads will be encountered on this trip.
Some of these spots are the most photographed places in the state and you can see for yourself why. Even with many photos taken here, each one you take will be different from those made in the past.
These workshops do not involve much trail hiking, however, they can involve walking along roads and slopes with uneven surfaces. Be prepared for possible temperature extremes and sudden changes in weather. Be aware that mornings and evenings can be very chilly and snow is a possibility at higher elevations.
Other special techniques taught during the trip include numerous ways to create very interesting abstract including multiple exposure, panning, zooming and more.
* Hotel, ground transportation and all meals included in cost
* Pick-up and drop-off from designated airport
* Hands-on help in the field and in-room digital instructional programs
* Hand-outs related to the particular trip as well as other photo tips and information
* Our aim is to help you capture great images in a relaxed atmosphere and teach
material that will help you take better photos the next time you go into the field