Fall Colors & Wildlife in Colorado
Photo Tour and Digital Photography Training
Limited to 8 Photographers
Alpine lakes, fall colors, and the elk rut await you in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Join photographer Jason Odell to photograph one of the premier locations in all of Colorado. In addition to going to these great locations, you will receive individual image critique and digital software instruction each day.
When: September 29-October 3, 2013
Where: Estes Park, CO
Nearest Airport: Denver International Airport (DEN), about 2 hour drive time to Estes Park.
Workshop Fee: $949 per photographer
(A deposit of $300 per photographer* reserves your space)
Tuition for this workshop covers all field instruction and classroom sessions, including personal image critique. Meals, transportation, and lodging are not included in the tuition price. I've reserved a block of rooms at the group hotel in Estes Park at a discounted rate of $119/night; you will be sent further information upon registering.
*Your deposit is non-refundable unless the leader cancels this event.
Who should attend?
This photo safari is open to photographers of all levels. Beginners are welcome! You should, however, have a basic understanding of your camera system.
Because this workshop will be conducted at high altitudes (9,000' and higher), participants should take caution if they have any known health conditions that would preclude them from going to such elevations. We will not be making long hikes, however you will need to transport your gear up to 1/2 mile (over relatively level paths) in some spots.
Software Training and Image Critique
Each day, we'll have time to download and process our images. I'll guide you through the software techniques I use including color, black & white, and High Dynamic Range Photography. I'll also demonstrate RAW processing and workflow techniques.
What to Bring
- DSLR camera body
- Sturdy tripod with head
- Wide angle zoom lens. (24-70mm or similar)
- Telephoto zoom lens [masked]mm or similar)
- Polarizing filter(s)
- Camera Remote Cable or wireless remote
- (Optional) 300mm or longer lens for wildlife photography
- (Optional) Macro Lens
- (Optional) Super-wide zoom lens (16-35mm or similar)
- (Optional) Graduated ND filters
- Laptop computer with image editing software of your choice for image processing and review (recommended)
Day 1: Meet at hotel lobby at 3pm for orientation session
Day 2: Sunrise shoot at Bear Lake or Sprague Lake; mid-day image processing workshop and image critiques. Evening shoot in Moraine Park to photograph elk.
Day 3: Sunrise shoot on Trail Ridge Road; continue to Grand Lake for breakfast. Mid-day hike to the Holzwarth Historic Site (old cabins). Afternoon shoot at Horseshoe park area.
Day 4: Sunrise shoot at Bear or Sprague Lake. Mid-day image critique session and group slideshow. Evening shoot TBD.
Day 5: Sunrise shoot in Boulder at the Flatirons formation, followed by fall colors and streams in Eldorado Canyon State Park. Workshop will end by 10am; depart for home.
About your instructor, Jason P. Odell
Dr. Jason P. Odell is a creative outdoor photographer in Colorado, USA. He specializes in images of wildlife and landscapes presented with a creative flair. Jason's passion for photography started at a young age when his parents built a darkroom in their garage.
Jason is probably best-known for his comprehensive imaging software guides, which he started publishing in 2006 at Luminescence of Nature Press. Jason's guides have taught thousands of photographers how to tackle software like Nikon's Capture NX2 and Nik Software's HDR Efex Pro 2. Jason's ability to present technical material clearly, without losing focus of the creative process is why his books and workshops are extremely popular with hobbyists and enthusiasts world-wide.