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We're a Colorado photography workshop group based out of Colorado Springs in beautiful Colorado. Specializing in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, California and many more national areas to come. We have several outstanding photographers on board offering affordable opportunities for excellent locations where you'll learn everything from landscape photography, night sky photography, and much more. More information coming soon!

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Photographing Horses in Beautiful Winter Scenes

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Please Follow this link to our new American Photo Treks Webpage to sign up for this workshop: https://americanphototreks.com/apt/workshop/photographing-horses-in-beautiful-winter-scenes/ It's Back! Have you ever wanted to capture images of horses running straight at you in a dramatic winter scene? How about a beautiful herd running free against a beautiful Colorado mountain skyline? Or capture the power and beauty of these animals as they're being expertly wrangled? Well, now is your chance. American Photo Treks has teamed up with Music Meadows horse ranch near Westcliffe, Colorado to check those magnificent images off your bucket list. Please Follow this link to our new American Photo Treks Webpage to sign up for this workshop: https://americanphototreks.com/apt/workshop/photographing-horses-in-beautiful-winter-scenes/ You’ll be strategically positioned to capture a herd of beautiful, multi-colored horses as they are wrangled by expert cowboys. The APT instructors will give you the necessary instruction in order to capture the images perfectly, then we will provide a post-production video so you can turn your favorite image into a living room showpiece. We will begin by shooting the sunrise against the snow-capped Rockies. Then we will take a little time to learn about the animals and the proper settings/techniques to photograph them properly. The wranglers will then run the herd through many different patterns designed to create stunning and dramatic images. We are anticipating snow, based on the area and time for year, but as always, mother-nature is in charge. Coffee, coco and pastries are provided in the morning and later lunch will be provided by the ranch as well. We’ll also spend a little time inside the barn where there are beautiful, detailed saddles, reigns, chaps etc. which make beautiful pictures themselves. We need a minimum of 8 attendees for this workshop to go, Max is 12. So, who’s in? Please Follow this link to our new American Photo Treks Webpage to sign up for this workshop: https://americanphototreks.com/apt/workshop/photographing-horses-in-beautiful-winter-scenes/

Photographing Horses in Beautiful Winter Scenes - 2nd Day!!

Please sign up for this workshop on our new website: https://americanphototreks.com/apt/workshop/photographing-horses-in-beautiful-winter-scenes-2nd-day/ We have a couple people on the wait list and others who have expressed interest in a 2nd day. We need a minimum of six attendees for a 2nd day. last year, the 2nd day filled up too, so if you would like to photograph horses in a beautiful winter scenes, RSVP right away. Note: If we don't get six attendees for the second day, those who RSVP'd will get a full refund. It's Back! Have you ever wanted to capture images of horses running straight at you in a dramatic winter scene? How about a beautiful herd running free against a beautiful Colorado mountain skyline? Or capture the power and beauty of these animals as they're being expertly wrangled? Well, now is your chance. American Photo Treks has teamed up with Music Meadows horse ranch near Westcliffe, Colorado to check those magnificent images off your bucket list. You’ll be strategically positioned to capture a herd of beautiful, multi-colored horses as they are wrangled by expert cowboys. The APT instructors will give you the necessary instruction in order to capture the images perfectly, then we will provide a post-production video so you can turn your favorite image into a living room showpiece. We will begin by shooting a classic western sunrise with a cowboy and his horses against the snow-capped Rockies. Then we will take a little time to learn about the animals and the proper settings/techniques to photograph them properly. The wranglers will then run the herd through many different patterns designed to create stunning and dramatic images. We are anticipating snow, based on the area and time for year, but as always, mother-nature is in charge. Coffee, coco and pastries are provided in the morning and later lunch will be provided by the ranch as well. We’ll also spend a little time inside the barn where there are beautiful, detailed saddles, reigns, chaps etc. which make beautiful pictures themselves. We need a minimum of 6 attendees for this workshop to go, Max is 12. So, who’s in? Sign up here: https://americanphototreks.com/apt/workshop/photographing-horses-in-beautiful-winter-scenes-2nd-day/ Please DOWNLOAD (https://www.dropbox.com/s/um595r832m0ofgz/APT Liability Waiver - Horses in Winter Day 2.pdf?dl=0) and return your signed waiver to [masked].

Winter in Magical Yosemite Valley 2019

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Please note, to RSVP for this workshop, please go to our website, https://americanphototreks.com/apt/workshop/winter-in-yosemite-valley-2019/ Yosemite Valley is probably the most picturesque National Park in the United States. The very best time to capture this unique landscape is mid-February when the gorgeous landscape is bathed in a magical warm light and often accentuated with light snow. And...this is the only time of year you can capture Nature's FIRE FALL at Horsetail Falls. Join APT for a bucket-list photography adventure. We will take you to the most scenic locations at just the right times to capture them when they are the most beautiful. We will also take you to some less known areas, but are just as beautiful. Of course we will share tips and insights on how to perfectly capture this magnificent landscape. APT will also ensure you are at a prime location, at just the right time, to capture the phenomenon of the Nature's FIRE FALL. During these few days in February, when the conditions are just right, the warm evening light hits the granite face of El Capitan in back of Horsetails Falls at just the right angle to make the waterfall glow. It is a natural show like no other. The price for this adventure is $[masked]. That includes LODGING (double occupancy), travel to and from the San Francisco airport and all travel in and around the park. Airfare and meals are NOT INCLUDED. A single occupancy option is available for an addition fee of $250.00. The light moves fast, so you will receive photo tips sheets in advance to ensure you're ready to capture these beautiful scenes when the light is hitting just right. After the workshop, you'll receive video tutorials demonstrating how we post-process the images we captured. RSVP and PAYMENT: After you RSVP here with your $250.00 deposit, you will receive a PayPal invoice for the balance $945.00. Again, the workshop fee includes transportation from the San Francisco airport (SFO) to Yosemite; transportation during the workshop; and return transportation from Yosemite to the San Francisco airport. All lodging in Yosemite and San Francisco is included in the price. The price is based upon double occupancy. You should plan on arriving in San Francisco by 11:00 am on February 16, 2019. You may book return flights after 11:00 am on February 20, 2019. As of this posting, airfare is approximately $200 round-trip from Denver (DEN) to San Francisco (SFO). CANCELLATION POLICY: Due to the outlay of expenses prior to the workshop, once your deposit is paid, no refunds can be given unless the workshop is cancelled. We strongly advise trip insurance to protect yourself in the event that unavoidable circumstances prevent you from making the trip. For travel insurance, visit RoamRIght (https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=728177&u=1842881&m=59209&urllink=&afftrack=). If you would like to call RoamRight (https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=728177&u=1842881&m=59209&urllink=&afftrack=), dial[masked] and mention American Photo Treks. They can insure any non-refundable expenses. We have used them before for travel insurance. RSVP INSTRUCTIONS: You must RSVP on this workshop on our website at, https://americanphototreks.com/apt/workshop/winter-in-yosemite-valley-2019/ Due to our permit restrictions, we are limited to 11 participants on this exciting workshop. • If you desire single occupancy, please send an email to [masked] indicating your desire. • A PayPal invoice will be sent to you. Payment may be made in two installments: 1st - $[masked]nd - $645.00. NOTE: RSVPs after 1 January 2019 require full payment. Please send an email to [masked] if you desire to pay with two payments. • The balance will be due by 18 January 2019. ICONIC VIEWS: We'll visit the iconic Yosemite National Park in mid-February 2018. We'll photograph many of the iconic Yosemite Valley features including: • Yosemite Valley from the Tunnel View • Bridalveil Falls • Cook's Meadow • Gates of the Valley • Yosemite Falls • Half Dome • Weather permitting, we'll also capture Nature's Fire Fall at Horsetail Falls which occurs at sunset. We'll travel back to San Francisco for our final night where we will photograph the Golden Gate Bridge from Baker's Beach at sunset. LODGING: All lodging is included in the price. We will be staying at the Yosemite Cedar Lodge in El Portal, CA. It is about a 15 minute drive from the hotel to the park entrance. We will return to San Francisco on the afternoon of February 20, 2019. We will be staying at hotel near the Golden Gate Bridge. TRAVEL: You should plan on arriving at the San Francisco airport (SFO) by 11 am on Saturday, February 16, 2019. We will meetup, and drive to Yosemite Valley. We are renting large vehicles to comfortably transport everyone from the airport to Yosemite Valley. Current round trip airfare from Denver to San Francisco is approximately $300. We'll be departing for home the afternoon on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Flight reservations may be made for 11 am or later. Additional details are listed on the workshop signup page at, https://americanphototreks.com/apt/workshop/winter-in-yosemite-valley-2019/ EXAMPLE PHOTOS:

Bucket List Photo Vacation to Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend +

Please sign up for this workshop at our new APT website: https://americanphototreks.com/apt/workshop/bucket-list-photo-vacation-to-monument-valley-antelope-canyon-horseshoe-bend/ Monument Valley, Hunt's Mesa, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and more... Join American Photo Treks on a 6-day vacation adventure sure to create your favorite photos of the year. These shots have been on your bucket list for too long, time to cross them off in a very fun way. This is an ALL INCLUSIVE adventure. Lodging, food and transportation is included. Also includes are all the guided photography tours through Monument Valley, Hunt's Mesa and Antelope Canyon during peak “light pillar” season. Note: The $500.00 cost mentioned above is just to reserve your spot. The total cost of this all-inclusive vacation is $[masked] The remaining balance can be paid in installments. In Monument Valley we will embark on an all-day photo tour with the best local guide team. Shots will include the Totems at Sunrise, Famous Ford Point and of course the classic view of the iconic western scene. You’ll also photograph some hidden arches. Then, we will travel to Hunt's Mesa for sunset, night shots and sunrise. Our tour guides will shows us the best spots to capture some of the most dramatic images you will ever photograph. In upper Antelope Canyon we have teamed up with the areas highest rated photo tour company. You will bring your tripods into the slot canyons and capture many of the most iconic images in the USA. During this time of year the sun creates beautiful pillars of light that make for magical images. You will also experience a second slot canyon with unique perspectives. ALL LOCAL PHOTO TOUR FEES ARE INCLUDED! Horseshoe Bend is one of the most beautiful sunset locations in the west. A wall-hanger for sure. But that’s not all. The shot of the road leading to Monument Valley is almost as iconic as the valley itself. Remember it from Forest Gump? And we have a couple surprise stops along the way just for fun. Of course, American Photo Treks will provide photography classes and tips sheets for each location, on-site instruction, as well as, post-processing instruction classes to ensure your images come out great. To make this an all-inclusive experience and ensure we are in the right spots for sunrise and sunset, we will be traveling in motor homes and staying in nearby campgrounds. We will provide hot breakfast and dinner each day and a sack lunch to take with you in the field. The only thing you need to bring is your camera gear and plenty of memory cards!!! We Provide: • Transportation to and from Colorado Springs • Hot breakfast and dinner each day and a sack lunch to take with you in the field • Lodging (beds are in the motor homes, bathrooms and showers are at the campsite) • Guided photography tours by native experts in Monument Valley and Antelope Canyon • Photography classes on shooting sunrise/sunset, HDR from field to finished image and long exposures • On-site assistance by APT instructors • Post-processing videos You provide: • Snacks Cost: To reserve your spot pay a $500.00 deposit. Be sure you can come, because the deposit is non-refundable. This is used to secure the motor homes. The deposit is transferable if we find someone to take your slot. The remaining balance can be paid in installments. Total is due before March 31, 2019. A minimum of six participants are required for this trip to occur. The trip will have a maximum of 12 participants. Cancellation Policy: Due to the planning involved in a trip of this magnitude, we cannot accept late cancellations. Therefore, the initial deposit of $500.00 is non-refundable. The deposit can be transferred if we find someone to fill your slot. A refund for all other payments will be given, if cancellation is made by March 15, 2019. After that, no refunds will be given unless your spot is filled. If your spot can be filled, a full refund (including the initial deposit) will be given. We hope you can join us for this very fun, all-inclusive photo vacation

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