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This is a group for anyone interested in photographically exploring the Front Range of Colorado, and/or Moab, Arches & Canyonlands National Parks in Moab, Utah. From day hikes and targeted discussions to immersive photography workshops, all skill levels are welcome! Colin is a licensed tour guide in Arches & Canyonlands National Parks, and he is excited to explore his new environs in the front range of Colorado, especially RMNP, while meeting new people and sharing photographic tips and tricks.

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Arches, Canyonlands & La Sal Mountains Fall Photo Workshop

Red Rock garden

$850.00

Special Offer! Due to COVID-19, I have been having a hard time filling all of my slots of my fall workshops, so I am offering a last minute deal for members of this Meetup only: 20% off! Workshop registration only $680! Spend a fantastic week exploring Arches, canyons, ancient rock art, the Colorado River, iconic movie and TV locations, and some of the best light for landscape photography in the world. Early October is peak fall color for the aspen trees in the La Sal Mountains near Moab, and the area is famous for its dark skies for night photography! We will visit a wide variety of great locations in Arches & Canyonlands National Parks and Dead Horse Point State Park. We will also explore other great locations in an around Moab and Castle Valley. The workshop will include classroom work to better your photographic craft, including time to process and critique your images. We will shoot sunrises and sunsets each day as weather allows, with a few hours each day dedicated to classroom instruction and image processing. Subjects will include, but not be limited to: Natural arches, canyons, ancient ruins and rock art, the Colorado River, iconic movie and TV locations, and optional night photography in internationally recognized dark skies parks. We will end the workshop with a group slide show and critique. About the Photographer: Colin is an award-wining photographer based primarily in New York state, but he has spent the past several years exploring the red rock Canyonlands of Southern Utah. As a part time resident of Moab since 2011, he has spent several weeks a year exploring the photographic riches in and around Moab in every season. He is a certified photography travel guide in nearby Arches and Canyonlands national parks. Field lessons will include tips and techniques for: How to make your red rock & autumn color images pop How to capture good images in challenging lighting conditions Analyzing e a scene for compositional options Using filters to improve artistic results Indoor sessions will be spent viewing and critiquing participants’ images. In addition, presentations will include: Photographic techniques for shooting the red rock sandstone of the Colorado Plateau HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography Shooting panoramic images Adobe Lightroom workflow Creating great black and white images from digital color captures Skills Needed All skill levels are welcome. Participants who have a basic understanding of digital workflow and knowledge or exposure to Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom will get the most from this workshop. Other Considerations Though locations visited during this workshop are readily accessible, the hilly terrain requires some moderate hiking (typically less than 3 miles round trip). Participants MUST BE IN GOOD PHYSICAL SHAPE and able to climb and descend moderate to steep inclines. They should wear sturdy boots and use caution on slippery and rocky slopes. Group Size: The workshop will be limited to 6 photographers Where to Meet Participants will gather and be based at the Red Rock Garden vacation rental house (3453 Westwater Drive, Moab) Registration Fees: Registration Fee: Full workshop (Oct 1-6): $850, but now only $680 for members of this Meetup Group (20% off!) Housing options available at one of two luxury 3BR vacation renal properties. Private bedroom (King bed) $110/night Shared bedroom (Full bed) $75/night For more details, and to pay the deposit to reserve your space http://www.lightandphoto.com/moab-arches-canyonlands-fall-photo-workshop Contact me with questions: [masked] (917)[masked]

Bryce Canyon and Escalante Slot Canyons Photo Workshop

Bryce Canyon National Park Visitor Center

$850.00

2020 Bryce Canyon & Escalante Slot Canyons Photography Workshop November 5-10, 2020 - Tropic, Utah Special Offer! Due to COVID-19, I have been having a hard time filling all of my slots of my fall workshops, so I am offering a last minute deal for members of this Meetup only: 20% off! Workshop registration only $680! A 6 day hands-on photography workshop exploring Bryce Canyon National Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument with photographer Colin D. Young. New workshop for 2020! Explore the wondrous hoodoos of Bryce Canyon and the unique slot canyons of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument on this 6 day/5 night photo workshop in Southern Utah, home to some of the best light for landscape photography in the world. We will be based at a vacation rental in Tropic or Bryce Canyon City - limited housing options will be available - TBA. Pending weather, we will spendat least 2 1/2 days in Bryce Canyon National Park, 1 1/2 days in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and the balance of time in other locations. Registration Fee: Normally $850, but only $680 for members of this Meetup Group! To reserve your slot, pay the $250 Deposit to reserve your place (only 6 photographers, MAX) by clicking on the link below: http://www.lightandphoto.com/bryce-canyon-and-escalante-slot-canyons More Details to Follow.

Autumn Color in Rocky Mountain National Park Photo Workshop

Estes Park Visitors Center

$795.00

NEW DATES: postponed til 2021 Spend 5 days in a variety of locations around the beautiful Rocky Mountains during a photographer’s favorite time of the year - Autumn! The last two weeks of September is generally the time for peak color in Northern Colorado and the peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park. We will visit a variety of great locations in Rocky Mountain National Park for fall foliage, combined with classroom work to better your photographic craft, including time to process and critique your images. We will shoot sunrises and sunsets as weather allows, with a few hours each day dedicated to classroom instruction and image processing. Locations will include, but not limited to: aspen groves, waterfalls, forest streams, lakes and mountain overlooks. We will end the workshop on Friday with a group slide show and critique. About the Photographer: Colin is a professional photographer and licensed photography tour guide in Arches, Canyonlands & Rocky Mountain National Parks, and currently resides in Broomfield, Colorado. He has led several fall foliage workshops in Upstate New York over the years. Field lessons will include tips and techniques for: How to make your foliage images pop How to capture good images in challenging lighting conditions How to analyze a scene for compositional options Working with a range of lenses for a range of compositions Using filters to improve artistic results Indoor sessions will be spent viewing and critiquing participants’ images. In addition, Colin will give indoor instructional presentations on: Fall foliage photography techniques Adobe Lightroom workflow for getting the most from your images How to shoot and stitch together panoramic images Skills Needed All skill levels are welcome. Participants who have a basic understanding of digital workflow and knowledge or exposure to Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom will get the most from this workshop. Other Considerations NOTE: This workshop will involve 2-5 miles of rugged hiking per day at 8,000-11,000′ elevations. Participants MUST be in GOOD PHYSICAL SHAPE. If you are coming from sea level, plan to arrive a couple of days early to acclimatize yourself to the high elevations. Group Size: The workshop will be limited to 8 photographers Registration Fee: Full workshop (Sept 21-25): $750 but only $675 for members of this Meetup Group! Click the link below to learn more, and to reserve and pay your $250 deposit: http://www.lightandphoto.com/autumn-color-in-rmnp Limited housing options will be available at the vacation rental property in Estes Park that will be our base of operations. NOTE: RSVPing to this Meetup alone does not guarantee you one of the 6 slots on the workshop. You must pay a $250 deposit to reserve your slot. Dates and Times Workshop begins Monday, Sept 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm and ends Friday, Sept 24 at 1pm. Dates don't work for you? I still have a few slots available for my June photo workshop in Rocky Mountain National Park: https://www.meetup.com/Front-Range-and-Moab-Photography-Workshops-and-Tours/events/266832665/ Where to Meet: I will rent a vacation rental property in Estes Park for Sept 19-24 which will be our base of operations for the week. Contact me if you are interested in dates before or after the workshop. Limited housing options will be announced soon. For more details, and to reserve your slot, visit my workshop webpage: http://www.lightandphoto.com/autumn-color-in-rmnp Feel free to contact me with questions. Colin D. Young Photography [masked] http://www.lightandphoto.com/workshops-tours (917)[masked]

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