ASPEN PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP SUMMER 2018 

 

Dates: 

June 25th to June 28th

July 25th to July 28th

August 13th to August 16th

 

Day One: Aspen and a walk into nature 8:00am-12:00pm | 5:00pm-6:00pm

 

We will meet at The Cottage in Aspen CO and discuss what we are looking to accomplish in the 4 days workshop. We will get to know each other and share our expectations and background.

Shortly after we will take a walk through town and head towards independence pass by foot and photograph the landscape including some less conventional portraits. 

 

*In the afternoon we will get back together and look at images to share and discuss how we can improve. 


 

Day Two: Maroon Bells 7:00am - 11:00 am

 

A reflective lake and two giant snow-striped mountaintops, named Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak, anchor a blissful panorama exemplified by a symphony of color that changes with the seasons.

Located just 10 miles west of Aspenor 16 from Snowmassup Maroon Creek Road off Hwy. 82 in a glacial valley, the 14,000-foot peaks (fourteeners) truly epitomize the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Hiking trails provide access to plenty of photo-worthy scenes in the White River National Forest, including hypnotizing wildflower fields, fly-fishermen seeking catches in tranquil Maroon Lake and brilliant fall colors on aspen trees.

 

Are meeting time will be 7:00 am to get the best light before most tourist get there. We will also practice portraiture with the beautiful Bells as our background. 


 

Day three: Crater Lake Trail 7:00am – 11:00 am

 

We will meet at Maroon Bells and head towards Crater Lake TrailThis 3.6-mile round-trip trail rewards hikers with breathtaking vistas of bushy Aspen woodlands and Crater Lake. Start at the Deadly Bells Kiosk from Maroon Lake Trail and be prepared for a steep and rocky ascent, cooler temperatures and spontaneous thunderstorms. 


 

Day  Four:  Aspen Mountain 9:00am – 2:00 pm (Hour Lunch) | 5:00pm-7:00pm

 

We will take the gondola up the mountain and go photograph the best views in Aspen!

Aspen Mountain is a mountain summit in the Elk Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 10,705-foot (3,263 m) peak is located in White River National Forest, 1.4 miles (2.2 km) south-southeast (bearing 162°) of downtown Aspen in Pitkin CountyColoradoUnited States. The north face of the mountain is the location of the Aspen Mountain ski area, one of four adjacent ski areas operated collectively as Aspen/Snowmass. We will photograph the mountains and landscape and take a walk to the backcountry to find new angles, wildflowers and vast landscapes. 

 

*In the afternoon we will get back together and look at images and talk about instagram and developing a personal style.  

 

 

 

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Maroon Bells hike

 

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Cathedral Lake

 

  • Price: $995
    • 20% deposit payable immediately and the balance the day before the workshop starts.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Photography tuition: 
    • Wildlife Photography
    • Landscape Photogrpahy
    • Dramatic/situational portraiture
    • Aerial Photography at every opportunity.
  • Image & exposure analysis in-the-field, as-we-shoot
  • Editing and post-production workflow advice from beginning-to-end.
  • Social media advice and assistance.

 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?

  • Personal travel insurance, including camera gear.
  • Provision of photography equipment.
  • Miscellaneous gear that you might need for the workshop.
  • Make sure you are well-equipped for hikes, always bring a water bottle and good shoes.
  • We highly recommend that all participants have separate camera insurance for their gear. 

SOME QUESTIONS,ANSWERED.

  • WHAT LEVEL OF PHOTOGRAPHY DO WE REQUIRE?
    • We welcome all levels of photography expertise. What we want to see is that you love photography, hopefully will fall in love with Aspen and want to learn more, push it, take it to the next level, and take in the atmosphere and experience of working with other creatives in an epic context.
  • HOW FIT DO I NEED TO BE?
    • There will be some hiking. The altitude is something to take into account, so I suggest to be somewhat fit is important to enjoy the workshop. 
  • SHOULD I BRING A DRONE?
    • If you have one, absolutely! If you don't, consider getting one! Greenland is a fantastic location to drone. Of course, we won't be doing any droning around or above wildlife because we need to be as sensitive to their environment as possible. Non-flying cameras only!
  • HOW MUCH CAMERA GEAR CAN I BRING?
    • Our greatest recommendation in this regard is that you bring a telephoto lens (e.g., at least 300mm or more) this will help you to photograph the arctic wildlife without disturbing them. Canon have a superb 100-400mm which would be invaluable. Nikon also also have a brand new 200-500mm ( which I own and use) and an 80-400mm. 
    • That being said, bring what you have. In general, consider bringing a range of focal lengths: wide-angle (e.g, 24mm) standard (e.g, 50mm) and a telephoto (e.g, 85mm or above). A large part of the workshop will be about making the most out of the equipment that you already have.
    • DSLR or Mirrorless.
    • Tripod.
  • WHAT OTHER EQUIPMENT DO I NEED NO BRING?
    • Hiking boots.
    • Waterproof jacket.
    • Base layer.
    • Mid-layer.
    • Backpack to carry your gear and other things you might need during the day.
    • Water bottle, or collapsible bag like a Hydra-Pak.

TO EXPLORE AND TO CREATE BEAUTIFUL IMAGES TOGETHER

SEE FORM TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ME FOR MORE INFO!

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WE WILL BE OFFERING THREE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS IN ASPEN CO

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Aspen Trees

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Drive up to Independence pass


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