Join me for 3 days in and around one of Colorado’s coolest towns! Aspen and Snow-mass wilderness areas provide great views of the Iconic Maroon Bells and unbridled views of the rocky mountains. Imagine towering peaks, golden aspens, moody weather, fog, moose, and more!
Aspen, Colorado has long been a destination for skiers, Hollywood elite, and photographers, and its no surprise why once you’ve been there! During the autumn season the entire town and surrounding area is flush with golden Aspen trees. Just a short drive out of town you can lay witness to the towering Maroon Bells, along the shore of maroon lake. Early risers get the best opportunity for the best views of these amazing peaks.
During this time we have a great opportunity for snow and moody, foggy weather on top of the beautiful autumn color!
The cost of this 3.5 day and 3 night workshop is $1100.00 with a required, and non-refundable deposit of $350.00 to hold your spot.
**One night stay included for the 3-4th, You will beed to provide your own lodging for the remaining 2 nights, and transportation during your time in the San Juan’s.
This workshop will be limited to 5 students to maximize personal attention.
We will spend a majority of our time around Aspen, capturing the classic sunrise view at the Maroon Bells, and once the sun has risen we will focus on intimate scenes in the dense Aspen groves nearby!
Independence pass, and Twin lakes area will be part of the tour as well! Theres will certainly be no shortage of photographic opportunities!
On each excursion we will capture sunrises, sunsets and if weather cooperates moody midday images! The fall in the rockies is special, with a great chance for atmosphere which can allow for shooting conditions all day long!
The itinerary for the first Adventure will begin on:
Friday September 21st, with a meet and greet at noon (12pm) near Downtown Aspen, we will cover our lesson plan, and potential locations including weather forecasts etc, there will be some impromptu weather chasing to ensure everyone gets the best possible chance at dramatic, beautiful images! Once the sun has set we will capture the stars until the wary want to turn in!
We will reconvene on Saturday morning very early for sunrise at the iconic Maroon Bells! The early bird gets the worm and in the case of Maroon bells, the best spot! The nearby Aspen groves provide excellent and abundant opportunities for unique, abstract and intimate scenes!
A break for lunch and a processing session near downtown and reconvene for sunset! Independence Pass will likely be the target!
Sunday will follow a similar itinerary starting with a sunrise, mid morning shooting if weather allows, and break for lunch and processing session! We will wrap up at 2pm!
You will be guided to some of the coolest areas around Aspen to learn how to compose and execute the best possible autumn images. From abstracts, and intimates, to wide angle and telephoto landscapes.
Gear you will need for this workshop include:
•Your camera, preferably something with good low light performance to truly take advantage of the dark skies.
•A wide lens with an aperture like f/2.8
•A mid to long range zoom for macro and intimate landscape scenes
•A sturdy tripod
•A Shutter release cable
•A laptop with Adobe photoshop and Lightroom is preferred
•Clothes for all conditions, its quite cold at night, and not very warm during the day with chances for rain.
•Sturdy and comfortable shoes, perhaps a couple of choices
•A hat, or buff for sun protection
•A comfortable Camera bag
•Plenty of snacks and water
•Hard drives and card readers, plenty of camera batteries
•A flashlight or headlamp
**Cancellation Policy** Your credit card number is due upon booking and payment of deposit. Deposits are non refundable and if cancelled the deposit will go toward another group or private workshop. If you cancel within 30 days of the scheduled event and your seat cannot be filled the remaining balance will be charged to your card.