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Announcing my #Colorado Fall Photography #workshop in the San Juan Mountains around Ridgway, Ouray, & Telluride! Sign up and join me photographing the best Colorado has to offer at the best time of year!  Fall brings majestic snow capped peaks with vibrant blue skies and blazing gold leaves. If you’ve been following my landscape #photography images and want to learn how create similar images, this class is for you. 
http://www.zenfolio.com/jasonjhatfield/edit/pages.aspx#1001171118

Sign up using the link above and check below for more info.  There are 5 of 6 spots left and they will fill up quickly.

In this #workshop you’ll learn how to create amazing landscapes of Colorado’s best mountains surrounded by golden aspens. My workshop will start with instruction on location, scouting & photographing during sunrise/sunset, and progress to technique instruction throughout the class. 

What You Will Learn 

Fall Photography:  The primary goal of this workshop is to guide you to the best spots for Colorado fall photography and provide instruction while shooting.

Shooting Techniques:  Camera setup along with the importance of learning your camera.  Camera settings such as ISO, aperture, and shutter speed.  Composition for the various types of landscape photography encountered including grand vistas and intimate aspen shots.

Post Processing:  While this workshop will not cover in-depth processing we will discuss techniques that include noise reduction, sharpening, color balancing & enhancement as well as some other tweaks to improve your images.  The majority of my work is edited in Lightroom as well as using the Nik Software Plug-ins.

Location Scouting:  We’ll discuss the best locations for fall photography in Colorado as well as how to find new and different angles on popular spots.  We’ll also cover techniques for planning the time to photograph, and researching/reading the weather.

Announcing my #Colorado Fall Photography #workshop in the San Juan Mountains around Ridgway, Ouray, & Telluride! Sign up and join me photographing the best Colorado has to offer at the best time of year!  Fall brings majestic snow capped peaks with vibrant blue skies and blazing gold leaves. If you’ve been following my landscape #photography images and want to learn how create similar images, this class is for you. 

http://www.zenfolio.com/jasonjhatfield/edit/pages.aspx#1001171118

Sign up using the link above and check below for more info.  There are 5 of 6 spots left and they will fill up quickly.

In this #workshop you’ll learn how to create amazing landscapes of Colorado’s best mountains surrounded by golden aspens. My workshop will start with instruction on location, scouting & photographing during sunrise/sunset, and progress to technique instruction throughout the class. 

What You Will Learn 

Fall Photography:  The primary goal of this workshop is to guide you to the best spots for Colorado fall photography and provide instruction while shooting.

Shooting Techniques:  Camera setup along with the importance of learning your camera.  Camera settings such as ISO, aperture, and shutter speed.  Composition for the various types of landscape photography encountered including grand vistas and intimate aspen shots.

Post Processing:  While this workshop will not cover in-depth processing we will discuss techniques that include noise reduction, sharpening, color balancing & enhancement as well as some other tweaks to improve your images.  The majority of my work is edited in Lightroom as well as using the Nik Software Plug-ins.

Location Scouting:  We’ll discuss the best locations for fall photography in Colorado as well as how to find new and different angles on popular spots.  We’ll also cover techniques for planning the time to photograph, and researching/reading the weather.

Today I’m jumping back to a favorite location near #Denver.  My best advice if you encounter a road like this in #Colorado mountains, take it easy, because there’s no shoulder!

"Icy Road up"
A brief storm of snow and ice the night before broke to a clear and vibrant morning.  Clouds gave way to a frosty sunrise over the Mt. Evans summit highway.

Today I’m jumping back to a favorite location near #Denver.  My best advice if you encounter a road like this in #Colorado mountains, take it easy, because there’s no shoulder!

"Icy Road up"

A brief storm of snow and ice the night before broke to a clear and vibrant morning.  Clouds gave way to a frosty sunrise over the Mt. Evans summit highway.

Sunrise over Little Giant Basin, the final descent on the #Hardrock100 course back to #Silverton.  #Kilian had already ripped through here in the dark a couple hours before and finished in record time.  Scenes like this are the reason I got into #ultrarunning, it’s a great way to explore and scout for photography while training to carry all that gear ;)

Sunrise over Little Giant Basin, the final descent on the #Hardrock100 course back to #Silverton.  #Kilian had already ripped through here in the dark a couple hours before and finished in record time.  Scenes like this are the reason I got into #ultrarunning, it’s a great way to explore and scout for photography while training to carry all that gear ;)

A fiery sunset beckons the first night on #Hardrock100 course near Silverton, #Colorado.  The clouds that created such a beautiful scene soon unleashed a dangerous electrical storm as the race’s top runners scrambled above treeline. The course trail can be seen in the right winding up the slope before heading the rest of way up to Handies Peak. trailporn

A fiery sunset beckons the first night on #Hardrock100 course near Silverton, #Colorado.  The clouds that created such a beautiful scene soon unleashed a dangerous electrical storm as the race’s top runners scrambled above treeline. The course trail can be seen in the right winding up the slope before heading the rest of way up to Handies Peak. trailporn

"Winter in Summer"
I captured this image Saturday morning after the ice storm moved out.  This Bristlecone Pine “Flag Tree” shows the prevailing wind from the west.  Bristlecone pines are such a great example of life surviving and thriving in harsh conditions.  The trees experience a brief summer growing period that can still be subject to cruel winter-like storms. #Colorado

"Winter in Summer"

I captured this image Saturday morning after the ice storm moved out.  This Bristlecone Pine “Flag Tree” shows the prevailing wind from the west.  Bristlecone pines are such a great example of life surviving and thriving in harsh conditions.  The trees experience a brief summer growing period that can still be subject to cruel winter-like storms. #Colorado

It’s been a rough month since I lost my dog Sierra, especially battling the depression that came with it.  My photography helped and allowed me to put some emotion into a constructive outlet; primarily by editing photos as the motivation to travel to the mountains without her wasn’t there.  Even greater help has come though with the adoption of rescue puppy from Missouri.  This is Koda, a 3 month old Aussie mix, and I’ve had the pleasure of spending most of my free time working with her.  Since adopting her she’s already been to Boulder, Rocky Mountain NP, Kenosha Pass, and this weekend to Mt. Evans with me.  She loves the trail and has a great mountain spirit.  I still miss Sierra but I know she would approve of Koda, so I can only strive to give her a great life too.

Here is the finished result of the image I shared yesterday.  The night sky more closely resembles my experience there and I blended in light painting of the dead Bristlecone Pine.  I created this image at the Mt. Goliath Natural Area on #MtEvans. #Milkyway #Nightphotography

Here is the finished result of the image I shared yesterday.  The night sky more closely resembles my experience there and I blended in light painting of the dead Bristlecone Pine.  I created this image at the Mt. Goliath Natural Area on #MtEvans. #Milkyway #Nightphotography

Here’s an image straight out of camera; not what I saw with my eyes, but what my camera produced using its lens, sensor, and user inputed settings (ISO, aperture, etc).  This particular image was shot at ISO6400, f2.8, 17mm, 15 seconds.  I’ll be sharing the finished photo later but wanted you to see what an image looks like beforehand.  #nightphotography #photoediting #MilkyWay

Here’s an image straight out of camera; not what I saw with my eyes, but what my camera produced using its lens, sensor, and user inputed settings (ISO, aperture, etc).  This particular image was shot at ISO6400, f2.8, 17mm, 15 seconds.  I’ll be sharing the finished photo later but wanted you to see what an image looks like beforehand.  #nightphotography #photoediting #MilkyWay