Learn to Photograph Fall Color in Colorado
September 26-28, 2014
Let us teach you how to photograph grand landscapes like this one between Durango and Silverton, Colorado. ©Kit Frost
This year our popular 3-day, Colorado Fall Color Photography Workshop takes place in the San Juan Mountains. Round-trip from Durango, we take you to our favorite grand and intimate scenic locations throughout Southern Colorado.
Photographing in and around aspen forests is a fun, learning experience on our Fall Color Workshop. ©Kit Frost
Day One finds us exploring the landscapes, light and aspens between Durango and Silverton, and then on to the glorious Red Mountain Pass to Ouray (the Switzerland of America).
- How to properly use YOUR camera to combine f-stop, shutter and ISO to make your images sing. Discussion of what makes a good photo into a great photo.
- Aperture control for depth of field
- Shutter control for those “quaking” aspen.
- Choosing back-lighting, front, and side lighting to improve your photography
We enjoy plenty of blue skies in Colorado and the autumn color is often dusted with early snow fall. Learn to work with reflections. ©Kit Frost
Day Two we visit an exhibition of Autumn in Ouray County and then travel up and along Owl Creek Road to Silver Jack Reservoir. The Cimmaron Mountains are our backdrop as we explore “near-far” relationships in the autumn landscape. At sunset we will photograph the Sneffels Range from Dallas Divide, a must see fall scene in Colorado.
- Using leading lines in your photos.
- Create near-far compositions and learn to select the proper f-stop
- Working with exposure compensation (+-)
It’s always surprising to see the mix of color in our golden aspen forests. Let the landscape show off to you and photograph this awesome display. ©Kit Frost
Day Three we photograph our return trip to Durango. Letting the fall color and mountain compositions “call our names”, while we continue to teach you to improve your photography skills. Digital video instruction will be demonstrated as we make our way through the mountains, creating short video clips of your adventure, the forests, the grand and intimate scenes.
Tuition and Accommodations
Accommodations in Ouray are at the newly remodeled Matterhorn Motel. Once registered for our Fall Color Photo Workshop, we’ll pass along more information about suggested gear, clothing. Click here for Kit’s suggestions for adventure gear.
Tuition, includes expert photography instruction, light beverages and lunch at our photo locations. $1298.
Dinner will be at restaurants in Ouray or Ridgway. (costs not included)
For more information about fall color in Colorado.
And Why Leaves Change Color
And while in Durango.
Join us for our Adobe Lightroom class after your workshop,
September 28, 10am-1pm, Tuition $150.
And learn to upload, edit and sequence, title and add music to YouTube and Facebook videos.
September 28, 2-5pm, Tuition $150.