Colorado Autumn Color Photography Workshop
Southwestern Colorado's San Juan Mountains
Photograph Autumn Landscapes in the beautiful San Juan Mountains of Colorado with Gary Gray and Jonathan Steele.
* Closed * October 3rd-6th, 2016. Price per person $875
Skill Level: Amateur - Professional
Price $875 per person, 50% deposit at time of booking. Remainder due by September 1st.
Workshop size: 4-8 people
Lodging and meals not provided (we have a list of recommendations)
We provide transportation on location, however, you are free to use your own personal vehicle if you desire.
There are airports in Denver, Colorado Springs, Montrose and Telluride for those who'd like to fly in from elsewhere.
Preferred airport destination is Montrose Regional Airport, for those who need to ride with us.
We'll be working in the San Juan Mountains near Ridgway, Ouray and Telluride, Colorado when the mountains are at their most beautiful.
We will meet & greet the evening of Monday, October 3rd and then spend the next three days exploring and photographing Autumn color in some of the most scenic country in the United States.
This workshop will go rain, shine or snow, as this time of year can be very dynamic with rapidly changing weather systems. No two years are quite the same.
We must have 4 signups by the cutoff date of August 2nd (two months prior to workshop) or the workshop will be cancelled and refunds issued to those who signed up.
Once we've confirmed the workshop is on, final payment is due by no later then September 1st.
No refunds will be issued after the cutoff date of August 2nd unless it is a result of Gray Photography cancelling the workshop.
Since we'll have two hosts/instructors, personal attention will be unfettered and you'll be learning from two of North America's finest landscape photographers.
Gary and Jonathan will help you learn the photographic principles of Landscape and Nature photography.
Field subjects will include:
Exposure fundamentals (shutter speed/aperture/ISO) and how the three interact
Understanding your camera's capabilities
Use of the histogram
Uses and applications of photographic filters
Basics of Macro/Micro photography
Basic & advanced concepts of compositional elements in landscape photography
Working in varied weather conditions and getting the most out of your environment
Learning to see with a photographic eye
Wide angle and telephoto lens fundamentals
Basics of night photography and long exposure techniques
Tools for the photographer (Tablets, mobile phone apps and uses)
Plus, you'll learn where a lot of the cool photographic locations are in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.
The base itinerary for the workshop will be as follows.
Monday, October 3rd: Attendee arrival day, plan to meet with the workshop group after 6 PM in the Ridgway/Ouray area (location to be determined) for a meet and greet.
Tuesday, October 4th: Up before sunrise, the group will rendezvous and then proceed to a preselected sunrise photography location. We'll shoot through late morning, take a lunch break and visit a new location for the afternoon and sunset photography.
Wednesday, October 5th: Up before sunrise, the group will rendezvous and then proceed to a preselected sunrise photography location. We'll shoot through late morning, take a lunch break and visit a new location for the afternoon and sunset photography.
Thursday, October 6th: Final day of workshop, Up before sunrise, the group will rendezvous and then proceed to a preselected sunrise photography location. We'll shoot through late morning, take a lunch break and visit a new location for the afternoon and sunset photography. Workshop ends at sunset.
Bring your laptop computer and we'll review/critique photos as time and location allows, either in the field or at a yet to be determined meeting time & place.
Attendees should be in good health and capable of working outdoors in bad weather and at high altitude. You'll be asked to sign a waiver to participate.
You can sign up securely using your credit card via the PayPal link on this page or by calling Gray Photography at 303-948-1972.
There is a 50% deposit due at time of signup and the remaining balance is due in full by September 1st.
My cancellation policy is here.
If you have questions about this workshop, please feel free to contact us.
Click here to send us a message. By telephone at 303-948-1972
About your hosts:
Gary Gray is a Colorado based Landscape & Wildlife photographer who founded his photography workshop business in 2006 after retiring from The Wall Street Journal.
An internationally published writer and photographer Gary is also the founder of North American Nature, Wildlife & Landscape Photographers Association.
Gary is also an expert print maker. Gary teaches workshops, hosts photographic tours and does private photography tutoring. His photographic base of operations is Red Feather Lakes, Colorado.
Jonathan Steele photographs New England's most beautiful landscapes. In his travels he has covered areas throughout New England including the Connecticut Coast line, Acadia National Park, The White Mountains of New Hampshire and other New England locations. Whether it is by hiking, climbing or kayaking he is always in search of new images from perspectives that most people will never personally see, or may never just take the time to stop and notice.
Jonathan is an award winning published photographer who has studied with The New York Institute of Photography as well with some of the world's top photographers and photography instructors who have shot or written for The National Geographic Society, Audubon, The Sierra Club, National Parks, Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography and other nationally and internationally recognized publications. In addition to being published in the London Based Landscape Photography Magazine he is also a member of the New England Photography Guild where he is one of a small a group of photographers that has come together to present to you the best of New England through their photography.
Though he is primarily New England based, Jonathan has also spent time capturing images in other areas of the country including the Gulf Coast of Florida, the Mountains of Colorado and the Catskills of New York.