SOLD OUT - Crested Butte Wildflower Photography Workshop: July 18-21, 2019

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SOLD OUT - Crested Butte Wildflower Photography Workshop: July 18-21, 2019

from 495.00

Dramatic peaks, lush valleys, and rolling fields of green make Crested Butte a photographer’s dream. The state's self-professed wildflower capital, carpets of sunflowers, lupine, paintbrush, and more can be found in the surrounding mountains. Our workshop begins on Thursday afternoon where we'll meet in town before heading out for sunset.  Over the next 4 days we'll visit locations all around the Elk Mountains on dirt and 4WD roads. This photography workshop is focused on time in the field but we’ll break in town during the harshest light of the day for food and rest. If the weather prevents photographing we’ll also spend time on post processing with Lightroom and Photoshop. You're welcome to stay in the area and continue exploring on your own after, recommended nearby areas: Crystal Mill, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Maroon Bells, San Juan Mountains, Great Sand Dunes NP

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Dates: July 18-21, 2019

Start - Stop Days: Thursday afternoon- Sunday morning

Cost: $1100 (Sale $995)

Deposit: $495

Max Class size:  6

Basecamp: Crested Butte

Nearest Airports: Gunnison, Grand Junction, Aspen, Denver, Colorado Springs

Lodging & Meals: Not Included

Preferred Accommodations: Cristiana Guesthaus Crested Butte

Transportation: 4x4 transportation provided to all locations, participants are responsible for transport to/from Crested Butte.  If you have a 4x4 vehicle with off-road experience you are welcome to drive yourself to all photo locations.

Special Gear: N/A

Fitness: Active - Photographing will occur near the road, on hillsides, along trails, and in the mountains. Hiking from a few hundred feet to a few miles, some locations will require walking on uneven terrain.  Elevations from 7000-12000ft. At higher elevations it's easier to get out of breath so I recommend training at home hiking with a camera pack.

Locations

  • Kebler Pass

  • Ohio Pass

  • Lost Lake

  • Lake Irwin

  • Crested Butte

  • Gunnison River

  • Paradise Divide

  • Schofield Pass

  • Washington Gulch

  • Slate River

  • Brush Creek

Climate: Comfortable days 60-80˚F, Cool Nights 40-50˚F, A mix of sunny and stormy days, afternoon storms are common.

What You Will Learn

Nature Photography:  The primary goal of this workshop is to guide you to the best wildflower and scenic locations in the Elk Mountains 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.  Compositions for the various types of landscape photography encountered including grand vistas and more intimate scenes.

Post Processing:  This is a photo tour and not designed for classroom time on post-processing, but we will discuss shooting techniques in the field that allow for easier and better editing. If the weather prevents us from shooting we will possibly use that time for post-processing instruction.

Location Scouting:  We'll discuss the best locations for summer mountain 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.


Registered participants will receive a recommended gear list as well as any other important information.

To be at the best locations for sunrise and sunset our hours in the field will vary. Some locations require a couple hours travel on rough backcountry roads.

The final itinerary is subject to change based on weather and conditions. 

This workshop will take place in remote mountain areas. Not all areas have bathrooms and you will need to bury or pack out any waste, I will provide a shovel and any needed toiletries. We will be hiking on this trip and possible locations could include steep trails, rocky terrain, off-trail travel, and high elevation.

Cancellation policy:

  • If you cancel 90+ days prior to the workshop your payment is refunded minus a $125 fee; if you transfer your spot to another participant the fee is waived minus any payment processing fees.

  • 90 days to the start of the workshop a refund is only available if your spot can be filled. You can transfer your spot to another photographer or wait to see if it's filled (I will attempt to fill it from any wait-list). The full remaining balance is due 60 days before the workshop and a $125 processing fee will be applied to any transfers until the start of the workshop. No refunds on the full amount owed after 60 days.

There are NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY for any reason, medical, weather, or otherwise. You are encouraged to purchase travel insurance and refundable airfare to cover any potential losses due to illness, family emergency, natural disaster, etc. If you fly with points on Southwest it's easy to get a refund for use on future flights. All cancellation requests must be in writing and received either by US mail or E-mail.

I reserve the right to cancel any workshop if the minimum student enrollment is not met or unavoidable circumstances prevent its start. In the event of a cancelation, participants will be given the option of rescheduling for a later date, transferring to another future workshop, or a full refund. I am not liable for any travel or lodging expenses incurred due to cancellation and as such travel insurance is recommended.

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